In a major setback for the BJP, the Congress on Thursday wrested Alwar Lok Sabha seat from the BJP. Congress candidate Karan Singh Yadav defeated BJP’s Dr. Jaswant Singh Yadav by 1,96,496 votes.
Elsewhere, Raghu Sharma os Congress won Ajmer parliamentary seat by defeating BJP’s Ramswaroop Lamba by 84,414 votes.
Both the seats had gone for bypolls on 29 January along with an assembly seat.
Earlier on Thursday, Congress had also won Mandalgarh assembly seat, which too had gone for by-polls. Congress’s Vivek Bhakad won the assembly seat by 12976 votes.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that the results of Rajasthan bypolls were a sign that the people of the state had rejected the BJP.
His tweet read, “Well done Rajasthan Congress! Proud of each and every one of you. This is a rejection of the BJP by the people of Rajasthan.”
Well done Rajasthan Congress! Proud of each and every one of you. This is a rejection of the BJP by the people of Rajasthan.#RajasthanByPolls
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) February 1, 2018
Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot, according to News18 Rajasthan, said that his party’s victory was possible because of the arrogance of BJP adding that Chief Minister Vasudhara Raje should resigns taking the moral responsibility of defeat.
Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said, “This bypoll is vote against BJP’s divisive politics. Apart from changing names of Congress-era schemes, Vasundhara Raje government hasn’t done anything the past 4 years. Unemployment is hurting the youth. Today’s trends can be seen as precursor to not just state Assembly polls later this year but also next Lok Sabha polls.”
In West Bengal’s Uluberia Lok Sabha seat, which fell vacant following the death of Trinamool MP Sultan Ahmed, the ruling TMC was leading by 23,208 votes over BJP candidate in Second place with 17,625, followed by CPI(M) and Congress.
In Bengal, the TMC’s Sunil Singh has now won Noapara seat by 63,018 votes. Singh received 1,11,729 votes, while CPIM’s Gargi Chaterjee secured 35,497 votes, BJP’s Sandip Banerjee 38,711 votes and Congress’s Goutam Bose 10,527, reported News18.
Read how it happened:
- Congress’s Vivek Dhakar wins the Mandalgarh assembly seat.
- Alwar Lok Sabha constituency: Congress is leading by 48288. Karan Singh (INC) – 226592 and Jaswant Yadav (BJP) -178304 , Nota – 6173. Ajmer Lok Sabha Constituency, Congress leading by 24256. Ragu Sharma (INC) 144992, BJP’s Ram Swaroop Lamba -120736, Nota- 2187. Mandalgadh Assembly seat, Congress leading by 2012 votes, Congress candidate Vivek Dhakar is leading with 45011, BJPs’ Shakti Singh gets 42999.
- Congress – 108161 , BJP- 85510. Congress lead by 22651 votes. In Alwar- Congress 172535 BJP 133289. Congress leads by 39246 votes. In Mandalgadh, Congress 35166, BJP 35050, Congress lead by 116 votes
- In Alwar, Congress increases its lead over BJP to 39,246 votes. Congress candidate from Alwar, Karan Singh Yadav, has 1,72,535 votes. BJP’s Jaswant Singh Yadav gets 1,33,289 votes.
- Celebrations have already begun at the Congress headquarters in Jaipur, reports News18. Party workers could be seen raising ‘Zindabad’ slogans. Several leaders including Pushpendra Bhardwaj, Rajesh Chaudhary, Gopal Singh Edwa were present.
- BJP loses lead in Mandalgarh, now trails by 344 votes. It was leading the seat by over 4,000 votes. After the tenth round, Congress’s Vivek Bhakad polls 31,882 votes. BJP’s Shakti Singh Hada gets 32,216 votes.
Trinamool wins Noapara Assembly constituency by a margin of 63,000 votes (54% vote share) #BengalBypolls
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