By-Election Results Highlights: BJP Loses Crucial Kairana, Noorpur Seats, Wins Palghar

Bypoll Results: Though the BJP was ahead in the early leads in Kairana, RLD raced ahead later. BJP won Palghar, Samajwadi Party won Noorpur seat.

By-Election Results Highlights: BJP Loses Crucial Kairana, Noorpur Seats, Wins Palghar

Bypolls Results:Kairana saw a direct contest between a united opposition and the BJP.

New Delhi: The BJP has lost the politically important Kairana Lok Sabha seat and Noorpur assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh in the by-elections that were held on Monday. The Rashtriya Lok Dal won the Kairana seat, in a big boost to the opposition unity. The BJP won the other crucial seat of Palghar in Maharashtra. One of the most crucial among the seats is western Uttar Pradesh's Kairana where the opposition parties put up a show of unity to take on the BJP in the run up to the general elections next year. Re-polling was held yesterday in 73 polling booths in Kairana, 49 polling stations in Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondia and one polling station in Nagaland, after the Election Commission (EC) announced that re-polling will take place in these booths after widespread failure of the machines in Monday's by-elections. The assembly seats where the by-elections were held on Monday are Noorpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jokihat (Bihar), Tharali (Uttarakhand), Gomia and Silli (Jharkhand), Maheshtala (West Bengal), Ampati (Meghalaya), Palus Kadegaon (Maharashtra), Shahkot (Punjab) and Chengannur (Kerala).


Here are the highlights updates on by-election results 2018:

May 31, 2018 19:44 (IST)
Reacting to the bypoll results, Congress said that it is a "reaffirmation of people's faith in the party's inclusive and progressive ideology vs the BJP and its divisive politics."
May 31, 2018 19:38 (IST)
Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today people are "disenchanted" with the BJP and the federal front formula she proposed was a success in the bypolls in 11 states. Ms Banerjee said the result of the bypoll in four Lok Sabha and 10 assembly seats across 11 states have shown that the opposition parties have won wherever they were strong.
May 31, 2018 19:30 (IST)
We are not against BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and neither do we believe that our alliance will break but effort has to be from both ways. We are ready for talks with Shiv Sena: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Uddhav Thackeray's remarks against BJP.
May 31, 2018 17:58 (IST)
BJP's Sambit Patra on by-poll results: "We won 325 seats in UP and formed a government. How did we lose bypolls and win later? Because bypoll is fought over local issues. Congress has been designated as a peripheral player, it is clapping on performance of other regional parties. Congress needs greater introspection."
May 31, 2018 18:30 (IST)
BJP's Sambit Patra on by-poll results: "We won 325 seats in UP and formed a government. How did we lose bypolls and win later? Because bypoll is fought over local issues. Congress has been designated as a peripheral player, it is clapping on performance of other regional parties. Congress needs greater introspection."
May 31, 2018 17:57 (IST)
BJP's Sambit Patra on by-poll results: "We won 325 seats in UP and formed a government. How did we lose bypolls and win later? Because bypoll is fought over local issues. Congress has been designated as a peripheral player, it is clapping on performance of other regional parties. Congress needs greater introspection."
May 31, 2018 17:47 (IST)
Read: BJP Loses To Opposition Unity In UP, Saves Face In Maharashtra
After blowing through Karnataka, the winds of opposition unity appear to have gathered momentum in the politically critical states of UP and Maharashtra.
May 31, 2018 17:45 (IST)
Shiv Sena's demand to not announce Palghar by-poll result has been rejected by Election Commission. The winning certificate has been given to the BJP candidate, Rajendra Gavit by Palghar collector.
May 31, 2018 17:30 (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reacts to bypoll results. She says this is a lesson for all regional parties. "In politics, you can't use muscle power for everything."
May 31, 2018 17:23 (IST)
Yogi Adityanath is losing in his own state and he is coming to campaign in Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray
May 31, 2018 17:20 (IST)
Uddhav Thackeray takes on Election Commission: "Seeing the corruption in Election Commission, I would suggest that even election commissioners should not be appointed, but elected."
May 31, 2018 17:19 (IST)
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today hailed the Congress's victory in the Shahkot bypoll as a "vindication" of the government's people-centric policies, a rejection of the "negative" politics of SAD and "decimation" of AAP. He asserted that with a two-thirds majority in the Assembly now, his government can pass pro-people legislation without the fear of opposition blocking them.
May 31, 2018 17:12 (IST)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses media persons on bypoll results. Congratulates candidates who won today.

