Bypolls results 2016: No surprise across seven states, ruling parties hold sway

Demonetisation didn't influence BJP supporters as they voted for the party in Madhya Pradesh and Assam.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 22, 2016 7:23 pm
bypolls, by elections, by-elections, bjp, congress, tmc, trinamool congress, aiadmk, jayalalithaa, tamil nadu, latest news, indian express BJP and Trinamool Congress shared the honours by winning two Lok Sabha seats each, claiming it was a vindication of their stand on demonetisation.

There was no surprise in the Lok Sabha and Assembly by-elections held on November 19 as the ruling parties in all six states and Puducherry retained their respective seats. Demonetisation didn’t influence BJP supporters as they voted for the party in Madhya Pradesh and Assam. Trinamool Congress too swept Tamluk and Coochbehar Lok Sabha constituencies and Monteswar assembly seat in West Bengal. In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK won all three seats while North East Democratic Alliance bagged the Hayuliang seat in Arunachal.

Here’s how the parties fared in by-elections

AIADMK wins all three seats, Jayalalithaa happy

The ruling AIADMK won all the three assembly by-elections in Tamil Nadu. In Aravakkurichi, AIADMK’s V. Senthil Balaji defeated DMK’s K.C. Palanisamy while at Thirupparankundram AIADMK’s A.K. Bose defeated DMK’s P. Saravanan. In Thanjavur, the AIADMK’s M. Rengasamy worsted DMK’s Anjugam Bhoopathy. After the results were announced, Jayalalithaa said the election victory while she was in hospital gave her limitless happiness and enthusiasm. “With this it is proved again that people are on my side,” Jayalalithaa said. Following the three victories, the AIADMK’s strength in the 234-member house goes up to 136 (including Speaker). The DMK has 89 members, the Congress eight and the Indian Union Muslim League one.

BJP wins both LS, Assembly seats in Assam

The ruling BJP won the by-poll to Lakhimpur Lok Sabha and Baithalangso Assembly seats in Assam defeating Congress, its nearest rival. Party candidate Pradan Barua won the Lakhaimpur Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 1,90,219 votes defeating his Congress’s Hema Prasanga Pegu by a convincing 1,90,219 votes. The seat was lying vacant after Sarbananda Sonowal quit it to contest the Majuli assembly seat in April this year and take on the reins of the state. Mansing Rongpi won the Baithalangso Assembly seat. Rongpi defeated his nearest Congress rival Ruponsing Ronghang by 16,600 votes. Rongpi garnered 72,160 votes, while Ronghang polled 55,560 votes.

BJP retains LS, Assembly seats in MP

The BJP retained Shahdol Lok Sabha and Nepanagar Assembly seats in the by-elections in Madhya Pradesh, defeating the Congress which had brought to the campaign the demonetisation issue alongwith local themes against the ruling party. In Shahdol(ST), BJP’s Gyan Singh defeated Himadri Singh of Congress by a comfortable margin of over 60,000 votes, belying the latter’s hopes of wresting the seat to add to the party’s tally in the Lok Sabha. Gyan Singh bagged 4,81,398 votes while his Congress rival polled 4,21,015 votes. The party also defended the Nepanagar Assembly seat where its contestant Manju Dadu trounced nearest Congress rival Antar Singh Barde by a margin of 42,198 votes. The ruling party sharply increased its winning margin in Nepanagar to 42,198 votes as against 22,178 in the 2013 Assembly polls.

TMC retains all three seats in Bengal

Trinamool Congress retained the two Lok Sabha seats and one assembly seat in West Bengal winning by massive margin. TMC candidate Dibyendu Adhikari won Tamluk Lok Sabha seat by defeating his nearest CPI(M) rival Mandira Panda by 4.97 lakh votes, up from 2.5 lakh votes in 2014. The party won the Coochbehar LS seat with its candidate Parthapratim Roy drubbing his nearest rival BJP’s Hemchandra Burman by a margin of 4.9 lakh votes and pushed Forward Bloc, a LF partner to the third position. In Monteswar assembly seat, Saikat Panja of TMC won the seat by a margin of 1.27 lakh votes over his nearest CPI(M) rival Md Osman Gani Sarkar. The CPI(M), Congress and BJP lost their deposits in the polls.

CPI-M wins both Assembly seats in Tripura

The ruling CPI-M in Tripura won the two Assembly seats, Barjala (SC) and Khowai, by defeating Congress and TMC candidates respecitively. CPI-M candidate Jhumu Sarkar trounced his nearest BJP rival Shistamohan Das by a margin of 3,374 votes in Barjala (SC) constituency. CPI-M secured 15,769 votes, while BJP garnered 12,395 votes. By-poll in the constituency was necessitated due to the resignation of Congress MLA Jitendra Sarkar in June last. In Khowai constituency, CPI-M candidate Biswajit Datta trounced his nearest TMC candidate Manoj Das by a margin of 16,047 votes. CPI-M secured 24810 votes and TMC 8763 votes.

BJP’s Dasanglu Pul shines in Arunachal

North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) candidate Dasanglu Pul of BJP won the Hayuliang Assembly by-poll after defeating her lone rival Yompi Kri, an Independent candidate, by 942 votes. Pul, who was contesting on a BJP ticket, polled 5,326 votes while Kri could secure 4,384 votes in the by-poll held on November 19. The winner is the youngest of three wives of former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul. The by-poll was necessitated due to his alleged suicide.

