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Bypoll results 2022 Live Updates: Akhilesh Yadav’s SP loses his Lok Sabha seat Azamgarh to BJP
Bypoll Results 2022 Live: 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.
By: Express Web Desk | Agartala, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Lucknow, New Delhi, Ranchi |
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with BJP candidate and Bhojpuri film actor Dinesh Lal Yadav, during a public meeting in support of Yadav for Azamgarh parliamentary constituency by-elections, in Azamgarh, June 19, 2022. (PTI Photo)
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.
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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.
Counting of votes for bypolls to three Lok Sabha seats and seven Assembly seats underway: Tripura CM Manik Saha poised to win in Town Bardowali; AAP takes comfortable lead in Delhi's Rajinder Nagar; SP leads in UP's Rampur. Follow live election results below.
People queue up at a polling station to cast their votes for the Sangrur Lok Sabha bypolls, in Sangrur, Thursday. (PTI)
While Sangrur in Punjab recorded 45.3 per cent voter turnout, the polling percentages at Rampur and Azamgarh were 41.3 per cent and 49.43 per cent, respectively. Till the end of polling hours, Rajinder Nagar Assembly constituency recorded 43.75 per cent voter turnout, while the four Assembly seats in Tripura saw an overall polling percentage of 78.58. Nearly 67 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the bypolls to Atmakur constituency in Andhra Pradesh. In Jharkhand, 56.03 per cent turnout was reported in the Mandar assembly bypoll in Ranchi district.
Tripura has the highest number of four seats -- Agartala, Jubarajnagar, Surma and Town Bardowali.
In Rampur, the BJP fielded Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi, who recently joined the party. Asim Raja, handpicked by Azam Khan is the SP candidate. The Mayawati-led BSP is not contesting from Rampur.
The Azamgarh seat saw a triangular contest among BJP's Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirhua', a Bhojpuri actor-singer, SP's Dharmendra Yadav and BSP's Shah Alam, also known as Guddu Jamali.
In Sangrur, the bypoll was necessitated following the resignation of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann from the Lok Sabha after he was elected as an MLA in the state assembly elections earlier this year. Mann had won the Sangrur seat in the 2014 and 2019 parliamentary elections.
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