Kairana By-election Results 2018 Latest Updates: The Kairana by-election result will be declared today on May 31. The counting of votes in Kairana by-election began at 8 AM and the early trends have started coming in. All eyes will be on Kairana by-election result in Uttar Pradesh today. The Lok Sabah seat went to by-election on May 28. Re-polling in five polling booths of Shamli and 68 booths in Saharanpur was also held on May 30. A total of 54 per cent polling was recorded on Monday in Kairana seat. Catch live updates on Kairana by-election results here. Also Read - 'Should We Hang Ourselves If Vaccines Are Not Available' Asks Union Minister Sadananda Gowda
In Kairana bypoll, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) faced a tough challenge for the first time from the combined opposition. Kairana parliamentary seat fell vacant in February after the death of BJP leader Hukum Singh. The BJP fielded Mriganka Singh, daughter of Singh, from this seat. Mriganka took on Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) nominee Tabassum Hasan, who has been backed by the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Congress and Nishad Party. Just ahead of the polls, Lok Dal candidate Kanwar Hasan retired from the contest and joined RLD, further boosting Tabassum Hasan’s chances. Also Read - BJP's Troubleshooter, NE's Most Influential Politician Himanta Biswa Sarma to Take Oath as Assam CM Today
Kairana by-election result assumes significance as it is being seen as the first major test of opposition’s unity against the BJP after its grant show of strength during Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in ceremony. Stakes are high for the BJP as it had lost Gorakhpur and Phulpur by-elections to Samajwadi Party candidates who were backed by the BSP. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath campaign relentlessly to woo the electorates in BJP’s favour. Also Read - Will Himanta Sarma Outplay Sonowal to Become Assam CM? Crucial Decision Today
Kairana by-election results will also test the mettle of a united opposition with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. Shah recently said that the opposition’s sole agenda was to oust PM Modi, while the BJP wanted to remove poverty and corruption and usher in development. The opposition hopes that by consolidating the anti-BJP vote in Kairana it will repeat its success in Gorakhpur and Phulpur bye-elections earlier this year when the ruling party suffered humiliating defeats.