Bypolls will be held to three Lok Sabha seats and 30 constituencies spread across 14 states tomorrow. The Election Commission announced a detailed timetable on 18 September. The poll will take place from 7 am to 6 pm. Votes will be counted on November 2. While Lok Sabha by-elections will be held in Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, the sub-assembly will be held in 30 seats. Of these 30 seats, five are in Assam, four are in West Bengal, three each are in Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, two each are in Bihar, Karnataka and Rajasthan and one each is in Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland and Telangana.
Rajasthan Assembly Bypolls: The stage is fully prepared for two assembly seats in Vallabhnagar and Dhariawad. Polling will take place in 638 polling stations in each of the two constituencies. Subsidiaries were necessitated by the deaths of BJP MLA of Dhariawad and Gautam Lal Meena and Congress MLA of Vallabhnagar and Gajendra Singh Shaktawat. While Congress gave a ticket to Jagendra Shektawat’s wife Preity Shektawat in Vallabnagar in Udaipur, the BJP disappointed Gautam’s son Lal Meena and sent Khet Singh Meena in the Dhariwad in Pratapgarh against the Congress candidate Nagraj Meena. Seven candidates are competing in the Dhariwad district elections. In Vallabnagar, BJP sent Himmat Singh Jala against Preity Shektawat while ex-BJP chief Randhir Singh Binder is also vying for the title of independent MLA. There are up to nine candidates in battle at Vallabnagar. A total of 5,11,455 voters will be able to exercise the franchise with 2,53,831 in Vallabnagar and 2,57,624 in Dhariawad. Of the total 638 polling stations, 119 are sensitive polling stations.
Haryana Aimble Peoples: All Ellenabad assembly constituencies are set to see a three-way contest, with INLD’s Abhay Singh Chautala eyeing another win. Gobind Kanda, brother of Haryana Lokhit President and Legislator Gopal Kanda joined the BJP recently and was sent to the BJP and BJP. Pawan Beniwal, who had run in the previous assembly elections against Abhay Chautala, unsuccessfully, recently switched from the BJP to the Congress. He is in the fray as the candidate of the main opposition party. More than 1.85 lakh voters including more than 98,000 men and 86,000 women are eligible to vote. Although there are 19 candidates, mostly independents, in the fray, Abhay Chautala, Beniwal and Gobind Kanda are considered to be the main candidates.
Himachal Pradesh Assembly Bypolls: Sub-streets in Himachal Pradesh are being seen as the semi-finals of the upcoming state assembly elections next year. Bypolls seats for Mandi Lok Sabha, Arki, Fatehpur and Jubbal-Kotkhai Vidhan Sabha will be held tomorrow. The Mandi Lok Sabha seat consists of 17 parts of the assembly. A total of 2,484 polling stations were established and 312 additional polling stations were set up for Mandi Lok Sabha (12,99,756 voters), Vatipur (87,222 voters), Arki (92,609) and Gopal-Kotkhai (70,965 Vidhan seats). Sabha. . A tight competition is expected between the ruling BJP and the Congress party for all seats except Gopal Kotkhai, with rebel BJP candidate Chetan Singh Pragata – who is running for an independent ticket – expected as the strongest candidate. Mandi is his home district and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur is likely to throw all his weight behind war hero BJP candidate Kargil Brigadier General Khushal Singh Thakur, who is trying his luck for the first time. At the other end is the wife of six-time Prime Minister Virpadra Singh, Pratibha Singh, who is in the fray from the district on the Congress card. Alongside them are six other candidates including Ambika Shyam of the Rashtriya Lucknow Party, Munshi Ram Thakur of Himachal Jankranti and independent candidates Anil Kumar and Subhash Mohan Snehi in the battle there. Twelve candidates try their luck for the three seats of the Assembly, namely, Arki, Fathpur and Gopal Kotkhai. Bragta has defected from the BJP and appears to be fighting a tough fight against BJP’s Neelam Sirik in Gopal-Kotkhai, with four candidates including Congressman Rohit Thakur and Independent Suman Kadam vying. There is likely to be a direct competition between Ratan Singh Pal of the BJP and Sanjay of Congress in Arki as independent candidate Jeet Ram is also trying his luck. The main contest in Fatehpur is expected to be between Baldev Thakur of the BJP and Bhawani Singh of Bhatania of Congress. For this seat, Pankaj Kumar Darshi of Himachal Jankranti party and independent candidates Ashok Kumar Somal and Rajan Sushant are also running.
