Bypolls 2023 Results highlights: Congress wins 2 seats, leads in 1; BJP, AJSU bag 1 each
Bypolls 2023 Results Live Updates: The BJP, on the other hand, is inching towards victory on a second seat too.
Bypolls 2023 Results Updates: The Congress won three seats, the BJP two, and BJP-backed AJSU one, as votes were counted on Thursday for byelections held for six assembly constituencies in five states. As a representative of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), the grand old party won in Maharashtra’s Kasba Peth, which was with the BJP since 1995; it opened its account in the West Bengal assembly by winning the Sagardighi segment, and retained Tamil Nadu’s Erode (East).
The saffron party, meanwhile, retained Maharashtra’s Chinchwad, while in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lumla, its candidate was elected unopposed. The All Jharkhand Students Union, on the other hand, bagged the Ramgarh constituency in Jharkhand.
Both Kasba Peth and Chinchwad polled on Feb 26. In Erode (East), Lumla, Ramgarh and Sagardighi, votes were cast on the following day.
The byelections in five of these assembly seats were necessitated due to the passing away of the respective MLAs. The only exception was Ramgarh, where the sitting legislator lost her assembly membership after conviction in a case.
Follow all the updates here:
- Mar 02, 2023 07:31 PM IST
Congress retains Erode East Assembly seat; Elangovan wins with huge margin of 66,000 votes
The ruling DMK-led Secular Progressive Alliance (SPA) on Thursday retained the Erode East bypoll segment in this western Tamil Nadu town with an emphatic win against the K Palaniswami-led AIADMK, prompting Chief Minister M K Stalin to bill it as an endorsement of his near two year-old government's "Dravidian model" of governance.
- Mar 02, 2023 06:46 PM IST
TMC loses Sagardighi after 13 years; Mamata says no alliance with Congress, Left before 2024 LDS polls
In a major setback for the Trinamool Congress ahead of the crucial panchayat election, the state’s ruling party lost the Sagardighi assembly seat to the Congress-Left alliance in a by-election after a gap of 13 years.
The TMC has been winning from Sagardighi in Murshidabad three times in a row since 2011. The by-poll was necessitated after the TMC’s legislator from Sagardighi and state minister Subrata Saha died in December last year.
- Mar 02, 2023 06:15 PM IST
Last round of counting underway for Erode (East)
Last round of counting in Erode (East) bypoll underway.
- Mar 02, 2023 05:51 PM IST
AJSU party candidate Sunita Choudhary wins Jharkhand's Ramgarh assembly seat by defeating Congress' Bajrang Mahto
AJSU Party candidate Sunita Chaudhary wins Ramgarh assembly bypoll by 22942 votes, wrests seat from Congress.
- Mar 02, 2023 05:04 PM IST
Congress leads by nearly 45,000 votes in Erode (East)
EVKS Elongavan leads nearest competitor, the AIADMK's KS Thennarasu, by 44,722 votes, the ECI data shows.
- Mar 02, 2023 04:36 PM IST
BJP candidate's lead crosses 10,500 in Chinchwad
Ashwini Jagtap leads NCP's Nana Kate by a margin of 10,582 votes, as per ECI data.
- Mar 02, 2023 04:06 PM IST
‘Muslims can be cheated once but…’: Congress on Sagardighi win
"TMC earlier has defeated the Congress many times by torturing people with the help of police. As I said, the Congress is not going to lose, and today it was proved, we are a party that defeats. TMC has betrayed the Muslims, and the Muslims of entire Bengal know that the TMC acts as an agent of the BJP. Muslims can be cheated once but not always": Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress MP
- Mar 02, 2023 03:40 PM IST
Congress wins Sagardighi bypoll
Bayron Biswas defeats Debashish Banerjee of the ruling TMC by more than 22,000 votes, opens party's account in Bengal assembly.
- Mar 02, 2023 03:07 PM IST
Kasba Peth byelection: Ravindra Dhangekar receives winner's certificate
Dhangekar, who defeated BJP's Hemant Rasane, receives victory certificate.
