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AIADMK leading in Tamil Nadu, BJP ahead of Congress in Lakhimpur
Tuesday November 22, 2016 2:27 PM, Agencies

New Delhi: The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is leading in Thiruparankundram and Aravakurichi assembly seats of Tamil Nadu.

In Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading with 24,312 votes in the Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat, while the Congress is presently at the second position with 12,484 votes.

In West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is leading by 34,842 votes in the Cooch Behar Lok Sabha seat.

In Puducherry, enior Congress leader and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today won the bypoll to the Nellithope Assembly constituency defeating AIADMK's Om Sakthi Segar, by a margin of 11,144 votes.

In Madhya Pradesh, Manju Dadu of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won the Nepanagar bypoll defeating Antar Singh Barde of the Congress votes results of whic were announced after counting of votes today.

Tribal leader and Congress candidate Anta Singh Barde was leading in early rounds but he trailed Manju Dadu by over 42,000 votes as counting of votes reached final rounds.

BJP nominee and tribal leader Gyan Singh is leading by a margin of 12,000 votes in the Shahdol Lok Sabha bypolls in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, according to PTI.

The trends started pouring in after counting began around 8 AM for both the LS as well as the assembly seat (Nepanagar) in Madhya Pradesh.

In Shahdol (reserved ST seat), Congress has fielded Himadri Singh, daughter of former Union Minister Dalbir Singh and ex-MP Rajesh Nandini Singh.

The Shahdol bypoll was necessitated due to the death of BJP MP Dalpat Singh Paraste who had wrested the seat from Congress's Rajesh Nandini Singh in 2014.

Gyan Singh, a senior minister in Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's cabinet had won the Shahdol seat in 1996 and 1998.

Elsewhere in the country, the ruling CPI-M in Tripura Tuesday won the two Assembly seats, Barjala (SC) and Khowai, by defeating Congress and TMC candidates respecitively.

In Tripura, CPI-M candidate Jhumu Sarkar trounced his nearest BJP rival Shistamohan Das by a margin of 3,374 votes in Barjala (SC) constituency. CPI-M secured 15,769 votes, while BJP garnered 12,395 votes.

By-poll in the constituency was necessitated due to the resignation of Congress MLA Jitendra Sarkar in June last.


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