AIADMK wins TN bypoll, BJP sweeps Assam and MP

Counting of votes has begun for four Lok Sabha and eight Assembly Constituencies, spread across six States and one Union Territory.

Published: 22nd November 2016 10:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd November 2016 09:22 PM   |  A+A-


Counting commences for Tirupparakundram by-poll at Madurai govt medical college, on Tuesday. (KK Sundar | EPS)

By Agencies

NEW DELHI: Counting of votes has begun for four Lok Sabha and eight Assembly Constituencies, spread across six States and one Union Territory where by-elections were held on Saturday.

Tamil Nadu

AIADMK wrests Aravakkurchi, retains 2 others in assembly polls

Continuing its electoral dominance amid hospitalisation of its supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalitha, the ruling AIADMK today romped home in all three Tamil Nadu assembly segments that went to polls, triggering celebrations by party supporters across the state. (Read more)


  • Tiruparankundram: (Final round) ADMK 113032, DMK 70362, DMDK 4105, BJP 6930, NOTA 2214. ADMK wins DMK in the margin of 42670 votes.
  • Round 13: AIADMK Senthil Balaji leads Aravakurichi assembly segment by 22,464 votes, 5 more rounds to go.
  • Tiruparankundrum: 20th round ADMK 108367, DMK 67623, DMDK 3901, BJP 6824, NOTA 2167. ADMK leads DMK by 40744 votes.
  • Tiruparankundrum: 19th round ADMK 102549, DMK 63000, DMDK 3720, BJP 6671, NOTA 2093. ADMK leads DMK by 39549 votes.
  • Tiruparankundrum: 18th round ADMK 96342, DMK 59291, DMDK 3603, BJP 6531, NOTA 2022. ADMK leads DMK by 37051 votes.
  • Thanjavur: After 19th round AIADMK 98,972 DMK 71,893 AIADMK leads by 27,079 votes.
  • Thanjavur: After 16th round AIADMK 84,764 DMK 59,537 AIADMK leads by 25,227 votes.
  • Tiruparankundrum: After 14th round ADMK 72213, DMK 47417, DMDK 2888, BJP 5055, NOTA 1578. ADMK leads DMK by 24796 votes.
  • Tiruparankundrum: After 11th round, ADMK 56596, DMK 37676, DMDK 2324, BJP 3472, NOTA 1158. ADMK leads DMK by 18920 votes.
  • Aravakurichi: After round 8, AIADMK leads assembly segment by 12,986 votes
  • Aravakurichi: After round 7, AIADMK leads assembly segment by 10,782 votes
  • Tiruparankundrum: After 11th round ADMK 56596, DMK 37676, DMDK 2324, BJP 3472, NOTA 1158. ADMK leads DMK by 18920 votes.
  • Thanjavur: After 14th round AIADMK 74,317 DMK 51,652 AIADMK leads by 22,665 votes.
  • Tiruparankundrum: After 10th round, ADMK 51309, DMK 34348, DMDK 2109, BJP 3095, NOTA 1024. ADMK leads DMK by 16961 votes.
  • Thanjavur: After 12th round AIADMK 66,043 DMK 44,001 AIADMK leads by 22,042 votes
  • Tiruparankundrum: After 8th round, ADMK 39946, DMK 28370, DMDK 1542, BJP 2274, NOTA 802. ADMK leads DMK by 11576 votes.
  • Aravakurichi: After round 4, AIADMK leads assembly segment by 5,600 votes
  • Thanjavur: After 10th round AIADMK 56,535 DMK 36,707 AIADMK leads by 19,828 votes.
  • Tiruparankundrum: 7th round ADMK 33950, DMK 24291, DMDK 1378, BJP 1929, NOTA 684. ADMK leads DMK by 9659 votes.
  • AIADMK leads with a margin of 4,800 votes at Aravakurichi; only three rounds over
  • Thanjavur: After 9th round AIADMK 50,718 DMK 32,646 AIADMK leads by 18,072 votes.
  • AIADMK is leading from all three Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu
  • 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.  
  • 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
  • Aravakkurichi, Senthil Balaji (AIADMK) and K C Palanisamy (DMK) are the main candidates.

