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Status quo in LS bypolls, BJP, SP, TRS retain 1 seat each

BJP, SP and TRS are in office in the states of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana from where they won the respective constituencies.

In the general elections this year, Modi had set a record margin by winning the Vadodara seat by 5,70,128  votes. In the general elections this year, Modi had set a record margin by winning the Vadodara seat by 5,70,128 votes.

The three Lok Sabha constituencies where bypolls were held voted for status quo with BJP, SP and TRS today retaining Vadodara, Mainpuri and Medak seats respectively.

BJP, SP and TRS are in office in the states of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana from where they won the respective constituencies. Their candidates had vacated the seats necessitating the September 13 byelections.

BJP candidate Ranjanben Bhatt won the Vadodara seat trouncing Narendra Rawat of Congress by a margin of ,29,507 votes, according to District Collector Avantika Singh, who is the returning officer.

The seat was vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he retained Varanasi seat.

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Bhatt secured 5,26,763 votes while Rawat got 1,97,256 votes, Singh said.

In the general elections this year, Modi had set a record margin by winning the Vadodara seat by 5,70,128 votes defeating Congress General secretary and party’s candidate Madhusudan Mistry.

Modi had got 8,45,464 votes while Mistry secured 2,75,336 votes.

In Mainpuri, a stronghold of ruling Samajwadi Party, Tej Pratap Singh, the party candidate and grand-nephew of Mulayam Singh Yadav, defeated his nearest rival Prem Singh Skahkya of BJP by a margin of more than 3.21 lakh votes.

The Mainpuri seat was vacated by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, who decided to retain Azamgarh seat. Mulayam had won by 3.64 lakh votes. The SP had won five seats in the Lok Sabha elections in UP that was swept by BJP, which bagged 71 of the 80 seats. BJP ally Apna Dal notched two.

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In Telangana, TRS again asserted its supremacy in Medak Lok Sabha constituency with its nominee K Prabhakar Reddy winning by 3,61,277 votes.

Reddy polled 5,71,800 votes, pushing Congress’ V Sunita Laxma Reddy (2,10,523) and BJP’s T Jayaprakash Reddy  (1,86,334) to second and third positions.

The Medak Lok Sabha seat was vacated by K Chandrasekhar Rao after he became Chief Minister. Rao had won with a margin of 3.97 lakh votes in the May elections.

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The Medak Lok Sabha seat was vacated by K Chandrasekhar Rao after he became Chief Minister. Rao had won with a margin of 3.97 lakh votes in the May elections.

First published on: 16-09-2014 at 16:57 IST
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