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Byelections for Lok Sabha and Assemblies: Cong sweeps Himachal; BJP tightens grip in Assam, TMC in Bengal

A 12 months forward of state elections, the Congress dealt a blow to the ruling BJP in Himachal Pradesh, sweeping all three Meeting seats and the Lok Sabha constituency of Mandi in byelections that happened on October 30.

The BJP strengthened its management over Assam, profitable, together with NDA ally United Individuals’s Social gathering, Liberal, (UPPL) all 5 Meeting seats for which byelections had been held.

The BJP additionally gained two of the three byelections to the Madhya Pradesh Meeting, and the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat.

In West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress continued its triumphant march, profitable all 4 Meeting byelections by enormous margins.

Two of those seats had been gained by the BJP within the Meeting elections of April-Might, however had been given up by the profitable candidates who had chosen to retain their seats in Lok Sabha.

Byelections had been held for 3 Lok Sabha and 29 Meeting seats in 14 states throughout the nation on October 30, counting for which was held on Tuesday.

A seat within the Nagaland Meeting was stuffed with out contest.

The BJP gained seven of the 29 state Meeting seats for which elections had been held, and its allies, the UPPL in Assam and JD(U) in Bihar, gained two seats every. The Congress, which fought alone, gained eight of the 29 Meeting seats.

Of the remaining 10 seats, the TMC gained 4, the NPP in Meghalaya two, and INLD (Haryana), YSRCP (Andhra Pradesh), MNF (Mizoram), and UDP (Meghalaya) a seat every.

In Lok Sabha, the BJP and Congress gained a seat every from the three for which byelections had been held. The Shiv Sena gained the third — Kalaben Delkar defeated the BJP’s Mahesh Gavit by a powerful margin of over 51,000 on the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu seat bordering Gujarat.

In Rajasthan, the place byelections had been held for 2 Meeting seats, the BJP did not capitalise on the factional combat within the state Congress.

In Vallabhnagar, the get together might handle solely the fourth place, trailing the Rashtriya Loktantrik Social gathering and an Unbiased; it got here in third at Dhariawad. The Congress gained each seats.

In Madhya Pradesh, regardless of a vigorous marketing campaign led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the BJP misplaced the Raigaon seat, the place the byelection was introduced on by the loss of life of the sitting BJP MLA.

Nevertheless, the BJP gained Jobat and Prithvipur, seats that went to the Congress within the 2018 elections. The BJP additionally retained the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, which it had gained in 2014 and 2019.

In Karnataka, the BJP gained Sindgi, however misplaced the Hangal seat in Haveri, the house district of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

The Congress retained the Deglur (SC) constituency in Maharashtra by a powerful margin of virtually 42,000 votes.

In Haryana’s Ellenabad, Abhay Singh Chautala of the Indian Nationwide Lok Dal gained. The Congress candidate got here in third behind the BJP’s — a trigger for concern given the Congress had supported the farmers’ agitation from day 1.

Additionally, the margin of Chautala’s victory was solely 6,739 votes, elevating some questions in regards to the depth and breadth of the anger towards the BJP.

In Telangana’s Huzurabad, the BJP gained a really important victory — former well being minister Eatala Rajender, who defected from the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi in June, defeating the candidate of his former get together by a snug margin of virtually 24,000 votes.

In Badvel (SC) seat in Andhra Pradesh, the YSRCP gained comfortably, defeating the BJP candidate.

In Bihar, the JD(U) retained each the Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan seats, defeating RJD candidates.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tweeted that the “individuals have given their choice”; Chief of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav stated the RJD had improved its efficiency whereas preventing towards a coalition of 5 ruling events.

Ten of the 29 Meeting seats had been with the Congress earlier than the October 30 byelections — two greater than the get together’s tally on Tuesday.

Two Assam seats — Mariani and Thowra — had been with the Congress; it misplaced each. It additionally misplaced the Jobat and Prithvipur seats in Madhya Pradesh, though it did win Raigaon. In Meghalaya, it misplaced each the Rajabala and Mawphlang seats.

Nevertheless, Dhariawad in Rajasthan was a acquire for the get together, as was Jubbal Kotkhai in Himachal. The Congress gained a seat in Karnataka as nicely.

Himachal Pradesh introduced the Congress cheer; moreover taking Jubbal Kotkhai from the BJP, it retained Arki — represented by the late former chief minister Virbhadra Singh — and Fatehpur. Virbhadra’s spouse Pratibha Singh gained the Mandi Lok Sabha seat, dwelling turf of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

The BJP expressed disappointment with the leads to Himachal Pradesh. “It’s a get up name for the get together and its staff. Now we have to go deep into it because the state is going through Meeting polls subsequent 12 months,” senior BJP chief P Muralidhar Rao stated.

Rao, nonetheless, claimed that the get together is on the ascendant in Madhya Pradesh. “You will notice it sooner or later additionally. Now we have corrected the gaps and stuck our issues. Each in governance and within the organisation, you will note BJP’s upward swing in Madhya Pradesh,” Rao, who’s answerable for the BJP within the state, stated.

The BJP’s efficiency in Madhya Pradesh additionally brings credit score to Chouhan, who’s the final incumbent Chief Minister from the BJP’s earlier technology of leaders. The brand new management’s handpicked Chief Ministers Thakur and Bommai couldn’t match expectations. The byelection leads to Madhya Pradesh have consolidated Chouhan’s place, and can presumably discourage makes an attempt at a change of guard within the state.

“The BJP and its allies have elevated their tally within the state Assemblies. Our votes, unfold, and seats have elevated,” BJP Rajya Sabha MP and head of nationwide media cell Anil Baluni stated.

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