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Hamirpur, Dantewada, Badharghat bye-election results 2019 Highlights: BJP wins Hamirpur seat; Congress gets Dantewada

Hamirpur, Dantewada, Badharghat Bye-Election Results 2019 Highlights: In Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur, BJP candidate Yuvraj Singh emerged victorious in a tough race with Samajwadi Party's candidate Manoj Prajapati, with a margin of 17,000 votes.

By: Express Web Desk Written by Debraj Deb , Vishnu Varma , Dipankar Ghose | Agartala, Dantewada, Hamirpur, Kochi, New Delhi |
Updated: September 27, 2019 8:46:12 pm
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Hamirpur, Dantewada, Badharghat bye-election results 2019 Highlights: Results of bye-elections held at four constituencies across the country were declared by the Election Commission on Friday. In Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur, BJP candidate Yuvraj Singh emerged victorious in a tough race with Samajwadi Party’s candidate Manoj Prajapati, with a margin of 17,000 votes.

Mani C Kappan of the LDF won in Kerala’s Pala, securing a nail-biting victory over his UDF opponent Jose Tom by 2,943 votes. Meanwhile, in Tripura’s Badharghat seat, the BJP emerged victorious beating the CPI(M).

In Chhattisgarh, Congress candidate Devti Karma wone by over 10,000 votes. The party now hold all 12 seats from Bastar and 69 of 90 seats overall in the state, while the BJP will drop to 14 seats.

The bypoll in Dantewada, which recorded a turnout of 53.25 per cent, was necessitated after the death of BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi in a Naxal attack in April. Pala Assembly seat, which fell vacant after Kerala Congress (M) veteran K M Mani died in April, recorded a 71.41 per cent turnout.

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19:19 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Congress wins Dantewada seat

Congress wins Assembly byelection in Dantewada in Chhattisgarh.

18:33 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Results so far

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has won Hamirpur Assembly bypoll in Uttar Pradesh with a margin of over 17,000 votes.

In Kerala's Pala constituency, Mani C Kappan, nominated by the ruling LDF, clinched a close victory over his UDF-backed opponent Jose Tom on Friday.

Results were also declared for the Tripura's Badharghat seat bypoll. The BJP, which has been leading since the counting began, emerged victorious with a margin of more than five thousand votest over CPI(M).

Meanwhile, Congress candidate for Dantewada seat, Devti Karma is currently leading by over 10,000 votes. Even though results are yet to be officially announced, the Bhartiya Janata Party has already conceded defeat.

18:12 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Dantewada result status

(Source: EC)

17:05 (IST)27 Sep 2019
In Kerala’s Pala, Left-backed candidate breaches UDF fortress after 54 years

Ending the five-decade-old supremacy of the Kerala Congress (M) in the Pala Assembly constituency in central Kerala, Mani C Kappan, nominated by the ruling LDF, clinched a close victory over his UDF-backed opponent Jose Tom on Friday. The bypoll was necessitated in Pala due to the death of sitting legislator and 13-time MLA KM Mani, the founder-chief of the KC(M) in April this year. Over 71 per cent voters had registered their ballot in the bypoll conducted on September 23. Read more here.

17:00 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Congress party congratulates Devathi Karma

Ahead of the official announcement, the Congress party congratulated Devathi Karma who is currently leading the Dantewada seat. Earlier, former state CM Raman Singh also congratulated Karma but alleged that the party had used government machinery to win.

16:11 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Dantewada bye-elections: What Congress' win will mean

This win, once officially announced, will mean Congress hold all 12 seats from Bastar, and 69 of 90 overall in the state.

16:08 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Dantewada bypoll results: Congress leads by 10,000 votes, BJP concedes defeat

In the Dantewada by-elections, Devti Karma of Congress is leading by over 10,000 votes, while the Bhartiya Janata Party has conceded defeat. Former chief minister Raman Singh congratulated Karma, however, alleged Congress used government machinery to win the bypolls. He further said, the BJP will now turn its focus to the Chitrakote bypolls.     

15:43 (IST)27 Sep 2019
In UP's Hamirpur bypoll, BJP wins with 17,000 votes

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has won Hamirpur Assembly bypoll in Uttar Pradesh with a margin of over 17,000 votes. 

15:31 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Pala bypoll: CPI(M) celebrates LDF win

The final picture is in. Mani C Kappan of the LDF has registered a close, nail-biting victory over his UDF opponent Jose Tom by 2,943 votes. BJP candidate N Hari came in third. LDF: 54137 votes UDF: 51197 votes NDA: 18044 votes

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15:17 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Dantewada bypoll results: Devti Karma of Congress takes lead by over 8000 votes

After the 15th round, Congress' Devti Karma has taken a lead of 8838 votes and the party workers have begun their celebrations. In the previous round, the BJP pulled back slightly and in the third round of counting, Congress took lead by 7938 votes. 

