Bypolls Results highlights: BJP wrests Haryana’s Jind seat from INLD, takes its tally up to 47 in 90-member assembly
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Bypolls Results highlights: BJP wrests Haryana’s Jind seat from INLD, takes its tally up to 47 in 90-member assembly

Jind, Ramgarh Bypolls Election Results highlights: In Jind, the election is considered as a referendum on the Manohar Lal Khattar government and also a semi-final ahead of the general election.

By HT Correspondent | Jan 31, 2019 21:39 IST
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In a major boost to the Ashok Gehlot government, the Congress has won the Ramgarh assembly seat in Rajasthan in the bypoll held on Monday. The Congress won the Ramgarh assembly constituency with a margin of 12,228 votes over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Polling at 278 booths of Ramgarh assembly constituency passed peacefully on Monday, recording 79.14% turnout, according to information from Rajasthan election department.

In the Jind assembly by-election, the turnout was recorded at over 70% at 5 pm. In Jind, the election is considered as a referendum on the Manohar Lal Khattar government and also a semi-final ahead of the general election.

Watch: Congress wins Ramgarh by-poll, BJP leads Jind by-poll trends in Rajasthan

 

Highlights:

3:30 pm IST

We will follow the schemes launched by the PM and take them forward: KL Middha

BJP’s KL Middha after winning Jind bypolls, “ I would like to thank everyone who supported the party and me. It’s their victory. There were big leaders in the contest as well, but we have defeated them too. We will follow the schemes launched by the Prime Minister and take them forward.”

3:23 pm IST

Jind bypolls: INLD that won Jind in 2009 and 2014 loses deposit

BJP: 50566

JJP: 37631

Congress: 22740

LSP: 13582

INLD: 3454

INLD that won Jind in 2009 and 2014 loses deposit.

3:18 pm IST

BJP’s Krishan Lal Middha wins Jind bypolls with a margin of 12935 votes

BJP’s Krishan Lal Middha wins Jind bypolls with a margin of 12935 votes, garnering a total of 50566 votes. JJP’s Digvijay Singh Chautala garners 37631 votes and Congress’ RS Surjwala gets 22740 votes, reports news agency ANI.

3:11 pm IST

I congratulate Krishna Middha: Randeep Surjewala

Randeep Surjewala on Jind bypoll result, “I hope Manohar Lal Khattar and Krishna Middha ji will fulfil the dreams of the people of Jind. I was given a responsibility by the party which I fulfilled to the best of my abilities, I congratulate Krishna Middha ji.”

 

3:00 pm IST

Final results of Jind bypolls

BJP- 49229

JJP- 37681

BJP secures win by 12248 margin

2:57 pm IST

Final round of counting of votes in Jind bypolls

JJP: 2388

BJP:1057

Congress: 855

Total--

JJP: 37681

BJP: 49229

2:55 pm IST

I accept defeat, but don’t consider it as our defeat: JJP’s Digvijay Chautala

I accept defeat, but don’t consider it as our defeat, says JJP’s Digvijay Chautala.

2:52 pm IST

Jind bypolls: BJP wins by 8222 votes

Jind bypolls: BJP wins by 8222 votes.

2:48 pm IST

There were many discrepancies with EVMs: Randeep Surjewala

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala says, “Party gave me responsibility, I tried my best. Voters chose BJP’s Middha, I congratulate him. There were many discrepancies with EVMs.”

2:30 pm IST

Round 12 of counting of votes in Jind bypolls

JJP: 4337

BJP: 1950

Congress: 2081

Margin reduces to 13,579.

2:28 pm IST

Jind by-poll trends: BJP leading with 46,916 votes

Jind by-poll trends: BJP leading with 46916 votes, Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) 30956 votes, Congress 19611 votes at the end of 11th round of counting, reports news agency ANI.

2:25 pm IST

Round 11 of counting of votes in Jind bypolls

BJP: 4192

Congress: 2020

JJP: 4110

INLD: 284

LSP: 494

BJP total lead: 15,960

2:13 pm IST

Round 10 of counting in Jind bypolls

JJP: 1521

BJP: 5163

Congress: 1815

LSP: 699

INLD: 59

BJP leads with 15878 votes.

2:05 pm IST

Police lathi charge outside counting venue of Jind bypolls

Haryana: Police lathi charge outside the counting venue of Jind by-polls following a ruckus. SP Jind Ashwin Shenvi says,“There was unlawful assembly which didn’t disperse when we asked them to leave.We had to use slight force to disperse them.Situation normal now.Counting underway.

