LIVE Updates Bypolls 2019: INC gets early lead in Punjab
Counting of votes for bypolls to 11 assembly constituencies of Uttar Pradesh began at 8 am on Thursday
Lucknow: Counting of votes for bypolls to 11 assembly constituencies of Uttar Pradesh began at 8 am on Thursday.
All preparations for the smooth counting have been completed, the election office here said.
On Monday, 47.05 per cent voters had exercised their franchise in the bypolls, mostly necessitated after sitting legislators got elected to the Lok Sabha in May.
Of the 11 seats where bypolls were held, eight were held by the BJP and one by its ally Apna Dal (Sonelal). Two other seats were shared by the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party.
The Ghosi seat fell vacant following the resignation of sitting MLA Phagu Chauhan after he was appointed as Bihar Governor.
The BJP, BSP, SP and the Congress fielded their candidates on all the 11 seats.
According to the office of the state chief electoral officer, 109 candidates are in the fray for the bypolls to the assembly seats of Gangoh, Rampur, Iglas (SC), Lucknow Cantonment, Govind Nagar, Manikpur, Pratapgarh, Zaidpur (SC), Jalalpur, Balha (SC) and Ghosi.
In the assembly, the BJP currently has 302 members, followed by the SP (47) and the BSP (18). BJP ally Apna Dal (Sonelal) has eight legislators, while the Congress has seven MLAs in the House.
Early trends of UP-Bihar ByPolls Result 2019 are giving hope to SP, Congress and other parties as BJP is trailing in some parts of the country. Voting for these 51 seats was held on October 21 along with Maharashtra and Haryana assembly polls. Initial trends are showing that BJP-Apna Dal candidate Rajkumar Pal is leading from Pratapgarh seat while SP candidate Indra Sen is leading from Gangoh seat.
Samastipur Lok Sabha Constituency - Prince Raj of Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJSP) is leading on Samastipur Lok Sabha seat.
Alpesh Thakor trailing - BJP's Alpesh Thakor is trailing from Radhanpur seat of Gujarat. He recently left the Congress and joined the BJP. At the same time, BJP has received a setback from Rampur seat of UP where Azam Khan's wife is leading by 12,363 votes.
Rampur Constituency - In UP by-elections, SP candidate Tanzin Fatima from Rampur is leading by 1635 votes and BJP candidate Bharat Bhushan Gupta is trailing.
SP leads Zaidpur - This seat is located in Barabanki region where Samajwadi Party is leading with over 5500 votes. In the first round of voting, BSP candidate Abhay Kumar Bunty is leading ahead in Aligarh assembly.
NCP leads in Satara - Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil of National Congress Party (NCP) is leading on Satara Lok Sabha seat. He is giving a tough fight to Udayanraje Bhosale of BJP and Chandrkant Tatu Khandait of VBA.
Congress leads in Jhabua - Congress candidate Kantilal Bhuria is leading on Jhabua seat of Madhya Pradesh. The voting for this seat took place on October 21.
SP leads in Gangoh - As per the initial trends, Samajwadi Party is leading on Gangoh and Rampur seats in Uttar Pradesh. It is believed that the Samajwadi Party has a stronghold in Rampur constituency.
Jhabua Assembly seat - Jhabua Assembly bypoll in Madhya Pradesh begun at 8 am and 62 per cent of voters exercised their votes.
Puducherry Assembly seat - In the first round of counting congress candidate John Kumar is leading.
Six seats of Gujarat Assembly - Counting of votes for six assembly seats begins at 8am. Election commission recorded 53.67 per cent of voter turn out in the by-elections.
Counting of votes begins - Election Commission has started counting of votes for Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly Poll Results 2019.
The Ernakulum seat recorded about 40.3% of voter turnout while Konni in Kerala recorded the highest polling at 64.6%. On the other hand in Uttar Pradesh, the average poll percentage stands at 28.98 per cent. Gangoh (UP) had the highest voter turnout with 41.7%.
Voting took place for Samastipur (SC) Lok Sabha seat besides Nathnagar, Simri Bakhtiyarpur Kishanganj, Belhar and Daraunda assembly constituencies in Bihar. This Lok Sabha constituency comprises six assembly seats. The bypoll took place in the constituency due to the death of sitting MP of LJP Ramchandra Paswan.
Assembly Bypoll in Kishanganj has been necessitated by the election of Congress MLA Mohd Javed from the parliamentary constituency of the same name.
Lucknow Cantt recorded poor voter turnout because of the less participation of the people. As per the data about one-fourth of the total female voters and just one-third of total male voters came out to cast their votes. The total polling percentage was just 28.77 per cent which is the lowest since 1991.
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Samastipur LS Seat - LJSP candidate Prince Raj is leading with over 31,000 votes. The re-election was announced on this seat due to the death of former MP Ram Chandra Paswan.
SP in Barabanki - Samajwadi Party's Gaurav Rawat is leading in Barabanki's Zaidpur seat by 39,000 votes while BJP's Ramkumar from Iglas is leading with more than 24,000 of votes.
Pratapgarh seat - Apna Dal candidate Rajkumar Pal is leading with 12,000 votes in Pratapgarh after sixth round of voting. Tanjim Fatima of SP in Rampur leading with 31,000 thousand votes. Anand Shukla of BJP from Chitrakoot is leading with about 9,000 votes.