Counting of votes could be held on Tuesday in meeting byelection to 58 seats in 11 states together with Madhya Pradesh the place the outcomes would resolve the destiny of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan authorities. The counting will start at eight AM as per the Election Commission’s COVID-19 tips which prohibit the quantity of people that will be current within the counting halls, officers stated, including intensive measures have been taken to make sure social distancing.
The stakes are excessive for each the BJP and the Congress within the byelections, thought-about a litmus take a look at for the events. BIHAR FULL COVERAGE
While the ruling BJP wants at the least eight extra MLAs for a easy majority within the MP Assembly, the Congress will likely be hoping to regain its turf because it had sitting MLAs in 27 seats out of 28 within the state the place bypolls have been held. Overall, the Congress had sitting MLAs in 42 seats out of 58, whereas the BJP had seven.
The saffron get together is fielding over 30 candidates who had received from the Congress ticket however switched sides and resigned, necessitating the bypolls.
In Uttar Pradesh, it should a take a look at of recognition for the Yogi Adityanath authorities because the BJP, which has a snug majority within the Assembly, is contesting on seven seats – six of which it had received within the final election whereas one was with the Samajwadi Party.
Counting of votes will likely be held in eight seats in Gujarat, 4 seats in Manipur and one seat in Haryana, all of which have been with the Congress; one seat in Chhattisgarh which was with Ajit Jogi’s Janata Congress; two seats in Jharkhand which have been held by the Congress and its ally JMM; and two seats in Karnataka which have been with Congress and the JD(S).
Also, votes will likely be counted in two seats in Nagaland held by NPF and NDPP, one seat in Telangana, which was with the TRS, and two seats in Odisha held by the BJD and BJP.
Moderate to excessive turnout was recorded within the byelections, the primary main pan-India electoral train held amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Voting in all of the seats passed off on November three besides in Manipur, the place it was held on November 7.
Besides, counting of votes would happen for Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat bypolls in Bihar, the place the meeting election outcomes may even be out on Tuesday. The byelection had been necessitated as a result of demise of JD(U) MP Baidyanath Mahto.
The counting will likely be held in 19 districts. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a complete of 70. 27 % voter turnout was recorded throughout the bypolls which have been contested by 355 candidates, together with 12 ministers. The BJP with 107 MLAs in MP meeting with an efficient power of 229 wants eight extra MLAs for a easy majority. The Congress has 87 legislators within the House.
It will likely be additionally a take a look at of the Jyotiraditya Scindia issue because the scion of the erstwhile royal household of Gwalior had give up the Congress along with his loyalist MLAs, who at the moment are preventing on BJP tickets.
The result can also be essential for former chief minister Kamal Nath, who misplaced energy within the state seven months in the past after the revolt by Scindia.
As many as 88 candidates are contesting in Naugaon Sadat, Tundla, Bangarmau, Bulandshahr, Deoria, Ghatampur and Malhani seats in UP. Barring Malhani, which was with the SP, the opposite seats have been within the ruling BJP’s kitty. On the eve of counting, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav alleged that the BJP was concerned in “rigging”.
Naugaon Sadat seat fell vacant after the death of state Cabinet minister and former cricketer Chetan Chauhan. Ghatampur bypolls in Kanpur Nagar district was necessitated due to the death of state minister Kamal Rani Varun. Both ministers had died of COVID-19.
Tundla seat fell vacant after its MLA S P Singh Baghel was elected to Lok Sabha, while the Bangarmau seat in Unnao fell vacant after the conviction of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in a rape case. The BJP had dumped Sengar soon after he was found involved in the rape case.
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad’s rookie Azad Samaj Party has fielded Mohammad Yameen in Bulandshahr to test its electoral popularity.
A total of 60.75 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the bypolls held in Abdasa (Kutch), Limbdi (Surendranagar), Morbi (Morbi district), Dhari (Amreli), Gadhada (Botad), Karjan (Vadodara), Dang (Dang district) and Kaprada (Valsad). The counting will be held at eight centres set up in these constituencies.
The bypolls to two assembly seats – Southern Angami-I in Kohima and Pungro-Kiphire in Kiphire district – were necessitated following the deaths of the sitting legislators Vikho-o Yhoshu and T Torechu.
A three-tier security arrangement has been put in place at the two counting centres, officials said Ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) nominee Medo Yhokha, opposition NPF’s Kikovi Kirha and Independent candidate Seyievilie Peter Zashumo are in the race for the Southern Angami-1 seat.
Five nominees, including Khaseo Anar of the Congress, BJP’s Lirimong Sangtam and Independent candidates K Shellumthong, T Yangseo Sangtam and Kiusumew Yimchunger, are in the fray for the Pungro-Kiphire seat
The counting of votes for the Balasore bypolls will be held at the campus of the district collector’s office, while in Tirtol it will be held at the SVM College premises in Jagatsinghpur, Chief Electoral Officer SK Lohani said.
Apart from special barricades, transparent polythene sheets will be placed to effectively maintain social distance. Use of face masks will be mandatory for all counting personnel and agents, he said.
In every table, there will be three counting personnel — a counting assistant, a supervisor and a micro-observer. State BJP general secretary Prithviraj Harichandan claimed his party will win both the seats as the voters are “fed up with the ruling BJD”.
Senior BJD leader DP Mishra said people in both the constituencies have voted for the state’s ruling party as they are keen to see speedy development in their areas.
Around 91.54 percent of the total 1.35 lakh voters exercised their franchise in by-elections to four assembly seats in Manipur on November 7. A total of 11 candidates were in the fray in Lilong and Wangjing-Tentha seats in Thoubal district, Saitu in Kangpokpi and Wangoi in Imphal West.
The by-elections were necessitated after Congress MLAs of the four seats resigned from the Assembly and quit the party. They have joined the BJP.
The ruling BJP is contesting in three seats and supporting an independent candidate in Lilong seat, while the opposition Congress is in the fray in all four constituencies.
The Wangoi seat will witness an interesting battle as the National People’s Party (NPP), a coalition partner of the BJP-led government in the state, fielded its candidate against the nominees of the Congress and the saffron camp.
The by-election in Marwahi was necessitated due to the death of the sitting Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) MLA and former CM Ajit Jogi in May this year. The ruling Congress and main opposition BJP in the state are locked in a direct fight.
The Dubbak Assembly constituency is witnessing a three-cornered contest involving the ruling TRS and opposition BJP and Congress.
The bypolls were necessitated due to the death of sitting TRS MLA Solipeta Ramalinga Reddy in August this year. His widow Solipeta Sujatha is the ruling party’s choice.
There were 14 candidates, including Olympian wrestler and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee Yogeshwar Dutt, in the fray in the Baroda seat. The seat had fallen vacant in April following the death of Krishan Hooda, who had won it consecutively thrice in 2009, 2014 and 2019 assembly polls. Both Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his deputy Dushyant Chautala of JJP had canvassed for Dutt.
The death of Sira JD(S) MLA B Satyanarayana in August and the resignation of RR Nagar Congress MLA Munirathna from the assembly last year led to the bypolls.
Though the results will have no bearing on the stability of the B S Yediyurappa government, yet it would be seen in many quarters as a reflection on its performance, especially during the pandemic.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s home turf Dumka is seeing a contest between his younger brother Basant Soren and former cabinet minister Lois Marandi of the BJP. It is expected to be a straight fight between BJP’s Yogeshwar Mahato and Anup Singh of the Congress in Bermo seat in Bokaro district.