2022 Assembly, Lok Sabha bypoll results | Updates

BJP candidate Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi receives the ‘Certificate of Election’ after winning the Rampur Lok Sabha by-elections, in Rampur on June 26, 2022.

BJP candidate Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi receives the ‘Certificate of Election’ after winning the Rampur Lok Sabha by-elections, in Rampur on June 26, 2022. | Photo Credit: PTI

The Election Commission declared results for seven Assembly constituencies and three Lok Sabha seats on June 26, 2022. BJP won two out three Lok Sabha seats, and one going to SAD (Amritsar). Of the seven Assembly seats, BJP won three, Congress two and one seat each went to AAP and YSRCP.

The Bharatiya Janata Party won the Town Bardowali, Jubarajnagar and Surma Assembly seats from Tripura, as well as Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur and Azamgarh parliamentary seat. The party lost to YSRCP in Andhra Pradesh’s Atmakur Assembly constituency where Mekapati Vikram Reddy was declared winner.

AAP conceded defeat in Punjab’s Sangrur Lok Sabha bypoll, congratulating SAD (Amritsar)‘s Simranjit Singh Mann on his victory. Durgesh Pathak, won the Rajinder Nagar Assembly bypoll for the party in Delhi.

Sudip Roy Barman of Congress won the Agartala constituency seat, giving the party its sole member in the Tripura Assembly. According to officials, the party also won the Mandar Assembly seat in Jharkhand.

Lok Sabha bypolls were held in Rampur and Azamgarh constituencies in Uttar Pradesh and Sangrur seat in Punjab. Assembly bypolls were held were Rajinder Nagar in Delhi, Mandar in Jharkhand’s Ranchi district, Atmakuru in Andhra Pradesh, and four constituencies in Tripura including Town Bardowali, from where the CM contested.

Here are the latest updates:

7.16 pm

BJP’s win in Azamgarh, Rampur Lok Sabha bypolls ‘historic’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded the BJP’s win in the Lok Sabha bypolls in Azamgarh and Rampur as “historic”, asserting that this indicates wide-scale acceptance and support for the “double engine” governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh, a reference to the party being power at both places. In his tweets, Mr. Modi also thanked people of Tripura for reposing faith in the party’s development agenda and voting its candidates, including Chief Minister Manik Saha, to victory in assembly by-polls.

“Our government will continue fulfilling people’s aspirations. I laud our Karyakartas for their hardwork,” he said, while also praising BJP workers from UP. “Gratitude to all those who voted for the BJP in Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Delhi and Punjab. We will keep working among the people and keep raising issues of public welfare,” he added. The BJP’s victory in Rampur and Azamgarh, considered difficult seats for the party, is significant as these were earlier held by Samajwadi Party stalwart Azam Khan and its president Akhilesh Yadav, both of whom resigned after being elected to the state assembly. - PTI 

5.50 p.m. | Mandar bypoll

Congress wins Jharkhand’s Mandar Assembly seat

Congress candidate Shilpi Neha Tirkey won the by-election to Jharkhand’s Mandar seat on Sunday, defeating her nearest rival, BJP’s Gangotri Kujur, by a margin of 23,517 votes, an official said.

Shilpi Neha, the daughter of former legislator Bandhu Tirkey and also supported by the ruling JMM-led coalition, secured a total of 95,062 votes and gave credit to the people of Mandar for her success.

Ms. Kujur bagged a total of 71,545 votes, the official said.

AIMIM-backed Independent candidate Dev Kumar Dhan occupied the third slot with 22,395 votes.- PTI

5.40 p.m. | Uttar Pradesh bypolls

BJP wins Azamgarh parliamentary seat

The Bharatiya Janata Party has won the Lok Sabha seat of Azamgarh with the Election Commission of India officially declaring the result. Dinesh Lal Yadav won by a margin of more than 8,500 votes over Samajwadi Party’s Dharmendra Yadav.

Guddu Jamali of the BSP came third in the race for the parliamentary seat garnering 29.27% of the votes.

