Bawana Bypoll: AAP's Ram Chander defeats BJP's Ved Prakash by 24052 votes

Bawana bypoll

Bawana bypoll

So being held under the Prime Minister's nose Delhi bi-poll victory could have been perceived by the BJP managers as Modi effect in Delhi since the party has suffered two disastrous defeats at the hands of AAP despite a Modi-clamour sweeping across the country. But the result of the by-election for the Delhi assembly seat of Bawana has done exactly that. AAP candidate Ram Chander received 42042 votes after 17 rounds of counting, whereas the Congress nominee Surender Kumar polled 25885. Panaji and Nandyal had recorded more than 70 percent voter turnout while in Bawana, voter turnout was 45 per cent. "The elections are a moral defeat for BJP as their candidates indulged in corrupt practise as official position was used by the two candidates to offer jobs to the voters, although BJP might have obtained electoral victory", alleged Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Shantaram Naik.

In 2014, Bhuma Nagi Reddy of the YSR Congress had won the seat by a margin of 3,604 votes over Silpa Mohan Reddy, who had then contested as a TDP candidate.

One of the 12 reserved constituencies, Bawana has around 2.94 lakh voters and is dotted with 26 villages, unauthoried colonies and slums.

However, Prakash quit the party and resigned from the Delhi Assembly to join the BJP in March, ahead of the municipal corporation elections.

Voting was conducted on 23 August at 379 polling booths. Yet such a dynamic seems to have been lost on the top leadership of the BJP as they have supported and tried to incite similar attacks on the Chief Minister, using his party members such as Kapil Mishra, among others. "Both AAP & BJP considerably lost vote share", Maken said in a tweet.

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Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) snatched the Nandyal seat by a huge margin.

The Nandyal by-poll was necessitated after the death of Bhuma Nagi Reddy, who had in fact quit the YSR Congress previous year to join the ruling TDP.

Overall, if we see the results of these four assembly by-polls, NDA won three out of four, but the lone Delhi seat won by AAP has definitely put salt in NDA tea party slated after the results. Parrikar won from Panaji with a margin of 4,803 votes.

The fourth by-poll - for the Nandyal seat in Andhra Pradesh - nearly as keenly contested as the Bawana seat albeit with different players - was wrested by the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) of chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, drawing the curtains on a shrill election campaign that saw him and his principal rival - YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy trade sharp exchanges. As many as 1,413 votes were polled under the "none of the above" (NOTA) category.

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