May 31, 2018 17:03 (IST)
BJP's Rajendra Gavit wins Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll, defeating Shiv Sena's Shrinivas Wanaga by 29,574 votes.
May 31, 2018 16:53 (IST)
Trianamool wins Maheshtala, BJP replaces Left as number two

The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal today won the Maheshtala assembly bypoll defeating its nearest rival, the BJP, by a margin of 62,831 votes. TMC candidate Dulal Das secured 104,818 votes against 41,987 by BJP's Sujit Ghosh, Returning Officer Sarmishtha Ghosh said. Left Front candidate Prabhat Chowdhury, who was also backed by the Congress, bagged 30,316 votes.
May 31, 2018 16:42 (IST)
Shatrughan Sinha takes on BJP over bypoll results

Shatrughan Sinha takes on BJP: "Addressing a speech in Baghpat near Kairaina where people are rejoicing and expecting golden results of the bye elections, despite hurdles created by our people and inspite of arrogance and EVM machines."
May 31, 2018 16:38 (IST)
Winning margin comes as "unexpected" for Congress in Akali bastion Shahkot

The margin of around 38,000 votes with which Shahkot bypoll was won by Congress today came as a surprise even to many in the Congress, a senior party leader said. Everybody was confident of winning the polls by about a 25,000 vote margin but a few like cabinet minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa were talking of winning by more than 40,000 votes, Punjab Congress Chief Sunil Jakhar said here, reports PTI. "We were expecting a winning margin of 20,000 to 25,000 votes. The margin of 38,000 votes is really something else. This margin is really unexpected," said Mr Jakhar.
May 31, 2018 16:35 (IST)
Shiv Sena urges election commission not to declare results of the Palghar bypolls where the BJP is headed for a victory. Shiv Sena has demanded recounting of votes.

May 31, 2018 16:34 (IST)
Samajwadi Party's Naeemul Hasan declared elected from UP's Noorpur Assembly seat by a margin of 5,662 votes.
May 31, 2018 16:24 (IST)
"They used all their money & all their power, but could not get a victory," says RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav on bypoll results. The RJD today wrested Jokihat in Bihar from Nitish Kumar's party, scoring another point in his prestige battle with the Chief Minister who dumped his party last year. Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United (JDU) lost by over 40,000 votes to the RJD.
May 31, 2018 16:05 (IST)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on BJP's bypoll victory in Tharali:  "Though every electoral victory is the result of a combination of factors,  I would attribute it primarily to the hard work of party workers at the grassroots who were able to take the Prime Minister's vision to every household."
May 31, 2018 16:02 (IST)
By-poll results reflect anger against Modi government: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the bypoll results reflect the anger against the Modi government. The Aam Aadmi Party leader said until now the people were asking who was the alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but results state that they want to remove him.

"Today's results reflect that there is a lot of anger against the Modi government. Until now people were asking what is the option. Today, people are saying Modi ji in not an alternative. Remove him first," he tweeted.

May 31, 2018 15:56 (IST)
Read: Congress Retains Karnataka Seat Where It Contested Against Ally JD(S)
The Congress has retained Karnataka's Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly seat in face of a challenge by the BJP and ally Janata Dal Secular.
May 31, 2018 15:54 (IST)
"To take a giant leap, you will have to take two steps back. We will take a giant leap in future": Home Minister Rajnath Singh on by-poll results.

May 31, 2018 15:51 (IST)
CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury on bypoll results: It isn't that BJP lost because of parties coming together, BJP's vote share went down. Only keeping BJP-RSS away from power can ensure better days. It is for election commission to assuage doubts regarding EVMs.

May 31, 2018 15:29 (IST)
Kairana Byelection Results: Tabassum Hasan, The Face Of Opposition's Big Win Against BJP In Kairana
Begum Tabassum Hasan, the candidate who represented the opposition's hopes for besting the BJP in another Uttar Pradesh by-poll this year, won from the most-watched Kairana Lok Sabha seat.
May 31, 2018 15:27 (IST)
Akhilesh Yadav thanks all the opposition parties. 
May 31, 2018 15:25 (IST)
Akhilesh Yadav
  • I thank the people from the bottom of my heart that they come out in large numbers in blistering heat, through the day, to cast their vote.
  • They had made it a point to bear whatever the circumstances to come out just to teach a lesson to the BJP.
  • I also thank all other political leaders who came together and stood together to ensure that we win.

