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Assembly Bypoll Results 2018 highlights: SP wins Noorpur, CPM retains Chengannur, Nitish loses prestige battle in Jokihat

Assembly Bye-Election Results 2018 highlights: The results for eleven Assembly constituencies across ten states will be announced today. Follow all the LIVE updates from Assembly bypoll results here.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 31, 2018 8:32:43 pm
Assembly Bypoll Results 2018: Voters show their voter identity cards as they wait in a queue to cast their votes for Noorpur Assembly bypolls, in Bijnor, on Monday. (PTI Photo)

Assembly Bypoll Results 2018: Counting of votes to 10 Assembly seats was held in nine states across the country. The seats, including Jokihat (Bihar), Gomia and Silli (Jharkhand), Chengannur (Kerala), Noorpur (Uttar Pradesh), Tharali (Uttarakhand), Palus Kadegaon (Maharashtra), Ampati (Meghalaya), Shahkot (Punjab) and Maheshtala (West Bengal), went to polls earlier this week. The results from the Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency in Karnataka, where elections were delayed by the Election Commission over malpractice, was also declared today.

The Congress has secured wins in four seats — Maharashtra’s Palus Kadegaon, Meghalaya’s Ampati, Karnataka’s RR Nagar and Punjab’s Shahkot. In Kerala’s Chengannur, meanwhile, the CPM registered a massive win with its candidate Saji Cherian winning by over 20,000 votes. In Bihar, the RJD has trumped Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) to win the Jokihat seat. The Samajwadi Party has won Uttar Pradesh’s Noorpur seat.

Assembly Bypoll Results 2018: Full list of winners

In Punjab’s Shahkot constituency, ruling Congress candidate Hardev Singh Ladi wrested the assembly seat from the Shiromani Akali Dal, defeating the party’s nominee Naib Singh Kohar with a margin of 38,801 votes, an election office spokesperson said. The results to the seat, a SAD bastion, is a considered a referendum on the Congress government in the state.

In West Bengal’s Maheshtala, ruling Trinamool Congress candidate Dulal Das defeated BJP’s Sujit Kumar Ghosh by 62,827 votes. The constituency had recorded over 70 per cent votes.

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15:30 (IST)31 May 2018
TMC wins Maheshtala assembly bypoll

TMC candidate Dulal Das won Maheshtala assembly bypoll in Bengal after beating BJP's Sujit Kumar Ghosh by 62,827 votes

14:30 (IST)31 May 2018
Updated list of winners

With results to just one Assembly bypoll seat pending, here's a list of winners in the other 10:

Palus Kadegaon (Maharashtra) -- Congress Vishwajeet Patangrao Kadam

Ampati (Meghalaya) -- Congress, Miani D Shira

Jokihat (Bihar) -- RJD, Shahnawaz Alam

Noorpur (Uttar Pradesh) -- SP, Naeemul Hasan

Chengannur (Kerala) -- CPM, Saji Cherian

Shahkot (Punjab) -- Congress, Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia

Tharali (Uttarakhand) -- BJP, Munni Devi Shah

Gomia (Jharkhand) -- JMM, Babita Devi

Silli (Jharkhand) -- JMM, Seema Mahto

14:17 (IST)31 May 2018
JMM wins both Silli, Gomia seats in Jharkhand

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has won both Assembly seats in Jharkhand, Gomia and Silli. The Gomia seat has been won by Babita Devi defeated AJSU nominee Lambodar Mahto by 13,00 votes. In Silli,Seema Mahto defeated AJSU chief and former state Deputy Chief Minister Sudesh Mahto by 13,000 votes, reports PTI.

14:13 (IST)31 May 2018
BJP retains Uttarakhand's Tharali seat

The BJP won the seat in Uttarakhand with a margin of over 1,990 votes. Munni Devi Shah defeated Congress' Jeetram. The bypoll was necessitated after the death of BJP's Maganlal Shah. 

13:42 (IST)31 May 2018
Punjab: Congress wins Shahkot seat

Congress wins Shahkot Assembly bypoll. Its candidate Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia defeats Shiromani Akali Dal nominee Naib Singh Kohar by over 38,000 votes. This comes as bad news for SAD, as the seat was its stronghold in the state. The polls were also considered a referendum on the Congress government in the state.

13:41 (IST)31 May 2018
Results of four seats still to be declared

Results to four Assembly seats are yet to come in. Here are the latest trends: The BJP leads in Uttarakhand's Tharali as well as Jharkhand's Gomia seat. In Silli, JMM is leading. The TMC is in the lead in West Bengal's Maheshtala.

Also read | How to check bye-election results on Election Commission of India website

13:14 (IST)31 May 2018
Results of six seats declared: Here are the winners

Here are the parties that have won the Assembly bypoll seats till now, and their candidates:

  • Palus Kadegaon (Maharashtra) — Congress, Vishwajeet Patangrao Kadam
  • Ampati (Meghalaya) — Congress, Miani D Shira
  • Jokihat (Bihar) — RJD, Shahnawaz Alam
  • Noorpur (Uttar Pradesh) — SP, Naeemul Hasan
  • Chengannur (Kerala) — CPM, Saji Cherian
  • RR Nagar (Karnataka) — Congress, Muniratna

Also read | Assembly Bypoll Results 2018: Full list of winners

13:00 (IST)31 May 2018
Congress takes RR Nagar, SP wins Noorpur bypoll

The Congress has won the RR Nagar seat. Its candidate Muniratna won with a margin of over 41,000 votes over BJP rival Tulsi Muniraju Gowda. The Samajwadi Party, meanwhile, has won the Noorpur Assembly bypoll by 6,211 votes.

