New Delhi, Apr 13: Bye-election results will be declared of ten Assembly constituencies of eight states on Thursday. Counting of votes will begin at 8 AM for West Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh bypolls results 2017. Polling took place in two Assembly constituencies each in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, one each in West Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi on April 9. We will be updating live on the bye-election results of West Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. Catch the instant live updates of the West Bengal (Kanthi Dakshin), Assam (Dhemaji), Rajasthan (Dholpur), Jharkhand (Littipara), Himachal Pradesh (Bhoranj), Delhi (Rajouri Garden), Karnataka (Nanjangud and Gundlupet) and Madhya Pradesh (Ater and Bandhavgarh) bypolls results here. Catch the live updates on West Bengal’s Kanthi Dakshin bypolls here
Delhi’s Rajouri Garden assembly by-poll saw disinterested voting, registering just 47 per cent. In Rajouri Garden, Aam Aadmi Party’s Harjeet Singh, Congress’ Meenakshi Chandela and BJP-SAD’s Manjinder Singh Sirsa are in the fray. The seat fell vacant as AAP’s Jarnail Singh resigned to contest the Punjab assembly polls. Karnataka’s Gundlupet saw a record 80 per cent turnout while 76 per cent was registered in Nanjangud bypolls. The bypoll for Nanjangud was necessitated by the resignation of former Congress lawmaker and Revenue Minister Srinviasa Prasad, who is re-contesting on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket against Congress’ K Keshavamurthy. Catch live updates on Rajasthan’s Dholpur bypoll results here
Jharkhand’s Littipara bypoll saw 72.15 per cent voting. The Littipara seat fell vacant after Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Anil Murmu died in January following a heart attack. The bypoll is a prestige issue for both the ruling BJP and opposition JMM. West Bengal’s Kanthi Dakshin assembly by-poll recorded 82 per cent voting. The seat had fallen vacant after TMC sitting legislator Dibyendu Adhikari was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Tamluk seat in a by-poll last year. Catch live updates on Delhi’s Rajouri Garden bypoll results here
In Himachal Pradesh, bypoll for the Bhoranj seat saw over 63 percent voting. The bypoll was necessitated following the death of two-time former cabinet minister I.D. Dhiman, who had won six consecutive elections from this constituency. The main contest was between Congress Promila Devi and BJP’s Anil Dhiman. Assam’s Dhemaji constituency saw 66.97 per cent voting. The by-election was necessitated as BJP lawmaker Pradan Baruah contested and won the byelection to the Lok Sabha from the Lakhimpur constituency. Sarbananda Sonowal vacated the seat after winning from the Majuli assembly constituency on becoming the Chief Minister. Catch live updates on Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh bye-election results here
In Dholpur Assembly constituency in Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, nearly 80 per cent polling was recorded till 6 PM. 60 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise in Ater assembly seat bypoll in Madhya Pradesh. The voting percentage was 65 for Bandhavgarh seat. In Ater, Arvind Singh Bhadoria (BJP), Hemant Katare (Congress) and Samajwadi Party’s Dinesh Singh are in the fray. In Bandhavgarh, Congress candidate Savitri Singh is pitted against Shivnarayan Singh of the BJP.