5.15 p.m. | Uttar Pradesh bypolls

‘Results of by-elections signal the outcome of the 2024 general elections’: Yogi Adityanath

With the ruling BJP wresting two Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh from the Samajwadi Party in a bypoll, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said people have sent a message that they are not ready to accept dynastic and casteist parties, those who incite communal tensions and criminals.

Addressing a press conference at the State party headquarters here, Mr. Adityanath announced that BJP candidate Ghanshyam Lodhi won from Rampur and Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirhau’ from Azamgarh.

However, an official declaration of the bypoll result in Azamgarh is awaited.

“The results of by-elections have given a signal about the outcome of the 2024 general elections,” the Chief Minister added.- PTI

4.45 p.m. | Uttar Pradesh bypolls

Yogi Adityanath says Azamgarh victory a result of double-engine BJP govt.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the “historic victory” of Azamgarh Lok Sabha bye-elections is a result the public welfare policies brought out by the “double-engine BJP government”.

Thanking Azamgarh voters, Mr. Adityanath dedicated the victory to the workers of BJP

3.00 p.m. | Uttar Pradesh bypolls

BJP’s Ghanshyam Lodhi wrests Rampur Lok Sabha seat from SP, wins by over 40,000 votes

BJP candidate Ghanshyam Lodhi on Sunday wrested the Rampur parliamentary seat from the Samajwadi Party, defeating his nearest rival by over 42,000 votes in a bypoll.

“Lodhi has won by over 42,000 votes,” Rampur District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar told reporters after giving the winning certificate to Lodhi.

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2.45 p.m. | Sangrur bypoll

SAD (Amritsar) wins Sangrur bypoll

Simranjit Singh Mann of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) wins, defeating his nearest rival Gurmail Singh of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, according to Election Commission of India.

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2.45 p.m. | Mandar bypoll

Congress leads in Mandar bypoll in Jharkhand

Congress candidate Shilpi Neha Tirkey was leading by 11,245 votes as counting was underway on Sunday afternoon for the by-election to the Mandar assembly seat in Jharkhand’s Ranchi district, officials said.

After 11 rounds of counting, Tirkey was found to have secured 49,819 votes, while her nearest rival Gangotri Kujur of the BJP bagged 38,574 votes, as per the Election Commission.

AIMIM-backed Independent candidate Dev Kumar Dhan got 15,923 votes.

2.40 p.m. | Sangrur bypoll

AAP concedes defeat in Sangrur bypoll

AAP concedes defeat in Sangrur Lok Sabha bypoll, congratulates SAD (Amritsar) candidate Simranjit Singh Mann.- PTI

2.17 p.m. | Tripura bypolls

BJP wins three Assembly seats in Tripura; Congress wins Agartala

The ruling BJP won three Assembly seats and the Congress bagged one in the high-stakes by-elections in Tripura on Sunday, officials said.

Chief Minister Manik Saha won the bypoll to the crucial Town Bardowali seat by 6,104 votes. He secured 17,181 votes, which is 51.63% of the total votes polled, as per the Election Commission.

Congress candidate Sudip Roy Barman won the Agartala seat by a margin of 3,163 votes. He secured 17,241 votes, which is 43.46% of the total votes polled. With this victory, Roy Barman became the only Congress MLA in the assembly after the party’s complete rout in the 2018 assembly elections.

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2.05 p.m. | Rajinder Nagar bypoll

AAP wins Rajinder Nagar bypoll

 Aam Aadmi Party’s Durgesh Pathak on Sunday defeated BJP candidate Rajesh Bhatia by a margin of over 11,000 votes in Rajinder Nagar assembly bypoll here, officials said.

“All 16 rounds of counting have been completed. AAP candidate Durgesh Pathak has defeated his immediate rival Rajesh Bhatia (of BJP) by a margin of over 11,000 votes,” Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said.

