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By-election Results 2018: Worries for BJP as regional parties come out with flying colours

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Results for by-elections held in four Lok Sabha seats and 10 assembly seats across 10 states were declared today. The result of election in Bengaluru's RR Nagar was also declared. The results will not leave the BJP pleased as it was able win just one Lok Sabha and one assembly seat in the overall results that were declared today.

File Photo of Opposition Leaders

Out of the four Lok Sabha seats, the BJP was able to win just one - Palghar in Maharashtra - while two other seats were snatched from it by the regional parties. The NCP and RLD won from Bhandara- Gondiya (Maharashtra) and Kairana (Uttar Pradesh) Lok Sabha seats, respectively. Both these seats were held by the BJP. The bypoll in the fourth Lok Sabha seat, Nagaland, was won by BJP's ally NDPP.

In the bypolls held in 10 assembly seats, the BJP was able to win just one seat from Tharali (Uttarakhand). Congress won 3 assembly seats - Palus Kadegaon (Maharashtra), Shahkot (Punjab) and Ampati (Meghalaya) and CPI (M) won one - Chengannur (Kerala). The rest were bagged by regional parties - 2 by JMM, 1 each by TMC, SP and RJD. The RR Nagar election in Bengaluru was won comprehensively by the Congress.

To sum it up, regional parties ruled the roost and it is something which will force the BJP to take them seriously especially with less than a year left for 2019 General Elections.

Here are the updates and how the day unfolded:

