Assembly bypoll results 2018: Shock defeat for BJP; victory for Samajwadi Party, RJD in UP and Bihar

Of the 10 assembly seats where by-polls were held last Thursday, the BJP scored just one in Uttarakhand's Tharali while the Congress won Punjab's Shahkot, Karnataka's RR Nagar and Meghalaya's Ampati that made it the single largest party in the northeastern state. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 21:12
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NEW DELHI: Ahead of next year's general elections, a united opposition got a major boost on Thursday when it delivered a huge blow to the BJP, defeating it in the Kairana Lok Sabha by-election in Uttar Pradesh and Bhandara-Gondiya in Maharashtra while the saffron party managed to retain the Palghar parliamentary seat and win only one out of the 10 Assembly seats in 10 states.

Of the 10 assembly seats where by-polls were held last Thursday, the BJP scored just one in Uttarakhand's Tharali while the Congress won Punjab's Shahkot, Karnataka's RR Nagar and Meghalaya's Ampati that made it the single largest party in the northeastern state. The Trinamool Congress won the Maheshtala seat in West Bengal while the CPI-M candidate defeated a Congress rival in Kerala's Chengannur.

Jailed politician Lalu Prasad's RJD defeated the ruling BJP and JDU's joint candidate in Bihar's Jokihat assembly seat where it was more of a battle of prestige for the former allies - the RJD and the JDU. RJD's Shahnawaz Alam beat the JDU candidate by over 41,000 votes. 

Lalu Prasad's son Tejashwi Yadav, a former Deputy Chief Minister, said the loss was a lesson for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who broke away from the anti-BJP grand alliance and joined hands with the BJP in Bihar.

The Jokihat assembly seat was left vacant after the sitting JDU lawmaker quit the party and joined the RJD following Nitish Kumar's decision to go with the BJP last year.

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha bagged both the Assembly seats of Silli and Gomia in the state. 

While the BJP had to bite the dust, opposition parties like Congress, Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Janata Dal and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha pulled off surprise victories against the mighty BJP.

Amid a tight layer of security, the counting of votes for bypolls to 10 crucial Legislative Assembly constituencies began at 8 am on Thursday. 

The 10 Assembly seats where bypolls were recently held are – Punjab's Shahkot, Uttarakhand's Tharali, Meghalaya's Ampati, Kerala's Chengannur, Bihar's Jokihat, Jharkhand's Gomia and Silli, West Bengal's Maheshtala, Uttar Pradesh's Noorpur and Maharashtra's Palus Kadegaon, and one in Karnataka's RR Nagar seat

The results of these high stake assembly constituencies are being seen as a mandate against the Narendra Modi-led BJP and the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress ahead of general elections in 2019. 

The BJP along with its allies had swept 73 out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 general elections and won an overwhelming 312 seats out of a total 423 in the state assembly elections last year.

 

With agency inputs

31 May 2018, 18:57 PM

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31 May 2018, 16:43 PM

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31 May 2018, 15:51 PM

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31 May 2018, 15:26 PM

I want to congratulate all the people who voted for us. This is a defeat for those who do not believe in the democracy. People have given a befitting reply to the BJP: Akhilesh

31 May 2018, 15:22 PM

SP leader Akhilesh Yadav hails his party's win in Noorpur, says it is a big blow to those who engaged in divisive policies.

31 May 2018, 14:35 PM

Leading/Winning parties

1. Punjab's Shahkot: Congress  (Wins)

2. West Bengal's Maheshtala: TMC (Leading)

3. Bihar's Jokihat: RJD (Wins)

4. Jharkhand's Gomia: JMM (Wins)

5. Jharkhand's Silli: JMM (Wins)

6. Kerala's Chengannur: CPI (M) (Leading)

7. Uttar Pradesh's Noorpur: Samjawadi Party (Wins)

8. Uttarakhand's Tharali: BJP (Wins)

9. Meghalaya: Congress (Wins)

10. Maharashtra's Palus Kadegaon: Congress (Wins)

31 May 2018, 14:18 PM

RJD wins Bihar's Jokihat Assembly seat by over 41,000 votes

31 May 2018, 13:53 PM

Congress wins Shahkot Assembly bypoll seat in Punjab.

