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Vidhan Sabha election results 2019 Highlights: Odisha’s BJD set for fifth term, Opposition SKM leads in Sikkim, incumbency in Arunachal

Vidhan Sabha election results 2019 LIVE Highlights: State Assembly Elections were simultaneously held in four states- Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Bypolls held in Tamil Nadu will determine if the DMK has an upper hand over the AIADMK after 18 of its MLAs left the party.

Written by Yamini Kalra , Christina George | New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2019 8:25:53 pm
Across Odisha, a battle rages over govt schemes: It’s state vs central Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar. (Source: PTI Photo/File)

Vidhan Sabha election results 2019 Highlights: Leading in 112/146 seats in Odisha, Naveen Patnaik-led BJD is set to form fifth staright term in Odisha. The state seem to negate the Modi wave that is sweeping the country. The redoubtable Naveen Patnaik, who is powering his party to a certain triumph, is leading from both Bijepur and his home turf Hinjili.

In Andhra Pradesh, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress gets closer to a clean sweep in all 25 Lok Sabha seats of the state. It has also taken a massive lead of 147/175 assembly seats. TDP Chief and state Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is likely to tender a resignation by Thursday evening, reported ANI.

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Meanwhile in Arunachal Pradesh, it’s BJP vs Congress with the saffron party marching ahead of the Congress. Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chmaling is hoping to retain his record of being the longest serving chief minister of any State as trends show a lead for his party Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF).

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Bypolls: Congress’s Babush Monserrate won the Panaji bypoll in Goa, which fell vacant after the death of former chief minister Manohar Parikkar. Results for Mandrem, Mapusa and Shiroda in Goa is awaited.  In Tamil Nadu, DMK is leading in 12 of 22 seats that went on bypolls on April 18 and May 19.  The results  for 22 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu  will seal the fate of the ruling AIADMK government led by E Palaniswami.  Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh chief minister and nine-time MP Kamal Nath contested the Chhindwara bypolls for the first time. Other states that have bypolls include Karnataka, West Bengal, Gujarat and Puducherry.

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Assembly elections results Highlights: Follow updates on Assembly elections held in four states-Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

20:02 (IST)23 May 2019
DMK's Dayanithi Maran and Gowtham Sigamani win from Kallakurichi, Central Chennai LS seats

DMK's star candidates Dayanithi Maran and Gowtham Sigamani have emerged victorious in the Lok Sabha elections. Sigamani won by more than three lakh votes from Kallakurichi, while Maran won by more than three lakh vote difference in Central Chennai

19:59 (IST)23 May 2019
DMK's Poondi Kalaivanan wins Thiruvarur bypoll

DMK's Thiruvarur bypoll candidate Poondi Kalaivanan has won the elections by a vote difference of 62,288. This constituency became vacant following the death of DMK patriarch Kalaignar Karunanidhi in 2018.

18:54 (IST)23 May 2019
Assembly election results 2019: Leads so far

YSRCP sweeps Andhra Pradesh 

BJD set for fifth term in Odisha 

Neck and neck between regional parties SKM and SDF   

18:02 (IST)23 May 2019
BJP wins 7 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh

The ruling BJP in Arunachal Pradesh won seven Assembly seats and is leading in 11 constituencies. Arunachal Pradesh Assembly has 60-seats, but elections were held for 57 seats as three BJP candidates had already won unopposed.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein won the Chowkham seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Khunang Kri by 7,291 votes.

Sitting MLA from Lumla constituency in Tawang district Jambhi Tashi of BJP was re-elected by defeating his lone rival
Jampa Thirnly Kunkhap of the Congress by a margin of 1,288 votes.

17:50 (IST)23 May 2019
Gujarat's Manavadar Assembly constituency: Jawahar Chavda of BJP leads
17:35 (IST)23 May 2019
Neck and neck contest in Sikkim

The opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) won seven Assembly seats and is leading in four constituencies while the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front won three and is ahead in six. Chief Minister and SDF supremo Pawan Chamling won the Poklok Kamrang Assembly seat defeating his nearest Sikkim Krantikari Morcha rival Kharka Bahadur Rai by 2,899 votes.

Sitting MLA and SKM candidate Sonam Lama won the Sangha Assembly seat defeating his nearest Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) rival Tshering Lama by 618 votes. Sikkim has 32 Assembly seats.  

