The one-year-old BJP government in Jharkhand tasted its first defeat when its candidate Niru Shanti Bhagat lost to Congress aspirant Sukhdeo Bhagat by 23,228 votes in the Lohardaga Assembly by-election on Thursday.
Exit poll on June 27, the day of polling for the RK Nagar assembly constituency byelection here, from where AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief minister Jayalalithaa is seeking re-election has been prohibited.
Congress on Monday joined other opposition parties, including DMK and PMK, in boycotting the June 27 by-election to Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency here, from where AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is seeking re-election to the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
Opposition BJP in Uttarakhand on Friday asked the Election Commission of India to appoint an "impartial observer" for tomorrow's Bhagwanpur Assembly bypoll and sought deployment of para-military personnel throughout the constituency.
Slamming the Congress for fielding Narayan Rane as its candidate for the Bandra bypoll, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi today said they would not have fielded a candidate for the bypoll if a Muslim candidate would have been fielded in his place.