Friday, 22 September, 2017

Bawana Bypoll: Will Review Reasons Behind Our Loss, Says Delhi BJP Chief

The results will decide the fate of candidates of the three major political parties-the ruling AAP the BJP and the Congress-all of whom have exuded confidence about winning the seat Live Bypoll results: Goa CM Parrikar wins in Panaji, counting underway in Bawana, Nandyal & Valpoi
Sammy Stanley | 31 August, 2017, 00:33

This showed an increase of voted for Congress after the 2015 assembly election while the BJP saw its number of votes dropped by nearly half. So being held under the Prime Minister's nose Delhi bi-poll victory could have been perceived by the BJP managers as Modi effect in Delhi since the party has suffered two disastrous defeats at the hands of AAP despite a Modi-clamour sweeping across the country.

"Only Congress is the gainer in the bypoll as AAP and BJP suffered a dip in their vote share". Kejriwal's AAP bagged 59,886 votes while BJP finished second with 35,834 votes polled by Ved Prakash.

On August 23, polling for the bye-election for Bawana seat saw 45% voter turnout.

Bawana is one of the largest constituencies in the Capital, with 2.94 lakh voters.

BJP scored early victories in the by-polls results on Monday with Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's Chief Minister winning the Panaji seat.

After a long time there was some good news for the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday as it retained the Bawana Assembly constituency-a reserved constituency in North Delhi -- with a comfortable majority.

Almost 75 percent voting was recorded during the 23 August bypolls in Goa.

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said after the results that party's revival process "may be hard but not impossible!" Just weeks before the election, former Congress minister Babush Monserrate, who was expected to take on Parrikar in Panaji, switched camps and moved to the Goa Forward Party, which is tied up with the BJP.

"We want to thank all voters, supporters and leaders who helped in winning the seat", AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister tweeted after the victory. Having lost Pratapsingh's ambitious son to the BJP, the Congress could well be staring at the loss of at least three seats to the saffron party in this part of interior Goa in the future if it doesn't work to counter the Ranes' influence in the Sattari taluka.

The AAP has won this seat again, but it has lost nearly 50,000 votes in just two years in the constituency.

After the setback in Delhi, relief to BJP came from Goa, where the party managed to win both Panaji and Valpoi seats.

The bi-election to Andhra Pradesh's Nandyal seat was being viewed as a show of strength between TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu who is also the chief minister and YSR Congress head and its founder Jagan Reddy. As many as 1,413 votes were polled under the "none of the above" (NOTA) category.

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