Bypoll results 2016: PM Modi congratulates BJP winners in MP, Assam and Arunachal

Bhartiya Janta Party won and retained seats in Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 22, 2016 7:18 pm
Guwahati: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrate the win of party candidates from Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat and Boithalangsu assembly seat, in Guwahati on Tuesday. PTI Photo (PTI11_22_2016_000172B) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrate the win of party candidates from Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat and Boithalangsu assembly seat, in Guwahati on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

As bypoll results were declared across states on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, where the party won and retained seats. The prime minister also thanked people “for the continued faith in BJP and in the BJP’s unwavering focus on development and good governance.” The BJP made a clean sweep in the by-elections for Lakhimpur Lok Sabha and Baithalangso assembly constituency in Assam as party candidates Pradan Baruah and Mansingh Rongpi defeated their rivals in their respective constituencies. In Madhya Pradesh, the party retained Shahdol Lok Sabha and Nepanagar Assembly seats, defeating the Congress which had brought to the campaign the demonetisation issue along with local themes against the ruling party.

Meanwhile, former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul’s wife Dasanglu Pul of the BJP defeated her Congress rival Yompi Kri by a margin of 942 votes in Hayuliang LAC in Anjaw district, which had fallen vacant following the death of Kalikho Pul in August this year.

“BJP is fully committed to diligently serving the wonderful people of West Bengal,” PM Modi said, appreciating the efforts of BJP in the state. Trinamool Congress retained the two Lok Sabha seats and one assembly seat in West Bengal where bypoll was held on November 19 with its candidates winning by massive margin.

The prime minister also congratulated the Tripura BJP workers for “an impressive performance in the bypolls”. He said, “Good to see BJP expanding its base in the Northeast.” In Tripura, the ruling CPI(M) snatched the Barjala constituency from the Congress with its candidate Jhumu Sarkar defeating his nearest rival Shristimohan Das (BJP) by a margin of 3,374 votes.

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First Published on: November 22, 2016 7:16 pm
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    Suraj
    Mar 5, 2017 at 12:09 am
    Tripura gov done well job.
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      CKRV
      Nov 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm
      MOST EXPECTED, THOUGH UNDUE OPPOSITION FROM ALL EVIL PARTIES AGAINST A PARTY AND ITS PM OUTSTANDING, BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE AND GREAT LEADERSHIP AFTER GREAT PM-S SRI LAL BAHADUR SASTRI AND ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE, NATION IS WITH YOU SIR.
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        DavePh
        Nov 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm
        CONgress will bounce and jump into gutter once again...
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          IML sood
          Nov 22, 2016 at 3:04 pm
          Now where are Cong. and other Govt. baitors. Where is Mumtaz of WB or Khujli of Delhi who were ranting that that the people of country are in revolt mood. Shame of such degraded leaders and a few supporters who still are blind slaves still sing praise of such parties,as Maronite people in these by election have given their verdict against black money steps being taken by the Govt.
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            Rajendran
            Nov 23, 2016 at 1:28 am
            Heads you win and Tails I loose is your argument. If BJP had lost it, then you would have shouted from roof top, it was a message to oust Modi.
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              Rajendran
              Nov 23, 2016 at 1:29 am
              So time has come to oust communists from Tiripura too.
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                moghe
                Nov 23, 2016 at 10:45 am
                Why do you s not pull him to court ? No difference between you and Jhaduwal.
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                  SanjK
                  Nov 22, 2016 at 7:37 pm
                  Dear Mr. Gopal if pm modi is most corrupt as you say, then why again has rahul and his cronies been crushed again at the polls ?
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                    som d
                    Nov 22, 2016 at 3:22 pm
                    People were and are ready to give his leadership a chance as they are seeing some light at the end of 70-year long tunnel, hope all the states do that, gods bless India.
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                      gopal
                      Nov 22, 2016 at 5:35 pm
                      Message promoted by BJP IT cell . It's only by-election. People will show exit door to mist corrupt PM on India
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                        gopal
                        Nov 22, 2016 at 5:33 pm
                        Modi mindless chamchas 2019 Congress will bounce back
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                          AndyL
                          Nov 23, 2016 at 12:55 am
                          Show me one place he or his staff took any money or perform corrupt activity.
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