BJP retains Khandwa, Congess wrests Mandi, Shiv Sena bags Dadra Nagar Haveli

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New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata party has retained its Lok Sabha seat of Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, the Shiv Sena has won the Dadra and Nagar Haveli Parliamentary seat and the Congress has wrested the Mandi Lok Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh from the BJP in the By-elections.

In Himachal Pradesh, Congress candidate Pratibha Singh, who is the wife of former Chief Minister late Virbhadra Singh, defeated BJP nominee Brig Kushal Chand Thakur in the Lok Sabha by-election in Mandi by a narrow margin. Pratibha Singh got 3,69,565 votes, while Thakur’s 3,62,075 votes.

Mandi is the home turf of Himachal Chief Minister Jaiam Singh Thakur, who said Congress took advantage of inflation and won this seat.

In the by-election to the klandwa Parliamentary constituency in Madhya Pradesh, Gyaneshwar Patil of BJP defeated Congress nominee Rajnarayan Singh Purni. Patil bagged 6,32,455 votes, while Purni got 5,50,315 votes.

In Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Shiv Sena candidate Delkar Kalaben Mohanbhai bagged 1,18,035 votes and defeated BJP nominee Gavit Maheshbhai, who got 66,766 votes.

In the Assembly by-elections held to fill 30 seats in 14 states, Congress won 8 seats, BJP 7, JDU 2, TMC 4, United Peoples Party — Liberal 2, INLD 1, TRS 1, National People’s Party (NPP) 2, United Democratic Party (U DP) 1, Mizo National Front (MNF) 1 and the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) got 1 seat.

BJP emerged victorious in Telangana where former Minister Eatala Rajender won the by-election to Huzurabad Assembly constituency by a margin of 23,855 votes against ruling TRS candidate Gellu Srinivas Yadav, a students’ leader of TRS.

Of the 8 Assembly seats, for which polling was held, Congress won three in Himachal Pradesh, two in Rajasthan and one each in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh are ruled by the BJP.

The TMC bagged all the four Assembly seats, where elections were held, in West Bengal, a state where it is in power. The United Peoples Party — Liberal bagged two Assembly seats in Assam, INLD won 1 seat in Haryana, NPP got two seats in Meghalaya, where UDP got 1 seat. MNF got one seat in Mizoram and NDPP won one seat in Nagaland.

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