17:28 (IST)23 May 2019
KCR congratulates Naveen Patnaik on his party BJD's victory

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday congratulated Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on his party BJD's victory in the Assembly elections.  "Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in a message congratulated and conveyed his greetings to Naveen Patnaik,
Chief Minister of Odisha on his party's (BJD) victory in the Assembly elections," a release from Rao's office said.

15:42 (IST)23 May 2019
Odisha's BJD set for fifth straight term

Odisha's ruling BJD Thursday looked set to form its government for a fifth straight term, negating a Modi wave that is sweeping the country with its candidates leading in 112 of the state's 146 seats.

The redoubtable Naveen Patnaik, who is powering his party to a certain triumph, is leading from both Bijepur and his home turf Hinjili. Election to one seat was countermanded following the death of a candidate. The BJP appears set to emerge as the main opposition party, with its nominees leading in 21 seats.  

15:35 (IST)23 May 2019
Jamnagar-Rural Assembly constituency: Raghavji Patel of BJP defeats Jayanti Sabhaya

Gujarat: Raghavji Patel of BJP wins bypoll to Jamnagar-Rural Assembly constituency. Patel defeats his Congress rival Jayanti Sabhaya by 33022 votes

15:32 (IST)23 May 2019
DMK leads in LS and assembly seats

In TamiL Nadu, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) led alliance is close to win all 39 Lok Sabha seats. The party has also managed to lead in 12 of 22 assembly seats. 

15:20 (IST)23 May 2019
Without Manohar Parrikar, BJP cannot win in the most important seat: Atanasio Monserrate

Goa's most prestigious assembly seat of capital Panjim, retained by former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar since 1994 went to Congress after 25 years. Congress Candidate Atanasio Monserrate won by a narrow margin of 1758 votes. Monserrate polled 8748 votes against BJP candidate Sidharth Kuncalienkar ’s 6990 votes. AAP's Valmiki Naik and Subhash Velingkar of the Goa Suraksha Manch polled 236 and 516 votes respectively.  The BJP —which hoped Kuncalienkar would win, was decimated in all three rounds, with Monserrate leading from round one itself.  “It just shows that without (Manohar)Parrikar they cannot win in the most important seat,” Monserrate told reporters soon after the figures were announced. Such was the confidence that by 10:45 am firecrackers outside the counting station announced his victory even as the official figures for the final rounds were being counted. The  loss of Panjim seat pinched the BJP which won all the three assembly seats of Mandrem , Shiroda and Mapusa — all of which went to polls along with parliamentary seats. With this the BJP now has 17 MLAs against Congress 15. 

14:59 (IST)23 May 2019
It’s a relief that BJP finally lost in Panjim: AAP candidate Valmiki Naik

Panaji' AAP candidate Valmiki Naik on Thursday condratulated the Congress candidate Atanasio Monserrate for his victory in the Panaji bypoll.

"Despite the electoral setback today, our morale remains higher than ever. We fought hard, we fought honestly, and we fought against all odds. We will only work harder now to give the voters confidence in AAP in the next election.

It’s a relief that BJP has finally lost in Panjim after bringing the city to its worst condition ever. I hope the new MLA works on all the major issues of our city. At the same time we cannot forget that it is now ruled by a person who, as a minister, had tried to sell the entire state off to real estate sharks and against whom the whole of Goa rose in 2006-07. Let there be no doubt that we are watching closely, and we will continue to speak truth to power. We will continue to raise the issues of our city and hold the new MLA to account without fear or favour.

I wish all the other victorious candidates all the best as well, and hope that we see an improvement in the life of the common man, " he said.

14:50 (IST)23 May 2019
Humiliating defeat for Naidu as Jagan Mohan Reddy set to become Andhra CM

Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy of YSR Congress Party is all set to take over as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. YSRCP was leading in 152 of the 175 Assembly and 24 of 25 Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh. It is a humiliating defeat for TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu as his party was reduced to 20-23 Assembly seats and may draw a blank in Lok Sabha seats. A strong anti-incumbency wave which even the YSRCP did not anticipate catapulted Jagan to power. Naidu’s anti-Modi stance also appears to have backfired on him as the general pro-Modi wave translated into votes for Jagan who had strategically positioned himself—neither for nor against BJP. The Congress in AP failed to win even a single Assembly or LS seat for the second successive general elections. The BJP, which won 3 LS and four Assembly seats in 2014, failed to open account this time.

