By Election

  • Myanmar cancels by-election September 7, 2014

    Yangon: Myanmar's Union Election Commission on Sunday cancelled the upcoming second by-election which was scheduled for the end of this year. U Tin Aye, chairman of the commission, made the announcement after meeting dozens of Yangon-based political parties at the Myanmar Peace Centre, Xinhua reported. The by-election was cancelled due to the...
  • Bypolls in four Assembly constituencies to be held on September 13 August 16, 2014

    Election Commission on Saturday announced by-elections to four Assembly seats in Rajasthan which fell vacant after the sitting MLAs were elected to Lok Sabha. According to a programme issued by the Commission, bypolls will be held for Nasirabad, Vair, Kota (South) and Surajgarh Assembly constituencies in the state on September 13. Filing...
  • Assembly by-polls: Samajwadi Party authorises Mulayam to choose candidates in five constituencies August 2, 2014

    The Parliamentary Board of the Samajwadi Party on Saturday authorised national president Mulayam Singh Yadav to select candidates for five assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh for which by-polls will be held soon. "Of the 12 Vidhan Sabha seats for which by-elections are due, names of seven candidates were approved by the...
  • By-election for ten Assembly seats in Bihar on August 21 July 20, 2014

    By-election for ten Legislative Assembly seats in Bihar, which will turn interesting if the JD(U) and the RJD joined hands against the BJP, will take place on August 21, Election Commission officials said on Saturday. The bypoll on ten Assembly seats have been necessitated after some members got elected to the Lok Sabha and resignation by...
  • Assembly by-election campaigns heating up in Gujarat April 27, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Alongside the elections to 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, by-polls to seven Assembly seats in the state will also be held on April 30, and a key contest will be seen in Abdasa between Congress's Shaktisinh Gohil and Chhabil Patel of BJP who quit Congress recently. Congress is banking...
  • TN: Welfare Minister, 55 AIADMK workers booked in assault case November 26, 2013

    Tamil Nadu Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi and 55 AIADMK workers, including an MLA, have been booked for allegedly damaging property and assaulting a DMK activist while campaigning for the December 4 Yercaud byelection, police said on Tuesday. Cases were registered under various IPC sections including 341 (wrongful restraint) and 324...
  • DMK to contest December 4 Yercaud by-election October 5, 2013

    Chennai: The DMK will contest the December 4 by-election for Yercaud assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu. The by-election in the hill station, around 360 km from Chennai, has been necessitated after AIADMK legislator C Perumal died in July. This will be the fourth by-election in Tamil Nadu after the AIADMK came to power...
  • Karnataka by-polls: Siddaramaiah humbles Gowdas on a sad Saturday August 24, 2013

    It is a sad Saturday for the Gowdas. Their arch rival, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has humbled his onetime masters, the powerful Gowda clan, in their bastion Bangalore Rural and Mandya. The victory is not unexpected. The Congress, which returned to power after 9 years in the Assembly elections held...
  • Two key by-polls underway in Karnataka; crucial day for Congress August 21, 2013

    Bangalore: It is a crucial day for the Congress in Karnataka as by-polls began in Mandya and Bangalore Rural constituencies on Wednesday. It's the first election in Karnataka after the Congress's Siddaramaiah took over as CM and he has to prove himself to his party. In a tough contest, the...
  • HP by-polls: Cong candidate Pratibha Singh wins from Mandi June 30, 2013

    Shimla: Congress candidate Pratibha Singh on Sunday won the Mandi Lok Sabha by-election, defeating her nearest BJP rival Jai Ram Thakur by a massive margin of over 1.36 lakh votes. The polling was held in sixteen Assembly segments on June 23, while the exercise was held in rain-hit Kinnaur tribal segment...
  • Himachal by-polls: Cong candidate takes unassailable lead in Mandi June 30, 2013

    Shimla: Congress candidate Pratibha Singh on Sunday established an unassailable lead of about 1,10,436 votes over her nearest BJP rival Jai Ram Thakur as counting of votes started for Mandi Lok Sabha by-election. Polling was held on June 23. Pratibha Singh, wife of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, has polled...
  • Himachal Pradesh by-polls: Counting of votes begins in Mandi June 30, 2013

    Shimla: Counting of votes for the Mandi parliamentary bypoll in Himachal Pradesh began at 8 am Sunday and the result is expected by noon, election officials said in Shimla. The fate of four candidates, including two independents, will be decided during the day. Nearly 53 per cent of the 11,24,786 electors...
  • Himachal: Kinnaur sees 54 per cent polling June 28, 2013

    Shimla: Polling for the second and last phase of the Mandi Lok Sabha by-election in Himachal Pradesh's rain-hit Kinnaur district on Thursday saw 54 percent voter turnout, an election official said. "The turnout was just 11 percent in the first two hours but by noon it picked up pace," said...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Polling for Mandi Lok Sabha by-election today June 23, 2013

    Shimla: Polling in sixteen assembly segments for Mandi Lok Sabha by-poll in Himachal Pradesh will be held on Sunday while voting in rain ravaged Kinnaur constituency has been deferred to June 27. The counting of votes which was scheduled for June 27 has been deferred to June 30, Chief Electoral...
  • Gujarat by-poll: Counting for LS, Assembly seats tomorrow June 4, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Counting will take place on Wednesday for the two Lok Sabha and four Assembly seats where by-elections were held last Sunday. "Counting will start at 8 am tomorrow at four centres of Porbandar, Panchmahal, Limbadi and Banaskantha for all the seats and we are expecting results by the afternoon,"...
  • Maharashtra: Dismal turnout in Yavatmal by-poll June 2, 2013

