Bye-Election Results: BJP wins Delhi, Assam, Himachal Pradesh
Result of by-polls to nine Assembly constituencies across eight states declared
Result of the by-polls to nine Assembly constituencies across eight states have been declared.
In Delhi, BJP-SAD alliance has won the bypoll to Rajouri Garden Assembly seat. Manjinder Singh Sirsa. He defeated Congress candidate Meenakshi Chandela by over 14,000 votes.
In Himachal Pradesh, BJP has won the Bhoranj assembly constituency by-election in Hamirpur district by a margin of 8,290 votes. Its candidate Anil Dhiman defeated his nearest rival of Congress, Parmila Devi.
In Madhya Pradesh, Hemant Katare of Congress is leading by around 2,800 votes over his nearest rival Arvind Bhadoria of the BJP in Ater constituency after completion of 20 rounds of the counting.
Earlier, BJP candidate Shivnarayan Singh had won the Bandhavgarh assembly segment by-election by more than 25 thousand votes.
In Rajasthan, BJP has won the by election of the Dholpur Assembly seat. BJP candidate Shobha Rani Kushwah defeated her nearest rival Congress candidate Banwari Lal Sharma by 38,648 votes. Shobha Rani received 63 per cent votes while Banwari Lal Sharma just got only 36 per cent. The by-election had been necessitated after the seat fell vacant on termination of the membership of B L Kushwah following his conviction and life imprisonment in a murder case in December last year. The BJP had fielded Kushwah’s wife Shobha Rani as its candidate.
In Assam, BJP has won the Dhemaji assembly bypoll. BJP candidate Ranoj Pegu defeated his nearest rival Congress candidate by over nine thousand votes.
In West Bengal, Trinamool Congress has won the Kanthi Dakshin Assembly bye-election. Its candidate Chandrima Bhattacharya defeated her nearest BJP rival Sourindra Mohan Jana by over 44 thousand votes.
In Karnataka, Congress has won both, the Gundlupet as well as Nanjangud assembly constituency seats which went to by-polls on Sunday. Both the seats were held by Congress.
In Jharkhand, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has won Littipara Assembly by-election by 12,900 votes. JMM Simon Marandi got 65,551 votes, while his nearest rival Hemlal Murmu of the BJP bagged 52,651 votes. 2640 votes were for NOTA.
Re-polling was held in 38 polling stations of the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat. Our correspondent reports, polling was peaceful.
Source: Air News