Madhya Pradesh bypolls highlights: BJP wins Khandwa LS, 2 assembly seats; Congress retains Raigaon

  • Madhya Pradesh bypolls Results 2021 Highlights: The counting of votes is taking place for Khandwa Lok Sabha seat and three assembly seats of Prithvipur, Raigaon (SC) and Jobat (ST)
The polling was held on October 30.
The polling was held on October 30.(HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2021 08:38 PM IST
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The counting of votes have concluded in bypolls for the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat and three assembly seats of Prithvipur, Raigaon (SC) and Jobat (ST) in Madhya Pradesh. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won Jobat and Prithvipur assembly seats, as well as the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat. Meanwhile, Congress secured victory in Raigaon.

The polling was held on October 30, along with bypolls in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Mandi in Himachal Pradesh parliamentary seats and 29 other assembly constituencies in 13 states.

The by-elections in all the four constituencies in MP was necessitated due to the demise of the sitting representatives. As many as 48 candidates are in the fray for the four seats.

In the bypolls on Saturday, 63.88% voter turnout was recorded in the Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency while Jobat, Prithvipur and Raigaon assembly seats recorded 55.30%, 78.14% and 69.01% turnout respectively.

While the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat and Raigaon assembly seat were previously with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jobat and Prithvipur were held by its arch-rival Congress. The two parties are also in a direct contest in other bypolls. Currently, the BJP enjoys a comfortable majority in the MP state assembly with 126 out of the 230 total seats while Congress holds 94 seats.

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  • Nov 02, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    BJP sweeps victory in Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, beats Congress

    Congress candidate Rajnarayansingh Purni lost to BJP's Gyaneshwar Patil who secured victory by a massive margin of 82,140 votes. The bypoll in Khandwa was necessitated following the death of sitting BJP MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan.

  • Nov 02, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    BJP wins Prithvipur bypoll seat; Congress secures Raigaon

    BJP candidate Shishupal Yadav has emerged victorious in the Prithvipur assembly seat by 15,687 votes. Meanwhile, Congress' Kalpana Verma won the Raigaon seat against BJP's Pratima Bagari by 12,290 votes. 

    Vote counting in Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency is still underway.

  • Nov 02, 2021 05:30 PM IST

    Latest trends: BJP secures Jobat, leads Khandwa LS, Prithvipur bypoll seat; Congress leads Raigaon

    According to the latest trends on ECI website, BJP candidate Shishupal Yadav is leading by a huge margin of 15,687 votes in the Prithvipur assembly seat, while in Jobat, BJP's Sulochana Yadav has defeated Congress candidate Mahesh Rawat “Patel”.

    Meanwhile, Congress candidate Kalpana Verma has maintained her lead in the Raigaon assembly seat by a margin of 12,290 votes, the trends showed.

    From the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, BJP candidate Gyaneshwar Patil has maintained a clear lead.

  • Nov 02, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    MP bypoll results unprecedented for BJP: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    “Results of bypolls in Madhya Pradesh are unprecedented for BJP. We are not only wining Khandwa LS seat but also Jobat Assembly seat where over 90% people are STs. BJP won it only two times in 70 years. The results put an stamp on work done by central and state governments,” says chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

  • Nov 02, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    BJP wins Jobat seat by 6086 votes 

    BJP candidate from Jobat, Sulochana Rawat has won the assembly seat by a margin of 6,086 votes. BJP was focussing on this seat because it was a Congress dominated and tribal reserved seat.

  • Nov 02, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    Latest trends: BJP maintains lead on 1 LS, 2 assembly seats; Congress ahead in Raigaon

    Accoridng to the latest round of counting, BJP candidate Shishupal Yadav is leading with 4,489 votes in the Prithvipur assembly seat. Further, BJP's Sulochana Yadav has also maintaned her lead in Jobat, the trends further showed.

    On the hand, Congress candidate Kalpana Verma has maintained her lead in the Raigaon assembly seat.

    From Khandwa, a Lok Sabha seat, BJP candidate Gyaneshwar Patil is leading, as per latest updates.

  • Nov 02, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Jobat assembly seat results important, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said that the results so far have been pleasant and encouraging for the Bharatiya Janata Party. “We're way ahead in Khandwa (Parliamentary constituency). I consider Jobat (Assembly constituency) results to be very important,” he added.

    “It was told to the tribals that BJP is against them. We formed schemes & presented before them. I'm happy that we have the evidence of their acceptance in the poll results. BJP has a one-sided lead in Jobat. This is the blessing of our tribal brothers & sisters,” he further said.

  • Nov 02, 2021 12:11 PM IST

    BJP ahead in 1 LS, 2 assembly seats; Congress leads in Raigaon

    According to latest trends, the BJP is ahead in two assembly seats (Jobat and Prithvipur) and one Lok Sabha seat (Khandwa). The Congress is leading in one assembly seat of Raigaon. 

