Bawana Election result out, AAP wins Delhi bypoll, congress doubles votes

Counting of votes for 4 Assembly seats will be held

Four facile wins in by-elections to state assemblies have ensured that there have been no political upsets for incumbents Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi.

Congress had got only 7.87 per cent votes in the 2015 assembly polls.

The Congress, which had till 2013 ruled Delhi for 15 years straight, came third with 31919 votes.

The ruling BJP-led coalition secured its tenuous hold on power in Goa on Monday, winning both bypoll seats in capital Panjim and interior Valpoi with comfortable leads.

"As the president of Delhi BJP, I accept the mandate and take responsibility for it", Mr Tiwari told reporters in Delhi, adding that the result was against the expectations of the party.

Vishwajit Rane's margin of victory in Valpoi represents a personal triumph and comes as a shot in the arm for the BJP. Having lost Pratapsingh's ambitious son to the BJP, the Congress could well be staring at the loss of at least three seats to the saffron party in this part of interior Goa in the future if it doesn't work to counter the Ranes' influence in the Sattari taluka.

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The Nandyal by-poll was necessitated after the death of Bhuma Nagi Reddy, who had in fact quit the YSR Congress past year to join the ruling TDP. Chief minister Manohar Parrikar managed to retain the Panaji seat that he had won five times previously and has been with the BJP for 23 years.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led party's candidate Ram Chander garnered 59,886 votes in the bypoll. Monday's win means that AAP now has 66 MLAs in the state assembly of 70 members, still a crushing majority.

Bawana, one among the 12 reserved constituencies of Delhi, has over 2.94 lakh electors. Congress candidate Surender Kumar got 31,919 votes.

The bypoll was necessitated after the resignation of Ved Prakash as the legislator in March. The results of the by-elections were declared today and have served as a major boost for the party.

TDP candidate Brahmananda Reddy, who won the Nandhyal constituency, polled 97,076 votes beating his nearest rival YSR Congress party nominee Silpa Mohan Reddy, who netted 69,610 votes.

The ruling TDP and main opposition YSRCP were the only two parties in the contest, cornering 96.24% of the votes polled. The BJP, too, had its vote share go down after a victory in municipal elections. The Congress finished far behind with just 1,382 votes.

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