31 May 2018, 13:48 PM

BJP's Munni Devi Shah has won Uttarakhand's Tharali Assembly seat

31 May 2018, 13:27 PM

Jharkhand Assembly bypoll results 2018: JMM wins both Gomia and Silli seats

31 May 2018, 13:17 PM

JMM candidate Babita Devi wins Gomia Assembly bypolls by 1852 votes.

31 May 2018, 13:08 PM

RJD leading with 16299 votes from Bihar's Jokihat Assembly seat. "The number of votes JDU got, is less than our victory margin. People of Bihar are continuing to avenge the uturn taken by Nitish Kumar," said RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.

31 May 2018, 13:04 PM

Samajwadi Party leader Naim Ul Hasan wins Noorpur Assembly by-poll by 6211 votes, defeating Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) Avani Singh. 

31 May 2018, 11:56 AM

Election trends: Leading parties

1. Punjab's Shahkot: Congress  
2. West Bengal's Maheshtala: TMC
3. Bihar's Jokihat: RJD
4. Jharkhand's Gomia: BJP
5. Jharkhand's Silli: JMM
6. Kerala's Chengannur: CPM
7. Uttar Pradesh's Noorpur: Samjawadi
8. Uttarakhand's Tharali: BJP
9. Meghalaya: Congress (Wins)
10. Maharashtra's Palus Kadegaon: Congress (Wins)

31 May 2018, 11:44 AM

Kerala: CPIM leading with 14229 votes from Chengannur Assembly seat

31 May 2018, 11:18 AM

Congress' Miani D Shira wins from Meghalaya's Ampati Assembly constituency.

31 May 2018, 11:17 AM

Bihar: Rashtriya Janata Dal candidate Shahnawaz Alam is leading with 16299 votes from Jokihat assembly seat after 14 rounds of counting

31 May 2018, 11:13 AM

Congress is leading in the Ampati Assembly byelection in Meghalaya. The ruling National People`s Party candidate Clement G. Momin is trailing by 2,365 votes to Congress candidate Miani Dalbot Shira, the eldest daughter of Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.

31 May 2018, 11:13 AM

JMM's Seema Devi leading by just 296 votes from Jharkhand's Silli Assembly in the sixth round of counting. Congress leading by 198 votes from Uttarakhand 's Tharali assembly seat in fifth round of counting.

31 May 2018, 11:01 AM

Kerala: CPI-M leading by 9359 votes from Chengannur Assembly seat

31 May 2018, 11:00 AM

After 14th round of counting, Samajwadi Party leading by over 5100 votes in Noorpur Assembly by-poll

31 May 2018, 10:59 AM

Congress is leading from Meghalaya's Ampati Assembly constituency.

31 May 2018, 10:58 AM

After tenth round, TMC's Dulal Chandra Das is now leading by over 33,000 votes from Maheshtala Assembly constituency.  BJP overtakes CPM to be on the second spot 

31 May 2018, 10:51 AM

Punjab: Congress leading by 18000 votes from Shahkot Assembly seat after eight round of counting

31 May 2018, 10:21 AM

Congress leading by 12000 votes from Shahkot assembly seat after sixth round of counting in Punjab.

31 May 2018, 10:19 AM

Latest election trends from 10 Assembly constituencies 

1. Punjab's Shahkot: Congress (leading)
2. West Bengal's Maheshtala: TMC (leading)
3. Bihar's Jokihat: JDU (leading)
4. Jharkhand's Gomia: BJP (leading)
5. Jharkhand's Silli: JMM (leading)
6. Kerala's Chengannur: CPM (leading)
7. Uttar Pradesh's Noorpur: Samajwadi Party (leading)
8. Uttarakhand's Tharali: BJP (leading)
9. Meghalaya: National People's Party (leading)
10. Maharashtra's Palus Kadegaon: Congress (Wins)

31 May 2018, 10:05 AM

In Punjab's Shahkot, Congress candidate Laddi Sherowalia leading by around 8500 votes after fourth round of counting 

31 May 2018, 10:03 AM

TMC's Dulal Chandra Das is leading by over 20,000 votes from Maheshtala assembly constituency, after sixth round of counting. CPI(M) is second, BJP third.

