Adityanath, who took over as the chief minister on March 19, had to become a legislator within six months of assuming office and that deadline expired on September 19. All of them had to get elected to either the Assembly or the Legislative Council before September 19 in order to continue as ministers.
Bypoll results Live updates: The by-elections in 8 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Assam and Delhi had taken place on Sunday.
Jammu and Kashmir bypoll: Delhi has interpreted high turnouts as rejection of azadi sentiment; Kashmiris, by contrast, have seen voting as a way to negotiate for basic necessities.
Bhartiya Janta Party won and retained seats in Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The bypolls to Bilari and Jangipur, in Moradabad and Ghazipur districts respectively, are being seen as a litmus test ahead of the state elections in 2017.
For the by-election, nominations will be accepted from June 3 to 10. Votes will be counted on June 30.
Ruling party resorted to massive rigging to win the elections – Opposition
The byelections brought the Congress and the NCP back together, as it did the BJP and the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.
NCP defeated RPI by a margin of 458 votes in the Jijamata Hospital (Prabhag 43 A) bypoll.
Sisodia indicated that existing MLAs from the party would have an important role to play in the bypolls.
Munde, who died in a road accident on June 3, had defeated NCP’s Suresh Dhus by a margin of 1.36 lakh votes in the Lok Sabha polls.
Bypoll was held here as BJP MLA from the seat Hukum Singh was elected MP from the Kairana Lok Sabha seat.
The bypoll results reflect trends that appear to be of a “certain significance” and show a decline for BJP.
Mukesh Sharma’s brother, also an MLA, tenders apology, party yet to issue order.
While the Prime Minister talks about “minimum government”, his ministers seem not to have understood what this means.