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Mamata Banerjee raises flag in Bengal; Congress advances in by-elections; Shock to BJP


  • Trinamool Congress in all four seats in West Bengal
  • BJP loses in Himachal
  • BJP wins in Assam

New Delhi: The Congress has made great strides in the by-elections in various states. In West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh, BJP candidates lost en masse. The BJP, which lost the Lok Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh, is also trailing by three votes.

In the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency, BJP candidate Brigadier Kushal Chand Thakur lost miserably to Congress candidate Pratibha Singh. Pratibha Singh is the wife of six-time Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Veerbhadra Singh. Kushal Chand, a former soldier who took part in the Kargil war, was fielded but the BJP tasted defeat. The Congress captured the BJP’s sitting seat.

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Meanwhile, in the Karnataka by-election, the Congress candidate won in Hanagal in Haveri, the hometown of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bomme. But in Vijayapura Zindagi, the BJP won with a majority of over 31,000 votes. In the West Bengal by-elections, the Trinamool Congress won all four seats against the BJP. With this, the fall of the BJP in the state was complete. Trinamool won the by-elections in Dinhata, Kharda, Gosaba and Shantipur constituencies with a large majority.

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The BJP has won all the three seats contested in the Assam by-election. The BJP candidates won in Bhabanipur, Mariana and Tora constituencies. Candidates in all the three constituencies have resigned from opposition parties and joined the BJP. BJP ally UPPL candidates are leading in the other two seats. The BJP ally won in every constituency in Mizoram.

INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala has won the Illenabad constituency in Haryana, where agricultural laws are a hot topic. Chautala, who resigned as MLA in protest of the agrarian rules, was defeated by BJP candidate Govind Kanda. While the Congress won two seats in Rajasthan, the ruling JDU won two seats in the by-elections in Bihar.

Meanwhile, the BJP candidate is leading in the Huzurabad constituency in Telangana. In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP is reported to have seized two Congress seats. The counting of votes took place today in the constituencies where by-elections were held on October 30. By-polls were held in 13 states and the Union Territory of Darda Nagar Haveli for three Lok Sabha seats and 29 Assembly constituencies.

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