BYELECTIONS

  • Voting underway for bypolls in 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats held today September 13, 2014

    Voting for three Lok Sabha and 33 Assembly seats were held on Saturday. The results are crucial for both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance and the opposition parties who are yet to recover from the massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The resignations of...
  • Bypolls in four Assembly constituencies to be held on September 13 August 16, 2014

    Election Commission on Saturday announced byelections 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...
  • Byelection for ten Assembly seats in Bihar on August 21 July 19, 2014

    Byelection for ten LegislativeAssembly seats in Bihar, which will turn interesting if theJD(U) and the RJD joined hands against the BJP, will takeplace on August 21, Election Commission officials said on Saturday. The bypoll on ten Assembly seats have beennecessitated after some members got elected to the Lok Sabhaand resignation by...
  • DMK to contest December 4 Yercaud byelection October 5, 2013

    Chennai:The DMK will contest the December 4 byelection for Yercaud assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu. The byelection 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 byelection in Tamil Nadu after the AIADMK came to power...
  • Karnataka: 2 key bypolls on Wednesday, major test for Congress August 20, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress has a major test coming up in Karnataka as bypolls for two crucial Lok Sabha constituencies will be held on Wednesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party has joined hands with the JDS posing a direct challenge to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. It's the first election in Karnataka after the...
  • Assam by-polls: Cong wrests Algapur constituency February 28, 2013

    Hailakandi: Congress candidate Mandira Roy on Thursday wrested the Algapur Assembly constituency defeating her nearest AIUDF rival Mehbubul Hassan by 991 votes in the by-poll. Roy, wife of Assam Public Health and Engineering Minister Gautam Roy, polled 52,791 while AIUDF's Mehbubul Hassan polled 51,880 votes, official sources said. AGP's Kamrul Islam...
  • 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 byelections to constituencies across 7 states January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday announced byelections 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 byelections 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 May 26, 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 byelection to Pudukottai Assembly constituency. The actor, in a message through Sudhakar, the head of his 'Rasigar Mandrams', requested Sridhar to withdraw the nomination...
  • TN tipplers wish to tip the electoral scales May 17, 2012

    PUDUKOTTAI: A tipplers movement has rushed in where many political parties are fearing to tread: The electoral arena for the June 12 Pudukottai byelections. Naming its president Chella Pandiyan as the candidate, the Liquor Imbibers Awareness Revolutionary Movement has started a spirited campaign through pamphlets, listing its demands that include...
  • Kiran takes cue from Chirus Stalin May 11, 2012

    HYDERABAD: In Mahbubnagar district to push the Rytu Chaitanya Yatras on Thursday, chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy did the usual farmerfriendly things, such as pumping farmers hands and riding bullock carts. But part of his mind seemed to be trained on the upcoming challenge of winning 18 crucial byelections.Amid the...
  • Now, MDMK to boycott Pudukottai byelection May 9, 2012

    CHENNAI: Toeing the line of the CPI and DMK, the MDMK too has decided not to contest the Pudukottai bypoll. In a release, party general secretary Vaiko recalled that AIADMK chose to boycott the byelection to five Assembly seats, citing unfair practices, including misuse of official machinery and bribing of...
  • AP: BJP, TRS yet to decide on Parkal candidate May 9, 2012

    HYDERABAD: TRS and BJP are continuing to adopt a wait and watch attitude on announcing the party candidate for Parkal Assembly seat. Both the parties wanted to declare the names of candidates on Tuesday but deferred the decision. BJP state committee convened a special meeting at the party office and...
  • AP CM Kiran goes for Jagan's Jugular May 8, 2012

    SRIKAKULAM/RAJAHMUNDRY: Departing from his usual style, chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy for the first time let go at two of his tormentors, one insider and another outsider.While drawing the Lakshman Rekha for health minister D L Ravindra Reddy, the chief minister launched a vehement attack on the Kadapa MP during...
  • 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 wouldbe lawmaker March 30, 2012

    Aung San Suu Kyi, the longtime standardbearer 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 byelection, 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 byelection 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...
  • BJP scandals vs Cong scams in Karnataka bypoll March 1, 2012

    Bangalore: Udupi is known for temples and Chikmagalur for enchanting coffee plantations, but over the next two weeks a battle of controversies will unfold in the two Karnataka districts. It will be the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) scandals against Congress scams in the byelection to the UdupiChikmagalur Lok Sabha seat. The...
  • Bypolls lead to uncertainty over Andhra budget February 17, 2012

    Hyderabad: With the Election Commission announcing the schedule for byelections to seven Andhra Pradesh assembly seats, the state government is consulting legal experts on whether it can go ahead with the presentation of the state budget later on Friday. Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy is scheduled to present the budget for...
  • Kerala: PC withdraws remarks referring to bypoll December 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday withdrew his remarks referring to byelections 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 byelection. 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 byelections defeating his nearest rival Ajay Singh Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal by 6323 votes, on Monday downplayed the Anna Hazare factor. ...
  • No impact of Anna campaign on Hisar: Jai Prakash October 17, 2011

    Hisar: A threetime MP from Hisar, Jai Prakash, who is the Congress candidate in the current bypoll in the constituency, on Monday ruled out an impact of Team Anna's campaign against the party. As the counting for the seat kicked off, the Congress candidate said, "There will be no effect of...
  • Karnataka bypoll: BJP, JD(S) win one seat each September 16, 2010

    Bangalore: In a mixed outcome for the ruling BJP in Karnataka, the party on Thursday wrested one seat from the Congress and lost another to JD(S) in the byelections to Gulbarga South and Kadur Assembly constituencies. In the prestigious byelections held on September 13, BJP's YC Vishwanath, a medical practitioner, won...
  • Telangana bypolls: Cong chief loses, TRS wins 2 July 30, 2010

    Hyderabad: The Telangana byelection verdict in Andhra Pradesh could give a major boost to the demand for a separate state for the region. Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), which has been leading agitation for a separate Telangana state, has already won two seats and is leading in nine constituencies, while the...
  • Raj Babbar wins from Firozabad, blow to Mulayam November 10, 2009

    Lucknow: Congress candidate and actor Raj Babbar was on Tuesday elected to the Lok Sabha from Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh, defeating Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughterinlaw Dimple by over 85,000 votes. Celebrations erupted on the streets of Firozabad, which adjoins the Taj Mahal district of Agra, as officials announced...
  • Polling begins in Kerala November 7, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: Polling on Saturday began in the three assembly constituencies of Kannur, Ernakulam and Alappuzha in Kerala, an official said. The voters were seen queuing up in large numbers much before the polling began. The voting began at 8 am and ends at 5 pm. Elections took place after Congress legislators from...