Live Updates of By-elections: Voting for the by-elections in 13 assembly constituencies in seven states began at 7 am on Wednesday. The election exercise, for the first time since the Lok Sabha elections, will determine the fate of several veterans and newcomers, including Kamlesh Thakur, wife of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu.

By-election live updates: People cast their votes at a polling booth in Raiganj during polling for the Raiganj Assembly by-election in West Bengal on Wednesday. (ANI)

The constituencies involved are Raiganj, Ranaghat South, Bagda, and Maniktala in West Bengal. Badrinath and Mangalore in Uttarakhand; Jalandhar West in Punjab; Dera, Hamirpur, and Nalagarh in Himachal Pradesh; Rupoli in Bihar; Vikravandi in Tamil Nadu; and Amarwara in Madhya Pradesh.

By-elections are held due to vacancies due to death or resignation of existing members.

Elections are being held on important assembly seats.

Himachal Pradesh: The Congress party has nominated Kamlesh Thakur, wife of Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, for the election.

Punjab (Jalandhar West): Chief Minister Bhagwat Mann is actively campaigning for his candidate Mahendra Bhagat.

West Bengal: In West Bengal, 3 out of 4 seats won by BJP in 2021 are now vacant due to defection from Trinamool Congress. Krishna Kalyani and Makoto Mani Adhikari, former BJP members, will contest for TMC in Raiganj and Ranaghat Dakshin.

Uttarakhand: In Badrinath constituency, former Congress MLA Rajendra Bhandari, who joined the BJP, is contesting against Congress candidate Lakhpat Butula. In the Muslim-majority Mangalore constituency, the Congress has fielded senior leader Qazi Nizamuddin, while the BJP, which has never won the seat, is fielding Kartar Singh Bhadana.

Tamil Nadu: The AIADMK has chosen to boycott the elections in Vikravandi, citing concerns over the transparency of the electoral process.

Spring: The electoral contest in Bihar is between RJD and JD(U), both parties fielding candidates from the dominant Gangota community.

Madhya Pradesh: The BJP aims to field Kamlesh Shah to challenge the constituency of veteran Congressman Kamal Nath, while the Congress has fielded Dhiran Shah Anwati in the tribal-dominated region.

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  • Wed, Jul 10, 2024 08:34 AM

    Live updates of by-elections: People cast their votes for Raiganj Assembly by-elections.

    By-election live updates: People cast their votes at a polling booth in Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, as Raiganj Assembly by-elections are underway.

    In Maniktala, the BJP has nominated Kalyan Chaubey, who will contest against TMC’s Sapthi Pandey. Makot Mani Adhikari is the TMC candidate who is facing the BJP candidate in Ranaghat Dakshin. TMC candidate Madhuparna Thakur is facing a BJP candidate in Bagda. Krishna Kalyani is the BJP candidate in Raiganj, who has challenged the TMC candidate.

  • Wed, Jul 10, 2024 08:17 AM

    By-election Live Updates: Voters throng polling booths for Amwara Assembly by-election in MP

    By-election Live Updates: Voters were seen casting their votes at a polling station in Piparia Rajguru as polling began for the Amarwara Assembly by-election in Chindwara, Madhya Pradesh.

    In this contest, BJP aims to challenge the stronghold of Congress veteran Kamal Nath with candidate Kamlesh Shah. On the other hand, Congress has nominated Dhiran Shah Anwati for the tribal majority constituency.

  • Wed, Jul 10, 2024 08:04 AM

    By-election Live Updates: Scenes from Jalandhar West Assembly Seat

    By-election Live Updates: People gather to cast their votes during by-elections in Punjab’s Jalandhar West assembly constituency. (HT photo)

    By-election Live Updates: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has chosen Mohinder Bhagat as its candidate for the Jalandhar West Assembly seat by-election, while the Congress has nominated Surendra Kaur for the same constituency.

    The seat fell vacant after Aam Aadmi Party MLA Sheetal Angural resigned on March 28. His resignation came after he parted ways with AAP and subsequently joined the BJP in March along with former AAP MP Sushil Kumar Ranko.

  • Wednesday, 10 July 2024 07:40 AM

    By-election Live Updates: Voting continues in Himachal Pradesh’s Dera.

    By-election Live Updates: Voters are seen casting their votes at a polling booth in Khariyan, Kangra for the Dehra Assembly by-election in Himachal Pradesh.

    Today, by-elections are being held for Dehra, Hamirpur and Nalagarh assembly constituencies, which fell vacant on June 3 after the Speaker accepted the resignation of three independent candidates.

  • Wednesday, 10 July 2024 07:35 AM

    By-election Live Updates: DMK candidate Anivar Siva casts his vote for Vikravandi Assembly seat

    By-election Live Updates: DMK candidate Anivar Siva shows his inked finger after casting his vote at a polling station in Vikravandi, Tamil Nadu during the Assembly by-election.

