Assembly by-election 2022: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday won three seats in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, while the RJD retained the Mokama assembly seat in Bihar in the bypolls to seven assembly constituencies in six states. In the Andheri (East) Assembly seat in Mumbai, Rutuja Latke, the candidate of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), won the bypoll. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) won the Munugode Assembly seat in Telangana.
The BJP retained the Gola Gokarannath assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh as Aman Giri defeated Samajwadi Party candidate by over 34,000 votes. In Haryana’s Adampur, BJP’s candidate Bhavya Bishnoi defeated his rival and Congress candidate Jai Prakash by a margin of around 16,000 votes. In Bihar, RJD candidate Neelam Devi won the Mokama seat by more than 16,000 votes. The saffron-party retained the Gopalganj assembly seat with its candidate Kusum Devi polling 70,032 votes.
The by-elections across the six states took place on November 3.
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Assembly by-polls results: BJP wins in Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Bihar’s Gopalganj. RJD wins in Mokama in Bihar, while TRS bagged in Telangana’s Munugode, and Shiv Sena’s (Uddhav Thackeray) faction won the Andheri (East) seat.
K Prabhakar Reddy of the TRS bagged 96,598 votes in total, and Komatireddy Rajgopal Reddy from the BJP secured 86,485 votes as the 15th and the last round of counting came to an end.
BJP's candidate Suryabanshi Suraj won the by-polls with 80,090 votes, and Abanti Das from the Biju Janata Dal lost with 70,288 votes, as the 19th round of counting finished.
BJP retains Odisha's Dhamnagar assembly seat, defeating nearest BJD rival by margin of 9881 votes: EC official (PTI).
“Despite conspiracies against us we won by-election. It's beginning of our victory. Our name & symbol were frozen, it's foolish to speak about those due to whom our party's symbol and name were frozen,” says Uddhav Thackeray after his party's Rutuja Latke won Andheri by-election. (ANI)
#BiharByElection | In Gopalganj, where we used to lose by a margin of 40,000 votes in 2020, we lost only by 1,794 votes this time, despite them (BJP) having sympathy factor… We've made a dent in BJP's core votes. Next time, we'll lead by 20,000 votes: Bihar Dy CM Tejashwi Yadav https://t.co/eA1tABlrFJ pic.twitter.com/Jo85yeyQZS— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2022
K Prabhakar Reddy secured 7,448 votes in 12th round of voting, as he bagged 82,025 votes so far.
BJP's candidate K Rajgopal Reddy secured 5,448 votes in the current round, and has secured 74,224 votes so far.
Three more rounds of counting to go.
BJP candidate got 75,239 votes as the 17th round of counting results were out, BJD's candidate got 66,414 votes.
TRS candidate K Prabhakar Reddy is leading in the round 11 of counting with 74,577 votes in total so far.
BJP's K Rajgopal Reddy is trailing with 68,776 votes.
After completing the 10th round of counting, TRS candidate Koosukuntla Prabhakar Reddy leads with 67,363 votes; BJP's Komatireddy Raj Gopal Reddy trails with 62,923 votes. (ANI)
TRS candidate K Prabhakar Reddy is leading in the round 9 of counting with 59,860 votes in total so far.
BJP's K Rajgopal Reddy is trailing with 55,908 votes.
BJP candidate Suryabanshi Suraj leads with 63,031 votes, as Abanti Das from ruling BJD trails with 59,393 in round 15 of counting.
Three more counting rounds left.
Uttar Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted (in Hindi), “Hearty congratulations to all the hardworking workers and respected voters for the victorious victory of the BJP in the by-election in Gola Gokarannath Vidhan Sabha seat. This spectacular victory is a symbol of unwavering public faith in the double engine BJP government's public welfare policies.”
Rutuja Latke, candidate of Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena, “This victory is of my husband and the development works he did in Andheri. I will go to the election centre now and later to Matoshree to seek blessings.”
