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BJP wins in Hamirpur, Badharghat bypoll; LDF wins in Pala; Congress in Dantewada

The poll panel had taken the decision to hold the by-election after taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls and weather conditions. The polling was conducted using EVMs and VVPATs.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 22:17

NEW DELHI: The counting of votes for the assembly by-election held recently in four assembly seats in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada, Kerala's Pala, Tripura's Badharghat and Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur concluded on Friday. Following an announcement by the Election Commission, the by-election was held on September 23.

In Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur, BJP’s Yuvraj Singh emerged victorious in a tough race with Samajwadi Party’s candidate Manoj Prajapati, with a margin of 17,000 votes. Yuvraj Singh polled a total of 74,500 votes while Manoj Prajapati of SP got 57,300 votes. In Kerala's Pala, Mani C Kappan of the LDF has won, securing a nail-biting victory over his UDF opponent Jose Tom by 2,943 votes. Meanwhile, in Tripura’s Badharghat seat, the BJP has emerged victorious. BJP candidate Mimi Majumder won the Badharghat Assembly by-poll in Tripura defeating her nearest CPI-M rival Bulti Biswas by a margin of 5,276 votes.

The Dantewada seat in Naxal-affected Chhattisgarh was won by Congress candidate Dewati Karma. The voter turnout in the bypoll in Dantewada, a seat reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates, had been registered at 60.59%.

The poll panel had taken the decision to hold the by-election after taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls and weather conditions. The polling was conducted using EVMs and VVPATs.

Here are the live updates:

27 September 2019, 17:39 PM

Congress aspirant Ratan Chandra Das has managed 9,105 votes while SUCI (C) contender Mridul Kanti Sarkar bagged only 470 votes in Badharghat by-poll in Tripura.

27 September 2019, 17:38 PM

Majumder secured 20,487 votes while her CPI-M-led Left Front rival and woman candidate Biswas got 15,211 votes, according to EC officials.

 

27 September 2019, 17:37 PM

In Badharghat by-poll in Tripura, BJP candidate Mimi Majumder has won by defeating her nearest CPI-M rival Bulti Biswas by a margin of 5,276 votes.

27 September 2019, 17:35 PM

BJP's Yuvraj Singh polled a total of 74,500 votes while Manoj Prajapati of the Samajwadi Party got 57,300 votes. The BJP won the seat with a margin of over 17,000 votes.

27 September 2019, 17:34 PM

In Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur, BJP’s Yuvraj Singh has emerged victorious in a tough race with Samajwadi Party’s candidate Manoj Prajapati. 

27 September 2019, 17:34 PM

In Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur, BJP’s Yuvraj Singh has emerged victorious in a tough race with Samajwadi Party’s candidate Manoj Prajapati. 

27 September 2019, 14:32 PM

PALA: In a major victory, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) captured the United Democratic Front (UDF) fortress in Pala. NCP candidate Mani C Kappen wins Pala assembly bypoll.

27 September 2019, 12:36 PM

PALA: In a first in the state by-election, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is likely to capture the United Democratic Front (UDF) fortress as NCP's Mani C Kappen is raising the lead as the vote count continues. Kappan is currently leading with over 2,000 votes.

27 September 2019, 12:11 PM

PALA: Mani C Kappan leading by 4,163 votes after 9 rounds of counting in Pala. EVMs of 50 booths yet to be counted. 126 booths counted

27 September 2019, 10:37 AM

HAMIRPUR: BJP's Yuwraj Singh is leading with 12236 votes followed by  Manoj Kumar Prajapati of Samajwadi Party with 10174 votes.

27 September 2019, 10:36 AM

BADHARGHAT: BJP's Mimi Majumdar is leading with 10605 votes followed by CPI(M)'s Bulti Biswas with 7603 votes.

27 September 2019, 10:30 AM

DANTEWARA: Devati Karma of the Congress is leading by 10460 votes followed by BJP's Ojasvi Bhima Mandavi with 6182 votes.