31 May 2018, 10:03 AM

Congress candidate Muniratna leading by over 18000 from Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly constituency after fourth round of counting. 

31 May 2018, 09:47 AM

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading with 339 votes from Tharali Assembly seat in Uttarakhand.

31 May 2018, 09:46 AM

31 May 2018, 09:40 AM

In Bihar's Jokihat, JD(U) candidate Md Murshid Alam is leading with 3254 votes. At the second place RJD candidate Shahnawaz who received 1774 votes. 

31 May 2018, 09:38 AM

In Jharkhand's Gomia, BJP candidate Madhav Lal Singh is leading, followed by JMM's Babita Devi and AJSU candidate on the third spot. Gomia registered 62 per cent voter turnout. The counting is being held at Bokaro BSL Plus 2 School. The bypolls were necessitated after sitting MLA Yogendra Prasad Mahato of the JMM was expelled from the Assembly after he was convicted in a coal theft case

31 May 2018, 09:33 AM

JD(U)'s Md Murshid Alam leading by over 3000 votes from Bihar's Jokihat Assembly constituency. In Kerela's Chengannur Assembly seat, CPI-M candidate is leading.

31 May 2018, 09:32 AM

In Punjab's Shahkot, the counting would be held in 17 rounds, results expected to be declared by afternoon. Three-tier security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful counting of vote, the official said.

31 May 2018, 09:14 AM

Assembly Bypoll results 2018 trends BJP leads in 5 seats, Congress in 3, others 1.

31 May 2018, 09:00 AM

In Bengaluru's RR Nagar (Rajarajeshwarinagar) Assembly seat, Congress candidate leading 

31 May 2018, 08:56 AM

31 May 2018, 08:56 AM

TMC's Dulal Chandra Das is leading by a massive margin of 10000.

31 May 2018, 08:45 AM

Avani Singh of the BJP, who was leading initially, has now started trailing against Naim Ul Hasan of the Samajwadi Party.

31 May 2018, 08:42 AM

The BJP leading from Silli Assembly seat in Jharkhand. MLA Amit Mahto of the JMM was convicted in a criminal assault case in March following which the seat fell vacant.

31 May 2018, 08:39 AM

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) is leading from Jokihat Assembly seat in Bihar.

31 May 2018, 08:38 AM

In Punjab's Shahkot Assembly seat, Congress candidate Hardev Singh Laddi is leading. SAD's Naib Singh Kohar and Aam Aadmi Party's Rattan Singh Kakkar Kalan are trailing. Shahkot Assembly seat is being seen as a popularity contest between the 14-month-old Congress government in Punjab, with opposition SAD striving to retain its stronghold. The bypoll was necessitated following the demise of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Ajit Singh Kohar in February this year. 

31 May 2018, 08:29 AM

In Maharastra's Palus Kadegaon, Congress candidate Vishwajeet Kadam elected unopposed

31 May 2018, 08:22 AM

In Uttar Pradesh's Noorpur, BJP's Avni Singh is leading in the initial rounds of counting. Samajwadi Party's Naim Ul Hasan is trailing. The seat fell vacant after the death of sitting BJP MLA Lokendra Singh Chouhan. Chouhan was a two-time MLA from here.

31 May 2018, 08:17 AM

Counting commences in Punjab's Shahkot: 

31 May 2018, 08:16 AM

Counting begins in Uttarakhand's Tharali and Uttar Pradesh's Noorpur assembly constituencies. 368 Postal Ballots will be counted initially. A total of 24 rounds of counting will be undertaken. 

31 May 2018, 08:12 AM

Postal ballots are being counted first. 

31 May 2018, 08:07 AM

Latest images from Shahkot Assembly constituency 

31 May 2018, 08:03 AM

Counting of votes begins in 10 Lok Sabha constituencies -- Punjab's Shahkot, Uttarakhand's Tharali, Meghalaya's Ampati, Kerala's Chengannur, Bihar's Jokihat, Jharkhand's Gomia and Silli, West Bengal's Maheshtala, Uttar Pradesh's Noorpur and Maharashtra's Palus Kadegaon.

 

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