New Delhi: Counting of votes in 51 Assembly seats, which went to the polls along with Haryana and Maharashtra on October 21, is over and the final results have been declared. Here’s how the states fared:
Uttar Pradesh: In Uttar Pradesh, where by-elections were held for 11 Assembly seats, the BJP won 7, its ally Apna Dal got 1, and the Samajwadi Party won 3 seats. The ruling BJP won the Gangoh, Iglas, Lucknow Cantt, Govind Nagar, Manikpur, Balha and Ghosi. The candidate of its ally Apna Dal won from Pratapgarh.
Odisha: BJD candidate Rita Sahu won the by-poll to the Bijepur Assembly constituency in Odisha by a margin of 97,990 votes, which is the highest ever margin in the history of the state’s Assembly polls. Sahu registered her victory over her nearest rival Sanat Gartia of the BJP.
Himachal Pradesh: The ruling BJP retained both Dharamshala and Pachhad seats in Himachal Pradesh where bypolls were held earlier this week. In Pachhad, Reena Kashyap of the BJP defeated her nearest rival former minister Gangu Ram Musafir of the Congress by a margin of 2,742 votes.
Arunachal Pradesh: Independent candidate Chakat Aboh registered victory from Khonsa West constituency in Arunachal Pradesh assembly by-polls. Aboh won with a margin of 1886 votes against her nearest rival Azet Homtok, who was also an independent nominee. Notably, Aboh is the wife of NPP leader Tirong Aboh who was shot dead in May.
Punjab: The ruling Congress won three Assembly seats, while the Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won one.
Telangana: The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) candidate S Saidi Reddy won Huzurnagar seat by a majority of 43,000 votes over Congress candidate N Padmavathi.
Rajasthan: The ruling Congress won the assembly bypoll to to Mandawa seat while the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) retained the Khinwsar constituency.
Assam: BJP won the Ratabari, Rangapara and Sonari seats in Assam while the All India United Demoratic Front won the Jania seat.
Tamil Nadu: AIADMK wins both Vikravandi and Nanguneri seats with huge majority. In Vikravandi, AIADMK’s Muthamizhselvan defeated DMK’s N Pugazhendhi by a margin of 44,924 votes.Similarly in Nanguneri, AIADMK’s Narayanan won against Congress candidate R Manoharan by a margin of 33,445 votes.
Puducherry: The ruling Congress retained the Kamaraj Nagar Assembly seat with its nominee A John Kumar emerging victorious in the by-poll, defeating his nearest AINRC rival S Bhuvaneswarane by a margin of 7,170 votes
Bihar: The Rashtriya Janata Dal won the Simri Bakhtiarpur and the Belhar Assembly seats in Bihar, the AIMIM wins the Kishanganj seat, while the JD(U) bags the Nathnagar seat in Bihar.
Gujarat: OBC leader and BJP candidate Alpesh Thakor lost the byelection to Radhanpur Assembly seat in Gujarat. Congress’ Raghubhai Desai defeated Thakor by over 3,500 votes.
Kerala: The Congress-led UDF tasted defeat at the hands of the ruling LDF headed by the CPI-M in its strongholds of Vattiyoorkavu and Konni, while it retained two seats – Majeshwaram and Ernakulum and won from the Marxist bastion of Aroor in the October 21 bypolls to five Assembly seats in Kerala.
Sikkim: Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang won the by-poll to the Poklok Kamrang Assembly seat by a margin of 8,953 votes while Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) ally BJP registered its first-ever electoral victory in the state by winning two seats.
Maharashtra: NCP candidate Shriniwas Patil is leading by a wide margin of over 1,00,000 votes against BJP’s Udayanraje Bhosale in Satara constituency of Maharashtra.
Chhattisgarh: Congress candidate Rajman Venjam has won Chitrakot seat while BJP candidate Lachhuram Kashyap bagged the second position.
Madhya Pradesh: The lone Jhabua seat has been won by Congress party.
Meghalaya: The United Democratic Party won Meghalaya’s Shella seat while the Biju Janata Dal retained Odisha’s Bijepur constituency with Rita Sahu defeating the BJP’s Sanat Kumar Gartia.