AAP wins Bawana by-election in Delhi by over 24000 votes

Bawana bypoll

Eight candidates are in the fray but essentially the AAP, the BJP and the Congress are locked in a triangular contest. The victory has come as a big relief to the AAP, which was recuperating from its consecutive losses in the Punjab and Goa Assembly polls, as well as in the Rajouri Garden by-election, besides the poor show of the party in the MCD polls, earlier this year. He defeated BJP's Ved Prakash by 24,052 votes while Congress' Sandeep Kumar secured third position. Congress finished third with its candidate Surender Kumar receiving 27,596 votes. The Congress, which had till 2013 ruled Delhi for 15 years straight, had drawn a blank in the assembly elections in 2015 and continues to have no presence in the assembly.

The BJP's defeat in Bawana just four months after its massive victory in MCD elections and one-sided win in Rajouri Garden bypolls is nearly like a U-turn by voters in Delhi.

Four-time Chief Minister of Goa and five-time Panaji MLA Manohar Parrikar won from Panaji, while his health minister Vishwajit Rane, who joined the BJP after quitting the Congress, retained the Valpoi constituency in the Assembly by-polls.

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After a long time there was some good news for the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday as it retained the Bawana Assembly constituency-a reserved constituency in North Delhi -- with a comfortable majority.

Almost 75 per cent voting was recorded during the August 23 bypolls in Goa. They had urged the Election Commission to use VVPAT machines for tallying votes.

Rane had resigned his seat days after the Congress, which had emerged as the single-largest party when the Assembly election results were declared in March, failed to form the government.

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The by-polls in Nandyal constituency in Andhra Pradesh was a battle of dignity between the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and main opposition YSR Congress Party, both taking the fight to the next level.

In the 2015 Assembly election, the AAP candidate had received more than 1 lakh votes to win the Bawana seat with a margin of 50,000 votes. Parrikar won from Panaji with a margin of 4,803 votes. The role fell upon All India Congress Committee secretary and party loyalist Girish Chodankar, who put up a formidable campaign despite the party's ground-level organsation staying away from the campaign after Monserrate joined the Goa Forward Party.

By-polls for the three seats were held on 23rd August.

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