BJP dents SP’s bastion, wins 2 Lok Sabha seats in bypoll

New Delhi: Continuing with its victory march in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, the BJP on Sunday managed to dent the Samjawadi Party’s core vote bank — Muslim+Yadav (MY) — in Azamgarh and while in Rampur it demolished the citadel of the SP’s popular Muslim face, Azam Khan, who was recently released from … Read more

Lok Sabha Bypoll: Simranjit Mann makes AAP bite dust in Punjab CM’s own turf

In politics you can’t write off anyone. Simranjit Singh Mann is a perfect example of it. Twenty-three years (1999) after winning his last major elections from Sangrur, he almost faded into oblivion. His worst came in 2019 Lok Sabha elections where he had to undergo the ignominy of losing his security deposit. But keeping faith … Read more

Sangurur bypoll: 100 days after Punjab sweep, AAP thwarted in CM bastion by Moosewala, rage, inaccessibility

Barely three days after the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government in Punjab marked its 100 days, the Sangur bypoll outcome has come as a sobering reminder that a record sweeping poll can be followed by a humiliating electoral defeat. Sangurur, the pocket borough of Chief Minister Mann, had catapulted him into the political stage by electing … Read more

Bypoll results takeaways: BJP breaches SP bastions in UP; setback for AAP in Punjab | India News

NEW DELHI: It was a big boost for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and setback for AAP in Punjab as the results for bypolls Held in three Lok Sabha and seven assembly seats across five states and Delhi were announced on Sunday. Here are the key takeaways from the results …Lok Sabha bypolls: BJP dominates … Read more

Sangrur bypoll: 45.30% turnout , the lowest after 1991 parliamentary elections.

A sharp decline in voter turnout marked the bypoll voting exercise that ended with a dismal count in Sangur Lok Sabha constituency. Just 45.30 % of voters turned out to exercise their franchise in the bypoll which concluded on Monday. However no violence incident took place in the bypoll which was a matter of relief … Read more

Sangurur bypoll: 36.4% turnout till 5 pm, EC yet to release final figure

A sharp decline in voter turnout marked the bypoll voting exercise that ended with a dismal count in Sangur Lok Sabha constituency. Just 36.4% of voting turned out to exercise their francise till 5 pm on Monday. The final poll percentage was not released by the election commission till the time of filing this report. … Read more

As Moosewala becomes Congress theme song in Sangurur bypoll, AAP gets jittery

On June 5, the Congress declared Dalvir Singh Goldy as its candidate for the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat bypoll scheduled for June 23. Goldy, however, formally launched his election campaign only after the “bhog” of Sidhu Moosewalawhich took place on June 8. The singer-turned-politician Moosewala was shot dead on May 29 evening near Jawaharke village … Read more

Kerala Opposition leader VD Satheesan after bypoll win: ‘There is hope that Congress can stage a comeback’

VD Satheesan, a five-time Congress MLA and leader of Opposition in the state, spoke to The Indian Express about the fiercely fought bypoll, how the opposition to the K-Rail Silverline project became the rallying point for the UDF, the Congress’ focus on capturing the “secular vote”, and why he thinks the bypoll is a political … Read more

Thrikkakara bypoll deals a blow to CPI(M), K-Rail project; boosts a flailing Congress

The Congress’s nominee Uma Thomas, wife of late party legislator PT Thomas, won Thrikkakara seat, which her husband had represented since 2016, defeating the CPI(M)’s candidate Dr Jo Joseph by over 25,000 votes. Uma’s victory margin is the highest-ever since the formation of the Thrikkakara constituency in 2011. Her late husband had won the seat, … Read more