Amid huge uproar over the currency ban of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes by Narendra Modi government, the results of the bypolls held in four Lok Sabha and nine Assembly seats will come out today.
Elections were conducted on Saturday in Lakhimpur (Assam), Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh) and Coochbehar and Tamluk (West Bengal) Lok Sabha constituencies along with bypolls to a total of 9 Assembly seats in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Puducherry were held on November 19.
Here are the updates:
* BJP's 'Manju Dadu has won the Nepanagar Assembly bypoll in Madhya Pradesh, he won by almost 40,000 votes. Now, that’s a good margin of victory in an Assembly seat.
* As per PTI projections:
Coochbehar: Parthapratim Roy of TMC leading over his BJP rival Hemchandra Burman by 30,000 votes.
Tamluk: Dibyendu Adhikari of TMC leading over his CPIM rival Mandira Panda by over 90,000 votes.
* As per Trinamool projections, the party has a lead of 2.5 lakh votes in the Tamluk parliamentary seat. Over 80% of the voters in the constituency had gone to the ballots on Saturday.
* The BJP leading by 24,312 votes in Assam's Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat, Congress on second spot with 12,484 votes.The outcome of the bypoll will be the first test for the Sarbanand Sonowal-led BJP government as well as newly-appointed state Congress president Ripun Bora.Both the seats are likely to witness a straight contest between the NDA and the Congress.
* 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.
* In Madhya Pradesh, BJP is leading by 10,800 votes on Shahdol Lok Sabha seat. The BJP is leading by 10,000 votes on Nepanagar Assembly seat. For the Shahdol seat, Congress` Himadri Singh and BJP`s Gyan Singh were putting up a close fight. There are 17 candidates vying for this seat that fell vacant when BJP MP Dalpat Singh Paraste passed away in June.Even the Nepanagar seat is being fought between BJP`s Manju Dadu and Congress` Antar Singh. There are only four candidates for this seat.
* 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.
* Congress wins Nellithoppu Assembly seat in Pondicherry.
As per reports, AIADMK candidates in Thirupparankundram and Aravakkurihchi seats have too established lead. According to Election Commission, in Thanjavur constituency, AIADMK has shot into a lead after two rounds of counting.The Election Department has made all the arrangements for counting.
In Thirupparankundram, the by-election has been necessitated by the death of AIADMK`s legislator SS Seenivel.
Polls were held in three assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu - Thirupparankundram, Aravakkurichi and Thanjavur- and Nellithope constituency in Puducherry on November 19.
In Aravakkurichi, ruling AIADMK's V. Senthil Balaji is fighting against the DMK's K. C. Palanisamy while at Thirupparankundram the AIADMK's A. K. Bose is facing DMK's P. Saravanan.
In Thanjavur, the AIADMK's M. Rengasamy is pitted against the DMK's Anjugam Bhoopathy.
In Thirupparankundram, the by-election has been necessitated by the death of AIADMK's legislator S. S. Seenivel.
While there are other parties in the fray, the contest is mainly between the AIADMK and the DMK in Tamil Nadu.