By-election results highlights: It was good day for BJP and its allies as they won 26 of the 51 Assembly bypolls across the country, While the Congress won in 12 constituencies. the day also saw AIMIM winning their maiden seat in Bihar.
RJD had some thing to smile today, with the party winnning in 2 of the 5 constituencies that went to polls today. While JD(U), AIMIM and an independent candidte won 1 seat each.
While Lok Jan Shakti Party ‘s Prince raj defeated his nearest rival Ashok Kumar of the Congress in Samastipur, NCP’s Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil defeated Udyanraje Pratapsinhmaharaj Bhonsle in Maharashtra’s Satara constituency.
In Uttar Pradesh 11 constituencies went to bypolls, out of which BJP won 7, while its NDA ally Apna Dal (Sonelal) won 1 seat. Samajwadi Party went on two win 3 seats from the state.
By-elections were also held on six assembly seats in Gujarat, two each in Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu and four in Assam. Similarly, four seats in Punjab, three in Sikkim, five in Kerala, two in Rajasthan and one seat each in Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Telangana and Puducherry also voted to elect their new representatives to the respective assemblies.
The bypoll on 11 seats of Uttar Pradesh was being seen as a crucial test for the Yogi Adityanath government which has completed 30 months in office. While the BJP was looking to to consolidate its position in the state assembly winning maximum number of seats, Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress made the elections a four-cornered contest.