May 31, 2018 15:24 (IST)
Akhilesh Yadav is addressing the media
May 31, 2018 14:48 (IST)
Ampati Bypoll Result: Congress Wins Meghalaya's Ampati, Becomes Single Largest Party
Congress candidate Miani D Shira, who is also the daughter of former chief minister Mukul Sangma, won the Ampati seat in Meghalaya. The victory gave the Congress 21 seats, making it the single largest party in the state. Currently, both NPP -- National People's Party or NPP-led alliance led by chief Minister Conrad Sangma == and the Congress have 20 seats each.
May 31, 2018 14:21 (IST)
Bypoll Results: Latest Updates

May 31, 2018 14:07 (IST)
Jayant Chaudhury, RLD Leader:

I congratulate all who have won today. I congratulate RJD for their win. May the momentum for us continue like this right till the 2019 elections.
May 31, 2018 13:53 (IST)
RLD wins in Kairana.
May 31, 2018 13:50 (IST)
May 31, 2018 13:36 (IST)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Chengannur bypolls:

People have given their decision 
Peoples' judgement is a tremendous backing of LDF government and its policies
Cutting across religion caste differences, Left has received unprecedented support from all people
People have accepted that LDF is best for the state's development and people
The victory margin shows the increase in base for LDF.
Lots of controversies have emerged
The results are a green flag for LDF to go ahead with its plans
May 31, 2018 13:26 (IST)
Bypoll results: Samajwadi Party workers celebrate in Noorput in Uttar Pradesh.

May 31, 2018 13:12 (IST)
Tabassum Hasan, The Opposition's Kairana Hope As It Looks To Beat BJP
Begum Tabassum Hasan, the candidate who represented the opposition's hopes for besting the BJP in another Uttar Pradesh by-poll this year, is set for a big win from the most-watched Kairana Lok Sabha seat. 47-year-old Tabassum Hasan, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate, was backed by the Congress, Samajwadi Party and even Mayawati's BSP, which never came out officially in her support.
May 31, 2018 13:10 (IST)
RJD candidate Shahnawaz wins Jokihat seat in Bihar. 
May 31, 2018 13:10 (IST)
Tejashwi Yadav, RJD Leader:
  • Nitish Kumar ji has not been able to save the seat that was previously held by his party. People have shown that this is a win of Laluvaad over Avsarwaad.
  • People have also come together and given a verdict of Janshakti (power of the people) over dhanhsakti (power of money/wealth)
  • The people have shown how they feel. The message is clear. I thank the people.
  • Those who spread hate and poison have been defeated.
  • Our margin of victory is more than the total number of votes that JD(U) has won

May 31, 2018 13:02 (IST)
May 31, 2018 13:00 (IST)
Tejashwi Yadav is addressing the media in Patna.
May 31, 2018 12:54 (IST)
Congress workers celebrate in Meghalaya's Ampati after Miani D Shira wins.

May 31, 2018 12:39 (IST)
Samajwadi Party wins Noorpur by over 6,000 votes. 
May 31, 2018 12:34 (IST)
Read: In Key By-election Results Today, Test For Opposition Bloc In UP: 10 Points
Of the 10 assembly seats where by-polls were held, BJP ally JD(U) is ahead in Jokihaat. The Samajwadi Party is ahead in Noorpur; the CPM in Kerala's Chengannur; the Congress in Punjab's Shahkot, Uttarakhand's Tharali and Karnataka's Rajarajeshwarinagar; and Trinamool Congress in Bengal's Maheshtala. The Congress has also won in Meghalaya's Ampati -- a victory that has made it the state's single largest party. Regional party Jharkhand Mukti Morcha is ahead in Silli and Gomia.
May 31, 2018 12:16 (IST)
Kerala Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Chengannur bypoll result:

  • Unpredendented defeat. We will evaluate 
  • This victory is nakednmisusue of official machinery of state govt 
  • They were concentrating on communal polarisation 
  • We have won past 10 bypolls here. Have to seriously evaluate the reasons for the defeat. This doesn't give a sense of mood across Kerala
May 31, 2018 12:06 (IST)
Bypoll Results: A Quick Glance
  • Opposition-backed RLD candidate Ahead Of BJP in Kairana
  • BJP leads in Maharashtra's Palghar, trails in Bhandara-Gondia
  • RJD ahead of Nitish Kumar's JDU in Jokihat, Bihar
  • Congress win Ampati in Meghalaya,  becomes single largest party
May 31, 2018 11:37 (IST)
Tabassum Hasan, RLD candidate who is leading in Kairana:

  • Everyone has come out and supported us (Lok Dal). I thank them. Other parties have supported us too.
  • We believe in live and let live. We meet everyone, sit with everyone and take everyone. We have done that, and we will continue to do so. We live in peace and harmony.

