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BJP wins riot-hit Muzaffarnagar bypolls, Congress bags Deoband

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:41 IST

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.

First published: 16 February 2016, 1:31 IST