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Rashtriya Lok Dal Tabassum Hasan receiving a certificate of victory from district magistrate of Shamli, after winning the Kairana Lok Sabha constituency.(HT Photo)

Bypoll results Highlights: BJP loses Kairana seat, Opposition says tone set for 2019

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 10:00 PM IST
In Lok Sabha by-election results, the RLD won in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana, while NCP wrested the Bhandara Gondiya Lok Sabha constituency from the saffron party. Here are the live updates:
Polling and presiding officers collect Electronic Voting Machines and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines on the eve of polling for Phulpur Lok Sabha seat, in Allahabad, on Saturday.(PTI file photo)
Polling and presiding officers collect Electronic Voting Machines and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines on the eve of polling for Phulpur Lok Sabha seat, in Allahabad, on Saturday.(PTI file photo)

Parties wait for signals from last Lok Sabha bypolls before 2019 elections

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 10:05 PM IST
Results of Lok Sabha bypolls in Kairana, Palghar, Bhandara-Gondia and Nagaland are being being widely watched for their larger national political message and impact on alliances
(Representative image/Mint)
(Representative image/Mint)

Kairana bypoll: Glitches leave BJP, Opposition guessing

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2018 03:15 PM IST
Electronic voting machines (EVMs) have heightened the suspense in Kairana bypoll, leaving both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the united opposition equally flummoxed.
UP minister Suresh Rana (3rd in row) outside a polling booth in Kairana on Monday.(HT/Sunil Sharma)
UP minister Suresh Rana (3rd in row) outside a polling booth in Kairana on Monday.(HT/Sunil Sharma)

Kairana and Noorpur bypolls: EC takes serious note of VVPAT snags, orders repoll in 73 booths

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 07:21 AM IST
The Election Commission (EC) has taken a serious view of faults in voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines during bypolls for the Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly seats.
Muslim voters at Prathmik Vidyalaya booth in Thana bhawan Shaml in Kairana.(Sunil Sharma / HT Photo)
Muslim voters at Prathmik Vidyalaya booth in Thana bhawan Shaml in Kairana.(Sunil Sharma / HT Photo)

Kairana and Noorpur bypolls: Fates sealed amid stray incidents, claims of EVM glitches

Hindustan Times, Kairana | By S Raju, Kairana
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2018 02:11 PM IST
Barring a few incidents of violence, voting in Kairana Lok Sabha seat remained peaceful on Monday.
BJP MLA Suresh Rana, 4th from right, waits in a queue to cast his votes for Kairana parliamentary constituency bypolls, in Shamli on Monday, May 28, 2018.(PTI)
BJP MLA Suresh Rana, 4th from right, waits in a queue to cast his votes for Kairana parliamentary constituency bypolls, in Shamli on Monday, May 28, 2018.(PTI)

BJP and rivals complain to poll panel about voting machines in Kairana, EC calls reports ‘exaggerated’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow and New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 07:58 PM IST
Over 43% polling was recorded till 4 pm in Kairana.
Voters queue up at a polling booth in Sonta Rasoolpur village in Kairana on Monday.(HT Photo)
Voters queue up at a polling booth in Sonta Rasoolpur village in Kairana on Monday.(HT Photo)

Glitches in voting machines hit bypolls in many states, BJP and rivals knock on EC’s door

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 11:20 PM IST
Voting in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana and Maharashtra’s Palghar and Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha bypolls took a hit on Monday after reports of EVMs malfunctioning in several places.
Women queue outside a polling booth at Sonta Rasoolpur village in Uttar Pradesh on May 28.(S Raju/HT Photo)
Women queue outside a polling booth at Sonta Rasoolpur village in Uttar Pradesh on May 28.(S Raju/HT Photo)

Voting in 10 states underway, Kairana under spotlight in BJP vs Opposition battle

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 09:37 AM IST
Voter turnout was slow in Kairana constituency seat with only 12 per cent polling recorded in the first two hours.
A BJP supporter wearing a mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally ahead of the Kairana assembly bypolls, in Shamli.(PTI)
A BJP supporter wearing a mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally ahead of the Kairana assembly bypolls, in Shamli.(PTI)

UP’s Kairana, Noorpur bypolls a test for joint Opposition, Dalit vote may be decisive

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 11:20 AM IST
Kairana and Noorpur seats in Uttar Pradesh fell vacant following the deaths of BJP MP Hukum Singh and BJP MLA Lokendra Singh.
Burqa-clad women, along with other voters, show their voter identity cards as they wait to cast thier votes for Noorpur Assembly bypolls, in Bijnor, on May28, 2018.(PTI)
Burqa-clad women, along with other voters, show their voter identity cards as they wait to cast thier votes for Noorpur Assembly bypolls, in Bijnor, on May28, 2018.(PTI)