- Mar 02, 2023 02:42 PM IST
7 rounds of counting done for Jharkhand's Ramgarh
AJSU's Sunita Choudhary leads Congress nominee Bajrang Mahto by 21,776 votes in Ramgarh.
- Mar 02, 2023 02:19 PM IST
Shiv Sena (UBT) taunts BJP over Kasba Peth defeat
“This is an indication of the change in 2024. The BJP and their leadership in Delhi would have come to know who the real Shiv Sena is. From now on, all strongholds of the BJP are going to be demolished”: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena (UBT)
- Mar 02, 2023 01:56 PM IST
After 5 rounds, AJSU candidate extends lead to around 20,000 in Ramgarh
Sunita Choudhary leads Congress nominee Bajrang Mahto by 19,529 votes after five rounds of counting for the Ramgarh assembly bypoll.
- Mar 02, 2023 01:32 PM IST
MVA celebrates Kasba Peth victory
MVA workers celebrate as Congress nominee Ravindra Dhangekar wins Pune's Kasba Peth seat.
- Mar 02, 2023 01:23 PM IST
‘A grounded person’: Ex-Maharashtra deputy CM on Congress' Kasba Peth candidate
"Since 1995, BJP has been winning the seat. Ravindra Dhangekar was an appropriate candidate fielded by the Congress. The MVA won half of the battle with his candidature. He is a grounded person who likes to travel on a scooter and work for the people. All three parties, along with others, could put up a united show. Chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis used all their strength. All the tactics were used by the ruling parties. The Kasba Peth bypoll result has given a different message": NCP's Ajit Pawar, former Maharashtra deputy CM
- Mar 02, 2023 12:57 PM IST
Counting underway for northeast's assembly polls as well
Results for assembly polls to the northeastern states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura will also be announced today. You can track live coverage here.
- Mar 02, 2023 12:28 PM IST
BJP loses Kasba Peth seat after 28 years
Congress' Ravindra Dhangekar emerges victorious by around 11,000 votes against Hemant Rasane. Saffron party loses constituency after nearly 3 decades.
- Mar 02, 2023 12:17 PM IST
Congress' Elangovan leads by over 15,000 votes in Erode (East)
Two rounds counted; with 23,905 votes (67.12%) votes thus far, Elangovan leads nearest challenger, AIADMK's Thennarasu (8,274, 23.23%) by 15,631 votes.
- Mar 02, 2023 12:00 PM IST
8 rounds of counting done in Kasba Peth, 5 in Chinchwad
In Kasba Peth, Congress nominee Ravindra Dhangekar (5,844 votes) leads BJP's Hemant Rasane (2,863) after eight out of total 20 rounds of counting. In Chinchwad, after five out of 25 rounds, BJP's Ashwini Jagtap (4,053) ahead of NCP's Nana Kate (3,604).
- Mar 02, 2023 11:31 AM IST
In Ramgarh, AJSU candidate extends lead
Sunita Chaudhary (25,598 votes – 25,524 EVM and 74 postal) leading Bajrang Mahto of the Congress (13,781 votes – 13,735 EVM and 46 postal).
- Mar 02, 2023 11:14 AM IST
Congress set to clinch Erode (East)
EVKS Elangovan, contesting on late son's seat, set to retain for Congress; as per ECI data, leading with 8,429 (68.36%) EVM votes thus far.
- Mar 02, 2023 10:43 AM IST
In Sagardighi, Congress continues to lead
After two rounds of counting, Congress with 11,435 votes, TMC with 9,355 votes, and BJP with 3,053 votes.
- Mar 02, 2023 10:21 AM IST
BJP-baced AJSU nominee ahead in Ramgarh
In Jharkhand's Ramgarh, AJSU's Sunita Chaudhary, backed by ally BJP, leads by 5,838 votes after the first round of counting. Chaudhary (12,910 votes) leads Congress' Bajrang Mahto (6,072 votes).
