New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The BJP on Tuesday was set to sweep the assembly by-elections held last week with leads and wins in more than 40 of 59 seats across 11 states. The state bypolls hold significance as many see it as a litmus test for respective state governments as well as the central government for their handling of covid-19 crisis. The major share of assembly seats that went to polls on November 3 was in Madhya Pradesh which will decide the fate of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government.

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Polling also took place for eight assembly seats in Gujarat, seven in Uttar Pradesh; two each in Odisha, Nagaland, Karnataka, and Jharkhand; and one seat each in Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Haryana. More than 66% of voters exercised their franchise for by-elections on 58 assemblies across different states, including 28 in Madhya Pradesh. 

Here are the LHighlights of Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand By-poll Results 2020:

7:15 pm: Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party and Independent win 1 seat each that went to Nagaland by-poll.

7:00 pm: Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha win one seat each in #Jharkhand by-election. Polling was done for two seats.

6:00 pm: Ruling BJP wins both assembly bypoll seats in Karnataka The ruling BJP in Karnataka on Tuesday won the byelections to two assembly constituencies, wresting the seats from opposition Congress and JDS.

5:00 pm: BJP wins Dubbaka Assembly bypoll in Telangana BJP has won in the Dubbaka Assembly by-election, informed Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday.BJP's M Raghunandan Rao defeated TRS' Solipeta Sujatha by 1,470 votes.

4:00 pm: BJP candidate Oinam Lukhoi Singh won the by-election to the Wangoi seat, while Y Antas Khan, an Independent candidate supported by the saffron party bagged the Lilong seat in Manipur, officials said Tuesday.

3:30 pm The BJP won the RR Nagar assembly seat in Karnataka with Munirathna defeating H Kusuma by a margin of 57936 votes. 

3:00 pm Congress’s Indu Raj Narwal registers victory against BJP’s Yogeshwar Dutt in Haryana’s Baroda

Congress’s Indu Raj Narwal on Tuesday won the Baroda assembly seat in Haryana.  "I must be lacking something due to which I could not meet people's expectations. I can't say the reason, this is people's mandate. I had worked hard, I will work hard. I have congratulated the winning candidate," said Yogeshwar Dutt, BJP' candidate from Baroda seat in Haryana.

02:10 pm: Baroda byelection: 18 rounds of counting completed, Congress leads by 9589 votes. Congress candidate Induraj Narwal is ahead of BJP's Yogeshwar Dutt by 9589 votes

02:00 pm: Independent candidate bags one assembly seat in Manipur bypolls. The saffron part has registered victory on two assembly seats and is leading on two.

01:45 pm: BJP candidate leads from RR seat ahead of closest rival by a margin of over 33,000 votes The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading on both the seats which underwent voting during the by-polls held in Karnataka.

01:30 pm: Manipur bypolls Live: BJP wins two of the five seats BJP wins two of the five seats which went to by-polls in Manipur, as per Election Commission The party is also leading on two seats, Independent leading on one seat

01:15 pm: Karnataka Bypolls Live: BS Yediyurappa, states ministers celebrate in Bengaluru as trends show the party leading on both the seats.

01:00 pm: Odisha bypolls Live: Ruling BJD candidates leading on both seats The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidates are leading on both the Assembly seats in which by-polls were held in Odisha, as per the Election Commission on Tuesday.

12:30 pm: Manipur: BJP wins one of the five seats which went to by-polls in the state.  The party is also leading on three seats, Independent leading on one seat as counting continues.

12:17 pm: Congress candidate Indu Raj Narwal is leading over his nearest rival and BJP nominee Yogeshwar Dutt by a margin of 3,468 votes from the Baroda Assembly seat in Haryana, as per initial trends.

12:15 pm: Trends show BJP is leading on both assembly seats in Karnataka. In R R Nagar too BJP’s N Munirathana is leading with 22,845 votes, followed by Congress’ Kusuma H with 11,121. While BJP’s Dr C M Rajesh Gowda is leading with 8,919 votes in Sira, followed by Congress’ T B Jayachandra with 7,577.JD(S) is in third place here too with party candidate V Krishtramurthy so far securing 728 votes. 

11:30 am: Manipur bypolls: BJP leading in 2, Congress 1 The ruling BJP in Manipur was ahead in two seats while the Congress and an Independent candidate were leading in one constituency each for which bypolls were held on November 7.

11:00 am: Independent Candidates are ahead in both Southern Angami-I and Pungro-Kiphire assembly seats in Nagaland against BJP backed alliance. Congress is a distant third

10:45 am: Congress leading on Marwahi assembly seat in Chhattisgarh, as per Election Commission

10:30 am: After the second round, the Congress is leading with 5322 votes while BJP has garnered 4660 votes.INLD got 701 votes and Rajkumar Saini of LSP got 899 votes.