12:38 (IST)31 May 2018
Bihar: RJD trumps JDU to win Jokihat seat

The RJD has won the Jokihat Assembly bypoll by over 4,000 votes. Shahnawaz Alam defeated the JD(U)'s Murshid Alam. RJD leader and former Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, in a press conference, says the loss is a lesson for Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. He adds that money and state machinery has not helped him win. The JDU, which was previously in alliance with RJD in the state, is now in alliance with BJP in the state.

12:31 (IST)31 May 2018
CPM wins Chengannur

CPM wins Chengannur Assembly seat in Kerala. Candidate Saji Cherian wins by by 20,956 votes.

12:25 (IST)31 May 2018
Congress nears victory in RR Nagar, reactions pour in

With trends from the RR Nagar constituency in favour of the Congress, its leader Dinesh Gundu Rao says the people of Bengaluru have blessed the party. SAD candidate Nayab Singh Kohar, meanwhile, who is trailing in the Shahkot Assembly seat in Punjab, says, "I think the EVM machines were rigged."

12:17 (IST)31 May 2018
Victory reflects CPM govt's pro-people policies, says party state secretary

As the trends become clear, reactions are coming in from leaders. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, state secretary of the CPM says the party's victory is a reflection of the government's pro-people policies and secular stance.

12:10 (IST)31 May 2018
BJP leads in Uttarakhand's Tharali seat

The BJP is leading from the Tharali Assembly seat in Uttarakhand in the ninth round of counting, reports ANI. In other news, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Shahnawaz Alam is leading in the Jokihat seat in Bihar over JD(U) candidate Murshid Alam. There are seven other candidates in the fray.

12:09 (IST)31 May 2018
Kerala Congress has done its job, but it is certain there were some undercurrents: KM Mani

KM Mani, leader of the Kerala Congress (M), has said that his party has given all its votes to the UDF but it was not enough for a victory. "It's clear that there were some undercurrents, we have to examine," he told reporters.

KC(M) had recently rejoined the UDF after a long gap.

12:02 (IST)31 May 2018
Noorpur results: SP leads by over 3000 votes

In the Noorpur Assembly by-election in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party leads after 17 rounds of counting. Its candidate Naeemul Hasan is ahead by over 3,000 votes, reports PTI. The election was necessitated following the death of BJP MLA Lokendra Singh Chauhan. His wife, Avani Singh, is contesting the seat for the BJP. 

11:50 (IST)31 May 2018
CPM's lead margin in Chengannur now double its 2016 victory margin

It's very clear that the ruling CPM will retain Chengannur for now, not just lightly but with a massive victory margin. If its candidate KK Ramachandran Nair won in 2016 by nearly 8000 votes, this time, Saji Cherian of the party is already leading by 15,486 votes with 32 booths still left to be counted. This possibly is a margin that even the party did not anticipate. The Left has been able to consolidate its lead in all the panchayats counted so far, even in those which were considered strongholds of the Congress. The erosion in the votes of the Congress is immense, but unlike last time, when a major share went to the BJP, this time, it has flown towards the CPM.

Saji Cherian of the CPM 

11:46 (IST)31 May 2018
Karnataka: Congress set to win big in RR Nagar

Congress seems set to win big in Karnataka's RR Nagar constituency. It's candidate Muniratna leads by over 46,000 votes after the 12th round of counting. Polling to the seat was postponed by the EC ahead of the Karnataka elections after the poll body found nearly 10,000 voter ID cards in an apartment in the constituency. The Congress and BJP had pointed at one another for malpractice.

11:32 (IST)31 May 2018
Naked communalism was on display in Chengannur, will examine result: Congress' Ramesh Chennithala

Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly, Ramesh Chennithala pointed fingers at the CPM and the BJP alleging that scenes of 'naked communalism' was on display in Chengannur which saw a spirited three-cornered fight. He said this was an election where the party machinery worked in close coordination and this unity will continue in all future elections. "We will certainly examine this result," he told reporters. 

11:26 (IST)31 May 2018
How assertive is the CPM's performance in Chengannur?

This tweet gives an idea:

11:09 (IST)31 May 2018
Congress wins Meghalaya's Ampati seat

The Congress has secured its second win in these Assembly bypolls. After winning uncontested in Maharashtra's Palus Kadegaon, it takes the Ampati seat in Meghalaya by over 3,000 votes. The seat, which was previously held by Congress leader Mukul Sangma, was contested by Miani D Shira for the party. National People's Party (NPP) C G Momin was also in the fray.

Assembly Bypoll Results 2018 Live: The Assembly bypolls results will be announced today  (Express Photo by Vishal Srivastav)

The bypoll in Maharashtra’s Kadegaon was necessitated due to the death of Congress MLA Patangrao Kadam. Vishwakeet Kadam is the lone candidate for this bypoll, as BJP withdrew their candidate Sangramsinh Deshmukh. The elections in Kerala’s Chengannur was held after the death of Communist Party of India (Marxist) lawmaker KK Ramachandran Nair in January. The candidates contesting the bypolls include Saji Cheriyan from CPM, D Vijaykumar from Congress and PS Sreedharan Pillai from BJP.

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