By-election Results 2019 LIVE: Litmus Take a look at for TMC, BJP in West Bengal as Counting of Votes for Bypolls Begins

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    By-election Results 2019 LIVE: Litmus Take a look at for TMC, BJP in West Bengal as Counting of Votes for Bypolls Begins


    By-election Results 2019 Are living Updates: Counting of votes for the West Bengal and Uttarakhand by-elections has begun with the final outcomes anticipated to be declared by 5pm. The Karimpur, Kharagpur Sadar and Kaliaganj Assembly seats in West Bengal and Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh seat went to polls on Monday.

    By-election Results 2019 LIVE: Litmus Test for TMC, BJP in West Bengal as Counting of Votes for Bypolls Begins
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    By-election Results 2019 Are living Updates: Counting of votes for the West Bengal and Uttarakhand by-elections has begun with the final outcomes anticipated to be declared by 5pm. The Karimpur, Kharagpur Sadar and Kaliaganj Assembly seats in West Bengal and Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh seat went to polls on Monday. Around 75.34 per cent of over 7 lakh electorate solid votes in the bypolls to about a meeting seats in West Bengal, amid allegations that TMC activists orchestrated an assault on the BJP candidate from Karimpur section, Jay Prakash Majumdar. Meanwhile, over 47 per cent of the electorate solid their vote in the Pithoragarh meeting bypolls. A total of 145 polling cubicles had been disaster up in the constituency for 1, 05,711 voters.

    — For the ruling TMC and the BJP, the bypolls in West Bengal will be a litmus take a look at earlier than the 2021 grunt elections. The Congress and the CPI(M) that delight in come collectively after three years to contest the by-elections accused each and each the BJP and the TMC of vitiating the democratic ambiance of the grunt.

    — The Kaliaganj seat fell vacant after sitting MLA Parmatha Nath Ray died earlier this twelve months. The more than a few two seats went to polls as their MLAs — Trinamool’s Mohua Moitra and BJP’s Dilip Ghosh — had been elected as people of parliament in Can also.

    — Violence became reported in Bengal when BJP’s Karimpur candidate Jay Prakash Majumdar became heckled, assaulted and kicked into bushes by the aspect of the avenue by Trinamool supporters for the length of polling.

    — Congress nominee Dhitashree Roy, supported by the CPI(M), is pitted against TMC’s Tapan Deb Sinha and BJP’s Kamal Chandra Sarkar at Kaliaganj. In Karimpur the CPI(M)-Congress candidate Gholam Rabbi is in the reckoning against Majumdar and the ruling TMC’s Bimalendu Singha Roy. In Kharagpur Sadar the contestants are Prem Chandra Jha of BJP, Chittaranjan Mandal of the Congress-CPI(M) alliance and Pradip Sarkar of the TMC.

    — In Uttarakhand, polling became held peacefully and 47.48 per cent of the electorate solid their vote by 5 pm, Pithoragarh District Magistrate-cum-Returning Officer VK Jogdande said.

    — Residents of Deodar village boycotted the bypoll, citing non-fulfilment of their quiz for a hyperlink avenue. Regardless of powerful persuasion by officials, none of the461 voters in the village turned up to vote, Assistant Returning Officer Vidya SagarKapri said.

    — The seat had fallen vacant after the death of sitting MLA and Cupboard Minister Prakash Pant in June. Pant’s wife Chandra is taking over Congress’ Anju Lunthi in the bypoll. Samajwadi Celebration’s Lalit Mohan Bhatt is the third contestant.

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