May 31, 2018 11:32 (IST)
Chengannur Bypoll Result: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to speak to the media in an hour. 
May 31, 2018 11:29 (IST)
RLD's lead goes up to 42,000 after 11 rounds of counting in Kairana.
May 31, 2018 11:22 (IST)
Bypoll Results: CPM workers celebrate in Kerala's Chengannur where Saji Cheriyan is leading. 

May 31, 2018 11:07 (IST)
Meghalaya Bypoll Result:
Congress candidate and daughter of former chief minister Mukul Sangma, Miani D Shira won the Ampati seat by defeating his nearest rival from the ruling alliance. Congress - with 21 seats - now is single largest party in Meghalaya. 
May 31, 2018 10:50 (IST)
Bypoll Results:
TMC workers celebrate in West Bengal's Maheshtala as party candidate Dulal Chandra Das leads in his assembly seat.

May 31, 2018 10:41 (IST)
Sarfaraz Alam, who was JDU's lawmaker in Jokihat, quit his party after the alliance with the BJP and joined the RJD. He contested the recent election from the Araria Lok Sabha seat in March and won.

May 31, 2018 10:40 (IST)
Read: Rival RJD Ahead In Bihar's Jokihat, A Prestige Battle For Nitish Kumar
The RJD of Lalu Yadav took an early lead in Bihar's Jokihat, where the by-poll is seen as a prestige battle for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after the Janata Dal United lawmaker quit the party and joined the RJD after Mr Kumar joined hands with the BJP last year.
May 31, 2018 10:30 (IST)
The RJD candidate is leading by a margin of over 3,026 votes after the seventh round of counting in Bihar's Jokijat.
May 31, 2018 10:14 (IST)

The NCP is leading in Bhandara-Gondiya by 3,100 votes.

May 31, 2018 10:06 (IST)
May 31, 2018 10:05 (IST)
Bypoll Results: Latest Figures
  • Chengannur CPM leads by 3106
  • Maheshtala - TMC leads by 20223
  • Gomia - JMM leads by 400
  • Bhandara-Gondiya- NCP leads by 1000

May 31, 2018 09:53 (IST)
Early trends show JMM candidate Babita Devi leading in Jharkhand's Gomia.
May 31, 2018 09:49 (IST)
NDPP candidate leads in Nagaland. The only parliamentary seat in Nagaland, vacated by BJP ally who is now Chief Minister, also voted in Monday's by-election.
May 31, 2018 09:42 (IST)
May 31, 2018 09:41 (IST)
The problems of the sugarcane farmers was one of the key issues in Kairana ahead of the bypolls, reports Amitoj Singh.
May 31, 2018 09:37 (IST)
Kairana Votes Break-Up
  • BJP- 9,916
  • RLD- 13,301

May 31, 2018 09:35 (IST)
May 31, 2018 09:28 (IST)

RLD is leading in Kairana. Begum Tabassum Hasan, the  Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate backed by several opposition parties against the BJP, has clinched the support of her brother-in-law, who was contesting as an independent and could have eaten into her votes.
May 31, 2018 09:25 (IST)
In Meghalaya's Ampati, Congress is leading. Ampati seat in Meghalaya that was vacated by former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma earlier this year after he won from two seats. While the Congress has fielded Mr Sangma's daughter Miani D Shira, the ruling National People's Party (NPP)-led alliance steered by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has fielded Clement Momin who is backed by the BJP and other regional parties.

May 31, 2018 09:23 (IST)
Leads right now:
  • Mahestala, West Bengal - Trinamool  Congress (TMC) leading by 7,000 votes.
  • Shahkot, Punjab - Congress leading by 3,350
  • Noorpor - Samajwadi Party (SP) leading by 3,730

May 31, 2018 09:21 (IST)
Kairana Bypoll Results: BJP Leading By 46 Votes

First round of counting is completed, tabulation is underway, Congress candidate Tabassum Hasan has received 3,700 votes and BJP's Mriganka Singh has received 3,746 votes: Indra Vijay Singh, Collector, Shamli 
May 31, 2018 09:18 (IST)
BJP Leads In UP's Kairana, Most-Watched By-Poll Seat
The ruling BJP took a lead in the Kairana Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh, the most watched in the by-polls held across 10 states earlier this week. In the Noorpur Assembly seat, the Samajwadi Party was ahead as counting took place amid tight security.
May 31, 2018 09:06 (IST)
Bypoll results: Early trends right now. The BJP's Mriganka Singh is leading in the crucial Kairana seat in UP.

