Dantewada, Pala, Badharghat and Hamirpur Bypoll Results: The Election Commission on Friday announced the results of the Assembly bypolls held in Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh on September 23. While Congress bagged Chhattisgarh's Dantewada, the LDF won Pala in Kerala and the BJP secured the Hamirpur Assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh. In Hamirpur, BJP’s Yuvraj Singh emerged victorious by defeating Samajwadi Party’s Manoj Prajapati, Congress's Hardeepak Bishad and Naushad Ali of the Bahujan Samaj Party.
Below are the highlights of the results:
Badharghat By-Election Results: BJP's Mimi Majumder wins by over 5000 votes
Hamirpur By-Election Results: BJP's Yuvraj Singh wins by more than 18,000 votes
In Dantewada, Congress candidate Devti Karma ahead by 9,052 votes after the 13th round.
Left Democratic Front's Mani C Kappan wins Pala legislative assembly constituency by-elections by over 2000 votes, reports ANI
After ten rounds in counting of the Dantewada bypoll, Congress now ahead by 7,247 votes.
NCP leader Mani C Kappan, who was backed by the LDF, has claimed victory in the Pala by-election. Kappan leads by more than 2000 votes with eight booths left to be counted, according to Indian Express. Kappan thanked the Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, leaders of the CPM and other allies for campaigning for him. Jose K Mani, of the Kerala Congress (M), has said he would accept the mandate of the people. "We will examine the reasons for the defeat," he added.
In Pala, LDF candidate Mani C Kappenis maintaining a consistent lead of over 4,000 votes over United Democratic Front’s (UDF) Jose Tom Pullikunnel.
In Dantewada, Congress is ahead after seventh round of counting. Devati Karma was leading by 6,101 votes.
In Hamirpur, BJP's Yivraj Singh is leading Manoj Kumar Parjapati of Samajwadi Party by 2,446 votes.
In Pala, Left Democratic Front's (LDF) Mani C Kappan leading by over 3000 votes. BJP's Mini Majumder is leading in Badharghat assembly bypoll.
Hamirpur bypoll result BJP's Yuvraj Singh leading by more than 2000 votes after fifth round of counting. Manoj Kumar Prajapati is second followed by Naushad Ali of BSP and Hardeepak Nishad of Congress.
On Monday, CPI(M) West Tripura district secretary Pabitra Kar had alleged that polling agents of the party were forced to leave 21 booths by the goons of ruling BJP and two of them were beaten up.
According to reports, BJP is also leading in the Badharghat assembly seat.
In Hamirpur, BJP's Yuvraj Singh is leading in very early trends.
According to reports, Congress candidate Devti Karma is leading BJP's Ojaswi Mandavi in Dantewada after first round of counting.
In Pala, the counting of votes has been delayed due to some technical issues. The postal and service votes have been counted. According to reports, LDF’s Mani C Kappan got more of these votes than the UDF candidate.
Dantewada, Pala, Badharghat and Hamirpur Bypolls: Know The Seats
Dantewada Assembly Bypoll Results: Congress and the BJP are eyeing victory in the Dantewada assembly bypoll in Chhattisgarh. The ruling Congress and main opposition BJP are locked in a direct fight in this Naxal-hit seat where bypoll was necessitated after the death of sitting BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi in a Maoist attack in April this year. The voter turnout in the bypoll in Dantewada, a seat reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates, was 60.59 per cent.
Nine contestants are in the fray but the main fight is between the Congress and the BJP. BJP has fielded Ojaswi Mandavi, the wife of Bhima Mandavi and the Congress candidate is Devti Karma, whose husband Mahendra Karma was killed in the Jhiram Valley Naxal attack in 2013.
Pala Assembly Bypoll Results: The result of the Pala assembly constituency in Kerala is expected to be a litmus test for the ruling CPIM-led LDF after its rout in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The by-election was necessitated by the death of formerfinance minister and Kerala Congress (M) supremo K M Mani, whohad held the constituency for more than five decades.
A win for LDF, Congress-led UDF or BJP-headed NDA would boost the three major combines prospects in the by-elections to five more assembly constituencies scheduled for October 21. Around 72 per cent of the 1.79 lakh voters have exercisedtheir franchise in the by-election in which 13 candidates werein the fray.
Badharghat Assembly Bypoll Results: Around 79 per cent of theelectorate had exercised their franchise in the by-election to theBadharghat Assembly seat. The by-election to the Badharghat constituency was necessitated due to the death of ruling BJP MLA Dilip Sarkar in April this year. The BJP has fielded Mimi Majumder for the seat while Bulti Biswas is the CPI (M) candidate. Ratan Das is the Congress candidate.
Hamirpur Assembly Bypoll Results: Around 51 per cent voters of Hamirpur assembly segment had exercised their franchise on Monday. The by-election was necessitated due to the disqualification of sitting BJP MLA Ashok Kumar Singh Chandel following his conviction in a murder case. Nine candidates are in the poll fray and prominent among them are Yuwraj Singh (BJP), Hardeepak Nishad (Congress), Manoj Kumar Prajapati (SP), Naushad Ali (BSP) and Jamal Alam Mansoori (Communist Party of India).
(With PTI Inputs)