UP, Gujarat By-Election Results 2020 Highlights: In a clean sweep, the ruling BJP on Tuesday won all the eight assembly seats in Gujarat where by-elections were held, dealing a blow to the opposition Congress which had bagged these constituencies in 2017.
In Uttar Pradesh, the party won six of the seven seats that went to polls. One seat was won by the Samajwadi Party. For the saffron party, Shrikant Katiyar won Bangermau, Usha Sirohi won Bulandshahr, Upendra Nath Paswan won Ghatampur,Manoj Kumar Singh won Malhani, Sangeeta Chauhan won Naugawan Sadat, and Prempal Singh Dhangar won Tundla. Barahamshankar Tripathi of the SP won Deoria.
In Gujarat, the BJP’s tally in the 182-member Assembly has now reached 111. Voting for the eight seats was held on November 3 and counting of ballots was taken up on Tuesday. The Congress, disappointed by the results, said they had expected voters will teach a lesson to party MLAs who resigned and switched sides.
Eight Congress MLAs had resigned before the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat, and five of them, who were given tickets by the BJP, their new party, won on Tuesday. Despite switching sides, voters of their constituencies reposed faith in these five leaders and sent them to the Assembly.
They are Pradhyumansinh Jadeja (who won from Abdasa seat), Brjesh Merja (Morbi), Akshay Patel (Karjan), Jitu Chaudhari (Kaprada) and J V Kakadiya (Dhari).
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