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Voters queue up to cast their vote during the fourth phase of the district development council elections in Ganderbal .(Representative Image/HT File Photo)

J&K Panch, sarpanch bypolls: 63.08 %, 59.71% voter turnout fourth phase

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:48 AM IST
Bypolls for panch seats were held in 215 constituencies and for sarpanch seats in 50 constituency
The by-elections in Madhya Pradesh were necessitated after 22 MLAs of the erstwhile Congress government switched over to the BJP in March 2020, leading to the fall of Kamal Naths 15-month-old government.(PTI file photo)
The by-elections in Madhya Pradesh were necessitated after 22 MLAs of the erstwhile Congress government switched over to the BJP in March 2020, leading to the fall of Kamal Naths 15-month-old government.(PTI file photo)

Madhya Pradesh bypolls: 28 Assembly seats to witness contest

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 06:49 PM IST
Bypolls for 54 Assembly seats in 10 states are being held on Tuesday and Madhya Pradesh accounts for almost half of these seats.
Voters in 54 constituencies across 10 states will choose their legislators in bypolls on Wednesday.(Photo by Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Voters in 54 constituencies across 10 states will choose their legislators in bypolls on Wednesday.(Photo by Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)

Bypolls to 54 assembly seats across 10 states on November 3. List here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Haryana will witness by-polls along with the Bihar assembly elections
The bypolls to seven assembly seats in the state is scheduled for November 3(PTI)
The bypolls to seven assembly seats in the state is scheduled for November 3(PTI)

Samajwadi Party eyes upcoming bypolls as springboard for UP assembly elections in 2022

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 05:32 PM IST
As soon as the voters get a chance, everyone will see how this government is going to be defeated, the former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said while welcoming members of different parties who joined the SP.
By-elections to eight seats in Gujarat to be held on November 3.(PTI file photo for representation)
By-elections to eight seats in Gujarat to be held on November 3.(PTI file photo for representation)

81 candidates in row for bypolls to 8 assembly seats in Gujarat

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Out of 102 nominations received by the EC for eight seats, 21 forms were withdrawn till Monday, leaving 81 candidates in the fray, a release from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer said.
File photo of JMM youth wing chief Basant Soren. (Videograb)
File photo of JMM youth wing chief Basant Soren. (Videograb)

JMM youth wing chief Basant Soren to fight Dumka bypoll

Hindusatn Times, Ranchi | By Gautam Mazumdar
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 07:11 PM IST
Basant Soren was nominated, said party general secretary, after the JMM received multiple requests and feedback from various quarters.
In view of the spread of Covid-19, the commission on August 21 issued broad guidelines, which will be followed strictly during the conduct of the election. (HT Photo)
In view of the spread of Covid-19, the commission on August 21 issued broad guidelines, which will be followed strictly during the conduct of the election. (HT Photo)

Bypolls to 7 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh on November 3

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 05:40 PM IST
The seven assembly seats are: Naugawan Sadat, Bulandshahr, Tundla, Bangermau, Ghatampur, Deoria and Malhani.
One of the five raths that will be used by the BJP from Wednesday in assembly constituencies where bypolls are due.(HT PHOTO)
One of the five raths that will be used by the BJP from Wednesday in assembly constituencies where bypolls are due.(HT PHOTO)

BJP to take out Ram rath yatra ahead of bypolls in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar | By Anupam Pateriya
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2020 10:32 PM IST
The first such rath yatra will be taken out in Surakhi state assembly constituency of Sagar district in Bundelkhand on Wednesday
The Election Commission of India has to decide on holding bypolls to eight vacant seats in the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The Election Commission of India has to decide on holding bypolls to eight vacant seats in the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Eight assembly seats vacant in Uttar Pradesh, EC to decide on bypolls

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 09:23 AM IST
Five of the eight seats in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly fell vacant after the death of sitting members.
The poll body will also have to take a call about holding the biennial election to 11 seats of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)
The poll body will also have to take a call about holding the biennial election to 11 seats of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad. (Photo @CMOfficeUP)

Uttar Pradesh awaits bypolls to 8 assembly seats

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 08:35 PM IST
Election rules mandate that the bypolls shall be conducted within six months of the assembly seats falling vacant.
A senior EC official said the Covid-19 pandemic and the flood situation were two reasons behind the decision.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
A senior EC official said the Covid-19 pandemic and the flood situation were two reasons behind the decision.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

