Today, we eagerly await the results of the by-polls held in seven assembly seats across six states. These polls are a significant litmus test for the opposition alliance, INDIA, as they face off against the BJP-led NDA. The outcome carries immense importance, setting the stage for forthcoming state elections later this year and the Lok Sabha elections in 2024. The process of vote counting commenced at 8 am in designated counting centers within each respective state. These seven pivotal seats, namely Bageshwar in Uttarakhand, Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh, Puthuppally in Kerala, Dhupguri in West Bengal, Dumri in Jharkhand, and Boxanagar and Dhanpur in Tripura, all underwent polling on September 5th.
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Critical Test for 'INDIA' Alliance Versus NDA: Announcement of Results for Seven Assembly Bypolls Today
The by-elections witnessed the INDIA alliance uniting its forces, particularly in the Ghosi constituency of Uttar Pradesh, where voter turnout was moderate at approximately 50.77 percent. Similarly, in Jharkhand's Dumri, a substantial 64.84 percent of the 2.98 lakh eligible voters exercised their right to vote. Among these seven contested seats, three were previously held by the BJP, with one seat each belonging to the SP (Ghosi), CPI(M) (Boxanagar), JMM (Dumri), and the Congress (Puthuppally).
Three of Seven Seats Were Previously Held by the BJP. Out of the seven seats up for contention, the BJP held a strong presence in three—Dhanpur, Bageshwar, and Dhupguri. Meanwhile, the SP (Ghosi), CPI(M) (Boxanagar), JMM (Dumri), and the Congress (Puthuppally) each had one seat under their respective banners.
INDIA Alliance Demonstrates Unity for Two Crucial Seats: In this by-election, the INDIA alliance showcased a united front, notably in the Ghosi constituency of Uttar Pradesh, where voter turnout reached around 50.77 percent. Furthermore, in Dumri, Jharkhand, an impressive 64.84 percent of the 2.98 lakh eligible voters exercised their right to vote.
Seven Assembly Seats Across Six States: To recap, the seven pivotal seats—Bageshwar in Uttarakhand, Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh, Puthuppally in Kerala, Dhupguri in West Bengal, Dumri in Jharkhand, and Boxanagar and Dhanpur in Tripura—underwent polling on September 5th, marking a significant moment in the Indian political landscape.