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

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha or JMM has won both Silli and Gomia Assembly constituencies. Babita Devi defeated her nearest rival by 1852 votes in Gomia. Seema Devi won Silli seat after securing 13537 votes. 

Jharkhand Assembly bypoll results 2018: JMM wins Gomia and Silli seats
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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha or JMM has won both Silli and Gomia Assembly constituencies. Babita Devi defeated her nearest rival by 1852 votes in Gomia. Seema Devi won Silli seat after securing 13537 votes. 

The Gomia bypoll was necessitated after sitting Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Yogendra Prasad Mahto was expelled following his conviction in coal theft case. Similarly, the Silli seat fell vacant after the sitting JMM legislator Amit Mahto was convicted in a criminal assault case in March this year. 

Congress won the Gomia seat in the 2009 while JMM in the 2014 Assembly elections.

JMM had won Silli seat in the 2014 elections while All Jharkhand Students Union Party (AJSUP) had won it in 2009.

The counting is underway for seven more Assembly seats: Punjab's Shahkot, West Bengal's Maheshtala, Bihar's Jokihat, Kerala's Chengannur, UP's Noorpur, Uttarakhand's Tharali, National People's Party in Meghalaya. Congress candidate has already won Maharashtra's Palus Kadegaon unopposed. 

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