West Bengal: 

TMC sweeps Bengal bypolls

Trinamool Congress registered a landslide victory in two Lok Sabha and one Vidhan Sabha seats in Bengal bypolls on Tuesday (Read more)

  • People have voted against anti-people decision of demonetisation: Mamata Banerjee on bypoll results.
  • TMC candidate Dibyendu Adhikari wins Tamluk Lok Sabha seat defeating his nearest CPI(M) rival Mandira Panda by 4.97 lakh votes.
  • TMC candidate Dibyendu Adhikari wins Tamluk Lok Sabha seat defeating his nearest CPI(M) rival Mandira Panda by 4.97 lakh votes
  • Trinamool Congress nominee Partha Pratim Roy has taken a lead of around 94,000 votes at the end of third round of counting in Cooch Behar Lok Sabha seat
  • Trinamool was also comfortably placed in the Monteshwar assembly seat of Burdwan, with its candidate Saikat Panja opening up a huge 76000 vote lead at the end of the seventh round of counting
  • Monteswar: Saikat Panja of TMC leading over his BJP rival Biswajit Poddar by 31,000 votes
  • TMC leading by 34842 votes on Cooch Behar Lok Sabha seat
  • Tamluk: Dibyendu Adhikari of TMC leading over his CPIM rival Mandira Panda by over 90,000 votes. 
  • Coochbehar: Parthapratim Roy of TMC leading over his BJP rival Hemchandra Burman by 30,000 votes. 

Madhya Pradesh

BJP retains LS, Assembly seats in MP

Gyan Singh bagged 4,81,398 votes while his Congress rival polled 4,21,015 votes, an election official said. The BJP's victory margin, however, fell substantially from 2,41,301 in the 2014 general elections in Shahdol. (Read more)


  • BJP retains Nepanagar Assembly seat in MP with party nominee Manju Dadu winning by a margin of 42,198 votes.
  • BJP leading by 10,000 votes on Nepanagar assembly seat
  • Initially the postal ballots were being counted which would be followed by the votes recorded in the EVMs, said an official from the Chief Election Commissioner's office. 
  • The counting for the Shahdol seat was being carried out at four district headquarters, while the Nepanagar counting was at Burhanpur district headquarter. 
  • For the Shahdol seat Congress' Himadri Singh and BJP's Gyan Singh were putting up a close fight. There are 17 candidates vying for this seat that fell vacant when BJP MP Dalpat Singh Paraste passed away in June.
  • Even the Nepanagar seat is being fought between BJP's Manju Dadu and Congress' Antar Singh. There are only four candidates from this seat.


BJP wins 3 of 5 seats, on a roll in Northeast

The by-polls were held in Assam’s Lakhimpur (parliamentary) and Baithalangso seats, Arunachal’s Hayuliang seat and Tripura’s Barjala and Khowai seats. (Read more)


  • Baithalangso: BJP candidate Mansing Rongpi is leading over his nearest Congress rival Rupensing Ronghang by 4,835 votes.
  • Lakhimpur: BJP candidate Pradan Barua is leading over his nearest Congress rival Hema Prasanga Pegu by 1,42,764 votes.
  • BJP leading with 24312 votes on Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat, Congress at second with 12484 votes 
  • BJP leads in Assam by-polls: one parliamentary, one assembly
  • Assembly seats are in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and the Union Territory of Puducherry.

In Assam, the counting of votes for Lakhimpur Lok Sabha and Baithalangso assembly bypolls is being held today amid tight security. Over 66 percent polling was reported at Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat while over 74 percent voters exercised their voting rights at Baithalangso assembly seat.

Five candidates are in the fray for the Lakhimpur seat while political fate of three candidates will be decided at Baithalangso assembly seat. Both the seats are likely to witness straight contest between the NDA and the Congress. 

The outcome of the bypoll will be the first test for the Sarbanand Sonowal led BJP government as well as newly appointed state Congress President Ripun Bora.


CPI-M wins both assembly seats in Tripura

In Tripura, the CPM frustrated the BJP and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) by retaining the Barjala and Khowai seat. (Read more)


  • CPIM wins both Barjala and Khowai assembly seats in Tripura
  • Barjala (Tripura) Assembly seat: CPIM leading with 8466 votes, BJP at second with 6391

In Barjala, the counting is being held at Umakant Academy complex whereas in Khowai the counting is being held at SDM Office campus hall. Counting will be done in 4 rounds.

First postal ballots and then EVM votes will be counted under the supervision of central election observers. Both the centres will be having CCTV for surveillance during counting of votes.

In these constituencies polling was held on 19 November. Mainly four parties i.e. CPI (M), TMC, Congress and BJP are in the fray. There are around 39,000 voters in each constituency.

(With inputs from ENS/Agencies)


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