The results of the elections in seven assembly constituencies in six states will be declared today. While the results are likely to upset the math for current state governments, the contests are seen as a battle for family legacy in Haryana and prestige battles in Telangana, Bihar and Maharashtra.
With regional parties putting up a united front for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections – just a year and a half away – the poll results could serve as booster shots, or perception busters, depending on the results
The key polls were held on November 3 in Admapur in Hryana, Gopalganj (Bihar), Andheri (East) of Maharashtra, Munugode (Telangana), Gola Gokarannath (Uttar Pradesh), and Dhamnagar of Odisha.
The fierce battle is between the Bharatiya Janata Party and regional parties such as the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Samajwadi Party (SP), and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
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Election 2022: Adampur election witnessed 75% voter turnout
Former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal’s family seat, Admapur will decide whether his grandson Bhavya Bishnoi can carry the 68-year legacy forward after switching from the Congress to the BJP. Bhavya’s father Kuldeep Bishnoi, who led the family into the BJP, resigned as Adampur MLA as he defected, leading to this bypoll. Over 75 percent of the voters exercised their rights in the election. Counting will take place in 13 rounds.
In Gopalganj, the RJD is hoping to oust the BJP which has held it for nearly two decades now. It has put up Mohan Prasad Gupta, from among the older party cadre, against the BJP’s Kusum Devi, whose husband Subhas Singh’s death necessitated the election.
Bihar is seeing the first contest – on two seats – since Nitish Kumar dumped the BJP and joined hands with Tejashwi Yadav’s RJD. In Mokama, RJD’s candidate was Neelam Devi, wife of Anant Singh, a strongman-politician disqualified after being convicted of illegally keeping guns.
Election Results 2022: Among the seven seats which witnessed a tough contest between the BJP and the regional parties, the BJP held three and the Congress two, while the Shiv Sena and the RJD had one each.
Counting begins at 8 am and results are usually expected by noon.
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