 

1:59 pm IST

Round 9 of counting in Jind bypolls

BJP: 5381

INLD: 192

Congress: 2043

LSP; 2105

JJP: 2455

BJP leading by 12,236 votes.

1:46 pm IST

Round 8 of counting in Jind bypolls

BJP: 32180

INC: 13733

INLD: 2485

1:43 pm IST

BJP maintains win with a margin of 9310 votes

JJP takes round 8, BJP maintains win with a margin of 9310 votes.

1:23 pm IST

Jind bypolls: Party agents create ruckus outside counting centre

Jind bypolls: Party agents create ruckus outside counting centre alleging EVM machines have been changed. Security forces resort to mild lathicharge to disperse JJP supporters.

1:14 pm IST

Jind by-poll trends: BJP leading with a margin of 9408 votes at the end of 7th round of counting

Jind by-poll trends: BJP leading with a margin of 9408 votes at the end of 7th round of counting. Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) 19403 votes, Congress 11647 votes, reports news agency ANI.

1:09 pm IST

People know that we believe in working: Congress’ Shafia Zubair

Congress party’s Shafia Zubair after winning Ramgarh bypolls: “People know that we believe in working.”

 

12:56 am IST

Counting temporarily stopped in Jind

Counting temporarily stopped in Jind as party agents create ruckus alleging EVM machines have been changed. More paramilitary forces called.

12:51 pm IST

People took a well meditated step: Ashok Gehlot on Ramgarh bypoll result

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Ramgarh bypoll result: “I’m happy that people took a well meditated step. They’ve taken right decision. I thank them and express my gratitude. They’ve given a message at a time when it was much needed. It’ll encourage the party ahead of Lok Sabha election.”

 

12:34 pm IST

BJP maintains overall lead with over 9000 votes in Jind bypolls

JJP takes lead in seventh round of counting in Jind bypolls. BJP maintains overall lead with over 9000 votes.

12:03 pm IST

BJP leading in Jind bypolls after round 6 of counting

BJP: 26,412

JJP: 16,306

Congress: 10,037

11:57 am IST

Ramgarh by-poll result: Congress wins Ramgarh seat with a margin of 12228 votes

Ramgarh by-poll result: Congress wins Ramgarh seat with a margin of 12228 votes. Congress candidate Shafia Zubair garnered a total of 83311 votes. BJP’s Suwant Singh garnered 71083 votes, reports news agency ANI.

11:52 am IST

Jind by-poll trends: BJP leading with 21, 052 votes

Jind by-poll trends: BJP leading with 21, 052 votes at the end of fifth round of counting. Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) 15315 votes, Congress 8813 votes, reports news agency ANI.

11:48 am IST

Congress gets 100 seats in assembly

With the victory in Ramgarh bypolls, the Congress has got 100 seats in assembly.

11:46 am IST

Final round of counting in Ramgarh bypolls

INC: 83304

BJP: 71053

BSP: 24847

11:37 am IST

Round 19 of counting in Ramgarh bypolls

INC: 78406

BJP: 68659

BSP: 24436

11:25 am IST

Ramgarh by-election trends: Congress leading with a margin of 9724 votes

Ramgarh by-election trends: Congress leading with a margin of 9724 votes at the end of the 19th round of counting; Congress 78413 votes, BJP 68689 votes & BSP 23745 votes, reports news agency ANI.

11:24 am IST

Jind bypolls: BJP is leading by 5,737 votes

After completion of five rounds of counting, the BJP is leading by 5,737 votes.

11:21 am IST

Round 5 of counting in Jind:

BJP: 21052

Congress: 8813

LSP: 5213

INLD: 2095

11:15 am IST

Congress leading in Ramgarh after round 18 of counting

Congress: 74392

BJP: 64996

BSP: 24122

10:58 am IST

BJP leading in Jind after round 4 of counting

BJP - 15481

JJP - 13443

Congress - 7614

INLD- 254

LSP- 511

10:50 am IST

Jind bypoll: JJP leading with 11226 votes

Jind bypoll: Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) leading with 11226 votes at the end of third round of counting. BJP 9350 votes, Congress 5813 votes, Loktantra Suraksha Party (LSP) 2649 votes and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) 1760 votes, reports news agency ANI.

10:46 am IST

Ramgarh by-election trends: Congress leading with a margin of 16221 votes

Ramgarh by-election trends: At the end of the 13th round of counting, Congress leading with a margin of 16221 votes, reports news agency ANI.

10:43 am IST

A healthy voter turnout of 75.77 % was reported in the by-election to the Jind assembly constituency

A healthy voter turnout of 75.77 % was reported in the by-election to the Jind assembly constituency, dubbed as a prestige battle for the ruling BJP, the Congress and the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) ahead of the parliamentary and assembly polls.