Narayanasamy wins Nellithope in Puducherry

Senior Congress leader and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy won the bypoll to the Nellithope Assembly constituency defeating AIADMK’s Om Sakthi Segar, by a margin of 11,144 votes. While Narayanasamy, whose victory was on expected lines, polled 18,709 votes out of the total 26,564 votes, Segar got 7,565 votes.

(With inputs from agencies)

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    prakash gotimukul
    Nov 23, 2016 at 8:38 am
    Only a IE which is blind can write such a headline, cannot see congress wiped out in am, Tripura, WB,TN. Some have recd votes in hundreds...............Cong mukt bharat round the corner. 11/12 is total of Non;br/gt;Heading Shd be CONG ROUTED IN ALL STATES ALMOST EXCEPT ONE
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      MarG G
      Nov 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm
      I know what exactly would have SURPRISED IndianExpress, BJP losing at many;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But, you;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Never gonna happen, no surprise there....
      1. S
        Nov 22, 2016 at 5:38 pm
        These politicians and there deep rooted inferiority;br/gt;Always trying hard to prove something
        1. M
          Nov 23, 2016 at 7:38 am
          1. V
            Nov 23, 2016 at 5:01 am
            People like you are good for India because congress leadership draws comfort and courage for their flawed strategies from sycophants like;br/gt;Please keep up the good work because in the next election you would be lucky to win 4 seats even with one vote;br/gt;P.S people like you are in a jam now because you are led by straw men who have no prospectus of ever coming back to power.But the misplaced loyalty or fear of banishment prevents you from doing something about it.You have got a tiger by the tail my friend.Good luck.
            1. K
              Nov 23, 2016 at 8:43 am
              No surprise , thats for you - anti india brigade !lt;br/gt;you guys were expecting big blow for Modi after demonetization and it did not happen lt;br/gt;The normal Indians support it and they want a better tomorrow for India
              1. A
                Nov 22, 2016 at 3:21 pm
                Just like Abraham Lincoln said, "you can fool some of the people all the time"
                1. D
                  Deeptanshu Verma
                  Nov 22, 2016 at 9:06 pm
                  No surprise? Weren't people claiming that demonetisation has brought tremendous suffering to public and is a major ber by Modi. So it seems that so far people do have trust in the Modi Govt, despite experiencing hardships as a result of the currency change. We will have to see how things go operationally over coming weeks, hopefully things will get better.
                  1. H
                    Nov 23, 2016 at 5:41 am
                    Abki Baar Mamata Sarkar for sure.
                    1. H
                      Nov 23, 2016 at 2:53 am
                      Deposit Rs.15/ lakhs in the accounts of the Aam Janta and then we will believe you.
                      1. K
                        Nov 22, 2016 at 6:04 pm
                        India got its hero MODI ji..
                        1. I
                          IML sood
                          Nov 22, 2016 at 3:22 pm
                          A big slap by the majority of people on the face od such political leaders who were trying to create chaos among people by misguiding them against the steps taken by the curb black money.The big jokers like Khujli and Mumtaz of WB were threatening Jail Baro Aandolan after their 3days ultimatum but why are they are now hiding their face heart of hearts they know none will support them except a few their blind slaves.
                          1. S
                            Nov 22, 2016 at 11:55 pm
                            Vermaji what type of thinking you have say in MP BJP got 4.8L Con 4.2 L. That doesnt mean that 4.8 support demonstration and 4.2 are against demonetization. Had BJP improved their vote share by 10-15 % then your claim is justified. The way bhakatas moving, ultimately a good PM Modiji fate may be similar to Vajpai India shining slogan. You may agree with me that too good is not good. Let the PM work and hope for its success.
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                              Surendra Nadhan
                              Nov 23, 2016 at 5:40 am
                              The only surprise is that the Congress is nowhere in Tripura and it will be a great concern for Marxists.
                              1. L
                                Nov 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm
                                Chri$lamic fanatics ko khooni .
                                1. M
                                  Nov 22, 2016 at 5:27 pm
                                  Never mind t did an up vote for you !
                                  1. M
                                    Nov 22, 2016 at 5:29 pm
                                    Watch CNN18 in Varanasi, Rai bariely and Amethi people don't mind giving PM Modi a chance Prepared to wait in Q despite inconvenience
                                    1. N
                                      Nov 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm
                                      FINAL NOTE: VICTOR MIGHTY MODI AND total write off KHOONgress......
                                      1. N
                                        Nov 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm
                                        and SOMETIME PEOPLE CAN FOOL you TOO AS IN memta OF WB, AS SHE WILL CALL MORE kanglaDESHI....
                                        1. k
                                          Nov 23, 2016 at 9:31 am
                                          The bias of Indian Express is so conuous by the headlines and the report itself. Not a word of mention of a wipe out of Congress !! Isn't that big enough news for you ? Sad, Media partiality weakening its status of being the fourth estate of democracy with this standard of willful reporting !
                                          1. R
                                            Nov 23, 2016 at 4:48 am
                                            Ask your darling Fonia. She did not even appoint SIT as ordered by Supreme Court
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