Byelection results were announced on September 8th. Election was conducted on September 5th.These by-elections have witnessed a united front from the INDIA alliance in certain constituencies, notably Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh and Dumri in Jharkhand.
Out of these seven seats, the BJP formerly held three and the Samajwadi Party, CPI(M), JMM, and Congress held one each. The seven seats are: Boxanagar and Dhanpur in Tripura, Dumri in Jharkhand, Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh, Puthuppally in Kerala, Dhupguri in West Bengal, and Bageshwar in Uttarakhand
BJP in Tripura
The communists’ time in the northeastern state of Tripura, formerly considered as a Left bastion, has come to an end, according to the BJP, which hailed its victory in the byelections for the Dhanpur and Boxanagar Assembly seats on Friday.
According to the Election Commission (EC), Tafajjal Hossain of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the Boxanagar seat, by a margin of 30,237 votes. Against Hossain’s 34,146 votes, Mizan Hossain of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) received 3,909 votes.
By a margin of 18,871 votes, Bindu Debnath of the BJP won the Dhanpur seat, which has a sizable tribal population. When compared to Kaushik Chanda of the CPI(M) who received 11,146 votes , Debnath received 30,017 votes.
Congress wins in Kerala
The Congress candidate Chandy Oommen won the Puthuppally assembly seat, which his father and former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had held for more than 50 years, on Friday, handing a stunning defeat to Kerala’s ruling LDF. Chandy Oommen defeated Jaick C Thomas of the CPI(M) by a significant and historic margin in the byelection.
In the byelection contest, which saw a nearly month-long intensive campaigning by leaders of the Congress, CPI(M), and BJP for their respective party candidates, the 37-year-old Oommen defeated Thomas by a margin of 37,719 votes. It dealt a major blow to the government in the power .
Other states Byelection
By defeating Basant Kumar of the Congress by more than 2,400 votes, the BJP defended its control of the Bageshwar assembly seat in Uttarakhand. According to Bageshwar District Magistrate and returning officer Anuradha Pal, Dass received 33,247 votes while Kumar received 30,842 votes. She declared a 2,405 vote victory for the BJP.
JMM candidate Bebi Devi defeated AJSU-P candidate Yashoda Devi to win the Dumri seat in Jharkhand by more than 17000 votes. Bebi received 1,35,480 total votes after all the ballots had been counted, while Yashoda received 1,18,380. Bebi was the incumbent JMM-Cong-RJD candidate for the India bloc.
After the passing of her husband, Jagarnnath Mahto, a minister in the Hemant Soren ministry, the position became vacant. Yashoda was matched up against her by NDA.
During the time of writing , Ghosi results were yet to be annotated but victory certain for Sudhakar Singh of the SP. He appears to have won with a significant margin of 93,196 votes. After the 24th round of counting, something occurred.
In the Dhupguri assembly by-election, TMC clinched the election . TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declared that Bengal was on the side of TMC . She also extended her congratulations to everyone in Dhupguri.
Vote counting facilities had been set up in each of the states, and it was planned and began promptly at the announced time .As a crucial test for the opposition coalition known as INDIA, which is running against the NDA led by the BJP, this election is being watched closely. These byelection results have broad ramifications, particularly in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and five state elections later this year.
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