10:10 am: Congress leading on one of the two assembly seats of Manipur which went to by-polls on November 07.

10:00 am: Counting is underway in the November 3 by-elections to Dumka and Bermo assembly seats in Jharkhand. BJP is leading in Dumka and Bermo Assembly seats of Jharkhand 

9:45: Marwahi bypolls:  The first round of counting has been completed in Marwahi assembly seat. So far, Congress has garnered 4135 votes, BJP has got 2375 votes and 139 votes have been polled to NOTA. Congress candidate is leading with 1730 votes.

9:35 am: A technical glitch in EVM no. 6 has been observed at BITS college counting centre

9:30 am: As per early trends, Baroda Congress candidate Indu Raj Narwal is leading by 1000 votes

9:00 am: The Baroda assembly seat fell vacant in April following Hooda's death. The Baroda bypoll was seen as a direct contest between the ruling BJP and the Congress.

8:30 am The counting of votes for Baroda assembly seat started at BITS College of Mohana. Counting will be completed in 20 rounds on 14 tables.

8:15 am: Olympian wrestler and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee Yogeshwar Dutt is in the fray for the crucial segment, which has around 1.81 lakh registered voters.

8:00 am: Counting of votes for fifty-eight assembly seat in 11 states begins. Strict Covid-19 protocols are in place which limit the number of people who can be present in the counting halls.

7:30 am: Counting is set to begin at 8 am with social distancing norms at all counting centres, according to the Election Commission of India.

7:00 am: The stakes are high for both the BJP and the Congress in the state bypolls, considered a litmus test for the parties.

6:30 am: Counting of votes for fifty-eight assembly constituencies in 11 states will begin at 8 am on Tuesday.

Madhya Pradesh

More than 69% voters cast their votes in MP bypolls with estimated voter turnout crossing 80% in four of the 28 assembly seats. It's a high stake poll battle that is likely to reflect the effect of the Jyotiraditya Scindia factor in the changed political scenario in Madhya Pradesh. The byelections in the state were necessitated after 22 Congress MLAs, including 19 supporters of Mr. Scindia, quit and switched over to the BJP in March. Another four MLAs have crossed over since then, while three seats fell vacant owing to deaths of sitting legislators. 

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Gujarat

In Gujarat, 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) Assembly seats on November 3. As many as 81 candidates are in fray for eight seats. The counting is set to begin at 8 am on Tuesday at eight centres set up in these constituencies. The by-elections to these eight seats were necessitated after the sitting Congress MLAs resigned ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls held in June this year.

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Uttar Pradesh

The seven seats which will go to bypolls include Ghatampur, Malhani, Bangarmau, Deoria Naugaon Sadat, Bulandshahr and Tundla. The Bharatiya Janata Party had won six out of these seven seats in 2017 polls but they fell vacant after the demise of sitting MLAs. Many dub it as a refrendum for Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government for their handling of the health and unemployment challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Odisha

The Tirtol and Balasore Sadar seat went to bypolls on November 3.More tha 68 percent voters execised their franchise on the polling day as per the EC data. Polling in Balasore was necessisated by the demise of the BJP MLA Madan Mohan Dutta in June, while the Tirtol by-election was brought on by the death of the BJD’s Bishnu Charan Das

Nagaland

Two Assembly constituencies, Southern Angami-I (Kohima) and Pungro-Kiphire (kiphire) went to polls on November 03. A voter turnout of 83.69 percent was recorded in these two seats.

Manipur

The by-elections were held for the Lilong and Wangjing Tentha on November 07.

Jharkhand

Dumka and Bermo assembly seats went to polls on November 3. The state saw a voter turnout of 62.51 percent for the two seats.It is expected to be close contest between the ruling JMM-Congress and opposition BJP. A total of 28 candidates were in the fray for the crucial seats.

Karnataka - 2 seats

Voting for the Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Sira assembly seats was held on 3 November. A voter turnout of 82.31 percent and 45.24 percent in the respective assembly segments. The Sira byelection was necessitated following the death of JD(S) MLA B Sathyanarayana in August, while the RR Nagar seat fell vacant after the disqualification of Congress MLA N Munirathna under the anti-defection law last year.

Telangana

Around 82% voters turned up to cast their votes in the by-election to the Dubbak Assembly constituency in Telangana. The by-election was necessitated after the demiseof sitting TRS MLA Solipeta Ramalinga Reddy due to health problems in August.

Haryana

Haryana's Baroda Assembly seat went to poll on November three and recorded an average turnout of 68 percent, which sealed the fate of 14 candidates. Olympian wrestler and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee Yogeshwar Dutt is in the fray for the crucial segment, which has around 1.81 lakh registered voters.

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