PM Modi thanks people for 'continued faith in BJP' as party wins bypolls in MP, AP, Assam

PM Modi on Tuesday congratulated BJP workers and leaders for the victories in bypolls.

Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated BJP workers and leaders for the victories in Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh bypolls.

PM Modi tweeted, "I congratulate all BJP Karyakartas and leaders for the impressive victories in Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Congrats to Tripura BJP Karyakartas for an impressive performance in the bypolls. Good to see BJP expanding its base in the Northeast."

He said in another tweet, "I appreciate Bengal BJP for the spirited performance. BJP is fully committed to diligently serving the wonderful people of West Bengal."

"I thank people for the continued faith in BJP and in the BJP's unwavering focus on development and good governance," the PM added.

BJP today won the by-poll to Lakhimpur Lok Sabha and Baithalangso Assembly seats in Assam defeating Congress, its nearest rival.

Party candidate Pradan Barua won the Lakhaimpur LS seat by a margin of 1,90,219 votes defeating his nearest rival Congress's Hema Prasanga Pegu by a convincing 1,90,219 votes.

On the other hand, Mansing Rongpi won the Baithalangso Assembly seat. While he retained the seat, BJP won the seat as the contestant had resigned from Congress to join it in July which necessitated the by-poll this year.

Rongpi defeated his nearest Congress rival Ruponsing Ronghang by 16,600 votes. Rongpi garnered 72,160 votes, while Ronghang polled 55,560 votes.

BJP also retained Shahdol (ST) Lok Sabha seat with its candidate and Madhya Pradesh minister Gyan Singh defeating Congress rival Himadri Singh by a margin of 60,383 votes in the by-election.

Gyan Singh bagged 4,81,398 votes while his Congress rival polled 4,21,015 ballots.

At the same time, North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) candidate Dasanglu Pul of BJP won the Hayuliang Assembly by-poll after defeating her lone rival Yompi Kri, an Independent candidate, by 942 votes in Arunachal Pradesh.

Pul, who was contesting on a BJP ticket, polled 5,326 votes while Kri could secure 4,384 votes in the by-poll held on November 19.

The winner is the youngest of three wives of former Arunachal Pradesh CM Kalikho Pul.

The by-poll was necessitated due to his alleged suicide.

The strength of BJP, alliance partner of PPA-led NEDA government, has now risen to 12.

People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) has 43 MLAs, Congress three and Independents two in the 60-member House. 

(With PTI inputs)

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