14:51 (IST)27 Sep 2019
BJP wins Tripura's Badharghat seat

Results have been declared at Tripura's Badharghat seat. The BJP, which has been leading since the counting began, emerged victorious with a marging of more than five thousand votest over CPI(M).

Results of the sixth and final round of counting revealed that BJP candidate Mimi Majumder has secured 20, 471 votes while the nearest contestant and CPI(M) candidate Bulti Biswas wrapped up with 15,211 votes.

Meanwhile, the Congress party came third with 9,101 votes.

14:10 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Dantewala assembly bypoll results: Congress ahead by 9,052 votes after the 13th round

The leads only increasing for Devti Karma of the Congress. Now ahead by 9,052 votes after the 13th round

14:04 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Here are the final results of Pala assembly bypolls

The final picture is in. Mani C Kappan of the LDF has registered a close, nail-biting victory over his UDF opponent Jose Tom by 2,943 votes. BJP candidate N Hari came in third.

LDF: 54137 votes

UDF: 51197 votes

NDA: 18044 votes

13:50 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Congress is ahead by 8,753 votes in Dantewada

After 12 rounds, Congress is ahead by 8,753 votes in Dantewada. Stay tuned!

13:14 (IST)27 Sep 2019
After ten rounds in Dantewada, Congress now ahead by 7,247 votes

After ten rounds in counting of the Dantewada bypoll, Congress now ahead by 7,247 votes. Congress workers already in upbeat mood. They believe this lead is now unassailable with counting for urban centres, expected to be BJP strongholds, now mostly over.

12:57 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Pala bypoll results: Jose K Mani of the Kerala Congress (M): We accept people's mandate

Jose K Mani, of the Kerala Congress (M): We accept the mandate of the people. We will examine the reasons for the defeat. Kerala Congress and the UDF will rectify its mistakes and win back confidence of the people. Politics is not about fearing defeat and brimming in confidence in a victory. Where has the BJP's votes gone? It has gone definitely to the LDF. The UDF is united. Congress has fully supported us. 

12:56 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Pala bypoll results: Mani C Kappan of the LDF claims victory

Pala bypoll results: Mani C Kappan of the LDF has a lead of just over 2000 votes, but with just eight booths left to be counted, he came out in front of reporters and claimed victory in Pala. He thanked the Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, leaders of the CPM and other allies for campaigning for him. He also alleged that the BJP entered into a vote-trading deal with the UDF.

12:55 (IST)27 Sep 2019
In Pala, trailing UDF candidate is engaged in talks with Jose K Mani in locked room

Jose Tom, the trailing candidate of the UDF, was all smiles during the initial rounds of counting. But as the gap between him and Mani C Kappan of the LDF widened, he quickly slipped out of the area and has entered to start talks with Jose K Mani, a senior leader of the KC(M).

12:47 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Dantewada asembly bypoll results: Congress wins 9th round by 800 votes

Dantewada asembly bypoll results: Congress wins the ninth round of polling by 800 votes. It's lead has now extended to 6,244 votes.

12:31 (IST)27 Sep 2019
Pala assembly bypoll results: Scenes of tension outside KM Mani's residence

Tense scenes were witnessed on the road in front of the residence of late KM Mani as LDF supporters celebrated their impending win in the Pala bypoll. Supporters of the Kerala Congress (M) blocked the LDF celebrations for a brief while as police stepped in to quash violence. As of now, the LDF candidate is leading by over 3,000 votes. 

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In Dantewada, stakes are high for the BJP as it is fighting to retain the seat. The ruling party in the state, Congress has admitted that there is a reason to worry in the seat. Nine candidates are in the fray for the seat, which was the only one in Bastar division that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to win in last year’s Assembly election.

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“The election on the Hamirpur seat took place peacefully and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the district. I have talked to the District Magistrate and he has confirmed that no absolute boycott was reported from any of the polling booths,” said CEO Lakku Venkateshwarlu. According to a statement issued by the CEO’s office, total nine candidates contested in the election and there were total 4.01 lakh registered voters in the Vidhan Sabha constituency. A total of 572 Electronic Voting Machines, 572 Ballot Units and 619 VVPATs were prepared for a total of 476 booths and 256 police centre. In the election, all the booths had VVPAT facility.

Speaking about Badharghat, Returning Officer Tarun Debbarma had said elections were held peaceful even though EVM glitches were reported in 5 polling booths. In Pala, the outcome of the bypoll would be decide not only the fate of UDF ally Kerala Congress (M), but also the future of politics in central Kerala, where both LDF and NDA have been reaching out to the regional party which has a support base among Christians.

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