May 31, 2018 09:04 (IST)
Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress is leading in West Bengal's Maheshtala by 10,000 votes. 
May 31, 2018 08:52 (IST)
CPM Leads In Kerala's Chengannur

In Kerala's Chengannur, CPI(M)'s Alappuzha district secretary Saji Cheriyan is leading. While the ruling CPM-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) sees the by-election as a referendum on its two-year-old government, the opposition Congress is keen on wresting the seat it has won all but four times. Fresh from beating the CPM in its bastion Tripura, the BJP is hoping to do better than in 2016 when it won nearly 16 per cent of the vote in the assembly polls.

May 31, 2018 08:49 (IST)
BJP leads in Palghar.
May 31, 2018 08:49 (IST)
Samajwadi Party leads in Uttar Pradesh's Noorpur.
May 31, 2018 08:48 (IST)
Early leads show RJD ahead in Bihar's Jokihat, the assembly seat was previously held by Janata Dal (United).

May 31, 2018 08:45 (IST)
In Kairana, BJP's Mriganka Singh is locked in a straight fight against RLD's Tabassum Hasan, backed by Congress, SP and BSP.

May 31, 2018 08:35 (IST)
In Palus Kadegaon, Vishwajeet Patangrao of the Congress wins unopposed. 

May 31, 2018 08:33 (IST)
Visuals from a counting centre in Maharashtra's Palghar,

May 31, 2018 08:27 (IST)
Bypoll Results:
First leads out. Congress ahead in Maharahstra's Palus-Kadegaon assembly seat in early leads.
May 31, 2018 08:19 (IST)
Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondia, like Palghar, has become a prestige issue for the BJP since its sitting lawmaker Nana Patole had quit the party in December 2017 and later joined the Congress.
May 31, 2018 08:14 (IST)
May 31, 2018 08:11 (IST)
May 31, 2018 08:10 (IST)
Visuals from a counting centre in Punjab's Shahkot.

May 31, 2018 08:06 (IST)
The counting of votes has begun.
May 31, 2018 08:05 (IST)
Palghar By-Elections
Bypolls to Maharahstra's Palghar was necessitated after the death of its BJP lawmaker earlier this year. The Shiv Sena fielded the son of the late BJP lawmaker, leading to further tension between the two state allies.The BJP fielded former Congress minister Rajendra Gavit, who joined the party earlier this month
May 31, 2018 07:47 (IST)
Why Is Kairana So Important?
In a state that sends the maximum number of lawmakers to parliament, western UP's Kairana saw a direct contest between a united opposition and the BJP. Arch rivals, Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) joined hands to win the Gorakhpur and Phulpur seats in the by-elections earlier this year. The Kairana seat fell vacant water the death of its BJP lawmaker Hukum Singh. His daughter contested against the wife of a politician who represented the seat earlier. Begum Tabassum Hasan, who contested on a Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket, is backed by several opposition parties including the Congress. 

May 31, 2018 07:35 (IST)
Why Was There Re-Polling Yesterday In Many Seats? 
The Election Commission called for re-polling after widespread failure of voting machines was reported from a number of polling booths in several states. Over 11 per cent of the 10,300 voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines across 10 states had developed faults and had to be replaced. The Election Commission had said placing the VVPAT machines under direct light, mishandling and extreme heat could have been responsible for the high failure rate.
May 31, 2018 07:27 (IST)
Read: In Key By-Election Results Today, Test For Opposition Bloc In UP: 10 Points
Results for by-elections to four Lok Sabha constituencies and 10 assembly seats across 10 states will be declared today. The polling took place on two Lok Sabha seats - Kairana in Uttar Pradesh and Bhandara-Gondiya in Maharashtra - on Monday amid complaints of faulty EVMs or electronic vote machines at many booths. Repolling was held in 73 polling stations of Kairana and 49 booths in Bhandara-Gondiya yesterday. Nearly 20 percent of VVPAT or Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines, which eject slips confirming voters' choices, were replaced on both the seats.
May 31, 2018 07:26 (IST)
The counting of votes in the bypolls will begin at 8 am.