Newest First Oldest First
3:55 PM, 31 May
The Shiv Sena which lost to the BJP in Palghar has cried foul and demanded a re-count. The party which lost the prestige battle to its ally, BJP said that there were problems in counting from round 23 and 24.
3:53 PM, 31 May
"To take a giant leap, you will have to take two steps back. We will take a giant leap in future, says Rajnath Singh, Home Minister on bypoll results 2018
3:36 PM, 31 May
NCP's Kukade Madhukrao Yashawantrao wins the by-election in Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha seat. By-poll in Bhandara-Gondiya was necessitated because of the resignation of the BJP Member of Parliament Nana Patole from the Lok Sabha. Patole also resigned from the BJP.
3:32 PM, 31 May
BJP ally NDPP wins bypoll in Nagaland Lok Sabha seat. NDPP candidate Tokheho defeated NPF's C Apok Jamir by close to 15,000 votes.By-poll in Nagaland was necessitated because of the resignation of Neiphiu Rio from the Lok Sabha. Neiphiu Rio is the current Chief Minister of the state.
3:31 PM, 31 May
Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party President, says " I want to congratulate all the people who voted for us. This is a defeat for those who do not believe in the democracy. People have given a befitting reply to the BJP.'
3:07 PM, 31 May
Mriganka Singh, BJP Kairana candidate, says, "Many voters did vote for BJP but with a lead of some thousand votes alliance has won. I would like to congratulate the candidate. The alliance has emerged strong and now we have to prepare better for future."
3:05 PM, 31 May
"Many voters did vote for BJP but with a lead of some thousand votes alliance has won. I would like to congratulate the candidate. The alliance has emerged strong and now we have to prepare better for future," BJP's candidate from Kairana Mriganka Singh told ANI.
3:02 PM, 31 May
Congress and NCP workers celebrate in Bhandara after NCP wins from Bhandara-Gondiya bypoll Lok Sabha constituency
2:40 PM, 31 May
RLD's Tabassum Begum wins from Kairana Lok Sabha seat. By-poll in Kairana was necessitated because of the death of the BJP Member of Parliament Hukum Singh on February 3, 2018.
2:32 PM, 31 May
After win in Ampati, Congress emerges as single largest party in Meghalaya.
2:24 PM, 31 May
BJP's Gavit Rajendra Dhedya wins Palghar bypoll in Maharashtra. By-poll in Palghar was necessitated because of the death of Chintaman Wanga, the BJP Member of Parliament from the seat on January 30, 2018.
2:14 PM, 31 May
TMC's Dulal Chandra Das wins from Maheshtala in West Bengal. By-election in Maheshtala was necessitated because of the death Trinamool MLA Kasturi Das on February 22, 2018.
1:58 PM, 31 May
Congress wins Shahkot assembly bypoll seat in Punjab
1:58 PM, 31 May
"Would like to thank all parties who supported us, thank Akhilesh ji,Mayawati ji, Rahul ji, Sonia ji,CPIM, AAP and others. Jinnah hara, Ganna jeeta," says Jayant Chaudhary, RLD on RLD leading in Kairana LS bypoll
1:57 PM, 31 May
Congress MLA Munirathna accuses state BJP chief BSYeddyurappa of trying to poach Congress MLAs with money power.
1:45 PM, 31 May
BJP's Munni Devi Shah wins bypoll from Tarali assembly seat in Uttarakhand. He defeated Congress' Dr. Jeet Ram
1:43 PM, 31 May
Trinamool Congress candidate Dulal Chandra Das has won the Maheshtala Assembly bypoll, defeating BJP nominee Sujit Ghosh. The bypoll was held following the death of Trinamool Congress MLA Kasturi Das, who widow is the TMC candidate.
1:42 PM, 31 May
Dy CM Dr G Parameshwara says, "Predictions of poll pundits have been proved wrong in the RR Nagar polls."After the 18th and final round of counting in RR Nagar, Muniratna secured 1,08,064 votes against Muniraju Gowda of BJP who got 82,572 votes. JD(S) candidate GH Ramachandra was pushed to the third spot with 60,360 votes.
1:27 PM, 31 May
Congress candidate Muniratna Naidu thanks the people of Rajarajeshwari Nagar for a massive victory. He says, "This victory affirmed people have rejected caste politics and voted for development."
1:24 PM, 31 May
Jharkhand: JMM's Babita Devi wins from Gomia Assembly Constituency. She defeated AJSU's Lambodar Mahto.
1:21 PM, 31 May
JDU leader KC Tyagi says, "There is outrage across the country due to increase in price of petrol and diesel. Constant rise in the price of fuel is also a reason for such poll results. Therefore, hike should be immediately rolled back."
1:18 PM, 31 May
Congress candidate Muniratna leads after eighteenth round of counting in RR Nagar. Muniratna leads with 1,08,064 votes, MunirajuGowda of BJP gets 82,572 votes. JD(S) candidate GH Ramachandra is at the third position with 60,360 votes.
1:13 PM, 31 May
Tejashwi Yadav says Nitish Kumar has betrayed people. He said that Jokihat result is a message for PM Modi
1:10 PM, 31 May
"The number of votes JDU got, is less than our victory margin. People of Bihar are continuing to avenge the u-turn taken by Nitish Kumar," says Tejashwi Yadav on RJD's victory in Jokihat assembly bypoll, Bihar.
1:10 PM, 31 May
RJD's Tejashwi's Yadav demands Nitish Kumar's resignation. RJP won from Jokihat assembly seat a short while back.
1:08 PM, 31 May
RR Nagar: DKShivakumar says people have once again blessed Congress and Munirathna. He accuses BJP of trying to destroy the Congress party.
12:59 PM, 31 May
Congress candidate Muniratna Naidu won from the Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly constituency by a huge margin. The winning margin over 30,000 votes. Elections were held on May 28.
12:50 PM, 31 May
RJD's Shahnawaz wins Jokihat assembly seat in Bihar by close to 40,000 votes. The seat was previously held by the JD (U).
12:41 PM, 31 May
16th round RR Nagar: Congress candidate Munirathna Naidu leads in 16th round. Munirathna leads with 1,03,195 votes, Muniraju Gowda of BJP gets 69,769 votes. JD(S) candidate GH Ramachandra a distant third with 54,289 votes.
12:41 PM, 31 May
Samajwadi Party's Naim Ul Hasan wins Noorpur assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh. By-elections in Noorpur was necessitated due the the death of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Lokendra Singh in February.

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