BJP's Kuldeep Bishnoi, father of BJP candidate Bhavya Bishnoi says, “It' a victory of the policies of PM Modi, of the working of CM Khattar, of the trust of Adampur in Chaudhary Bhajan Lal family. I thank the people of Adampur they trusted us once again.” (ANI)
#BiharByElection | The entire Gopalganj district is with me. Victory for everyone is my victory. I will carry forward the development work that did not get completed. I was blessed by everyone: BJP's Kusum Devi after winning the Gopalganj by-election pic.twitter.com/IHwmltEtdE— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2022
#BiharByElection | This is the win of the people of Mokama & the defeat of BJP's pride. We knew the win would be ours, as we had the blessings of the people of Mokama, says RJD's Neelam Devi, after winning the Mokama by-poll https://t.co/XofOSBAnI7 pic.twitter.com/7h0Dsi9fie— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2022
Suryabanshi Suraj of BJP leading qith 49,794 votes in round 12, and Abanti Das of ruling BJD trailing with 44,484 votes.
The constituency will likely have 18 rounds of counting.
Bhavya Bishnoi of the BJP won the Adampur by-polls with 67,376 votes, and Jai Prakash, a three-time MP from Hisar and two-time MLA who is the Congress' candidate, lost with 51,662 votes.
BJP retained the Gopalganj assembly seat in Bihar, beating the RJD.
Kusum Devi, wife MLA Subhash Singh whose death had necessitated the by-election, polled 70,032 votes, while RJD's Mohan Gupta got 68,243.
Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM and Mayawati's BSP, often accused of being the BJP's “B team” by the RJD, finished third and fourth respectively, together accounting for more than 20,000 votes. (PTI)
Rutuja Latke, widow of sitting MLA Ramesh Latke, had a clear majority in the by-polls with 66,247 votes.
Interestingly, None of the Above (NOTA) pooled in more votes than the other candidates in fray. The NOTA option got 12,776 votes in the by-poll.
BJP's candidate Suryabanshi Suraj leading with 36,073 votes in the eighth round of voting.
Abanti Das of Biju Janata Dal is trailing with 30,082 votes.
A total of 18 rounds of counting to take place in the Dhamnagar constituency in Odisha's Bhadrak district.
Bihar | My victory was certain. I had already said there's nobody else in my contest. It was just a formality. Mokama is the land of Parshuram, people won't get lured. Vidhayak ji(Anant Singh) served people. They're giving the result now: Neelam Devi, RJD's candidate from #Mokama pic.twitter.com/BArzLzrdF5— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2022
RJD's Neelam Devi got 76,979 votes, and BJP's Sonam Devi got 60,402 votes.
A total of 21 rounds of counting took place in the constituency.
RJD retained the Mokama assembly seat of Bihar. The by-poll was necessitated by the disqualification of its MLA Anant Kumar Singh, in July after conviction by a Patna court in a case related to recovery of arms and explosives from his residence.
Singh's wife Neelam Devi, the party's candidate, defeated her nearest BJP rival by a comfortable margin of more than 16,000 votes. (PTI)
Aman Giri got 1,24,810 votes, and Vinay Tiwari got 90,512 votes in the final round of counting.
Counting of all 32 rounds is over, as per the EC website.
BJP candidate defeats SP rival Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), Nov 6 (PTI) BJP candidate Aman Giri won the Gola Gokarannath assembly bypolls on Sunday. He defeated nearest rival and Party candidate by over 34,000 votes. (PTI)
The Dhamnagar seat fell vacant following the death of BJP MLA Bishnu Charan Sethi who passed away in September. A voter turnout of 69.98 per cent was recorded on Nov 3, the polling day.
The BJP fielded Suryabanshi Suraj, son of the deceased MLA, and the ruling Biju Janata Dal's candidate is Abanti Das, in the Dhamnagar constituency in Odisha's Bhadrak district.
Congress' nominee is Baba Harekrushna Sethi.
Three-tier security arrangement is in place for the counting exercise.
A central supervisor, an assistant supervisor and a micro-observer are present along with party agents at the counting centre.
On the day of polling on Nov 3, sporadic violence was reported in the constituency on Friday and Saturday. Three people, including a woman, were injured and a house burnt down in the violence in Tihidi block.
Odisha's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S K Lohani, however, said on Saturday that he had no information on post-poll violence. (PTI)
In Dhamnagar, in the seventh round of voting, Abanti Das of BJD is trailing behind Suryabanshi Suraj of the BJP who is leading with 27,160 votes.
