New Delhi, August 28
The ruling BJP on Monday won the by-elections to two assembly seats in Goa, with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar emerging victorious from Panaji and health minister Vishwajit Rane from Valpoi.It was crucial for the BJP to bag the two seats as it does not enjoy a majority on its own in the 40-member assembly.Parrikar, who returned to the state from the Centre after the Assembly elections in February, defeated his nearest rival, Congress’s Girish Chodankar, by 4,803 votes.As per the final results announced this morning, Parrikar polled 9,862 votes against 5,059 by Chodankar.Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) president Anand Shirodkar polled 220 votes, while 301 people pressed None of The Above (NOTA) button in the August 23 election.In Bawana Assembly seat, after 14 rounds, the AAP was leading by 27,647votes, Congress got 22,936 and BJP 19,542.
AAP’s Ram Chander takes a lead of 4,711 votes over Congress’s Surender Kumar in 14th round of counting.
The ruling Telugu Desam Party candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy has established a lead of over 13,000 votes after five rounds of counting for Nandyal Assembly by-election in Andhra Pradesh.As the counting began this morning, Reddy established a lead against his main rival Silpa Chandra Mohan Reddy of the YSR Congress right from the first round.The by-election was held on August 23 following the death of sitting MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy in March this year. The TDP fielded Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy, his nephew, in the by- election. Agencies