Andhra Pradesh Assembly Bypoll: The Badvel Assembly Constituency will go to by-polling tomorrow. Polling takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The seat became vacant after the death of ruling Yemeni Socialist Congress Party MP Gonthothi Venkata Saba in March. The party nominated the boy’s widow Sudha as its candidate while the opposition Telugu Desam party announced that it would not nominate anyone in the sub-poll out of respect for the widow of the deceased legislator, calling them “traditional values”. BJP candidate Suresh Panathala is backed by Representative Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena party, while Congress nominated B. The constituency has more than 2.16 lakh eligible voters.
Bihar Bypolls Assembly: Voting on constituencies for Tarapore and Kusheshwar Astan assembly will take place tomorrow. The by-election ballot necessitated the death of the two incumbent MLAs, both of whom belong to the JD(U) of Prime Minister Nitish Kumar. A three-way battle between the NDA, RJD and Congress on paper.
Madhya Pradesh Bypolls: For one seat in Lok Sabha – Khandwa and three seats in Assembly – Raigaon, Prithvipur and Jobat, there are 55 candidates in the fray. More than 26 voters will decide the fate of the candidates. Side trains necessitated due to the deaths of MLAs and MPs. For Gopat and Prithvipur, the BJP sent two defectors. BJP Sulushina sent Rawat from Gopat against Mahesh Patel from Congress. From Prithvipur, Sichupal Yadav of the BJP competes against Nitendra Singh Rathore’s son of Prindra Singh Rathore of the Congress. In Raigon Assembly seat, Pratima Bagri is BJP candidate against Kalpana Verma from Congress.
West Bengal Bypolls: Four constituencies in West Bengal will go to by-election polls tomorrow. All eyes will be on Denhatta as TMC heavyweight Adyan Guha looks to reclaim the seat, which the BJP snatched by his hair in the April elections. He is facing Ashok Mandal of the BJP, who defeated him in 2006 as a candidate for the Transitional Military Council. It was necessary to use Bypoll to Dinhata following the resignation of Nisith Pramanik, now Federal Minister of State for Home Affairs, as he chose to retain membership of the Lok Sabha. The other three seats, where the by-election will be held tomorrow, are Santipur in Nadia district, Kharda in the north of 24 Barganas and Gusaba in the south of the 24 barganas. In Santipur, the Saffron Party sent Brajakishore Goswami against TMC candidate Niranjan Biswas. State Minister Suvandeep Chattopadhyay, who resigned from Bhabanipur to facilitate the election of Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee to the assembly, is fighting from Khordah, as Kajal Sinha of the Transitional Military Council died of COVID-19. Chattopadhyay broke out with BJP candidate Joy Saha in his junk. From Gosaba’s seat, TMC dispatched Subrata Mondal to confront Balach rested by the BJP.
Assam Assembly Bypolls: Five assembly constituencies are going to bypolls in Assam tomorrow. Up to 7.96 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their privilege to decide the fate of 31 contestants in the Gossaigaon, Bhabanipur, Tamulpur, Mariani and Thowra circuits. A total of 796,456 voters, including 393,078 women and four persons of the third sex, are eligible to exercise their right to vote. There are also 3,165 service voters, 8,864 voters over the age of 80 and 4,998 voters under the category of Persons with Disabilities (People with Disabilities). Tamolpur has the largest number of voters at 2,17,432 while Thora has the lowest number of voters at 1,15,971 voters. A total of 5,410 polling staff will participate.