Updated: Sat, 16 Apr 2022 04:33 PM IST
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The counting of votes for the recently concluded by-elections on assembly constituencies in four states and one Lok Sabha seat ended on Saturday. The votes were counted for the by-elections held for the Asansol Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal and Assembly Constituencies in Bengal's Ballygunge, Chhattisgarh's Khairagarh, Bochahan in Bihar and Kolhapur North in Maharashtra.
Asansol By-Poll Results 2022 LIVE:
The Trinamool Congress on Saturday swept the Asansol Lok Sabha seat where its candidate and movie actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha won the by-elections by a margin of over 3 lakh votes against BJP candidate Agnimitra Paul. Shatrughan Sinha got 6,52,586 votes against BJP's Agnimitra Paul who got 3,52,043 votes as. BJP had won the seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls by 1.97 lakh votes when Babul Supriyo who was then in BJP had bested TMC's Moon Moon Sen.
The by-polls, which took place on April 12, were necessitated as Supriyo resigned as the MP of Asansol after switching over to the TMC from the BJP. West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee thanked voters from the Asansol Lok Sabha seat.
"I sincerely thank the electors of the Asansol Parliamentary Constituency for giving decisive mandate to AITC party candidates," she tweeted. "We consider this to be our people's warm Shubho Nababarsho gift to our Ma- Mati- Manush organization. Salute to the voters for reposing faith in us, yet again," she added.
In Asansol, `Shotgun' Sinha said he was "grateful to Asansol's people and to Mamata Banerjee for this victory." Paul on the other hand said, "accept people's verdict, can't say there was rigging ... we have to prepare for the 2024 pollstaking into account this election."
Ballygunge By-Poll Results 2022 LIVE:
The Trinamool Congress also swept the Ballygunge Bye-Elections where its candidate Babul Supriyo defeated CPI(M)'s Saira Shah Halim by a margin of nearly 21,000 votes. While Supriyo got 51,199 votes, Saira Shah Halim got 30,971 votes. BJP candidate Keya Ghosh received 13,174 votes.
Meanwhile, Babul Supriyo dedicated his "win" to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said the BJP's position shows the effect of the fuel price hike. "Didi (Mamata Banerjee) guided us to work at grassroots levels. I dedicate my win to CM Mamata Banerjee and Ma-Mati-Manush. BJP's position shows the effect of fuel price hike," said Supriyo.
He added that the election outcome is a "slap" on the BJP. "The Opposition stooped very low during the campaign. This result is a 'tamacha' (slap) on the BJP for the way they demean Bengalis. This trend is the result of the hard work of TMC workers," the TMC leader said.
Kolhapur North By-Poll Results 2022:
On expected lines, the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) supported Congress candidate Jayashree Jadhav swept the Kolhapur North constituency by-election, the results of which were announced on Saturday. She defeated her main rival, Bharatiya Janata Party nominee Satyajit Kadam with a comfortable margin of nearly 18,900 votes in the elections held two days ago. While Jayshri Jadhav got 97,332 votes, BJP candidate Satyajit Kadam received 78,025 votes.
The bypoll for the erstwhile royal seat of the Chhatrapatis was necessitated following the death of Congress MLA Chandrakant Jadhav who succumbed to Covid-19 in December 2021. Top leaders of the Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress hailed Jayashree Jadhav's victory saying that the people of Kolhapur had rejected outright the BJP's divisive politics of Hindutva and hatred vis-a-vis the MVA's all-inclusive developmental agenda.
Bochahan By-poll Results 2022 LIVE:
The opposition RJD in Bihar on Saturday wrested the Bochahan assembly seat from the ruling NDA, with its candidate defeating the BJP nominee by a large margin of over 35,000 votes. RJD candidate Amar Paswan, whose father Musafir Paswan's death had necessitated the by-election, polled 82,116 votes while his nearest BJP rival Baby Kumari got only 45,353.
Expelled state minister Mukesh Sahani's Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP), on the ticket of which Musafir Paswan had won the seat in 2020, finished a distant third with 29,671 votes. VIP was an NDA constituent till about a month ago.
Khairagarh By-Poll Results 2022 LIVE:
The counting of votes in the Khairagarh Assembly by-poll in Chhattisgarh is underway amid tight security. The by-poll was necessitated due to the death of Janata Congress Chhattisgarh JCC(J) MLA Devvrat Singh. The by-election on the seat was held on April 12. Congress has promised to make Khairagarh a district if it wins the by-poll.
As per the official trends, Congress candidate Yashoda Nilamber Verma is leading against BJP's Komal Janghel by a margin of 20,176 votes. While Yashoda Verma has so far got 87,829 votes, Komal Janghel has received 67,660 votes till 4:30 pm. Former CM late Ashok Jogi's JCC(J) candidate Narendra Soni is nowhere in the contest with only 1,220 votes so far.
The seat, which falls in the Rajnandgaon district, had witnessed a triangular contest in the 2018 assembly polls when the late Ajit Jogi-led JCC (J) had entered the poll arena. Khairagarh was among the five seats won by the JCC in the 90-member state assembly.