Counting of votes in Gopalganj began at 8 am on Sunday amid tight security.
Nine candidates are in fray in Gopalganj.
By-election in Gopalganj was necessitated following the death of sitting BJP MLA Subhash Singh. BJP leader Kusum Devi, wife of the deceased MLA, is pitted against RJD's Mohan Gupta in Gopalganj.
In Bihar's Gopalganj, BJP's Kusum Devi is leading with 44,703 votes in the round 15 of counting in a close contest with RJD's Mohan Prasad Gupta trailing with 42,892 votes.
The constituency will see likely 24 rounds of counting.
Over 93 per cent polling was reported in the bypoll that was held on November 3. The by-poll was was necessitated after the resignation of sitting Congress MLA Komatireddy Raj Gopal Reddy from the party in August.
Telangana Rashtra Samithi candidate K Prabhakar Reddy leading in fourth round of counting with 26,443 votes, while BJP's K Rajgopal Reddy leading with 25,729 votes.
The constituency will likely see 15 rounds of counting.
The bypoll was necessitated due to the death of BJP MLA Arvind Giri on September 6. The main contest was between BJP's Aman Giri, the son of Arvind Giri, and SP candidate and former Gola Gokarannath MLA Tiwari.
The Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress kept away from the poll this time.
The BJP's campaign was led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Aman Giri leading in round 25 of counting. He has garnered 98,584 votes, and Samajwadi Party's Vinay Tiwari has 68,448 votes.
Returning Officer Anurag Singh said the counting is likely to be held in 32 rounds.
The BJP had fielded Bhavya Bishnoi, the grandson of former chief minister Bhajan Lal. Bhavya is the son of Kuldeep Bishnoi, who left Congress to join BJP.
Bishnoi is pitted against former Union minister Jai Prakash, a three-time MP from Hisar and two-time MLA who is the Congress' candidate.
The bypoll was necessitated after former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal's younger son Kuldeep Bishnoi resigned as MLA and switched from the Congress to the BJP in August.
Bhavya Bishnoi from the BJP is leading with 28,669 candidates, and Jai Prakash is trailing with 18,441 votes in the fifth round of counting of the 13 rounds.
In Maharashtra, which had seen a low voter turnout at 31.74 per cent on November 3, Rutuja Latke is leading with 32,515 votes.
In Bihar's Mokama constituency, Neelam Devi of the RGD is leading with 66,587 votes, while BJP's Sonam Devi is trailing with 51,398 votes.
TRS candidate Koosukuntla Prabhakar Reddy leading with 26,443 votes after four rounds of counting for Munugode by-election.
#UPDATE | Telangana By Poll: TRS candidate Koosukuntla Prabhakar Reddy leading with 26,443 votes after four rounds of counting for Munugode by-election.— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2022
BJP candidate Komatireddy Raj Gopal Reddy trailing with 25,729 votes. https://t.co/oWk9EciElB pic.twitter.com/ndSYoGm31q
In Odisha's Dhamnagar, BJP candidate Suryabanshi Suraj is leading with 12,892 votes, and Biju Janata Dal's candidate Abanti Das is trailing.
Independent candidate Rajendra Kumar Das has got 1,092 votes so far as round 6 of candidates is underway.
BJP candidate Aman Giri has got 57,173 votes so far and Samajwadi Party's Vinay Tiwari got 40,318 votes, as per EC's data till 10:40 AM.
As per early trends, TRS candidate K Prabhakar Reddy is leading with 6,418 votes, and Komatireddy Rajgopal Reddy from the BJP trailing with 5,126 votes.
In Adampur, Bhavya Bishnoi leading with 10,778 EVM votes, Congress' Jai Prakash trailing with 8,800 votes.
As per initial trends, BJP candidate Bhavya Bishnoi leading by 2846 votes in the first round of counting for the Adampur by-polls in Haryana.
Counting started at 8 AM and is happening peacefully, says SSP.
Patna, Bihar | Counting underway for Mokama By-poll, visuals from counting center— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2022
Counting started at 8 am & is happening peacefully. 3-tier security deployed. No complaint so far, patrolling is being done in nearby areas: Manavjeet Singh Dhillon, SSP pic.twitter.com/9WtVmW3qfh