The results of bypolls to four Lok Sabha and nine Assembly seats will come out today under the shadow of political slugfest erupted following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.
BJP and Trinamool Congress won two Lok Sabha seats each on Tuesday as counting of votes took place for bypolls in four Lok Sabha and eight Assembly Constituencies, spread across six States and one Union Territory where by-elections were held on Saturday. Following their victory, both the parties claimed people voted for them for their stand on demonetisation. In the Assembly bypolls, BJP and AIADMK won three seats each, CPI(M) got two while Congress and Trinamool bagged one each. Check here for live updates:
Here is a partywise vote share in the state of Assam (source Election Commission of India)
Here is a partywise vote share in the state of Arunachal Pradesh (source Election Commission of India)
Here is a partywise vote share in the state of Madhya Pradesh (source Election Commission of India)
Here is a partywise vote share in the state of West Bengal (source Election Commission of India)
Here is a partywise vote share in the state of Tamil Nadu (source Election Commission of India)
Here is a partywise vote share in the state of Tripura (source Election Commission of India)
Here is a partywise vote share in the state of Puducherry (source Election Commission of India)
5:30pm: The victory is a gift given by the voters and I feel immensely elated: Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s statement on her party’s victory in state bypolls.
5:10pm: We are grateful to people of Assam for having approved the strong stand taken by PM regarding DeMonetisation: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal
5:00pm: BJP wins bypolls in Lakhimpur LS seat and one assembly constituency in Assam
4:15pm: Trinamool Congress retains all three seats – two Lok Sabha and one Assembly seat in West Bengal by-poll.
— ANI (@ANI_news) November 22, 2016
4:00pm: 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. 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. Read more on this
3:40pm: In West Bengal; TMC candidate Partha Pratim Roy has won Cooch Behar Lok Sabha seat by 4,13,231 votes
3:30pm: In a setback to the opposition NCP in Maharashtra, the party could win only one of the four seats it held during the biennial elections held for six local bodies constituencies in the state Legislative Council.
Watch: How AIADMK supporters celebrated their candidate’s victory in Thanjavur
3:20 PM: “The by-election result is a befitting reply against the anti-people demonetisation by the Centre. It’s a people’s revolt, rather than a mass revolt against the center. BJP should take lessons from this mandate,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
3:11 PM: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, who won the Nellithope Assembly bypoll, will be inducted as a member of the House tomorrow.
3:01 PM: BJP candidate Mansing Rongpi is leading over his nearest Congress rival Rupensing Ronghang by 4,835 votes in Assam‘s Baithalangso.
2:51 PM: In Aravakkurichi, AIADMK’s V Senthil Balaji was leading by a good margin over his nearest DMK rival K C Palanisamy. In Thirupparankundram Assembly segment, AIADMK candidate A K Bose was ahead by a comfortable margin over his nearest rival, DMK candidate P Saravanan.
2:35pm: BJP retains Shahdol (ST) Lok Sabha seat with its candidate Gyan Singh defeating Cong rival Himadri Singh by a margin of over 60,000 votes. Read More on this story
2:25pm: BREAKING: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has been detained during protest
2:20pm: These are the first elections after the currency ban, over which a united opposition has attacked the government calling its implementation of the demonetisation faulty and without concern for the poor who have suffered hardships because of the cash crunch that has followed.
2:10pm: Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow after protests continue over DeMonetisation row (ANI)
2:05pm: In Shahdol, where 17 candidates are in the fray, BJP’s Gyan Singh led over Himandri Singh of the Congress by 26,089 votes
1:55pm: BJP has won the by-election from the Nepanagar assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh and is leading in the Shahdol Lok Sabha seat (IANS)
1:45pm: Tamil Nadu: AIADMK wins by 26,483 votes on Thanjavur assembly seat
1:35pm: Baithalangso (Assam): BJP candidate Mansing Rongpi is leading over his nearest Congress rival Rupensing Ronghang by 4,835 votes
1:25pm: West Bengal: TMC’s Dibyendu Adhikari wins Tamluk Lok Sabha seat by 4,97,528 votes. He defeated his nearest CPI(M) rival Mandira Panda by 4.97 lakh votes.
