However, it is a matter of happiness for the AAP to maintain its control in the seat of Rajendra Nagar’s assembly in the national capital.
Congress managed to win one seat each in Tripura and Jharkhand, while the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress, emerged victorious in the seat of the Atmakuru assembly. In Tripura, Congress was unable to win a single seat in the last assembly elections, but this time its account has been opened in the state.
The counting of votes for the by-elections held on June 23 to three Lok Sabha and seven seats in the assembly took place on Sunday. These by-elections were held in five states and Delhi.
Ghanshyam Lodhi of the BJP defeated Asim Raja of the Samajwadi Party by a margin of 42,192 votes in the by-elections to the Rampur parliamentary seat in Uttar Pradesh. In Azamgarh, Bhojpuri film actor and BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirhua’ won by a margin of 8679 votes against his closest rival, SP’s Dharmendra Yadav.
The polls were necessary due to the resignation of party leader Samajwadi Akhilesh Yadav and party leader Azam Khan from the seats of Azamgarh and Rampur, respectively. Both leaders had resigned as deputies after being elected to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly in elections held earlier this year.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attributed the victory to the polls to the work done by the “double engine” government of the BJP.
Durgesh Pathak, of the Aam Aadmi party, defeated BJP candidate Rajesh Bhatia by a margin of more than 11,000 votes in the by-elections at the Rajendra Nagar assembly seat in Delhi.
National convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Arvind Kejriwal, described his party’s victory in the seat of Rajendra Nagar as “the defeat of the BJP’s gross policy”. Kejriwal also thanked the people for “appreciating” the work done by his government in the national capital.
However, the AAP had to face defeat at the Sangrur Lok Sabha headquarters in Punjab. Shiromani candidate Akali Dal (Amritsar) Simranjit Singh Mann won this seat. Mann defeated AAP’s Gurmel Singh by a margin of 5,822 votes.
AAP was unable to save the Sangrur seat from where Bhagwant Mann had won twice in a row. However, the AAP had won a landslide victory three months ago in the state assembly elections. Punjab’s chief minister, Mann, had resigned from Sangrur’s parliamentary seat.
In Tripura, the BJP has consolidated its position by winning three out of every four seats in the assembly. BJP chief minister and candidate Manik Saha won the Town Bordowali seat in Tripura by a margin of 6,104 votes. He obtained 17,181 votes, representing 51.63 percent of the total votes cast.
Chief Minister Saha told reporters, “So thank you to those who voted for me. This is the victory of the BJP workers. I expected the difference to be a bit high. However, the results show the collusion between the CPI (M) and Congress People have denied collusion.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which is trying to raid Tripura, went wrong with all its candidates who lost their deposits. Congress candidate Sudip Roy Burman won the Agartala seat by a margin of 3,163 votes. He got 17,241 votes, which is 43.46 percent of the total votes cast.
At least 19 people, including the head of the Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC), Birjit Sinha, were injured in a clash between supporters of Congress and the BJP in front of Congress Bhavan. Police used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
The BJP has won by a margin of 4,572 votes in Jubarajnagar, considered a stronghold of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). BJP candidate Malina Debnath got 18,769 (51.83%) votes, while CPI (M) Shailendra Chandra Nath got 14,197 (39.2%). BJP candidate Swapna Das won the Surma seat by a margin of 4,583 votes.
The ruling YSR Congress SPS in Andhra Pradesh managed to maintain control over the seat of Atmakuru in Nellore district. The YSR Congress candidate has won this seat by a large margin of 82,888 votes.
YSR Congress candidate M Vikram Reddy got 1.02,241 votes, while BJP G Bharat Kumar Yadav got 19,353 votes. Congress candidate Shilpi Neha Tirkey defeated BJP’s Gangotri Kujur by a margin of 23,517 votes over Jharkhand’s seat.