EC defers bypolls for one LS, 7 assembly seats due to ‘extraordinary circumstances’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2020 05:20 PM IST
The states where the bypolls have been deferred are --Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, two assembly seats each in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, and one each in Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. Most of these seats fell vacant due to the death of sitting members.
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy campaigns for Mahalaxmi Layout candidate Girish K Nashi in Bengaluru on Tuesday(PTI)
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy campaigns for Mahalaxmi Layout candidate Girish K Nashi in Bengaluru on Tuesday(PTI)

Campaigning ends for key bypolls to 15 K’taka seats

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:12 AM IST
Voting for the 15 seats, where the BJP has fielded candidates who defected from the Congress and the JD(S), is on December 5 and the results will be declared on December 9. 219 candidates are in the fray.
An elderly woman being taken to a polling station during bypoll in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, on Monday, November 25, 2019.(HT Photo)
An elderly woman being taken to a polling station during bypoll in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, on Monday, November 25, 2019.(HT Photo)

Bypoll conducted smoothly in Pithoragarh, one village boycotts voting

Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh/Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 09:55 AM IST
With over 1.05 lakh voters, polling was conducted across 145 polling stations. The results for bypoll will be declared on November 28.
More worrying for the BJP was the fact that even the Congress, which is in the midst of a revamp under its new state chief Ajay Kumar ‘Lallu’, fared well in several seats in bypolls.(PTI photo)
More worrying for the BJP was the fact that even the Congress, which is in the midst of a revamp under its new state chief Ajay Kumar ‘Lallu’, fared well in several seats in bypolls.(PTI photo)

Despite BJP dominance, bypoll results bring some cheer for Opposition in UP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 07:33 AM IST
More worrying for the BJP was the fact that even the Congress, which is in the midst of a revamp under its new state chief Ajay Kumar ‘Lallu’, fared well in several seats like Govindnagar in Kanpur and Gangoh in Saharanpur where the party candidates came second, pushing the SP and BSP behind.
By-elections were held on Monday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
By-elections were held on Monday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Bypoll results: RJD wins two seats in Bihar| Highlights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 07:06 PM IST
By-elections for 51 assembly seats, two Lok Sabha constituencies, and one Union Territory were held on October 21.
Among the states ruled by the BJP and its allies, the maximum 11 seats will have bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, followed by six in Gujarat, five in Bihar, four in Assam and two each in Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.(PTI FILE Photo)
Among the states ruled by the BJP and its allies, the maximum 11 seats will have bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, followed by six in Gujarat, five in Bihar, four in Assam and two each in Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.(PTI FILE Photo)

Bypolls to 51 assembly, 2 LS constituencies across 17 states, 1 UT today

Mumbai/Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 08:07 AM IST
The BJP and its allies had nearly 30 of these assembly seats, while the Congress had won 12 and the rest were with regional parties.
Three of the five seats are witnessing a fierce three-cornered contest in Kerala.(HT PHOTO.)
Three of the five seats are witnessing a fierce three-cornered contest in Kerala.(HT PHOTO.)

Bypolls to five crucial assembly seats in Kerala on Monday

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 11:30 PM IST
Besides post-flood rehabilitation, the contentious Sabariamala issue, law and order and even the recent cyanide killings were discussed during the high-voltage campaign.
HT Image
HT Image

Bypolls: Outsider in Ludhiana’s Dakha, former political secy banks on CM

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aneesha Sareen Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2019 11:35 PM IST
HT Image
HT Image

Rebels won't affect bypolls, BJP will win both seats: Jai Ram

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 11:28 PM IST
Raj Kumar Pal, a district level BJP functionary who was earlier with the Samajwadi Party, will be contesting the Pratapgarh assembly on the Apna Dal (S) symbol.(HT Photo)
Raj Kumar Pal, a district level BJP functionary who was earlier with the Samajwadi Party, will be contesting the Pratapgarh assembly on the Apna Dal (S) symbol.(HT Photo)

Battle for bypolls: BJP springs last-minute surprise, decides to field its candidate on ally Apna Dal (S) ticket in UP’s Pratapgarh

Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 05:56 AM IST
Raj Kumar Pal, a district level BJP functionary who was earlier with the Samajwadi Party, will be contesting the Pratapgarh assembly on the Apna Dal (S) symbol.
Former Puducherry CM N Rangasamy’s party will contest the Kamraj Nagar bypoll after a poll pact with AIADMK instead of the BJP(PTI Photo/File)
Former Puducherry CM N Rangasamy’s party will contest the Kamraj Nagar bypoll after a poll pact with AIADMK instead of the BJP(PTI Photo/File)

Puducherry bypoll: National BJP intervention prevents NDA collapse in UT

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 11:33 PM IST
Cracks appeared in Puducherry NDA when the local unit of the BJP-- upset over AIADMK’s decision to allot Kamaraj Nagar assembly bypoll seat to All India NR Congress party of former Chief Minister N Rangasamy—invited applications to field a rival candidate.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had allegedly distributed sports materials to 18 clubs located in Badharghat constituency on September 6.(PTI PHOTO.)
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had allegedly distributed sports materials to 18 clubs located in Badharghat constituency on September 6.(PTI PHOTO.)

