Lok Sabha Bypoll Counting Results 2018 LIVE Updates: In a big setback, the BJP on Thursday lost bypolls to two Lok Sabha seats where it had sitting candidates. The party lost Kairana parliamentary seat to Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Bhandara–Gondiya seat to the Nationalist Congress Party(NCP).
Tabassum Hasan of the RLD today won the Kairana Lok Sabha seat by a huge margin over her BJP rival.
Palghar Lok Sabha Bypoll Results: BJP's Gavit Rajendra Dhedya wins over Shiv Sena's Shrinivas Chintaman Vanaga
Hasan polled 4,81,182 votes, while Mriganka Singh of the BJP got 4,36,564 votes, a difference of 44,618 votes, the election office here said.
In the process, Tabassum (48) has become the first Muslim face from Uttar Pradesh in the 16th Lok Sabha.
Rashtriya Lok Dal's Tabassum Hasan was supported by the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party as the joint opposition candidate to take on the BJP.
BJP's Rajendra Gavit today won the Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll in Maharashtra, trouncing Shrinivas Wanaga of the Shiv Sena by 29,574 votes.
The result was declared after completion of counting of votes in 33 rounds. Gavit polled 2,72,780 votes against 2,43,206 polled by Wanaga.
Meanwhile, making a spectacular comeback, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday bagged the prestigious Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha seat, snatching it from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party by a convincing margin of over 54,000 votes.
The NCP's Madhukar Kukde secured around 376,000 votes compared to his nearest BJP rival Hemant Patle, who got around 322,000 votes.
BJP ally NDPP won Lok Sabha bypoll in Nagaland by defeating NPF candidate by over 1.73 lakh votes.
As It Happened:
6:50 pm: We are not against BJP-Shiv Sena alliance & neither do we believe that our alliance will break but effort has to be from both ways. We are ready for talks with Shiv Sena: CM Devendra Fadnavis responds to Uddhav Thackeray's remarks
6:22 pm: Congress is doing the cheer leading for other parties now. They are not in any picture and thus they need to do introspection: Sambit Patra, BJP Spokesperson
5:47 pm: Uddhav Thackery is right, but no one will believe him till the time he is supporting BJP. He should quit the alliance and everyone will believe what he says: NCP's Praful Patel
5:25 pm: We'll contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections on our own: Uddhav Thackeray
5:17 pm: In view of the corruption in Election Commission, I would suggest that even election commissioners should be elected, not appointed: Uddhav Thackeray
5:12 pm: Modi govt has squandered the majority in last 4 years: Uddhav Thackeray
5:10 pm: BJP no longer needs friends, says Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray
3:45 pm: To take a giant leap forward, you will have to take two steps back. We will take a giant leap in future: Rajnath Singh on bypoll results
3:40 pm: I want to congratulate all the people who voted for us. This is a defeat for those who do not believe in democracy. People have given a befitting reply to the BJP: Akhilesh Yadav
Jo khel woh (BJP) humaare saath khelte the, wahi khel humne seekha hai unse. Yeh kaha gaya ki kisaanon ka karz maaf hoga, par hua kya? Balki kisaanon ki jaan chali gayi. Yeh bahot bada dhokha hai: Akhilesh Yadav, SP Party President. #BypollResults2018 pic.twitter.com/xWremb5c6t— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 31, 2018
Maharashtra: Congress and NCP workers celebrate in Bhandara after NCP wins from Bhandara-Gondiya bypoll Lok Sabha constituency pic.twitter.com/QLEi3CfPhw— ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2018
02:47 pm: Many voters did vote for BJP but with a lead of some thousand votes alliance has won. I would like to congratulate the candidate. The alliance has emerged strong and now we have to prepare better for future: Mriganka Singh, BJP Kairana candidate
02:46 pm: Another setback for BJP as NCP's Kukade Yashwantrao wins Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya bypoll.
02:23 pm: BJP wins Palghar bypoll Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra by 29572 votes.
02:00 pm: Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha bypoll: NCP leading by 20,583 votes
01:57 pm: #Kairana: After 21 rounds of counting, RLD's Tabassum Hasan gets 421144 votes, BJP's Mriganka Singh gets 378691 votes. RLD leads by 42453 votes
01:49 pm: Mriganka Singh congratulates the opposition alliance on their win in #Kairana.
01:37 pm: #Bhandara-Gondiya: After 18 rounds of counting, NCP leads by over 18,000 votes.
01:30 pm: RLD's lead over BJP extends to 49291 votes.
