Bypoll Results 2022 Live: In a setback to the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP), the BJP on Sunday emerged victorious in both Azamgarh and Rampur seats in the by-elections to the UP Lok Sabha constituencies. BJP candidates Dinesh Lal Yadav “Nirahua” (Azamgarh) and Ghanshayam Singh Lodhi (Rampur) defeated SP nominees Dharmendra Yadav and Asim Raja respectively by margins of 8,679 and 42,192 votes. Dealing a severe blow to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president, Simranjit Singh Mann, emerged as the victor in the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency, the bastion of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, defeating AAP candidate Gurmail Singh in a neck-and-neck fight.
The Aam Aadmi Party swept the Rajinder Nagar bypolls in Delhi with a margin of around 11,000 votes on Sunday. Tripura CM Manik Saha won the Town Bardowali bypolls by 6,104 votes, defeating his nearest rival and Congress candidate Ashish Kumar Saha. Manik Saha needed to win this election to continue as the CM. YSR Congress Party’s Mekapati Vikram Reddy won by a huge margin in Andhra Pradesh’s Atmakur, defeating the BJP candidate by a margin of 82,888 votes.
In Tripura, the BJP won three out of four seats with Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha emerging victorious in his first-ever direct electoral battle from the Town Bardowali constituency. The BJP also won the Jubarajnagar and Surma seats in the Tripura bypolls. Meanwhile, the Congress party made a comeback of sorts by winning one seat and the CPI(M) and the TMC ended with zero seats.