Assembly by-polls: BJP wins 5, Congress 3 of total 10 seats

Krishnanand Tripathi
FILE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in support BJP candidates in Jaunpur on Saturday, March 05, 2017.

FILE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in support BJP candidates in Jaunpur on Saturday, March 05, 2017.

BJP today won 5 out of 10 assembly seats in eight states where by-polls were conducted last Sunday. Congress secured the second spot by winning 3 seats – two in Karnataka and one in Madhya Pradesh. All India Trinamool Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha one seat each in West Bengal and Jharkhand.

BJP won one seat each in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and significantly improved its performance in Kanthi Dakshin seat in West Bengal by getting the second highest votes and pushed the left fron to a distant third as its candidate lost the deposit.

BJP-SAD combine also trounced ruling Aam Admi Party candidate in Delhi’s Rajouri Garden seat as the party candidate lost his deposit.

In the by-polls, Congress retained the second spot by winning 3 assembly seats, two in Karnataka and one in Madhya Pradesh.

All India Trinamool Congress won Dakshin Kanthi seat in West Bengal by a huge margin but BJP improved its vote share significantly.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the “impressive performance” of the BJP in the assembly by-polls held in various parts of the country.

He thanked the people for their “unwavering faith in politics of development and good governance”.

“Impressive performance by @BJP4India and NDA in the by- polls in different parts of the country. Congratulations to Karyakartas,” Modi tweeted.

“I thank the people for the constant support, blessings & unwavering faith in politics of development and good governance,” he added in another tweet.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at an election rally

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at an election rally

In the by-polls held on the last Sunday, the BJP won in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Assam, according to the results declared.

Two seats each are in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh and one each in West Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Delhi.

In the Srinagar parliamentary constituency, repoll was ordered in 38 booths, which took place today.

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