01:19 pm: There is outrage across the country due to increase in price of petrol & diesel. Constant rise in the price of fuel is also a reason for such poll results.Therefore, hike should be immediately rolled back: KC Tyagi, JDU
01:13 pm: BJP's Gavit Rajendra Dhedya wins in Maharashtra's Palghar
12:49 pm: #Kairana: RLD ahead with 360821 votes, BJP gets 317190 votes. RLD leads by 43631 votes.
Many EVMs were faulty, names of about 50-60,00 people were missing from voter list. Also, within 12 hours of voting ending, EC changed vote percentage. So all this is very doubtful: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena on BJP leading in Palghar bypoll pic.twitter.com/fk9tctgyZh— ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2018
12:37 pm: RLD's Tabassum Hasan says, "This is neither Mriganka Singh's defeat, nor my victory. This is Narendra Modi's and Yogi Adityanath's defeat. A red alert for BJP".
12:34 pm: RLD ahead of BJP by 43631 votes in Kairana bypolls.
12:29 pm: BJP's Gavit Rajendra Dhedya leading by 22000 votes from #Palghar Lok Sabha seat after 16th round of counting.
12:28 pm: Nagaland Lok Sabha by-poll: BJP ally Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leading over Naga People's Front (NPF) by 34, 669 votes.
12:26 pm: #Bhandara-Gondiya: After 16 rounds of counting, NCP ahead by 12,000 votes.
12:21 pm: RLD's Tabassum Hasan is now ahead of BJP's Mriganka Singh by 39399 votes.
12:18 pm: #Kairana: After 16 rounds of counting, RLD leads by 57022 votes. (RLD gets 321311 votes, BJP gets 264289 votes)
12:16 pm: #Palghar: After 15 rounds of counting, BJP ahead by 18697 votes, Shiv Sena distant second.
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12:06 pm: After 15 rounds of counting, RLD's Tabassum Hasan gets 304802 votes while BJP's Mriganka Singh 262428 votes. RLD leads by 42374 votes.
12:00 pm: Nagaland Lok Sabha by-poll: BJP ally Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leading over Naga People's Front (NPF) by over 14,000 votes.
11:44 am: After 14 rounds of counting, RLD's Tabassum Hasan gets 286705 votes while BJP's Mriganka Singh gets 244627 votes. RLD leads by 42078 votes.
11:43 am: BJP's Gavit Rajendra Dhedya leading by 19742 votes from #Palghar Lok Sabha seat after twelfth round of counting.
11:41 am: RLD ahead of BJP by 41391 votes in Kairana bypolls.
11:27 am: After 10th round of counting in Palghar, BJP ahead by 17411 votes.
11:24 am: BJP's Gavit Rajendra Dhedya leading by 17843 votes over Shiv Sena's Shrinivas Chintaman Vanaga from #Palghar Lok Sabha seat after ninth round of counting.
11:23 am: Nagaland Lok Sabha by-poll: Naga People's Front (NPF) leading by over 11,000 votes, ahead of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP).
11:21 am: After 10th round of counting, RLD's Tabassum Singh gets 209938 votes, while BJP's Mriganka Singh gets 178948 votes.
11:20 am: Nagaland Lok Sabha by-boll: Naga People's Front (NPF) leading by over 11,000 votes, ahead of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP).
This is the victory of truth. I still stand by what I said, there has been a conspiracy & we do not want any future elections to be conducted on EVM machines. The path for united opposition is clear in 2019: RLD's Tabassum Hasan on her lead in trends of Kairana Lok Sabha by-poll pic.twitter.com/S8FWQBJJbL— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 31, 2018
11:14 am: After nine rounds of counting, Tabassum Hasan leads by 26,925 votes.
11:13 am: After eight rounds of counting, Tabassum Hasan gets 1,70,787 and Mriganka Singh gets 1,50,864 votes.
10:57 am: After seven rounds of counting, Tabassum Hasan leads by 17000 votes in Kairana
10:55 am: Maharashtra: NCP leading by 3959 votes from Bhandara–Gondiya Lok Sabha constituency in fourth round of counting
10:39 am: #Kairana: After fifth round, BJP's Mriganka Singh gets 95577 votes, RLD's Tabassum Hasan gets 113742 votes.
10:33 am: #Palghar: After fifth round of counting, BJP ahead by 14236 votes.
10:29 am: BJP ahead by 15534 votes from Palghar, Shiv Sena third.
10:21 am: RLD candidate Tabassum Hasan is now leading by 14481 votes from kairana. Mriganka - 61022, Tabassum - 75503 after third round.
10:12 am: #Palghar: After fourth round of counting, BJP ahead by 10,362 votes.
10:06 am: NCP ahead by 3287 votes from Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya after third round.
10:05 am: NCP leading from Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya by 3100 votes, BJP second.
