BJP wins Jind Assembly seat with 49,229 votes; Congress baggage Ramgarh with 83,311 votes
Bypoll outcomes 2019 LATEST updates: The closing spherical of counting in Jind revealed that the BJP garnered 49,229 votes, whereas the JJP polled 37,681 votes. As BJP employees celebrated in constituency, Congress nominee Randeep Singh Surjewala congratulated BJP’s Krishan Middha.
After the 11th spherical of counting in Jind, the BJP is main with 46,916 votes, whereas the JJP has polled 30,956. The BJP employees have already began celebrating, by taking to the streets in Haryana. The Jind voters have handled Congress’ Randeep Surjewala as an entire outsider because the Congress chief has remained on the third place all through the counting course of.
The counting was briefly stopped for the Jind Assembly seat after chaos broke over the tally of two EVMs. The police resorted to lathicharge outdoors the counting centre in Jind, citing “unlawful assembly” of individuals.
Meanwhile, Congress candidate Safia Khan received the Ramgarh Assembly seat in Rajasthan by 12,228 votes.
Amid tight safety, the counting of votes for Jind by-election held on 28 January began on the multi-purpose corridor of Arjun Stadium, Jind. The counting of votes started at eight am. The relying on every desk is being carried out by a supervisor and a counting assistant.
Over 75.77 per cent voting was recorded in Jind bypoll, the place the important thing contenders have been Digvijay Singh Chautala of Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), Randeep Singh Surjewala of Congress, additionally a sitting MLA from Kaithal, BJP’s Krishan Midha, and INLD’s Umed Singh Redhu. The by-poll was necessitated following the dying of INLD MLA Hari Chan Midha, father of Krishna Midha. (ANI)
The ruling BJP, Congress, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), which was fashioned after a cut up within the INLD, have pulled out all of the stops for a victory in Jind, which may show to be a morale booster for the rank and file.
The bypoll was necessitated following the dying of INLD MLA Hari Chan Middha, whose son Krishna Middha just lately joined the BJP and is the saffron occasion’s candidate for the by-election. The Congress fielded chief nationwide spokesperson and sitting MLA from Kaithal constituency Randeep Singh Surjewala. The INLD is banking on Umed Redhu to retain the seat.
The JJP has put its weight behind Digvijay Chautala, the youthful son of jailed chief Ajay Singh Chautala, who broke away from the INLD and floated the occasion. Twenty-one candidates together with two girls are within the fray. In the 2014 Haryana Assembly polls, Jind constituency had registered 75.91 ballot share.
Nearly 1.7 lakh folks, together with 80,556 girls, have been eligible to vote and as many as 71 polling cubicles in rural areas of this constituency and 103 polling cubicles in city areas had been arrange. Elaborate safety preparations have been made to make sure easy and peaceable conduct of polling. Nearly 3,000 policemen had been placed on obligation, a senior police official mentioned earlier.
Arch rivals BJP, Congress, INLD and JJP are eyeing the outcomes as a self-assessment train forward of Lok Sabha polls. The high-stakes election is taken into account a referendum on the Manohar Lal Khattar authorities and likewise a semi-final forward of Lok Sabha elections.
Meanwhile, counting of votes will even happen on 31 January in Ramgarh meeting constituency of Rajasthan’s Alwar district, which went to ballot on 28 January.
As many as 20 candidates contested the Ramgarh election, which couldn’t be held together with different constituencies because of the dying of the BSP candidate forward of the 7 December Assembly polls. “Counting will be held at Arts College in Ramgarh on Thursday. There will be a total of 20 rounds starting 8 am amid tight security arrangements,” Pankaj Sharma, Returning Officer of Ramgarh, mentioned on Wednesday.
Ramgarh has 2.35 lakh voters that embrace 1.10 lakh feminine voters. A victory on the seat will assist the Congress contact 100 within the 200-member House, decreasing its dependence on help from different non-BJP events. However, Congress leaders on completely different events have mentioned that the occasion has help from Independents, the BSP and the RLTP and there’s no risk to the federal government’s stability. At current, Congress has 99 MLAs, RLD 1, BJP 73, BSP 6, RLTP 3, CPM and BTP 2 every. Besides, there are 13 Independent MLAs within the Rajasthan Assembly.
With inputs from PTI
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