Jaipur/ Kolkata: The counting of votes for the by-polls in Bengal and Rajasthan that took place January 29 began on Thursday. Counting has also begun for the Rajasthan’s Alwar and Ajmer Lok Sabha seat and Mandalgarh Vidhansabha seat. In Bengal, voting took place for Uluberia seat and Noapara assembly seat.
Trinamool wins Noapara Assembly constituency by a margin of 63,000 votes (54% vote share)
TMC leads on Naopada Assembly seat with 19,000 votes
Mandalgarh assembly seat by-poll trends: BJP leading with 3072 votes
Alwar Lok Sabha seat by-poll trends: Congress leading with 30,595 votes
Ajmer Lok Sabha seat by-poll trends: Congress leading with 7585 votes
The counting of votes has begun in both the states. The results will be out by afternoon
Congress is leading in both Alwar and Ajmer assembly seats
In Alwar Congress is leading with 80 seats
In both Rajasthan and Bengal, BJP’s reputation at is at stake. Rajasthan, currently has BJP government, with Vasundhra Raje as Chief Minister. Whereas, Bengal has TMC government with Mamata Bannerjee as CM
The by-polls took place because Ajmer BJP parliamentarian Sanwarlal Jaat, BJP MP from Alwar Chand Nath and BJP MLA from Mandalgarh passed away
There is a tough competition between BJP’s Jaswant Singh Yadav from Alwar, Congress’ Dr Karan Singh Yadav, , Congress leader Raghu Sharma from Ajmer Lok Sabha seat and BJP’s Ram Swarup Lamba on Alwar Lok Sabha seat.
Whereas, in Mandalgarh; there is a tough competition between Shakti Singh from BJP and Congress leader Vivek Dhakad.
In Bengal the re-election had to take place due to the demise of TMC MP Sultan Ahmed from Uluberia Lok Sabha seat in Hawda and of Madhusudan Ghosh, who was a Congress MLA of Naopada district in 24 Paraganas