Bypolls: BJP Wins 19 Seats in Madhya Pradesh, Sweeps Gujarat’s 8

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The BJP won the lion’s share of seats in the results of the state Assembly polls to 58 Assembly seats across 11 states which were declared on Tuesday, 10 November, along with the counting for the Bihar Assembly elections.

In Madhya Pradesh, where the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government seems set to hold on to a comfortable majority, the BJP has won 19 seats and is leading in one more. Meanwhile, Congress has won nine seats.

Meanwhile, in Gujarat, the saffron party has swept all eight seats.

  • BJP won Dubbaka Assembly constituency which went to the bypolls in Telangana

  • In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP won six seats while the Samajwadi Party won one

  • Congress candidate Indu Raj won against BJP’s Yogeshwar Dutt in the Baroda Assembly constituency in Haryana

  • BJP’s Imarti Devi lost to Congress’ Suresh Raje from Dabra constituency in Madhya Pradesh

  • The states where the elections were held are Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh

Stakes High for BJP, Congress & JD(S) in Karnataka

Stakes are high for the ruling BJP and Opposition Congress and JD(S) in Karnataka as the outcome in the bypolls to two Assembly constituencies that witnessed weeks of spirited campaigning will be known on Tuesday.

Though the results will have no bearing on the stability of the BS Yediyurappa government, it would be seen in many quarters as a reflection on its performance, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Votes polled in the 3 November bypolls to Sira in Tumakuru district and Rajarajeshwari Nagar (R R Nagar) would be taken up for counting on Tuesday at 8 am and the results are expected to be in by afternoon.

Madhya Pradesh: A 'Mini Assembly' Bypoll

As many as 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh voted in the by-elections, making this almost like a mini-Assembly election.

At stake are the political fortunes of a number of key leaders in Madhya Pradesh politics: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, former CMs Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and of course the man at the centre of the entire battle – Congress-turned-BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia.

After all, these bypolls were necessitated after Scindia along with his loyal MLAs switched over to the BJP camp, bringing down the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in March this year.

Gujarat Bypolls a Major Test for New Gujarat BJP Chief

The by-elections in Gujarat were necessitated by the resignations of Congress MLAs ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections in June. The new Gujarat BJP chief, CR Patil, has set himself an ambitious goal of winning all 182 seats in the Assembly elections of 2022. The by-elections are a major test for Patil, reports The Indian Express.

Counting of Votes for 58 Assembly Seats Begins

The counting of votes for bypolls to 58 Assembly seats across 11 states began at 8 am on Tuesday.

Early Trends Show BJP Leading in 2 Seats in Karnataka

Early trends show the BJP leading in both the seats in Karnataka where bypolls were held. The saffron party is also leading in two seats in Gujarat, one seat in Madhya Pradesh and one in UP for which trends have come.

Early Trends Show Advantage BJP in MP, Gujarat & Karnataka

Early trends for the bypolls in Madhya Pradesh show the BJP ahead in nine seats, while the Congress is behind with a lead in four.

The saffron party also has an advantage in other states, leading in five seats in Gujarat, four in UP and both the seats in Karnataka, according to the CNN-News18 tally.

Karnataka Bypoll Trends at 9 am

Karnataka bypoll trends at 9 am:

RR Nagar

  • Munirathna (BJP): 9950

  • Kusuma (Congress): 4890

  • Krishna Murthy (JDS): 2340


  • Rajesh Gowda (BJP): 1202

  • Jayachandra (Congress): 890

  • Ammajamma (JDS): 221

MP Bypolls: BJP Ahead in 18 Out of 28 Seats

The BJP is leading in 18 of the 28 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh where bypolls were held, while the Congress is ahead in eight and the BSP in two, latest trends show.

BJP Leading in 6 Seats in Gujarat, 5 in UP

In Gujarat, the BJP is leading in six seats, while Congress is ahead in two. The saffron party has an advantage in Uttar Pradesh too, leading in five seats, while the Samajwadi Party is ahead in two.

BJP Ahead in Both Seats in Jharkhand

The BJP is leading in both the Assembly seats in Jharkhand where bypolls were held.

Meanwhile, in Chhattisgarh, the Congress is leading in the lone seat that went to polls.

BJP Wins One Seat in Manipur

The BJP has won one of the five seats in Manipur where bypolls were held, the Election Commission website showed.

JD(U) Leads in Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha Seat in Bihar

The Janata Dal (United) is leading in the Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, with its candidate Sunil Kumar leading by a margin of 265 votes.

BJP's Yogeshwar Dutt Trails from Baroda Seat in Haryana

Congress candidate Indu Raj is leading over BJP's Yogeshwar Dutt in the Baroda Assembly constituency in Haryana by a margin of 2,843 votes.

'We're Getting Majority': MP BJP Leader Narottam Mishra

As the BJP led in 18 of the 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh, the party’s leader and state minister Narottam Mishra said, “BJP has nothing to lose, those who are losing, ask them. We'll only gain. I heard Digvijaya Singh's statement. If he's questioning EVM, it means BJP is winning. We're getting majority and the two elderlies (Digvijaya Singh and Kamal Nath) are going to Delhi.”

BJD Ahead in Both Seats in Odisha

In Odisha, the Biju Janata Dal is ahead in both the seats where bypolls were held – Balasore and Tirtol. The BJP is the trailing party in both the constituencies.

Three Ministers Trail in Madhya Pradesh Bypolls

Three ministers in the Madhya Pradesh government are trailing behind the Congress candidates.

These include BJP leaders Adal Singh Kansana, Girraj Dandotiya and OPS Bhadoria in Sumaoli, Dimani and Mehgaon constituencies, respectively.