14:15 (IST)23 May 2019
Tamil Nadu bypoll results: Kamal Haasan's MNM competes with NOTA

Kamal Haasan's MNM has received less votes than NOTA polled in the Tamil Nadu bypolls in constituencies like Pappireddipatti, Thiruvarur and Vilathikulam. The party does not seem to be faring well in the Lok Sabha elections either.

13:59 (IST)23 May 2019
Vidhan Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: Counts at 2 pm
13:52 (IST)23 May 2019
It is people's victory, says Jaganmohan Reddy

With his YSR Congress heading for a landslide victory in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy Thursday termed it as people's victory. He also said the YSRC's victory was expected. "I sincerely thank the people who overwhelmingly voted for YSRC and blessed it. I also thank them for exercising their franchise in large numbers and enhanced the value of democracy," Jaganmohan Reddy said in a Facebook post.

"I will live up to the expectations of the people," he promised.

13:47 (IST)23 May 2019
Looking at the loot by N Chandrababu Naidu, the public doesn't want him to rule the state: Voters
12:38 (IST)23 May 2019
In Andhra’s first election since split, lot at stake for Naidu, YS Jagan

While anti-incumbency has pushed TDP to the wall, the slew of welfare schemes and sops announced in the last two months have given it a fighting chance. On the other hand, Jaganmohan Reddy, who has been laying the groundwork for more than 3 years, is poised to give a tough fight.

Traditionally, the party that wins the most seats in East and West Godavari districts forms the government in Andhra. East Godavari has 19 Assembly seats (out of 175) and 3 Lok Sabha constituencies (out of 25), while there are 15 and 3 in West Godavari.

12:25 (IST)23 May 2019
AP CM Chandrababu Naidu likely to tender resignation

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is likely to tender his resignation later today as trends show a defeat for Telegu Desam Party, reports ANI. 

11:58 (IST)23 May 2019
Vidhan Sabha election results 2019

Here's what the trends show so far. YSR Congress is leading in 121 seats in Andhra Pradesh, BJD leads in 83 seats in Odisha, SDF and SKM are in close fight in Sikkim and BJP takes lead in Arunachal Pradesh with 40 seats.  

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Contesting alone since 2004, Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is hoping to return to power in Andhra Pradesh, where he was faced with growing anti-incumbency and the resurgence of YSRCP's Jagan Mohan Reddy.

In Odisha, Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is expecting a fifth term in office. Despite his popularity, this election was Patnaik’s toughest with many of his colleagues, including his once close-aide Jay Panda, quitting the party and joining the BJP.

Elections in Arunachal Pradesh, meanwhile, were marred with protests and violence over the Permanent Residence Certificate which may mark a dent on the BJP government in the state led by Pema Khandu. Elections were contested between the BJP, Congress, NPP, PPA and Janata Dal (Secular). The state has 60 assembly constituencies of which 48 seats are being held the BJP.

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The bypolls for Panaji and Mapusa in Goa and Agra North in Uttar Pradesh were necessitated due to the deaths of sitting BJP MLAs Manohar Parrikar, Francis D'Souza and Jagan Prasad Garg, respectively. Mandrem, Shiroda in Goa also have bypolls as MLAs resigned to switch parties. The bypoll results in Goa could determine the stability of the BJP-led alliance in Goa.

In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Kamal Nath is contesting his first assembly bypoll from the Chhindwara assembly seat. While the chief minister, a nine-time MP from the area, is contesting an assembly bypoll, his son Nakul Nath is hoping to get elected to the Lok Sabha from Chhindwara, The Chhindwara assembly seat was vacated by Nath's close confidant Deepak Saxena.

The bypoll in West Bengal's Bhatpara was necessitated after Arjun Singh, who switched to BJP from TMC, resigned as Bhatpara’s MLA to contest the Lok Sabha polls. His son Pawan Kumar Singh is fighting the bypoll on a BJP ticket.

A bypoll is held for any vacant seat in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Legislative Assemblies and State Legislative Councils. Death or resignation of the sitting member are the most common reasons for vacancy. A bypoll is also necessitated if a candidate is elected from more than one seat as well.