    Although it is a three-way contest, a total of 29 candidates are contesting in the Vikravandi by-election, which began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm on July 10.

    Counting of votes will take place on July 13.

  • Wed, Jul 10, 2024 07:29 AM

    By-election live updates: Congress’s Charanjit Singh Cheney slams ruling AAP in Punjab over ‘ration’

    By-elections live updates: Former Punjab Chief Minister Chiranjit Singh Chani alleged that AAP workers were caught distributing ration and clothes to woo voters in Jalandhar constituency, where by-elections are due on Wednesday.

    “The Aam Aadmi Party and Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, fearing their defeat in Jalandhar, want to win the election by using all means. Today in the constituency, AAP workers were caught distributing rations and clothes to lure people, who have Left the baggage to them. Chance and ran away,” Cheney said in a post on ‘X’.

  • Wednesday, 10 July 2024 07:15 AM

    By-elections Live Updates: BJP’s Jairam Thakur on by-elections in Himachal Pradesh

    By-elections live updates: Discussing the by-elections in three assembly constituencies of Himachal Pradesh, Leader of the Opposition and former Chief Minister Jairam Thakur expressed confidence in the BJP’s victory in all three seats.

    He said that the BJP is all set to win decisively in the by-elections to Dehra, Hamirpur and Nalagarh assembly constituencies, the campaigning of which will conclude on Monday evening.

    Voting for these by-elections is scheduled to take place on July 10.

  • Wed, Jul 10, 2024 07:12 AM

    By-election Live Updates: Voting begins in 13 Assembly seats in 7 states.

    By-election Live Updates: Voting for by-elections in 13 assembly constituencies across seven states began at 7 am on Wednesday.

    By-elections are going to be held today in 13 assembly seats – Raiganj, Ranaghat South, Bagda and Maniktala (West Bengal); Badrinath and Mangalore (Uttrakhand); Jalandhar West (Punjab); Dera, Hamirpur and Nalagarh (Himachal Pradesh); Rupoli (Spring); Vikravandi (Tamil Nadu) and Amarwara (Madhya Pradesh).

  • Wed, Jul 10, 2024 06:52 AM

    By-election Live Updates: Officials conduct mock polls in Dehra, Vikrawandi.

    Live Updates of By-Elections: Preparations are underway for Dera Assembly by-elections in Himachal Pradesh and Vikravandi by-elections in Tamil Nadu, with mock polls and final arrangements being made at the respective polling booths. Videos shared by news agency ANI showed officials preparing to start voting soon.

    Polling is scheduled today in 13 assembly constituencies spread across seven states.

  • Wed, Jul 10, 2024 06:41 AM

    Bypoll Live Updates: Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhu predicts Congress’ seats to increase to 41

    Bypoll Live Updates: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu on Tuesday said the Congress expects its tally to increase from 38 to 41 in the 68-member House.

    – Elections to Dera, Hamirpur, and Nalagarh assembly constituencies, which fell vacant on June 3 after the Speaker accepted the resignations of three independent candidates, are scheduled to be held on Wednesday.

    – Sukhu reiterated that the BJP tried to overthrow the democratically elected government by using “money power” and colluded with independent MLAs to force their resignation. According to a statement issued, he urged voters to show their disapproval by defeating these “turncoats” in the upcoming by-elections.

  • Wed, Jul 10, 2024 06:25 AM

    By-election Live Updates: All about Assembly by-elections on four West Bengal seats

    By-election Live Updates: In West Bengal, the ruling TMC and BJP face high stakes after their performance in the recent Lok Sabha polls. The TMC aims to extend its gains, while the BJP wants to capitalize on its victories in Raiganj, Ranaghat Dakshin and Bagda, despite the latter’s defection of BJP MLAs to the TMC.

    The by-election in Maniktala was triggered by the death of TMC MLA Sadhan Pandey in February 2022. Pandey’s wife Sapti is now the TMC candidate for the seat. Meanwhile, Krishna Kalyani and Mukta Mani Adhikari are contesting for TMC from Raiganj and Ranaghat Dakshin respectively.

    In the Mutwa-dominated constituency of Bagda, the TMC has nominated Madhuparna Thakur, daughter of the party’s Rajya Sabha member Mamatabala Thakur and member of the Mutwa Thakurbari.

    Krishna Kalyani, Makoto Mani Adhikari, and Biswajit Das had previously unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections on a TMC ticket after resigning from the BJP.

  • Wednesday, 10 July 2024 06:15 AM

    By-election Live Updates: Polling is going on today for 13 assembly seats in 7 states.

    By-elections Live Updates: By-elections to 13 assembly constituencies in seven states are being held today to determine the fate of many veteran politicians and newcomers. This poll is being held to fill vacancies caused by the death or resignation of existing members.

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