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  • 4:09 PM IST
    Gujarat Bypoll Results 2019: In Tharad seat of Banaskantha, Congress candidate Gulabsinh Rajput made a comeback after trailing in the initial hours and defeated BJP’s Jivraj Patel by over 6,400 votes. In Kheralu seat of Mehsana, BJP’s Ajmalji Thakor defeated Congress’ Babuji Thakor by 29,000 votes.
  • 4:09 PM IST
    Gujarat Bypoll Results 2019: Congress has registered a victory in two Assembly seats in Gujarat while the BJP has won one seat. Congress candidate Jashu Patel defeated BJP’s Dhavalsinh Zala in Bayad seat of Arvalli district by a margin of over 700 votes.
  • 2:16 PM IST

    Gujarat Bypoll Results 2019: In Lunawada (Mahisagar) seat, BJP candidate Jignesh Sevak is leading over Congress candidate Gulabsinh Chauhan by over 16,200 votes.

  • 2:16 PM IST

    Gujarat Bypoll Results 2019: Ajmalji Thakor, BJP candidate from Kheralu in Mehsana district is heading for a victory as he is leading over Congress’ Babuji Thakor by over 29,000 votes.

  • 2:15 PM IST

    Gujarat Bypoll Results 2019: Making a comeback after trailing initially, Congress candidate from Tharad seat in Banaskantha district, Gulabsinh Rajput, is now leading by over 5,400 votes over BJP’s Jivraj Patel.

  • 2:15 PM IST

    Gujarat Bypoll Results 2019: Due to technical glitches in two EVMs, VVPAT slips are being counted in Bayad.

  • 2:14 PM IST

    Gujarat Bypoll Results 2019: In Radhanpur (Patan district), OBC leader and BJP candidate Alpesh Thakor is still trailing behind Congress’ Raghu Desai by over 8,700 votes.

  • 2:12 PM IST

    Gujarat Bypoll Results 2019: Congress is now leading on four seats while the ruling BJP is ahead on two seats.

  • 12:04 PM IST
    Gujarat Bypoll Results 2019: In Tharad (Banaskantha), Kheralu (Mehsana) and Lunawada (Mahisagar) seats, the BJP candidates are leading their rivals.
  • 12:04 PM IST
    Gujarat Bypoll Results 2019: In Amraiwadi seat of Ahmedabad, Congress’ Dharmendra Patel leading over BJP’s Jagdish Patel by more than 200 votes.

Ahmedabad: In the Gujarat bypolls, both Congress and the BJP won three seats each. Notably, OBC leader and BJP candidate Alpesh Thakor lost the by-election to Radhanpur Assembly seat.

Congress’ Raghubhai Desai defeated Thakor by over 3,500 votes. Thakor, who emerged as an OBC leader during the Patel quota agitation and won the Radhanpur seat in the 2017 polls on Congress’ ticket, later quit after differences with the state party leadership.

His close aide Dhavalsinh Jhala, who also switched over to the BJP, too lost the by-election from Bayad Assembly seat.

In Tharad seat of Banaskantha, Congress candidate Gulabsinh Rajput made a comeback after trailing in the initial hours and defeated BJP’s Jivraj Patel by over 6,400 votes.

In Kheralu seat of Mehsana, BJP’s Ajmalji Thakor defeated Congress’ Babuji Thakor by 29,000 votes.

A 53.68 per cent turnout was recorded in the byelections to six Assembly constituencies in Gujarat on Monday and a total of 42 candidates were  in the fray for the bypolls.

Byelections were necessitated in Radhanpur and Bayad due to the resignations of sitting Congress MLAs Alpesh Thakor and Dhavalsinh Zala, who quit the Congress and joined the BJP. Besides, bypolls in Tharad, Lunawada, Kheralu and Amraiwadi became necesasry after the BJP MLAs of these seats got elected to the Lok Sabha.