The BJP has won the Muzaffarnagar bypolls with a margin of 4000 votes. The party had gone all out to woo voters from the riot-hit constituency that has been under the ruling Samajwadi Party since 2013.
BJP MP and riot-accused Jat leader Sanjeev Balyan had extensively campaigned in the run up to the elections. In yet another setback to the Samajwadi Party, Congress won the Deoband constituency - after 27 years.Here's are the results in other states:
- Ruling CPI(M) registered a massive win in by-election to Amarpur Assembly constituency in south Tripura. BJP has made a dent by coming second while candidates from Congress, regional parties and independents lost their deposit. (Source: The Hindu)
The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal was leading in the first two rounds of counting of the Khadoor Sahib assembly by-election in Punjab on Tuesday, election officials announced in Chandigarh. (Source: The New Indian Express)
- Rashtriya Lok Samata Party retained Harlakhi seat of Bihar.
The by-election results came with good news for the Congress as the party won on Bidar (Karnataka), Deoband (Uttar Pradesh) and Maihar seats. In BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, Congress candidate Narayan Tripathi won the Maihar constituency by over 27,000 votes.
Ruling alliance partner in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena won from Palghar seat in the by-election.
- The only consolation news for Samajwadi Party came from the Bikapur seat in Faizabad district of Uttar Prades where Anand Sen Yadav, the candidate of Mulayam Singh Yadav-led party, managed to retain the seat.
Ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti defeated the Congress on Narayankhed seat of Telangana.
- Despite ups and downs, the Hebbal seat of Bengaluru North was won by the BJP candidate Y.A. Narayanaswamy.
BJP's K. Shivana Gouda Nayak won the Devadurga constituency in Raichur district.