1:20pm: Lakhimpur: BJP candidate Pradan Barua is leading over his nearest Congress rival Hema Prasanga Pegu by 1,42,764 votes (PTI)
1:15pm: While Narayanasamy, whose victory was on expected lines, polled 18,709 votes out of the total 26,564 votes, Segar got 7,565 votes
1:10pm: Senior Congress leader and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today won the bypoll to the Nellithope Assembly constituency defeating AIADMK’s Om Sakthi Segar, by a margin of 11,144 votes
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1:05pm: Meanwhile, Senior ministers’ meeting with FM Arun Jaitley underway in Parliament
12.55pm: BJP retained the seat by winning it with a margin of 42,198 votes.Dadu’s father had won the election in 2013 by a margin of 46,534 votes
12.50pm: BJP retained the Nepanagar Assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh with party candidate Manju Dadu winning defeating her nearest Congress rival Antar Singh Barde by a margin of 42,198 votes. Manju bagged 99,626 votes while Barde got 57,428 votes, an election official said.
12.45pm: Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 2 PM as heated exchanges between Opposition and ruling party members continue
12.35pm: TMC candidate Saikat Panja wins Monteswar Assembly bypoll defeating his nearest CPIM rival Md Osman Gani Sarkar by 1,27,127 votes (PTI)
12.30pm: Tamluk (West Bengal): Dibyendu Adhikari of TMC leading over his CPIM rival Mandira Panda by over 2.5 lakh votes
12.25pm: Coochbehar: Parthapratim Roy of TMC leading over his BJP rival Hemchandra Burman by 1.2 lakh votes
12.20pm: Monteswar: Saikat Panja of TMC leading over his CPIM rival Md Osman Gani Sarkar by 90,000 votes
12.15pm: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy wins Nellithope Assembly bypoll (PTI)
12:10pm: Latest trends coming from West Bengal – In Monteswar; Saikat Panja of TMC was leading over his CPIM rival Mohammad Osman Gani Sarkar by 90,000 votes. In Tamluk; Dibyendu Adhikari of TMC was leading over his CPIM rival Mandira Panda by over 2.5 lakh votes. In Coochbehar; Parthapratim Roy of TMC was leading over his BJP rival Hemchandra Burman by 1.2 lakh votes.
12:00pm: Meanwhile, Lok Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow as uproar continues over demonetisation issue, opposition demand PM Modi’s presence in the Parliament. Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the third time for 30 mins as Opposition ruckus continued.
11.55am: In Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading with 24,312 votes in the Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat, while the Congress is presently at the second position with 12,484 votes.
11:50am: The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is leading in Thiruparankundram and Aravakurichi assembly seats of Tamil Nadu.
11.45am: BJP retains Nepanagar Assembly seat in MP with party nominee Manju Dadu winning by a margin of 42,198 votes
11.40am: Five candidates are in the fray for the Lakhimpur seat while political fate of three candidates will be decided at Baithalangso assembly seat. Both the seats are likely to witness straight contest between the NDA and the Congress.
11.35am: In Assam, the counting of votes for Lakhimpur Lok Sabha and Baithalangso assembly by polls is being held amid tight security. Over 66 percent polling was reported at Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat while over 74 percent voters exercised their voting rights at Baithalangso assembly seat.
11.30am: Counting of votes took place for four Lok Sabha and eight assembly constituencies, spread across six states and one Union Territory where by-elections were held on Saturday.
11.25am: For Om Sakthi Sekar, the two-time MLA from this constituency, the electoral battle was an opportunity to prove his mettle after defeat in the last assembly elections.
