Gujarat Bypoll Results 2020: In a clean sweep, the ruling BJP on Tuesday won all the eight assembly seats in Gujarat where by-elections were held, dealing a blow to the opposition Congress which had bagged these constituencies in 2017.
The bypolls were necessitated after sitting Congress MLAs resigned ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in June this year. Five of them then joined the ruling BJP, which fielded them from the same seats they had won in the 2017 elections.
As many as 81 candidates contested the bypolls across the eight seats -- Abdasa, Karjan, Morbi, Gadhada, Dhari, Limbdi, Kaprada and Dang.
Along with Gujarat, counting decided the winners of recently held bypolls in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Telangana, Gujarat, Karnataka, Manipur and Odisha.
Gujarat Bypoll Results 2020: Full list of winners
|Constituency||Leading Candidate||Leading Party||Trailing Candidate||Trailing Party||Margin||Status|
|Abdasa||JADEJA PRADHYUMANSINH MAHIPATSINH||Bharatiya Janata Party||DR. SHANTILAL SENGHANI||Indian National Congress||36778||Result Declared|
|Limbdi||KIRITSINH JITUBHA RANA||Bharatiya Janata Party||KHACHAR CHETANBHAI RAMKUBHAI||Indian National Congress||32050||Result Declared|
|Morbi||BRIJESH MERJA||Bharatiya Janata Party||JAYANTILAL JERAJBHAI PATEL||Indian National Congress||4649||Result Declared|
|Dhari||KAKADIYA J. V.||Bharatiya Janata Party||SURESH MANUBHAI KOTADIYA||Indian National Congress||17209||Result Declared|
|Gadhada||ATMARAM MAKANBHAI PARMAR||Bharatiya Janata Party||MOHANBHAI SHANKARBHAI SOLANKI||Indian National Congress||23295||Result Declared|
|Karjan||AKSHAYKUMAR ISWARBHAI PATEL||Bharatiya Janata Party||JADEJA KIRITSINH DOLUBHA||Indian National Congress||16425||Result Declared|
|Dangs||PATEL VIJAYBHAI RAMESHBHAI||Bharatiya Janata Party||SURYAKANTBHAI RATANBHAI GAVIT||Indian National Congress||60095||Result Declared|
|Bharatiya Janata Party||Babubhai Jivlabhai Patel Alias(Varatha)||Indian National Congress||47066||Result Declared|
A 60.75 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the bypolls held on November 3 in Abdasa (Kutch), Limbdi (Surendranagar), Morbi (Morbi district), Dhari (Amreli), Gadhada (Botad), Karjan (Vadodara), Dang (Dang district) and Kaprada (Valsad) Assembly seats. As many as 81 candidates contested the bypolls across the eight seats.
The Election Commission’s guidelines on COVID-19 are in place so that counting agents do not assemble in large numbers at the counting centres, the official said. Altogether 320 persons have been deployed on counting duty amid tight security.