Counting began on Thursday morning for the assembly bypolls that were held in Haryana’s Jind and Rajasthan’s Ramgarh assembly constituencies on 28 January respectively.
The by-election in Jind was necessitated by the death of INLD MLA Hari Chan Middha in August last year. His son Krishna Middha, who recently joined the BJP, is the saffron party”s candidate from here. The Congress had fielded its chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, also a sitting MLA from Kaithal, as its candidate. The INLD is banking on Umed Redhu, while Jannayak Janata Party, which was formed after a split from the INLD, has Digvijay Chautala, the younger son of jailed leader Ajay Singh Chautala, as its candidate.
The Aam Aadmi Party has extended its support to Chautala with Kejriwal calling for people to vote for him by invoking his roots in Haryana.
In Rajasthan’s Ramgarh, the polling for the seat in the last year’s assembly elections had to be cancelled after after the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Laxman Singh died. If the Congress candidate wins here, it will take the number for the ;party to 100, just one less than the absolute majority. The party had already formed the government in the state with the help of independent candidates.
- I hope Manohar Lal Khattar and Krishna Middha ji will fulfil the dreams of the people of Jind. I was given a responsibility by the party which I fulfilled to the best of my abilities, I congratulate Krishna Middha ji: RS Surjewala after defeat in Jind
- It’s all over for Congress in Jind as BJP wins by over 12,000 votes
- Shops in the vicinity of counting centre in Jind shut.
- #Lathicharge outside counting centre in #Jind, CRPF forces deployed
- Seven rounds of counting are over with BJP candidate leading by close to 10,000 votes. JJP at number two, Congress placed at number 3.
- Supporters of Congress and JJP reportedly shout slogans alleging replacement of EVMs
- Chaos prevails inside counting centre in Jind over EVM controversy.
- Counting stopped in Jind after faults in EVMs inside counting centre. A group of people shouted slogans alleging that EVMs have been replaced with new ones
- With 26,412 votes, BJP now has a lead of over 10,000 in Jind. JJP with 16,306 votes is placed at 2nd position. Congress with 11,029 votes set to finish poor third
- BJP extends lead by 5437 votes after 5th round in Jind
- Victory in Ramgarh shows voters happy with Congress government in Rajasthan, also a stamp of approval of Rahul Gandhi’s leadership: Sachin Pilot
- Votes secured by candidates in Jind after 4th round of counting: BJP-15481, JJP-13443, Congress-8614, INLD- 2014
- Congress scores century in Rajasthan after Safia Zuber Khan wins Ramgarh seat
- After fourth round of counting, the BJP leads by 2038 votes, Congress still at third place
- JJP extends its lead to 1876 votes in #Jind, Congress placed third
- Shafia Zubair Khan’s lead increases to over 15,000 after 12 round of counting. Khan says her victory will be the victory of communal harmony and secularism over the politics of polarisation
- After 11 rounds, Congress candidate Shafia Zubair Khan extends her lead to 12,815.
- After 9 rounds, Shafia Zubair Khan of Congress extends her lead to 10,804. She has polled 44,510 votes, while the BJP candidate has secured 33,606 votes.
- JJP extends its lead to over 1300 votes after 2nd round, BJP 2nd, Congress third in Jind.
- Congress candidate Shafia Zubair Khan extends her lead to 5490. After 5th round of counting, Congress polls 24106, BJP secures 18616 votes while BSP gets 3639 votes.
- There are total 13 rounds of counting expected in Jind
- After the first round of voting, JJP is leading by 804 votes. JJP candidate 3639, 2835 votes for BJP, Congress candidate with 2169 votes placed at number 3. INLD faces setback with 992 votes, placed at number 4.
- After the fourth round of counting, Shafia Zubair Khan leads by over 691 votes in Ramgarh
- According to the indication from early rounds, the Congress candidate was leading by over 500 votes in Ramgarh