10:04 am: BJP's Gavit Rajendra Dhedya leading from Palghar Lok Sabha seat by over 10,000 votes over Shiv Sena's candidate
10:02 am: #Kairana: After third round of voting, RLD gets 55082 votes while BJP gets 45300 votes
10:00 am: BJP ahead by 8613 votes in Maharashtra's Palghar
09:58 am: RLD candidate Tabassum Hasan now leads by 9782 votes after third round of voting.
09:56 am: After secid of counting, NCP ahead of BJP by 1000 votes in Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya
09:50 am: After second round, RLD - 34184 votes, Mriganka Singh - 27935 votes
09:48 am: BJP's Gavit Rajendra Dhedya leading from Palghar Lok Sabha seat by over 6000 votes
09:37 am: Official figures: After first round of counting in Kairana, Tabassum Hasan gets 20898 votes, Mriganka Singh gets 17724 votes.
09:35 am: Tabassum Hasan now ahead of BJP's Mriganka Singh by 13242 votes in Kairana
09:29 am: RLD's Tabassum Hasan is now leading by 13863 votes in kairana.
09:23 am: BJP's Gavit Rajendra Dhedya leading from Palghar Lok Sabha seat by 4348 votes.
09:21 am: RLD's Tabassum Hasan is leading by 3118 votes.
09:14 am: Early trends show RLD's Tabassum Hasan now ahead of BJP's Mriganka Singh
09:09 am: After first round of counting, BJP's Mriganka Singh is leading by 46 votes, according to DM, Kairana.
08:44 am: Trends show BJP's Mriganka Singh now leads ahead of Tabassum Hasan. It seems like there is neck-and-neck fight between BJP and united opposition in Kairana.
08:40 am: Early trends show BJP is leading in Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya.
Maharashtra: Visuals from a counting centre in Bhandara–Gondia Lok Sabha constituency, where counting of votes for the Lok Sabha by-poll has begun. pic.twitter.com/3bjnPXbCeA— ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2018
08:35 am: Early trends show BJP leading in Maharashtra's Palghar.
08:29 am: RLD candidate Tabassum Hasan is now ahead of BJP's Mriganka Singh, as per early trends.
08:23 am: First trend shows BJP's Mriganka Singh is leading in postal ballot counting in Kairana.
08:19 am: A win in Kairana will be a major boost for the BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and the upcoming Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and madhya Pradesh later this year. Yogi Adityanath has carried out an extensive campaign in Kairana to make sure that the saffron party avenges Gorakhpur and Phulpur.
08:11 am: Counting of votes for Kairana, Palghar, Bhandara-Gondiya and Nagaland Lok Sabha bypoll seats begins.
08:02 am: Counting of votes for Karnataka's RR Nagar Assembly constituency & 4 Lok Sabha seats (Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya & Palghar, Nagaland & Uttar Pradesh's Kairana) to start shortly.
07:50 am: Voting in Kairana will be carried out in 24 rounds in Saharanpur and Shamli, according to India TV sources.
07:28 am: Bypolls were also held on 10 Assembly seats of Shahkot (Punjab), Tharali (Uttarakhand), Ampati (Meghalaya), Chengannur (Kerala), Jokihat (Bihar), Gomia (Jharkhand), Silli (Jharkhand), Maheshtala (West Bengal), Noorpur (Uttar Pradesh), Palus Kadegaon (Maharashtra)
07:25 am: The results of bypolls on the four Lok Sabha seats will test the mettle of a united opposition with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
07:14 am: The counting of votes will start from 8 am in the morning. According to reports, elaborate security arrangements have been made around all the counting centres.
06:34 am: The by-elections for the four Lok Sabha seats have turned into a prestige issue for the BJP, which is now at the halfway mark of 272 seats in the Lok Sabha after failing to form a government in Karnataka.
06:32 am: Repolling at 73 booths in Kairana Lok Sabha constituency passed off peacefully on Wednesday with an estimated voter turn out of 61 per cent. The Election Commission had on Tuesday ordered repolling at these polling stations in view of technical snags in EVM-VVPAT machines during the bye-election on Monday.
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06:21 am: Elections were necessitated in Kairana after the seat fell vacant in February following the death of BJP leader Hukum Singh. The BJP has fielded Mriganka Singh, daughter of Singh, from this seat.
06:15 am: The by-election for the Nagaland seat was necessitated after the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio, now chief minister of Nagaland, resigned as a Lok Sabha member in February.
06:10 am: In UP, the outcome of the Kairana bye-election will show if the ruling BJP manages to break its losing streak this year in Lok Sabha bypolls held in the state previously or hands over a hat-trick to the opposition.