10:38 am IST

In December 7 polls, the Congress won 99 seats

In the December 7 polls, the Congress won 99 seats, RLD one, BJP 73, BSP six, RLTP three, and CPI (M) and BTP two each, and 13 independents emerged victorious in the state election.

10:29 am IST

Ramgarh by elections: BJP hopeful of retaining the seat

Ramgarh: BJP state president Madan Lal Saini said the party was hopeful of retaining the seat.”People have seen that the Congress government has failed to deliver on its promises. It had promised to waive farmers loan in 10 days, but more than 40 days have passed and nothing such has happened.

10:26 am IST

Round 3 of counting in Jind:

JJP: 3334

BJP: 2796

Congress: 1890

INLD: 395

10:24 am IST

Congress is going to win the seat: Sachin Pilot

“The Congress is going to win the seat. People gave mandate to the party in the December 7 elections and the Ramgarh seat too will be won by us,” Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot said.

10:18 am IST

Ramgarh by-election trends: Congress leading with a margin of 9320 votes

Ramgarh by-election trends: At the end of the 10th round of counting, Congress leading with a margin of 9320 votes, reports news agency ANI.

10:13 am IST

Ramgarh: The seat, which was won by the BJP in the 2013 state elections, witnessed a triangular contest this time

Ramgarh: The seat, which was won by the BJP in the 2013 state elections, witnessed a triangular contest this time and ruling Congress, opposition BJP and BSP have exuded confidence of winning the seat.

10:09 am IST

Ramgarh by election: Congress candidate in lead

The Congress candidate for the Ramgarh assembly election in Rajasthan is leading with a margin of over 5,000 votes, officials said Thursday, reports PTI.

In five out of the total 20 rounds of counting for the polls, Congress’s Zubair secured 24,107 votes while BJP’s Sukhwant Singh has got 18,616 votes, they said.

10:04 am IST

JJP leading after round 2 of counting in Jind

After Round 2 of counting in Jind:

JJP - 7892

BJP - 6554

Cong -3923

LSP -1756

INLD -1365

9:56 am IST

Second round of counting in Jind

Second round of counting in Jind

JJP 4253

BJP 3719

Congress 1754

INLD 373

9:43 am IST

There will be a total of 20 rounds of counting for Ramgarh bypolls

There will be a total of 20 rounds of counting for Ramgarh bypolls. Ballot papers will be counted first followed by counting of votes polled on electronic voting machines, officials said.

9:27 am IST

Round 1 of counting in Jind

Round 1 of counting:

JJP - 3639

BJP -2835

Congress -2169

LSP -705

INLD -992

9:23 am IST

21 candidates, including 2 women, had contested Jind bypoll

Jind: 21 candidates, including two women, had contested the bypoll, which were held on January 28.

9:14 am IST

INLD legislator Hari Chand Middha’s son is in fray on a BJP ticket

The bye-election in Jind was necessitated after the death of two-time INLD legislator Hari Chand Middha, whose son is in the fray on a BJP ticket.

9:09 am IST

Fate of four main candidates will be decided today

The fate of the four main candidates, Randeep Singh Surjewala (Congress), Krishan Lal Middha (BJP), Umed Singh (INLD) and Digvijay Singh Chautala (JJP), will be decided.

9:04 am IST

Ramgarh by-election early trends

Ramgarh by-election trends: Congress leading with 9773 votes, BJP and BSP trail with 7094 and 1005 votes respectively, reports news agency ANI.

 

8:56 am IST

The test in Jind is for all four major parties in the fray

The test in Jind was for all four major parties in the fray -- the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the newly launched Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) as both Lok Sabha and Assembly elections were to be held later this year.

8:42 am IST

Randeep Surjewala and Jannayak Janata Party’s Digvijay Chautala present at counting centre

Haryana: Congress’s Randeep Surjewala and Jannayak Janata Party’s Digvijay Chautala present at the counting centre in Jind as counting of votes has begun.

 

8:34 am IST

The election for Ramgarh seat, scheduled on December 7, 2018, was postponed

Earlier, the election for the Ramgarh seat, scheduled on December 7, 2018, was postponed due to the death of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate.

8:25 am IST

Counting of votes for Jind assembly seat by-election begins.

Counting of votes for Jind assembly seat by-election begins.

8:24 am IST

Counting of votes for Ramgarh assembly seat begins

Counting of votes for Ramgarh assembly seat begins.

8:23 am IST

Counting of votes for Jind assembly seat by-election to begin shortly amid tight security

Counting of votes for Jind assembly seat by-election to begin shortly amid tight security.