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2018 Assembly Bypoll Results LIVE Updates, Modi Magic fails in Bypolls as Opposition bags 9 seats

Written by Abhishek Lohia

Counting of the bye-elections for 10 Assembly Elections seats including the Noorpur seat of Bijnor, was started from 8 am this morning. Apart from these, there are some other seats including Jorhat of Bihar, Jakhihat of Bihar, Shahkot of Punjab, Maheshtala of West Bengal, Chengannur in Kerala, Gomia and Siliguri of Jharkhand, Palus Kadegaon in Maharashtra, Amti of Meghalaya and Tharali Vidhan Sabha seat of Uttarakhand. The bye-elections result of the Noorpur Legislative Assembly seat will be declared in Bijnaur district. Security forces have also been deployed for this counting. For Assembly, By-polls Elections LIVE Updates get in touch with us. For more updates, You can watch our LIVE blog, or follow us on 

Assembly by-poll Elections Highlights

6:00 PM IST- Yepthomi, a former Nagaland cabinet minister, has so far got 501,903 votes while Jamir, a former Rajya Sabha member and son of former Chief Minister SC Jamir bagged 364,633 votes.

5:35 PM IST-

The Shiv Sena has demanded a re-counting in the Palghar constituency. The party has alleged discrepancies between Round 20-24 of the counting. Sena lost the Palghar fight to the BJP by just over 25,000 votes

The Shiv Sena has demanded a re-counting in the Palghar constituency. The party has alleged discrepancies between Round 20-24 of the counting. Sena lost the Palghar fight to the BJP by just over 25,000 votes

5:15 PM IST- Veteran Communist leader Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy today hailed CPI(M)-led LDF’s victory in Chengannur Assembly bypoll in Kerala but said a “deeper introspection” is needed in West Bengal,

4:50 PM IST- Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today hailed the Congress’s victory in the Shahkot bypoll as a “vindication” of the government’s people-centric policies.

4:25 PM IST- The SAD’s continuing string of defeats in Punjab showed they had completely “lost favour” with the people, who were not willing to forget or forgive them for the “miseries and harassment” they were subjected during the 10-year “misrule” of the SAD-BJP combine.

4:00 PM IST- Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary, whose party candidate wrested the Kairana Lok Sabha seat from BJP in the bye-election, on Thursday said that the united opposition had succeeded in halting the “chariot of hate” of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

3:30 PM IST- Out of the five by-elections conducted in the state since Yogi Adityanath rode to power, the party has managed to win back just one. The party has lost Kairana, Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, and Noorpur Assembly seats in the last five bypolls.

3:00 PM IST- Today’s results show that there is a lot of anger among people across the country against the Modi government. So far people would ask – what is the option? Now people are saying that Modi is not a choice, first remove him,” Kejriwal tweeted.

2:30 PM IST- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the newly-built Delhi-Meerut Expressway. His programme marked the start of the about 9-kilometers-long first leg of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway. However, RLD candidate Tabassum Hassan had this to say on the BJP’s achievement after her win.

2:15 PM IST- JMM bagged 60,552 votes. The voters expressed their confidence in the wife of former MLA Yogender Mahto, who lost his seat after the court convicted him in a coal theft case.

2:00 PM IST- JMM candidate, Babita Devi won the Gomia bypoll beating her closest rival AJSU’s Lambodar Mahto.

1:40 PM IST- I congratulate Seema Mahato for winning Silli bypoll by 13535 votes. Her win demonstrates the developmental work done by @JmmJharkhand for Silli and is a stern message to BJP Workers, no work only poster politics. JMM Leader Hemant Soren tweet this.

1:35 PM IST- Congress wins Punjab’s Shahkot Assembly seat, Candidate Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia defeated his opponent.

1:30 PM IST- Opposition Parties of India have been won 6 Assembly seats, and leading on two other seats of Jharkhand and also on Punjab’s Shahkot.

