With assembly elections due later this year, Rajasthan CM Vasundhra Raje faced massive blow as Congress won Mandalgarh assembly seat and was leading in Alwar and Ajmer Lok Sabha constituencies in crucial by-elections on Thursday.
Apart from Rajasthan, BJP had to face a humiliating defeat in West Bengal as well where TMC bagged both Noapara assembly seat and Uluberia Parliamentary seat by a huge margin.
As far as Rajasthan is concerned, experts feel the bypoll results are likely to leave its trail on the upcoming assembly elections.
The by-elections on the three seats were held on Monday and a total of 42 candidates were in the fray.
Here are the updates:
# Raghu Sharma of Congress has won in Ajmer by 84238 votes
# "After failing to appease voters over religion, the BJP tried polarising over caste...It is a victory of people, party workers and all leaders": Sachin Pilot on Congress victory in crucial Rajasthan bypolls.
# Congress's Vivek Dhakad has won Mandalgarh assembly seat by 12976 votes. He defeated BJP's Shakti Singh.
# Latest: Congress leading in Ajmer Lok Sabha by 45321 votes, in Alwar Lok Sabha by 72101 votes and in Mandalgarh assembly by 11136 votes
# It is now almost clear that Congress is going to win all the three seats in crucial Rajasthan bypolls. Party workers in Jaipur has already started to celebrate.
# Bypoll trends so far for Alwar Lok Sabha constituency: Congress is leading by 48288. Karan Singh (INC) - 226592 and Jaswant Yadav (BJP) -178304, Nota - 6173.
# Bypoll trends so far for Ajmer Lok Sabha Constituency: Congress leading by 24256. Ragu Sharma (INC) 144992, BJP's Ram Swaroop Lamba -120736, Nota- 2187.
# Bypoll trends so far for Mandalgadh Assembly seat: Congress leading by 2012 votes, Congress candidate Vivek Dhakar is leading with 45011, BJPs' Shakti Singh gets 42999.
# Another blow for BJP as Congress takes back lead in Mandalgarh seat. Congress's Vivek Bhakad is ahead of BJP's Shakti Singh Hada in a close contest
# TMC wins Naopara assembly seat: TMC candidate Sunil Singh gets 1,11,729 votes, BJP distant second with 38,711 votes. CPI(M) manages to get 35,497 votes. Congress gets only 10,527 votes.
TMC candidate Sunil Singh gets 63,018 votes, BJP distant second with 38,711 votes. CPI(M) manages to get 35,497 votes. Congress gets only 10,527 votes.
# Initial trends from #RajasthanByPolls are a mandate against the Govt, I hope our leads will increase even more. Vasundhara ji and her Govt have been totally rejected by people: Sachin Pilot, Congress
# Naopara assembly seat by-poll trends: TMC's Sunil Singh gets 96297 votes, CPIM's Gargi Chatterjee gets 33,729 votes, BJP's Sandip Banerjee gets 35980 votes and Congress's Goutam Bose gets 10090, NOTA-3427 #WestBengal
# TMC leads in Uluberia Lok Sabha #byelection with 40829 votes, BJP at 17625 and CPIM at 8576 votes
# Latest update from Mandalgarh after 4 rounds counting: BJP gets 15419 votes, Congress gets 8296 votes. Independent candidate Gopal Malviya bags 6935 votes.
# Mandalgarh assembly seat by-poll trends: BJP leading with 3072 votes
# Naopara assembly seat by-poll trends: TMC's Sunil Singh gets 51694 votes, CPIM's Gargi Chatterjee gets 19067 votes, BJP's Sandip Banerjee gets 17688 votes and Congress's Goutam Bose gets 6138, NOTA-1866
# Naopara assembly seat by-poll results: TMC leads with more than 19000 votes West Bengal
# 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
# Mandalgarh assembly seat by-poll trends: BJP leading with 699 votes; Alwar Lok Sabha seat by-poll trends: Congress leading with 9225 votes
# According to early trends, Congress is leading on all the three seats in Rajasthan.
# Counting of votes begins in Ajmer, Alwar and Mandalgarh seats.
# Rajasthan: Visuals from outside vote counting center in Ajmer.
# Visuals from outside vote counting center in West Bengal's Uluberia
# In Rajasthan, the results are crucial for both Congress - looking for revival and BJP battling anti-incumbency as assembly elections are due later this year.
# BJP’s Jaswant Singh Yadav is locking horns with Congress’s Karan Singh Yadav in Alwar while Ram Swaroop Lamba of the saffron party is up against Congress’s Raghu Sharma for crucial Ajmer Lok Sabha by-poll.
# Counting of votes for Rajasthan by-polls in two Lok Sabha seats of Ajmer and Alwar and one Assembly constituency of Mandalgarh, and West Bengal's Uluberia Lok Sabha seat and Naopara Assembly seat to be held today.