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Bypoll results 2021: Trinamool wins big in Bengal; huge jolt for BJP as Congress sweeps Himachal Pradesh

The saffron party won big in Assam by securing all bypoll seats -- Gossaigaon, Bhabanipur, Tamulpur, Mariani and Thowra constituencies. Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress registered a thumping victory in all four constituencies that went to bypolls in West Bengal.

Bypoll results 2021: Trinamool wins big in Bengal; huge jolt for BJP as Congress sweeps Himachal Pradesh-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Nov 2, 2021, 7:03 PM IST
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In a major setback for BJP, Congress swept the bypolls, having won all three Assembly seats and the Mandi Lok Sabha seat in the state.

Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday rejoiced its first win outside Maharashtra after the party’s candidate Kalaben Delkar won a seat in the Dadra and Nagar Haveli bypolls with a margin of 51,300 votes, defeating BJP candidate Mahesh Gamit.

The Trinamool Congress registered a thumping victory in all four constituencies that went to bypolls in West Bengal. The BJP won the Sindagi assembly segment in Karnataka, but lost the Hangal seat to Congress, in the bypolls held on October 30.

The YSRCP comfortably won in Andhra Pradesh’s Badvel (SC) seat by a handsome margin, while Janata Dal (United) retained Kusheshwar Asthan Assembly seat and Tarapur seat in Bihar.

The saffron party won big in Assam by securing all bypoll seats -- Gossaigaon, Bhabanipur, Tamulpur, Mariani and Thowra constituencies. The ruling BJP secured three Assembly seats while its ally UPPL won one seat and is leading in one.

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In Madhya Pradesh, the biggest victory for the BJP came from Jobat in Alirajpur district, a reserved Schedule Tribe seat and among the three other seats, including one Assembly seat of Prithvipur in Niwari, and one Parliamentary seat of Khandwa, the saffron party has won in Prithvipur and Khandwa. Meanwhile, Congress secured the Raigaon seat in Satna. 

INLD leader Abhay Chautala, who quit the Haryana assembly in protest against the three new central farm laws, Congress’ Pratibha Singh, wife of late chief minister Virbhadra Singh, former national footballer Eugeneson Lyngdoh and ex-minister from Telangana Eatala Rajender were prominent candidates who comfortably won the bypolls.

Meanwhile, the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance on Tuesday clinched all three assembly seats, wrestling Rajabala and Mawryngkneng seats from the Congress. Congress candidate Jitesh, son of late Raosaheb Antapurkar after 12 rounds of counting won with 60,116 votes against 39,034 polled by BJP’s Sabne.

The results were announced on the Election Commission of India’s website: results.eci.gov.in.

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