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    Punjab Bypoll Results 2019: Congress candidate Raminder Awla defeated SAD nominee Raj Singh Dibipura by 16,633 votes from Jalalabad, considered an Akali bastion. In Phagwara, which fell vacant after its sitting BJP MLA Som Parkash was elected to the Lok Sabha, Congress candidate and former IAS officer Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal defeated BJP nominee Rajesh Bagha with a margin of 26,116 votes.
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    Punjab Bypoll Results 2019: The ruling Congress has emerged victorious in the bypolls to the Phagwara and Jalalabad Assembly segments

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    Punjab Bypoll Results 2019: Congress candidate Indu Bala wins from Mukerian seat in Punjab by defeating her BJP nominee Jangi Lal Mahajan with a margin of 3,440 votes

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    Punjab Bypoll Results 2019: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali was leading by a comfortable margin of 6,477 votes over his nearest rival and Congress nominee Sandeep Sandhu from Dakha assembly seat, as per early trends.

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    Punjab Bypoll Results 2019: From Jalalabad, Congress candidate Raminder Awla was also ahead of SAD candidate Raj Singh Dibipura by 9,071 votes.

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    Punjab Bypoll Results 2019: From Mukerian seat, Congress candidate Indu Bala was leading by 2,684 votes against her nearest rival and BJP nominee Jangi Lal Mahajan.

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    Punjab Bypoll Results 2019: Congress nominee Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal is leading over his nearest rival and BJP nominee Rajesh Bagha by a margin of 6,821 votes from Phagwara seat

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    Punjab Bypoll Results 2019: Congress leading in the three seats of Jalalabad, Phagwara and Mukerian, while the SAD was ahead in Dakha in the bypolls to four assembly seats of Punjab, as per early trends.

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Chandigarh: In the bypolls held in Punjab on October 21, the ruling Congress emerged to be victorious as the party won three seats -Jalalabad, Mukerian and Phagwara while the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) could just get one seat.

In Dakha, Congress candidate Sandeep Sandhu, a confidant of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, lost to Akali Dal’s Manpreet Singh Ayali by 14,672 votes. The bypolls were needed in the constituency after the seat fell vacant following the resignation of former AAP leader and noted Supreme Court lawyer H S Phoolka from the state assembly.

Congress candidate Raminder Awla defeated SAD nominee Raj Singh Dibipura by a margin of 16,663 votes in Jalalabad, which is considered an Akali bastion. The seat was vacated by SAD President Sukhbir Badal.

Congress’ Indu Bala won from Mukerian by defeating BJP nominee Jangi Lal Mahajan by a margin of 3,440 votes. In Phagwara, Congress nominee Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal won over BJP nominee Rajesh Bagha by a comfortable margin of 26,116 votes.

BJP’s Som Parkash vacated the Phagwara seat, while Mukerian went to the polls following the demise of sitting Congress MLA Rajnish Babbi.

Following the results, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh  hailed the Congress victory in the assembly bypolls and termed the SAD defeat in Jalalabad as the rejection of their “negative agenda”.

 

For the ruling Congress, the bypolls were considered to be a litmus test for Chief Minister Amarinder Singh-led government over the acceptability of its policies and programmes.

 

The four segments witnessed an overall turnout of 66.50 per cent. Highest polling was witnessed in Jalalabad at 75.46 per cent, followed by 71.64 per cent in Dakha and 58.62 per cent in Mukerian. Phagwara, a reserve seat recorded a turnout of 55.97 per cent.

Of the total 4 Assembly segments, while the SAD-BJP combine had bagged two in the last elections, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had won one each.

In the 117-member Punjab Assembly, the Congress at present has 77 legislators. The SAD has 13 MLAs while the strength of AAP legislators is 19. The BJP and the LIP have two MLAs each.