27 September 2019, 10:26 AM

PALA: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Mani C Kappan is leading with 17934 votes followed by Jose Tom (Independent) with 15096 votes.

 

 

 

27 September 2019, 10:04 AM

BJP leads in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur and Tripura's Badharghat; Congress in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada and NCP in Kerala's Pala

27 September 2019, 09:42 AM

DANTEWADA: First round of counting data:

BJP- 1750
CONG - 3267
JCCJ- 76
AAP- 81
BSP- 67
GGP- 139
NOTA- 333

27 September 2019, 09:29 AM

DANTEWADA: First phase counting is over, BJP got 1511 votes in first phase. The same Congress got 3267 votes. Congress ahead of BJP by 1756 votes. The postal ballot-counting continues.

27 September 2019, 09:19 AM

DANTEWADA: The counting of postal ballots is going on and as per the initial trend BJP's Ojasvi Mandawi is ahead.

27 September 2019, 09:17 AM

BADHARGHAT (SC): The by-election was necessitated by the death of sitting BJP legislator Dilip Sarkar. A former five-time Congress legislator, Sarkar, who joined BJP in 2017 along with seven other Congress MLAs, died on April 1 after a prolonged illness.

In a four-cornered electoral fight, the by-poll was contested between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Mimi Majumder, the opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Front nominee Bulti Biswas, Congress aspirant Ratan Chandra Das and SUCI (C) contestant Mridul Kanti Sarkar.

27 September 2019, 09:12 AM

HAMIRPUR: The by-election was necessitated following the conviction of Ashok Chandel, former BJP MLA from the constituency, in a murder case and his subsequent disqualification from the Assembly. Chandel was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Allahabad High Court in a 22-year-old shootout case in which five members of a family were killed in Hamirpur.

The election was a four-cornered fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The BJP has fielded Yuvraj Singh, SP has declared Dr Manoj Prajapati, Congress has announced Hardeepak Nishad and BSP has selected Naushad Ali as their respective candidates from the Hamirpur assembly seat.

27 September 2019, 09:03 AM

DANTEWADA: The by-election was necessitated by the death of Bhima Mandavi who was killed in a Maoist attack on April 9. Maoists had attacked the convoy of the BJP leader by triggering an improvised explosive device (IED) during the Lok Sabha election. Besides Mandavi, five security personnel were also killed in the attack. The BJP legislator`s vehicle was last in the convoy.

The Congress has fielded Devati Karma, whose husband Mahendra Karma was killed by the Naxalites in the Jhiram massacre and the BJP's candidate is Ojasvi Mandavi, the widow Bhima Mandavi.

27 September 2019, 08:55 AM

PALA: The by-election was necessitated by the death of Kerala Congress-Mani founder KM Mani in April, who represented the constituency since 1967. The fight is between veteran Congress-led United Democratic Front legislator PJ Joseph -- the working chairman of the party, Jose Tom Pulikunnel, NCP leader Mani C Kappen and BJP-led NDA`s candidate N Hari.

27 September 2019, 08:25 AM

In Hamirpur, the counting of votes will take place in 34 rounds.

27 September 2019, 08:11 AM

In Dantewada, at first, the poster ballot will be counted. It will be then followed by counting in EVMs in 20 round. The security arrangements have been heightened. There are four levels of security.

27 September 2019, 08:05 AM

An estimated voter turnout of 71.43 per cent was recorded in the bypolls held in Pala constituency, an estimated 54.15 per cent turnout was recorded in Dantewada, 51 per cent voting was recorded in Hamirpur seat, and 79.29% voter turnout was recorded in the by-election to Badharghat Assembly constituency.

27 September 2019, 08:02 AM

The counting of votes for the assembly by-election held recently in four assembly seats in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada, Kerala's Pala, Tripura's Badharghat and Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur will begin at 8 am on Friday.