11:20am: Congress Chief Minister V Narayanasamy bagged the Nellithoppe assembly seat in Puducherry by-election defeating AIADMK’s Om Sakthi Segar. Narayanasamy, who is not a member of the territorial assembly, had emerged as compromise candidate for the Chief Minister’s post after May 16 assembly elections. This election was crucial for him as his continuance in the Chief Minister’s chair depended on the outcome of the by-poll. For Om Sakthi Sekar, the two-time MLA from this constituency, the electoral battle was an opportunity to prove his mettle after defeat in the last assembly elections.
11:15am: The ruling CPI-M in Tripura today won the two Assembly seats, Barjala (SC) and Khowai, by defeating Congress and TMC candidates respecitively. CPI-M candidate Jhumu Sarkar trounced his nearest BJP rival Shistamohan Das by a margin of 3,374 votes in Barjala (SC) constituency. CPI-M secured 15,769 votes, while BJP garnered 12,395 votes. By-poll in the constituency was necessitated due to the resignation of Congress MLA Jitendra Sarkar in June last. Congress secured only 804 votes, while Trinamool Congress (TMC) 5,629 votes.
11:10am: In Khowai constituency, CPI-M candidate Biswajit Datta trounced his nearest TMC candidate Manoj Das by a margin of 16,047 votes. CPI-M secured 24810 votes and TMC 8763 votes. The seat fell vacant due to death of CPI-M MLA Samir Deb Sarkar, a veteran party leader. The opposition Congress candidate, who secured 13859 votes in the last Assembly elections in 2013, secured only 696 votes in this election. Congress suffered a split in June last when six legislators resigned from the party and joined TMC.
11:00am: BJP nominee and tribal leader Gyan Singh is leading by a margin of 12,000 votes in the Shahdol Lok Sabha by-poll in Madhya Pradesh, an election official said today. In Shahdol (reserved ST seat), Congress has fielded Himadri Singh, daughter of former Union Minister Dalbir Singh and ex-MP Rajesh Nandini Singh. The Shahdol bypoll was necessitated due to the death of BJP MP Dalpat Singh Paraste who had wrested the seat from Congress’s Rajesh Nandini Singh in 2014.
10:55am: In West Bengal’s Monteswar; Saikat Panja of TMC was leading over his BJP rival Biswajit Poddar by 31,000 votes. In Tamluk; Dibyendu Adhikari of TMC was leading over his CPIM rival Mandira Panda by over 90,000 votes. In Coochbehar; Parthapratim Roy of TMC was leading over his BJP rival Hemchandra Burman by 30,000 votes.
10:50am: Early trends after counting in the Nepanagar Assembly bypoll in Madhya Pradesh today showed that BJP candidate Manju Dadu was leading by a margin of over 10,000 votes. Dadu is the daughter of late MLA Rajendra Shyamlal Dadu whose death in an accident necessitated the by-poll.
10:45am: In Nepanagar, 71.25 per cent polling was recorded on November 19. Congress has reposed faith in tribal leader Antar Singh Barde in the reserved seat (ST), where four candidates are in the fray.
10:40am: In Maharashtra legislative council; out of 6 seats Congress and BJP win 2 each, NCP and Shiv Sena win 1 each
10:30am: In Tamil Nadu; AIADMK is leading in Thiruparankundram (bypoll) and Aravakurichi assembly seats
10:20am: In Assam, BJP is leading with 24312 votes on Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat, Congress at second with 12484 votes
10:15am: In West Bengal, TMC is leading by 34842 votes in Cooch Behar Lok Sabha seat
10:10am: In Madhya Pradesh, BJP is leading by 10,000 votes in Nepanagar assembly seat. BJP is also leading by 10,800 votes in Shahdol Lok Sabha seat.
10:00am: In Pondicherry, Congress has won the Nellithoppu assembly seat
9:45am: In Tripura, CPIM won both Barjala and Khowai assembly seats
9:40am: In Maharashtra, Shiv Sena’s Tanaji Sawant won legislative council seat from Yavatmal
9:00am: Thanjavur assembly seat first round counting ends. AIADMK leads with 5,993 votes, DMK at 3,974 votes
(Data taken from agencies)