    Yavatmal: Only 37.5 per cent of the voters turned out at the polling booths during the by-election to Yavatmal Assembly constituency in Maharashtra on Sunday. The polling, however, was completely peaceful, District Collector Ashwin Mudgal said. He said the voting percentage might go up a little after the final figures came...
  • Low turnout in Gujarat by-polls particularly in Banaskantha, Porbandar June 2, 2013

    Ahmedabad: By-elections to two Lok Sabha and four Assembly seats in Gujarat did not enthuse the voters much going by their low turnout on Sunday. The turnout was poor, particularly in Lok Sabha constituencies of Banaskantha and Porbandar. "Banaskantha seat had around 37 per cent voting while Porbandar recorded 30 per...
  • Congress declares candidates for Gujarat by-elections May 13, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress has decided to field new faces and play the sympathy card in the upcoming bye-elections for two Lok Sabha and four Assembly seats in the state. Krishna Gadhvi, who has been given ticket for Banaskantha Lok Sabha seat is the widow of Mukesh Gadhvi who died in...
  • Mizoram Assembly by-poll: Cong candidate wins Chalfilh seat February 28, 2013

    Aizawl: Ruling Congress nominee Ngurdingliana won the by-poll to Chalfilh Assembly seat, defeating his nearest rival Mizo National Front candidate Lalvenhima Hmar by a margin of 2,834 votes. This is the highest-ever victory margin in the seat since 1972 when Mizoram began to have a separate legislature. Ngurdingliana secured 7,005...
  • JD(U) retains Kalyanpur Assembly seat February 28, 2013

    Patna: Bihar's ruling Janata Dal(United) on Thursday retained the Kalyanpur assembly seat, with its candidate Manju Kumari defeating Lok Janshakti Party's Rekha Paswan by over 17,000 votes, an election official said. The JD(U)'s victory is seen as a setback to LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and his ally Rashtriya Janata Dal...
  • WB by-elections: TMC, Congress, FB win one seat each February 28, 2013

    Kolkata: Congress, Trinamool Congress and Left Front shared honours in the crucial by-poll to three Assembly constituencies in West Bengal on Thursday. Congress took sweet revenge by defeating its former MLA Humayan Kabir, who is now a TMC minister in the state government, from Rejinagar seat in Murshidabad district. The election...
  • EC announces by-elections to constituencies across 7 states January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday announced by-elections to the following constituencies in the following states: Assam - Algapur Bihar - Kalyanpur Maharashtra - Chandgad Mizoram - Chalfilh Uttar Pradesh - Bhatpar West Bengal - Nalhati Birbhum, English Bazar, Rejinagar and Punjab - Moga The EC on Friday announced the polling dates for three northeastern states of...
  • Uttarakhand: CM Bahuguna wins Sitarganj bypoll July 11, 2012

    Dehra Dun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Wednesday won the Sitarganj bypoll by a huge margin, beating his nearest rival, Prakash Pant of the BJP. Bahuguna defeated Pant by a margin of 39,954 votes. After the completion of the first round of counting, Bahuguna got 8,496 votes against Pant who...
  • AP bypolls: 242 candidates in fray for 18 seats May 28, 2012

    Hyderabad: As many as 242 candidates are in the fray for 18 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh where by-elections will be held on June 12. For the Nellore Lok Sabha seat, 13 candidates stayed in contest as the last date for withdrawal of nominations ended on Monday, according to state Chief...
  • Rajinikanth urges fan not to contest elections June 1, 2012

    Superstar Rajinikanth has urged the Pudukottai district secretary of his fans club K Sridhar to withdraw the nomination he had filed to contest in the June 12 by-election to Pudukottai Assembly constituency. The actor, in a message through Sudhakar, the head of his 'Rasigar Mandrams', requested Sridhar to withdraw the nomination...
  • For Suu Kyi, a new role and heavier burden April 2, 2012

    Yangon: Soe Thein is a pious man. Every evening he kneels before a Buddhist shrine in his Yangon home to pray for the only woman he believes can lead Myanmar to a brighter future. "I pray for Aung San Suu Kyi's health and long life," says Soe Thein, formerly a political...
  • Suu Kyi: From prisoner to would-be lawmaker March 30, 2012

    Aung San Suu Kyi, the long-time standard-bearer for democracy in Myanmar, is taking a leap of faith in running for Parliament on Sunday, opting to enter a political system crafted and run by the soldiers who kept her locked up for a total of 15 years. Her party's participation in this...
  • In Kerala by-election, it's Chandy vs VS March 9, 2012

    Kochi: A battle royale is shaping up in the sleepy little town of Piravom near Kochi in Kerala. Though the assembly by-election here on March 17 would see a clash between two rivals who go by the same surname of Jacob, the real fight appears to be between Chief Minister...
  • Kerala: PC withdraws remarks referring to by-poll December 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday withdrew his remarks referring to by-elections in the context of the Mullaiperiyar dam issue which has created a furore in Kerala. "Like some other speakers, I also made a passing reference to the forthcoming by-election. I take back that remark," he said in...
  • Hisar results: Bishnoi downplays Anna factor October 17, 2011

    Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Haryana Janhit Congress (Bhajan Lal), who won the Hisar Lok Sabha by-elections defeating his nearest rival Ajay Singh Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal by 6323 votes, on Monday downplayed the Anna Hazare factor. ...