LIVE: Counting for Lok Sabha and assembly seats underway

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Counting for four Lok Sabha and 10 assembly seats in six states that went for by-polls on 19 November is taking today.

The elections in these constituencies had taken place after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation announcement on 8 November.

We will be updating this page with live results.

Here are the live updates;

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  • West Bengal: TMC’s Dibyendu Adhikari wins Tamluk Lok Sabha seat by 4,97,528 votes
  • BJP’s Manju Dadu wins Nepanagar assembly seat by 40,600 votes. Seat was vacated by death of her MLA father
  • Manju Dadu leads by 23,000 votes after 13th round from Nepanagar in Madhya Pradesh
  • AIADMK leading on Thiruparankundram (bypoll) and Aravakurichi assembly seats
  • Nepanagar: BJP’s Manju Dadu increases her lead to 20,000 after 12th round
  • BJP leading with 24312 votes on Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat, Congress at second with 12484 votes
  • West Bengal: TMC leading by 34842 votes on Cooch Behar Lok Sabha seat
  • Shahdol Lok Sabha seat (Madhya Pradesh), BJP candidate Gyan Singh leading by 9,000 votes
  • Congress wins Nellithoppu assembly seat in Pondicherry. Congress’ Narayanaswamy wins Nellithope seat by a margin of 11144 votes.
  • Nepanagar, BJP’s Manju Dadu leads Congress by 11,000 votes. The seat had fallen vacant after her late MLA father, Rajendra Shyamlal Dadu, died in an accident.
  • CPIM wins both Barjala and Khowai assembly seats in Tripura
  • Congress leading in Nepanagar Assembly by poll in Madhya Pradesh.
  • AIADMK leads in all 3 constituencies of TN with slight margin. Congress leads massively in Puducherry.
  • Barjala(Tripura) Assembly seat: CPIM leading with 8466 votes, BJP at second with 6391.
  • PTI reports on Tamil Nadu and Puducherry: Amid tight security, counting of votes for three assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu and a lone seat in neighbouring Puduchery that went to polls on November 19 began today at designated counting centres.Postal votes are being taken up first for counting wherever available and it will be soon be followed by counting of EVM votes. While trends are expected to be in place in about an hour, the results will be out later in the day.In Aravakurichi, the counting of votes is being held at M Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur.In Thanjavur, the counting is on at Kundavai Nachiaar Government Arts College for Women.For Thirupparankundram Assembly segment, the counting of votes is on at Madurai Medical College premises.Rangasamy (AIADMK) and DMK’s Anjugam Bhoopathy are the main contenders in Thanjavur. AIADMK’s A K Bose is pitted against DMK’s Saravanan in Thirupparankundram while in Aravakkurichi, Senthil Balaji (AIADMK) and K C Palanisamy (DMK) are the main candidates.Polls have been held to the three constituencies at a time when AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is recuperating in a hospital here, and her trusted lieutenant and Finance Minister O Panneerselvam led the campaign for the ruling party.While Aravakkurichi Assembly segment will have 18 rounds of counting, Thanjavur and Thirupparankundram are set to witness 20 and 21 rounds of counting respectively.In the Union Territory of Puducherry, votes are being counted at Bharatidasan Government College for Women where Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, a non-member of the House, is taking on AIADMK candidate Om Sakthi Segar in Nellithope constituency.In Puducherry, the counting is set to be over in three rounds.Each counting table has one Micro Observer, usually a Central government official apart from other staffers involved in counting.EC had said that to ensure transparency in the counting process, copy of result of each table would be given to every counting agent by the Counting Supervisor.In Tamil Nadu, votes are being counted across 14 tables for a given constituency spread in one hall and the entire counting process is being videographed.
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