Highlights: Election Commission fights allegations of EVM glitches during bypolls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 12:07 AM IST
By-elections to 10 assembly seats and four Lok Sabha seats, including Kairana constituency began Monday morning. Here are the live updates:
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath speaks as BJP’s Kairana candidate Mriganka Singh looks on during a rally ahead of the Kairana assembly bypolls in Shamli.(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath speaks as BJP’s Kairana candidate Mriganka Singh looks on during a rally ahead of the Kairana assembly bypolls in Shamli.(PTI)

Voting in bypolls to 4 Lok Sabha, 10 assembly seats underway, BJP faces united opposition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT correspondent and agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 11:59 AM IST
Polling for by-elections to 10 assembly seats and four Lok Sabha seats began on Monday. BJP faces multiple challengers.
BJP supporters during Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath's rally ahead of Kairana Assembly bypoll, in Shamli, on May 24.(PTI file photo)
BJP supporters during Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath's rally ahead of Kairana Assembly bypoll, in Shamli, on May 24.(PTI file photo)

In run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha elections, all eyes on key Kairana bypoll on Monday

Press Trust of India, Kairana | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 12:07 AM IST
Located around 630 km from capital city of Lucknow, the Lok Sabha constituency has five assembly segments namely Shamli, Thana Bhawan and Kairana in Shamli district, and Gangoh and Nakur in Saharanpur district.
A file photo of a burnt house at Mohammadpur Raisingh village, in Muzaffarnagar.(HT Photo)
A file photo of a burnt house at Mohammadpur Raisingh village, in Muzaffarnagar.(HT Photo)

In Kairana, memories of 2013 communal tension divide constituency

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 07:47 AM IST
Western UP has a substantial Muslim population, which coexists with the dominant Jat community in the region. Muzaffarnagar in 2013 changed the political landscape of west Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath with BJP’s Kairana candidate, Mriganka Singh, and other party leaders during a rally ahead of Kairana assembly bypolls, in Shamli on Thursday.(PTI file photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath with BJP’s Kairana candidate, Mriganka Singh, and other party leaders during a rally ahead of Kairana assembly bypolls, in Shamli on Thursday.(PTI file photo)

Tactical game in Kairana? Akhilesh skips Opposition campaign for key by-election

Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 11:09 AM IST
RLD chief Ajit Singh and his son Jayant Chaudhary are the only ones leading the joint opposition campaign against the BJP in the Kairana by-election.
The BJP is defending Kairana against a united opposition in the byelection. Its candidate is up against the Rashtriya Lok Dal nominee who has the support of the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Congress and now the Lok Dal.(HT file photo)
The BJP is defending Kairana against a united opposition in the byelection. Its candidate is up against the Rashtriya Lok Dal nominee who has the support of the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Congress and now the Lok Dal.(HT file photo)

Kairana bypoll: Lok Dal candidate withdraws in favour of RLD nominee

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 03:15 PM IST
The BJP is defending Kairana against a united opposition in the byelection. Its candidate is up against the Rashtriya Lok Dal nominee who has the support of the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress .
Several ministers, MPs, MLAs and organisational leaders have been a part of aggressive campaigning aimed at ensuring the victory of party candidates Mriganka Singh (Kairana) and Avani Singh (Noorpur).(HT Photo)
Several ministers, MPs, MLAs and organisational leaders have been a part of aggressive campaigning aimed at ensuring the victory of party candidates Mriganka Singh (Kairana) and Avani Singh (Noorpur).(HT Photo)

By-poll on May 28: BJP goes all out to retain Kairana, Noorpur

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By Rajesh Kumar Singh/S Raju, Meerut
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2018 01:22 PM IST
After suffering ignominious defeat in by-poll at Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, the ruling BJP is leaving no stone unturned to retain Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur Assembly seats where polling is scheduled on May 28.
An official tallies candidates’ names on the Electronic Voting Machines in Bengaluru on May 11, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)
An official tallies candidates’ names on the Electronic Voting Machines in Bengaluru on May 11, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT File Photo)

Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll: One chart to explain vote arithmetic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 01:22 PM IST
Byelections to Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana Lok Sabha will be held on May 28, making it one of the hotly contested political fights in recent times.
Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Choudhury at a gathering in Bhainswal village. under Kairana Lok Sabha constituency.(HT Photo)
Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Choudhury at a gathering in Bhainswal village. under Kairana Lok Sabha constituency.(HT Photo)

Kairana bypoll: In battle of ‘honour’, yearning for social peace shapes political realignment

Hindustan Times, Shamli (UP) | By Rajesh Mahapatra
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 09:32 AM IST
As the sugar bowl gets ready to vote on May 28, economic distress and growing clarity about the need for social harmony are shaping a new political alliance in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana.
After the shock defeat in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies, earlier represented by CM Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya, the BJP is taking no chances in Kairana.(AFP/File Photo)
After the shock defeat in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies, earlier represented by CM Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya, the BJP is taking no chances in Kairana.(AFP/File Photo)

