It is crucial day in the politics of India as the united opposition in some places is taking on the mighty BJP.
While the final results of the bypolls held to four Lok Sabha seats on May 28 are yet not out, trends so far reveal opposition’s lead in Kairana with RLD’s Tabassum Hasan leading by over 41,391 votes over BJP’s Mriganka Singh.
“This is the victory of truth. I still stand by what I said, there has been a conspiracy & we do not want any future elections to be conducted on EVM machines. The path for united opposition is clear in 2019”, said RLD’s Tabassum Hasan on her lead in trends of Kairana Lok Sabha by-poll.
It need be mentioned that the opposition had expressed dissatisfaction over the EVM malfunctioning in large numbers and also that voting could not be ensured as smoothly in some areas with particular voting populace.
In so far as other seats are concerned, the NCP-Congress pact is heading strongly in Bhandara-Gondiya seat as NCP candidate Madhukar Kukde is leading by 3100 votes.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena is trailing in Palghar.
Likewise, in Nagaland’s Lok Sabha seat, NPF is leading by over 11000 votes.
All eyes, however, will be fixed on the Kairana Lok Sabha seat which saw a direct contest between the ruling BJP and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate.
The BJP is looking to avoid a repeat of its loss in Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypolls.
The BJP had lost the two seats after the BSP and SP set aside their political rivalry to fight the elections together. Both seats were won by SP candidates.
The Palghar seat is poised for a multi-cornered contest between Rajendra Gavit (BJP), Baliram Jadhav (Bhaujan Vikas Aghadi), Shriniwas Wanaga (Shiv Sena) and Damodar Singhda (Congress).
The election was necessitated following the death of sitting BJP MP Chintaman Wanaga in January 2018 and the the Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha bypolls were necessitated following the resignation of sitting BJP MP Nana Patole.
Trends in Nagaland’s bypoll suggest that BJP ally Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leading over Naga People’s Front (NPF) by over 14,000 votes.
Latest trends from Palghar bypoll counting are that BJP – 124166, Shiv Sena – 105677, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi – 86523, CPM – 46274 and Congress – 25720.>