As the RK Nagar by-poll of Chennai grabs major attention today, however, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won the by-polls of Arunachal Pradesh’s Pakke-Kessang Assembly seat and made attention towards them too. Bjp also leading in counting in Assembly by-poll in Uttar Pradesh’s Sikandra, while TMC already registering a win West Bengal’s Sabang. On Thursday, December 21, the by-polls were held and more than 68.5% electors cast their votes with Pakke-Kessang recording 86% voter turnout. Ahead to the results, Trinamool Congress has won the Sabang constituency by nearly 19,000 votes and select Gita Rani Bhunia. But the respective winners in Pakke-Kessang and Sikandra constituencies are BJP’s B R Waghe and Ajit Pal Singh. The seat of Pakke-Kessang fell vacant in March 2014 after the Gauhati High Court declared the election of Kameng Dolo. Pakke-Kessang has 7,455 voters including 3,943 women voters. Former deputy chief minister Kameng Dolo as Congress candidate was against BJP’s B R Waghe in Pakke-Kessang.
Apart from that, TMC candidate Gita Rani Bhunia secured 16,473 votes after the third round of bypoll, whereas the CPI(M) candidate Rita Mandal secured 10,095 votes. However, BJP’s Antara Bhattacharya got 8,291 votes, and Chiranjib Bhowmick of Congress received 4,725 votes.
UP BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi said earlier in media, “We will definitely register an emphatic win in the Assembly elections of Sikandra, with good margin as compared to the 2017 Assembly election.”
The BJP has fielded Ajit Pal Singh for the assembly constituency, while the Congress has fielded Prabhakar from this assembly constituency. Moreover, the Samajwadi Party has given the ticket to Seema Sachan for Sikandra. BJP’s Ajit Pal Singh has won the Sikandara assembly election by defeating the Samajwadi Party candidate with about 7,000 votes.
Likabali bypoll: A total of 10,608 people were to cast their votes in 39 polling stations and 51% voter turnout was recorded here on December 21. The seat of Likabali fell vacant on 4 September this year, after the death of Jomde Kena who was the Health and Family Welfare Minister.