Apart From Gujarat And Himachal: Here's Everything You Wanted To Know About The December 2022 By-Polls
The by-poll results for seven seats (one parliamentary and six assembly) of five states will be announced on Thursday (8 December). The voting was held on 5 December.
Swarajya has been covering these elections since the parties started announcing their candidates:
BJP Announces Candidates For By-Polls In Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar And Chhattisgarh
Mainpuri By-Polls: Dimple Yadav Is Samajwadi Party Candidate, BJP And Rajbhar's SBSP Too In The Race
We also covered the latest updates from the electoral campaigns:
Mainpuri By-Polls: Yogi Adityanath Invokes Mulayam Singh Yadav's Blessings, Targets Shivpal
Rampur By-Polls: Congress Expels Nawab Kazim Ali Khan For Supporting BJP Candidate; SP Keen To Save Azam Khan Bastion
Along with that, we ran political analysis pieces of some seats:
Uttar Pradesh By-Polls: Why SP-RLD's Changed Strategy Will Not Help Them Win Khatauli
Uttar Pradesh: How Azam Khan's Absence In Rampur Seat Will Hit Samajwadi Party Hard In By-Polls
Bihar: History Suggests BJP Likely To Win Kurhani By-Poll Unless VIP Plays A Spoilsport
We also tried to explain how these by-polls are not limited to specific constituencies but can have an impact on a state's political landscape:
Bihar: Why Kurhani By-Poll Will Indicate Future Of State’s Political Landscape
And here we conclude our predictions for the by-polls:
Expected Results For Bihar And UP By-Polls: How BJP And SP Can Win Two Seats Each
Also, here is a brief summary of equations at other seats:
After the victory in Odisha's earlier by-poll at Dhamnagar, BJP is pumped up. Its candidate is Pradip Purohit who was elected as an MLA from here in 2014 but lost to BJD's Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha in 2019.
The by-poll was necessitated following the death of Bariha in October this year. Now BJD's candidate is late MLA's daughter Barsha Singh Bariha.
The constituency witnessed a record 81.29 per cent voter turnout. This makes the contest interesting along with the fact that another BJP win will make it a stronger rival to the ruling BJD.
Rajasthan's this seat is having by-polls due to the death of sitting Congress MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma in October this year. He was elected as an MLA from here six times since 1985. Now his son Anil Kumar contested the by-poll on a Congress ticket.
BJP's candidate is Ashok Kumar who won from here in 2008. This was the single term of a BJP MLA in the past three decades. Thus, Sardarshahar can be called a Congress bastion.
However, the latest infighting in the Congress might have damaged the party's prospects here, making the contest interesting. The constituency registered a voter turnout of 72.09 per cent.
By-polls were necessitated at this seat of Chhattisgarh due to the death of sitting Congress MLA Manoj Mandavi. Mandavi was a two-time MLA from here. Now his wife Savitri Mandavi contested on the Congress ticket.
BJP's candidate is Brahmanand Netam who defeated Manoj Mandavi in 2008 elections to become an MLA. He is also the vice-president of BJP's state Adivasi Morcha.
Bhanupratappur is a reserved seat for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) community. It witnessed a voter turnout of 71.74 per cent. This election is being seen as an indicator for the assembly elections due next year.
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