BJP Candidate Ahead in Telangana Seat

BJP leader M Raghunandan Rao is leading over TRS candidate Solipeta Sujatha by 2,485 votes from the Dubbak Assembly seat in Telangana, where bypolls were held.

BJP Leader, MP Minister OPS Bhadoria Leads from Mehgaon Seat

BJP leader OPS Bhadoria, who was earlier trailing from the Mehgaon constituency in Madhya Pradesh, is now leading over Hemant Katare of the Congress by a margin of 2,739 votes.

BJP Candidate Wins from Wangoi in Manipur

BJP candidate Oinam Lukhoi Singh has won from Wangoi in Manipur. An Independent has secured victory from Lilong, while BJP candidates are leading from two other constituencies.

'Congress is a Sinking Ship': Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

With the BJP leading in all of the eight seats of Gujarat where bypolls were held, party leader and state CM Vijay Rupani was quoted by ANI as saying, "Congress is a sinking ship, they've lost connect with the people. Results are against them everywhere. It's a party sans leadership. The results (of Gujarat bypolls) are a trailer of the upcoming local polls here."

BJP Ahead in 21 Seats in MP, Party Workers Celebrate in Indore

BJP workers and supporters are celebrating outside the party office in Indore, visuals shared by news agency ANI showed, as the trends point out to a comfortable BJP win in the Madhya Pradesh bypolls.

JMM, Cong Candidates Ahead in Jharkhand Seats

JMM candidate Basant Soren has a lead in the Dumka Assembly seat, while Congress leader Anup Singh is ahead in the Bermo constituency of Jharkhand.

BJP's Yogeshwar Dutt Loses in Baroda Assembly Seat

Congress candidate Indu Raj Narwal has defeated BJP's Yogeshwar Dutt in Baroda assembly seat of Haryana.

“I must be lacking something due to which I could not meet people’s expectations. I can’t say the reason, this is people’s mandate. I had worked hard, I will work hard. I have congratulated the winning candidate,” Dutt said after the loss, according to ANI.

Last Nail in Congress' Coffin: Gujarat CM Rupani on Bypolls

“This election will prove to be the last nail in Congress' coffin,” CM Vijay Rupani said on Tuesday, reacting to trends showing BJP leading in all 8 assembly constituencies in Gujarat.

BJP's N Munirathna Wins in Karnataka's RR Nagar

BJP's N Munirathna has won the RR Nagar assembly bypoll in Karnataka by over 57,000 votes, PTI reports, quoting officials.

MP Bypolls: BJP Wins 1 Seat, Leads in 20 More

In the Madhya Pradesh bypolls, BJP has won one seat and is leading on 20 more out of the total 28 seats in fray. Meanwhile, Congress is leading on six seats and BSP is leading on 1.

Gujarat Bypolls: BJP Wins 3 Seats, Leads in Five

In Gujarat, BJP has won three seats, and is leading on the other five. A total of eight assembly seats had gone into bypolls in the state.

BJP Wins Sira Bypoll in Karnataka

BJP's C M Rajesh Gowda has won the bypoll to Sira assembly constituency in Karnataka by over 12,000 votes, PTI reports, quoting officials.

Jharkhand Bypolls: Ruling Coalition Retains Both Seats

In Jharkhand, the ruling coalition has retained both seats that went to the bypolls - JMM has won from Dumka, while Congress has emerged victorious from Bermo, PTI reports quoting Joint Chief Electoral Officer Hiralal Mandal.

Madhya Pradesh Bypolls: MP Wins 9 Seats, Congress 1

In MP, the BJP has won 9 seats and is leading in 10 others while Congress is leading in seven seats and has won one seat. Meanwhile, BSP is leading in one.

Gujarat Bypolls: BJP Picks up 6 Seats, Leads in 2

in Gujarat, BJP has won six seats and is leading in the other two.

Uttar Pradesh Bypolls: BJP Wins 2 Seats, Leads in

In Uttar Pradesh, BJP has won two seats and is ahead in four, with the Samajwadi Party leading in one.

Telangana Bypolls: BJP Wins Dubbaka Seat

BJP wins Dubbaka Assembly constituency which went to the bypolls in Telangana.

Madhya Pradesh Bypolls: BJP Wins 12 Seats, Congress 3

In MP, the BJP has won 12 seats and is leading in seven others. Congress is leading in six seats and has won three seats.

Uttar Pradesh Bypolls: BJP Wins 6, Samajwadi Party Gets 1

BJP has picked up six seats in Uttar Pradesh, while Samajwadi Party has won the remaining seat of the state’s seven assembly constituencies that went to the bypolls.

Chhattisgarh Bypolls: Congress Wins Marwahi Assembly Seat

Congress wins Marwahi Assembly seat in Chhattisgarh bypolls, as per Election Commission.

Manipur Bypolls: BJP Wins 3 Out of 4 Seats

Bharatiya Janata Party has wins four seats and an independent candidate has won the one seat remaining in the Manipur bypolls.

Madhya Pradesh Bypolls: BJP Wins 16 Seats, Congress 7

In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP has won 16 seats and is leading in three others. Meanwhile, Congress has won seven seats and is leading in two more.

Madhya Pradesh Bypolls: BJP Wins 18, Congress Gets 8

In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP has won 18 seats and is leading in one other. Meanwhile, Congress has won eight seats and is leading in one more.

Madhya Pradesh Bypolls: BJP Picks Up 19 Seats, Congress Gets 9

In Madhya Pradesh, where the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government seems set to hold on to a comfortable majority, the BJP has won 19 seats while Congress has won nine seats.

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