- Mar 02, 2023 10:01 AM IST
Congress leads in Sagardighi
As per ECI data, Congress candidate Bayron Biswas (5,459 votes, 42.01%), leads TMC's Debashish Banerjee (4,944, 38.04%) and BJP's Dilip Saha (2,142, 16.48%).
- Mar 02, 2023 09:34 AM IST
In Kasba Peth, MVA candidate's lead reduced
After the second round of postal ballots counting, MVA's Ravindra Dhongekar (8,631 votes) leads BJP's Hemant Rasane (6,964 votes) by 1,667 counts.
- Mar 02, 2023 09:29 AM IST
BJP candidate wins unopposed in Arunachal Pradesh
In Arunachal Pradeshm BJP candidate Tshering Lhamu elected unopposed from the Lumla seat.
- Mar 02, 2023 09:11 AM IST
MVA candidate leads in Kasba Peth
Congress's Ravindra Dhangekar (5,844 votes), representing the MVA, leads BJP's Hemant Rasane(2,863 votes) by 2,981 votes after the first round of postal ballots counting.
- Mar 02, 2023 08:45 AM IST
BJP's Ashwini Jagtap marginally ahead in Chinchwad
BJP's Ashwini Jagtap leads NCP's Nana Kate (representing MVA) by 449 votes in early rounds of postal ballot counting.
- Mar 02, 2023 08:36 AM IST
Follow live trends, updates on ECI website
You can follow live trends, updates and results on the Election Commission of India's (ECI) official results page.
- Mar 02, 2023 08:19 AM IST
Postal ballots being counted at Chinchwad
At Chinchwad, counting begins with postal ballots, even as BJP supporters put up cut outs of party candidate Ashwini Jagtap as the winner.
- Mar 02, 2023 08:03 AM IST
Counting of votes begins
Counting of votes begins for five assembly seats in four states: Maharashtra (Kasba Peth, Chinchwad), Tamil Nadu (Erode East), Jharkhand (Ramgarh) and West Bengal (Sagardighi).
- Mar 02, 2023 07:49 AM IST
What happened in Ramgarh?
The bypoll was announced as the sitting MLA, Congress' Mamta Devi, lost her assembly membership after conviction in a 2016 case. The party, a member of the JMM-led ruling coalition, has given ticket to her husband, Bajrang Mahto, whose main challenger is Sunita Chaudhary of the AJSU, an ally of the opposition BJP.
- Mar 02, 2023 07:30 AM IST
TMC-BJP contest in Sagardighi
In West Bengal's Sagardihi, the ruling TMC has given ticket to Debashish Banerjee and Dilip Saha is contesting for the BJP, while the Left-supported Congress candidate is Bayron Biswas. The death of incumbent legislator, TMC's Subrata Saha, led to the vacancy on this assembly segment.
- Mar 02, 2023 07:15 AM IST
Who all contested in Erode (East)?
The assembly segment fell vacant due to the demise of its sitting MLA, Congress' E Thirumahan Everaa. For the bypoll, the Congress fielded his father EVKS Elangovan, who represented the DMK-led ruling coalition. The primary challenger is AIADMK's KS Thennarasu of the party=led opposition alliance.
- Mar 02, 2023 06:51 AM IST
Its BJP vs MVA in Kasba Peth and Chinchwad
To retain these seats, which fell vacant due to the demise of incumbent legislators – both from BJP – Mukta Tilak (Kasba Peth) and Laxman Jagtap (Chinchwad), the party has fielded Hemant Rasne and Ashwini Jagtap, respectively. Their primary challengers are Congress' Ravindra Dhangekar and NCP's Vitthal Kate, respectively, who represent the opposition MVA alliance (Shiv Sena-UBT, Congress, NCP).
- Mar 02, 2023 06:31 AM IST
Bypolls: Counting to begin at 8 am
At 8 am on Thursday, the counting of votes will begin for the six segments in four states, where byelections were held on Feb 26 (Kasba Peth and Chinchwad – both Maharashtra) and Feb 27 (Tamil Nadu's Erode East, Jharkhand's Ramgarh, West Bengal's Sagardighi, and Arunachal Pradesh's Lumla).