1:10 PM IST- Here are the parties that have won the Assembly bypoll seats till now, and their candidates:

  • Palus Kadegaon (Maharashtra) Congress, Vishwajeet Patangrao
  • KadamAmpati (Meghalaya) Congress, Miani D Shira
  • Jokihat (Bihar) RJD, Shahnawaz Alam
  • Noorpur (Uttar Pradesh) SP, Naeemul Hasan
  • Chengannur (Kerala) CPM, Saji Cherian
  • RR Nagar (Karnataka) Congress, Muniratna

11:35 AM IST- Trends after round 12 of counting for Maheshtala in West Bengal. TMC is leading by 39,352 vote margin.

TMC: 63,833
CPM: 17,795
BJP: 24,481

11:30 AM IST- CPM candidate Saji Cheriyan leading with 12,500 votes at Chengannur by election

11:25 AM IST- After 8th round of counting, AJSU president Sudesh Mahto again trails in Silli bypolls 

11:20 AM IST- The Congress has secured its second win in these Assembly bypoll Election. After winning uncontested in Maharashtra’s Palus Kadegaon, it takes the Ampati seat in Meghalaya by over 3,000 votes. The seat, which was previously held by Congress leader Mukul Sangma, was contested by Miani D Shira for the party. National People’s Party (NPP) C G Momin was also in the fray.

11:15 AM IST- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading from Gomia assembly seat in Jharkhand by 7,174 votes in the sixth round of counting

11:10 AM IST- Congress leading by 18,000 votes from Shahkot assembly seat after eight round of counting.

11:00 AM IST- If these trends continue in Chengannur, BJP may not even get the votes it got the last time in 2016. Currently, it is in third position with 15791 votes behind Congress’ 21515 votes and CPM’s 29004.

10:50 AM IST- The Trinamool Congress is now leading by at least 21,000 votes in West Bengal’s Maheshtala seat. The BJP is trailing in the second position followed by the Left-Congress combine. The polls were necessitated after the death of Kasturi Das. TMC has fielded Dulal Das, While the BJP Sujit Ghosh, and the Left Prabhat Choudhury.

10:40 AM IST- In Chengannur, CPM candidate Saji Cherian leads by 5,268 votes. The Congress and BJP are in a tough race for second place. While Chengannur is traditionally considered a Congress bastion and was represented by the party since 1980.

10:30 AM IST- In Shahkot constituency(Punjab), meanwhile, there are 12 candidates in the fray. The main fight is between SAD candidate Naib Singh Kohar, and Congress’s Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia. The constituency recorded more than 76 percent votes.

10:20 AM IST- After the third round of counting (there are 17 rounds),  Congress candidate Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia is leading by around 5,800 votes. AAP, which is contesting the polls after facing a huge loss in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll and civic polls, has 133 votes till now, after the first round, it had less votes than None of the Above (NOTA).

10:10 AM IST- According to the Election Commission, the highest turnout in all these seats is 90.42 percent. At the same time, there were 62.61 and 75.5 percent voting were recorded in Gomia and Sili respectively

10:00 AM IST- In the 9th round of the Noorpur assembly seat, the SP is ahead by 7480 votes.

9:50 AM IST- Seema Devi is ahead of 4275 votes from her closest rival, Aajsu K Sudesh Mahto, in Jharkhand’s Silli

9:40 AM IST- Main candidate (JMM) – Seema Mahato AJSU – Sudesh Kumar Mahato Jan Right Party – Sanjay Prasad Yadav Jharkhand Disom Party – Sitaram Munda Total Voters: 195015

9:30 AM IST- Kerala: CPI(M) ahead in the initial trends from the Chengannur assembly

9:20 AM IST- West Bengal: Chandra Das of TMC from Maheshtala ahead of 10 thousand votes in the second round

9:10 AM IST- Punjab: Congress candidate from Shahkot, Laddi Sharovalia ahead of two thousand votes in the first round

9:00 AM IST- Karnataka: Congress candidate Muniratna in Rajarajeshwari town assembly ahead of 8680 votes


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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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