By-election results 2017: BJP wins Big; AAP lost chapter, Congress emerging
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday won in 4 out of 10 Assembly constituencies across eight states where by-elections were held on Sunday. The BJP is leading in six. The BJP has held four of these seats and is looking good to pull control from the Aam Aadmi Party Kejriwal’s Delhi's Rajouri Garden. In Karnataka,
The Congress is leading in both Nanjangud and Gundlupet, seats it held whereas in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar, where fresh elections were ordered in 38 polling booths after violence on Sunday, 7 per cent voters had turned up in the first two hours of voting.
With this trend it is a clear indication for a big win for the BJP party and a huge loss for the ruling AAP, The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia said, "need to revisit people connect." West Delhi's Rajouri Garden seat fell vacant starting this year after AAP party's Jarnail Singh quit as legislator to contest Punjab Assembly polls.
Ajay Maken, the Delhi chief said, the by-polls will be a "referendum" of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's work in the last two years. He had earlier swept the Delhi elections in 2015, winning 67 of the 70 seats.
The results will not affect the stability of the Congress government, but this elections is just for the Congress and the BJP to assess their voter-base for the assembly elections of 2018.
Nanjangud is in Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's home district of Mysuru and it is crucial for him to retain the seat. His close aide-turned-rival V Srinivas Prasad, who held the seat earlier, joined the BJP after he was dropped as minister and is now contesting as the BJP candidate. The Congress' Kalale Keshavamurthy is leading in the seat.
Continuing its winning streak, BJP's Ranoj Pegu beat his nearest rival Babul Sonowal of the Congress by over 9,000 votes to win Dhemaji by-poll assembly seat in Assam.
The Assembly constituencies where by-polls were held on Sunday are Rajouri Garden in Delhi, Littipara in Jharkhand, Dholpur in Rajasthan, Kanthi Dakshin in West Bengal, Nanjangud and Gundlupet in Karnataka, Bhoranj in Himachal Pradesh and Dhemaji in Assam, Ater and Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh.
Delhi, Rajouri Garden By-election polls: BJP's Manjinder Singh Sirsa get 40,602 votes defeats Congress' Meenakshi Chandela (25,950 votes) . AAP's Harjeet Singh was in third place getting only 10,243 votes after 17 rounds of counting
Assam, Dhemaji By-election -polls: BJP's Ranoj Pegu won 75,217 votes, while Congress's Babul Sonowal trailed with 65,932 votes after 13 rounds of counting
Himachal Pradesh, Bhoranj By-election -polls: Dr Anil Dhiman (BJP) registers thumping victory with a margin of 8,290 votes over Congress' Parmila Devi after 13 rounds of counting
Rajasthan, Dholpur By-election -polls: BJP's Shobha Rani Kushavah – 33,385 votes, Congress' Banwari Lal Sharma – 17,332 votes
West Bengal, Kanthi Dakshin By-election -polls: TMC's Chandrima Bhattacharya – 80,988 votes, Sourindra Mohan Jana of BJP – 41,348 votes
Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh By-election -polls: BJP's Shivnarayan Singh “Lallu Bhaiya” - 62,184 votes, Savitri Singh of Congress – 41,672 seats
Karnataka, Gundlupet By-election -polls: Congress' MC Mohan Kumari (Geetha Mahadev Prasad) – 55,703 votes, BJP candidate CS Niranjan Kumar – 50,896 votes
Madhya Pradesh, Ater By-election -polls: Arvind Singh Bhadoria of BJP – 11,685 votes, Congress candidate Hemant Katare – 11,172 votes
Karnataka, Nanjangud By-election -polls: Congress party's Kalale N Keshavamurthy – 72,568 votes, V Srinivas Prasad of BJP – 54,399 votes
Jharkhand, Littipara By-election -polls: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's candidate Simon Marandi – 19,183 votes, Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Hemlal Murmu – 14,284 votes
BJP's Anil Dhiman wins Bhoranj (Himachal Pradesh) Assembly by-poll by a margin of 8,290 votes.
Delhi, Rajouri Garden By-election -polls: BJP's Manjinder Singh Sirsa ahead of Congress' Meenakshi Chandela by 9,062 votes
West Bengal, Kanthi Dakshin By-election -polls: TMC's Chandrima Bhattacharya is leading by around 23,000 votes
Rajasthan, Dholpur By-election -polls: BJP's Shobha Rani Kushavah is comfortably ahead of Congress' Banwari Lal Sharma
Madhya Pradesh, Ater By-election -polls: Arvind Singh Bhadoria of BJP is leading
Madhya Pradesh, Bandhavgarh By-election -polls: BJP's Shivnarayan Singh Lallu Bhaiya is ahead
Karnataka, Gundlupet By-election -polls: MC Mohan Kumari (Geetha Mahadev Prasad) of Congress is leading
Karnataka, Nanjangud By-election -polls: Congress party's Kalale N Keshavamurthy is ahead of V Srinivas Prasad of BJP
Assam, Dhemaji By-election -polls: BJP's Ranoj Pegu is leading
Jharkhand, Littipara By-election -polls: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's candidate Simon Marandi leading with 2,353 votes over Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Hemlal Murmu
Himachal Pradesh, Bhoranj By-election -polls: Dr Anil Dhiman (BJP) is ahead of Congress' Parmila Devi