  • Nov 02, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    Congress takes lead in Raigaon

    After the 8th round of counting of votes in Raigaon, Congress's candidate Kalpana Verma has taken a lead of 1489 votes, said the latest trends.

  • Nov 02, 2021 11:15 AM IST

    BJP's Shishupal Singh Yadav ahead in Prithvipur assembly seat

    In the Prithvipur Assembly seat in Niwari district, BJP's Shishupal Singh Yadav was ahead of his Congress rival Nitendra Singh Rathore by 430 votes, according to latest updates.

  • Nov 02, 2021 11:06 AM IST

    BJP leading with 14,365 votes in Khandwa Lok Sabha seat

    In the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, BJP candidate Gyaneshwar Patil was leading by 14,365 votes over his Congress rival Rajnarayan Singh Purni, an official PTI.

  • Nov 02, 2021 11:00 AM IST

    BJP's Sulochana Rawat leading with 5,583 votes in Jobat assembly seat

    After seven rounds of counting, BJP candidate Sulochana Rawat maintains her lead on Jobat assembly seat with 5,583 votes.

  • Nov 02, 2021 10:37 AM IST

    BJP candidate Sulochana Rawat leading with 3,590 votes from Jobat

    BJP candidate Sulochana Rawat is leading with 3,590 votes from the tribal seat of Jobat in Madhya Pradesh. Rawat joined BJP recently.

  • Nov 02, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    BJP leads in all 4 seats in Madhya Pradesh

    According to latest updates, the BJP has maintained its lead on all the four seats, 1 assembly and 1 Lok Sabha.

  • Nov 02, 2021 09:59 AM IST

    BJP leading on all 4 seats in Madhya Pradesh

    According to the first round of counting, the BJP is leading in on all the four seats, four assembly and one Lok Sabha.

  • Nov 02, 2021 09:55 AM IST

    BJP takes eary lead in Jobat assembly seat

    According to latest updates, the BJP has taken a lead in Madhya Pradesh's Jobat assembly seat. BJP candidate Sulochana Rawat is leading with a total of 1590 votes.

  • Nov 02, 2021 09:46 AM IST

    BJP takes lead in Raigaon assembly seat 

    The BJP is leading in Raigaon assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh. BJP candidate Pratima Bagri is leading with 269 votes in Raigaon, according to latest trends

  • Nov 02, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    BJP leading in Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, reports ANI

    The BJP is leading in Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, reported news agency ANI.

  • Nov 02, 2021 09:04 AM IST

    Know voter turnout in all the four seats below

    During the voting held on Saturday, 63.88% voter turnout was recorded in the Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency. The assembly seats of Jobat, Prithvipur and Raigaon saw 55.30%, 78.14% and 69.01% turnout respectively.

  • Nov 02, 2021 08:36 AM IST

    Ruling BJP, opposition Congress confident of victory

    On the eve of the counting of votes, both the ruling BJP and opposition Congress exuded confidence in their victory in the four bypolls. “We are going to win all the four seats. I am confident. Already the Congress has given a walkover (to BJP) in the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat. Their leaders did not even campaign there properly knowing that their defeat is imminent,” Madhya Pradesh BJP spokesperson Neha Bagga claimed. 

    On the other hand, Congress said the party would win all four seats, including Khandwa with a comfortable margin. “We are going to win all the four seats for sure,” MP Congress spokesman Bhupendra Gupta said.

  • Nov 02, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    Early trends expected to emerge by 10am

    The early trends for Madhya Pradesh bypolls are expected to be known by 10am. The bypolls in all the four constituencies in MP, one Lok Sabha and three assembly seats, was necessitated due to the demise of the sitting representatives.

  • Nov 02, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    Counting of votes for MP byolls begins

    The counting of votes for bypolls for the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat and three assembly seats of Prithvipur, Raigaon (SC) and Jobat (ST) in Madhya Pradesh has begun. 

  • Nov 02, 2021 07:30 AM IST

    Taking out victory processions during counting of votes, after announcement of results not allowed

    According to a release issued by the MP chief electoral officer on Monday evening, taking out victory processions during the counting of votes or after the announcement of results is not allowed. 

    Returning officers will hand over the certificate to winning candidates, news agency PTI quoted the release as further mentioned.

  • Nov 02, 2021 07:20 AM IST

    Counting of votes to begin shortly

    Counting of votes in three assembly seats and Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency will begin shortly amid tight security.

  • Nov 02, 2021 06:05 AM IST

    Fate of 48 candidates to be decided today

    As many as 48 candidates are in fray in Madhya Pradesh for the four seats including the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat and three assembly seats of Prithvipur, Raigaon (SC) and Jobat (ST).

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