The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 17 seats in Madhya Pradesh while Congress in 10 seats.
The BJP in Madhya Pradesh represented by Jyotiraditya Scindia, took a lead in the Madhya Pradesh bypolls as votes were counted in 56 assembly seats across a dozen states. The contests in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh are the most absorbing.
Half the vacant seats are in Madhya Pradesh, where the result will be viewed by many as a comment on Jyotiraditya Scindia and the clout he wields since he quit the Congress in March and crossed over to the BJP.
Seven seats will be filled in UP, with the one held by the BJP’s Kuldeep Singh Sengar the highlight; it fell vacant after he was convicted in the Unnao rape case in December last year.
In both the assembly seats in Karnataka, Sira of Tumakur district and Rajarajeshwari Nagar in Bengaluru, the BJP was leading, according to latest reports this morning. In terms of numbers, the results of RR Nagar and Sira will make little difference to the stability of the Karnataka government, given the numbers of the BJP in the House.
Other states where bypolls were held – on November 3 – include Gujarat, Odisha, and Telangana. Bypolls for seats in Manipur and a Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar were held November 7.
All elections took place amid strict restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. he results of bypolls to 56 Assembly (and one Lok Sabha) seats across a dozen states will be announced today, with contests in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh among the most absorbing.