Tripura Congress complains to EC, says CM violated model code ahead of bypolls

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 10:42 PM IST
By-polls to the Badharghat Assembly constituency is scheduled to be held on September 23.
The four people who were carrying the detonators have been arrested. Police are suspecting that the accused were supplying the detonators to Maoists in Dantewada.(HT PHOTO.)
The four people who were carrying the detonators have been arrested. Police are suspecting that the accused were supplying the detonators to Maoists in Dantewada.(HT PHOTO.)

50 detonators seized in Dantewada before bypolls on Sep 23, four held

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 08:00 PM IST
The bypoll of the Dantewada assembly is scheduled for September 23. The voters in the assembly are 1,88,263 out of whom 89,747 are male voters and 98,876 are female voters.
Three of these seats are in Odisha, 2 in Gujarat and 1 in Bihar. Four of these vacancies are a result of Rajya Sabha members from these states getting elected to the Lok Sabha in the just concluded general elections.(HT Photo)
Three of these seats are in Odisha, 2 in Gujarat and 1 in Bihar. Four of these vacancies are a result of Rajya Sabha members from these states getting elected to the Lok Sabha in the just concluded general elections.(HT Photo)

Bypolls to 6 Rajya Sabha seats in 3 states to be held on July 5

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 09:48 PM IST
Union Ministers Amit Shah, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani are prominent among the six who have vacated their Rajya Sabha seats having won their respective Lok Sabha seats.
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati(PTI File Photo)
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati(PTI File Photo)

Mayawati to go solo in bypolls in a bid to regain lost ground

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 09:37 AM IST
Mayawati’s decision has surprised political observers as she had taken a policy decision, after losing power in 2012, to not contest any by-poll and focus on Lok Sabha and assembly polls
Mayawati insisted that her party’s decision to contest by-elections on 11 UP assembly seats wasn’t a permanent breakup.(PTI)
Mayawati insisted that her party’s decision to contest by-elections on 11 UP assembly seats wasn’t a permanent breakup.(PTI)

‘If our paths are different…’: Akhilesh Yadav’s first response to Mayawati breakup

Hindustan Times, Ghazipur/Lucknow | By Sudhir Kumar & Pankaj Jaiswal
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 02:57 AM IST
Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party, the two regional powerhouses in UP, buried years of acrimony to come together last year and forged what was considered a formidable caste coalition.
The long list of winning constituencies of the BJP also includes Gorakhpur, Phulpur and the Kairana parliamentary seats.(PTI)
The long list of winning constituencies of the BJP also includes Gorakhpur, Phulpur and the Kairana parliamentary seats.(PTI)
The assembly bypolls are crucial for the Congress as another rebel lawmaker, Ramesh Jarkiholi, has threatened to resign.(PTI)
The assembly bypolls are crucial for the Congress as another rebel lawmaker, Ramesh Jarkiholi, has threatened to resign.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections over in Karnataka, parties now prepare for two assembly bypolls

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 10:55 AM IST
Chincholi fell vacant when Congress lawmaker Umesh Jadhav resigned in March and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the same month while the by-poll to Kundgol was necessitated after Congress lawmaker C S Shivalli passed away last month.
Voters show their identity cards as they wait in a queue to cast their votes(PTI File)
Voters show their identity cards as they wait in a queue to cast their votes(PTI File)

Bypolls may become litmus test for Tamil Nadu government

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 08:17 AM IST
Polling for 38 Lok Sabha seats in the state (the one in Vellore was deferred, following widespread bribing of voters), and by elections or 18 assembly constituencies happened on April 18.
The Congress’s gains in 2017 were spread across the Punjab, as the party increased its vote share in 75% of the assembly constituencies.(PTI)
The Congress’s gains in 2017 were spread across the Punjab, as the party increased its vote share in 75% of the assembly constituencies.(PTI)

Despite fall in vote share, Congress rose in recent bypolls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 08:41 AM IST
Between 2009 and 2014, the Congress lost more than 10 percentage points in terms of vote share and its tally came down from eight to three. The party finished third, behind the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in terms of seats.
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