BJP taking no chances in Kairana, ministers in campaign fray

Press Trust of India, Kairana | By Press Trust of India, Kairana (uttar Pradesh)
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 08:58 AM IST
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya, five ministers and four MPs are campaigning for the BJP in Kairana, which goes to polls on May 28.
Addressing an election rally in Kairana, UP CM Yogi Adityanath said his government will create three lakh jobs for the unemployed youth of the state.(AFP)
Addressing an election rally in Kairana, UP CM Yogi Adityanath said his government will create three lakh jobs for the unemployed youth of the state.(AFP)

Samajwadi Party patronised criminals, we are hounding them out: Yogi in Kairana

Indo Asian News Service, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2018 08:10 PM IST
Addressing an election rally in Kairana, ahead of the May 28 Lok Sabha bypoll, UP CM Adityanath said criminals are running for their lives under BJP rule.
By-election to Kairana Lok Sabha constituency will take place on May 28.(HTFIle Photo/Representative image)
By-election to Kairana Lok Sabha constituency will take place on May 28.(HTFIle Photo/Representative image)

Withdrawal of Muzaffarnagar riot cases key poll plank in Kairana by-election

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 11:21 PM IST
As many as 6,879 people were named in riot cases but the special investigation team dropped charges against 5,172 people.
RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary at a public meeting in Gangoh assembly constituency on Monday.(HT Photo)
RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary at a public meeting in Gangoh assembly constituency on Monday.(HT Photo)

Suspense continues over whether SP chief will campaign in Kairana

Hindustan Times, Lu | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Although he figures on the Rashtriya Lok Dal’s (RLD) list of star campaigners, there is suspense over whether Samajwadi Party (SP) national president and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav will campaign for the two parties’ joint candidate for the Kairana Lok Sabha seat that goes to by-polls on May 28.
Begum Tabassum files her nomination papers in Meerut on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Begum Tabassum files her nomination papers in Meerut on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Joint candidate from RLD, SP files papers for Kairana bypoll

Hindustan Times, Meerut | By HT Corrospondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2018 11:21 PM IST
Begum Tabassum is the joint candidate of SP and RLD and is likely to get support of BSP and Congress as part of the opposition’s strategy to field a common candidate against the BJP in the election.
The BJP candidates will be facing joint candidates fielded by SP and RLD, who both are Muslims.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
The BJP candidates will be facing joint candidates fielded by SP and RLD, who both are Muslims.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

BJP fields women candidates for Kairana, Noorpur bypolls in UP

Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:45 PM IST
While it named Mriganka Singh its candidate for the Kairana Lok Sabha seat, Avani Singh has been named for the Noorpur (Bijnore) assembly seat.
Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary
Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary

Given the atmosphere of hate, we cannot side with the BJP again: RLD leader

Hindustan Times | By Prashant Jha & Kumar Uttam
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:38 PM IST
RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary says the BJP has set a very dangerous trend.
The alliance felt that Jayant would not appeal to Muslim voters while Tabassum, on SP ticket, would have been able to win Muslim votes, but unable to attract Jat votes.(Representative image)
The alliance felt that Jayant would not appeal to Muslim voters while Tabassum, on SP ticket, would have been able to win Muslim votes, but unable to attract Jat votes.(Representative image)

SP’s Tabassum set to contest Kairana but on RLD ticket

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Meerut | By Pankaj Jaiswal & S Raju, Lucknow/meerut
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2018 12:56 PM IST
The Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party alliance, along with the Rashtriya Lok Dal, is fielding Muslim candidates for both the Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly by-polls.
Ajit Singh-led RLD is confident that the party will win the crucial Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll.(PTI File Photo)
Ajit Singh-led RLD is confident that the party will win the crucial Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll.(PTI File Photo)

RLD to contest Kairana LS bypoll, eyes support from like-minded, non-BJP parties

Press Trust of India, Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 03:21 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh RLD chief Masood Ahmad hopes Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress will support the party candidate in the bypoll.
The opposition is likely to field a joint candidate on both the seats, possibly of the Samajwadi Party.(HT)
The opposition is likely to field a joint candidate on both the seats, possibly of the Samajwadi Party.(HT)

Kairana and Noorpur by-polls: Jayant meets Akhilesh, joint Oppn candidate likely

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2018 02:29 PM IST
Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly by-elections are scheduled to be held on May 28.
BJP flags at the party headquarter in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
BJP flags at the party headquarter in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

Opposition plans joint candidate against BJP in Kairana bypoll

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prashant Jha and Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 12:08 AM IST
BJP candidate is likely to be Mriganka Singh, daughter of the late MP Hukum Singh, whose death necessitated the bypolls in Kairana.
Election Commission officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine at a polling station in Dibrugarh, Assam.(AP File Photo)
Election Commission officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine at a polling station in Dibrugarh, Assam.(AP File Photo)

Bypolls to Kairana Lok Sabha seat, Noorpur assembly constituency on May 28

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 11:48 PM IST
The bypoll to the Kairana seat was necessitated after BJP MP Hukum Singh passed away in February.
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