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1.50 p.m. | Rajinder Nagar bypoll

AAP candidate heads towards victory after 15th round of counting

AAP candidate Durgesh Pathak seemed to be heading for a victory with a comfortable margin of nearly 11,000 votes over his immediate BJP rival Rajesh Bhatia after 15 rounds of counting on Sunday for the Rajinder Nagar Assembly bypoll, according to official data.

The data showed that by the end of the 15th round, Mr. Pathak was leading with 10,911 votes over Mr. Bhatia.

Mr. Pathak’s lead was of 10,225 votes over BJP’s Mr. Bhatia after 14 rounds of counting which rose to 10,911 votes after 15 rounds.- PTI

1.40 p.m. | Uttar Pradesh bypolls

BJP maintains lead in Rampur and Azamgarh

In a setback to the Samajwadi Party, the Bharatiya Janta Party is leading in both the Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh that voted for bypoll on June 22. 

In Rampur, BJP candidate Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi is leading by over 34,000 votes against SP’s Asim Raja. In a closely contested triangular contest in Azamgarh, BJP’s Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirhua is leading by over 7,000 votes against Samajwadi Party’s Dharmendra Yadav, as per the Election Commission of India’s website at 1.30 p.m.- Anuj Kumar

1.20 p.m. | Atmakur bypoll

YSRCP wins Atmakur Assembly constituency

As per the Election Commission, YSRCP candidate Mekapati Vikram Reddy has won the Atmakur Assembly constituency, with the margin of 82,888 votes. BJP’s Bharath Kumar Gundlapalli fared second in the bypoll.

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12.55 p.m. | Sangrur bypoll

SAD(A) candidate Simranjit Mann leads over AAP rival Gurmail Singh

SAD (Amritsar) candidate Simranjit Singh Mann was leading over his nearest AAP rival Gurmail Singh by a margin of over 4,500 votes from the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat, which is witnessing a close fight between the two nominees, according to initial trends on Sunday.

According to the trends available at noon, Mr. Mann has so far polled 2,31,985 votes, while AAP’s Gurmail Singh secured 2,27,394 votes.

In most of the rounds held so far, both the contestants have been neck and neck though Mr. Mann maintained a slender lead over Mr. Gurmail.- PTI

12.40 p.m. | Uttar Pradesh bypoll

BJP leading in both Rampur, Azamgarh

After an initial lead, Samajwadi Party is now trailing on both Rampur and Azamgarh Lok Sabha seats, counting for which began Sunday morning.

A close contest is being witnessed between the Samajwadi Party and BJP on both the seats.

According to available trends, SP candidate Mohd Asim Raja, who was earlier leading, is now trailing by 5,381 votes in Rampur behind his nearest rival, Ghanshyam Lodhi of the BJP. In Azamgarh, BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’ has taken a lead of 6,775 votes over SP’s Dharmendra Yadav.- PTI

12.20 p.m. | Uttar Pradesh bypoll

BJP leads in Azamgarh, Samajwadi Party secures marginal lead in Rampur

In a tight contest, the BJP is now leading in the Azamgarh Lok Sabha bypoll. In Rampur, the Samajwadi Party has developed a small lead over the BJP candidate. 

According to the Election Commission of India website, BJP’s Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirhua is leading by over 7,000 votes against Samajwadi Party’s Dharmendra Yadav.  In Rampur, SP’s Asim Raja has built a lead of over 3,100 votes over BJP’s Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi.

Unlike Rampur, in Azamgarh the contest is triangular as the Bahujan Samaj Party has fielded Guddu Jamali. 

Mr. Jamali is trailing at the third spot but the counting pattern suggests that he has managed to cause some dent in the Samajwadi Party’s vote bank. So far, he has secured 27% of the votes while Mr. Yadav has got around 34 % votes. Mr Nirhua has won around 36 % votes.- Anuj Kumar

12.15 p.m. | Rajinder Nagar bypoll

AAP candidate leads over BJP’s by 10,000 votes after 9th round of counting

AAP candidate Durgesh Pathak surged ahead with a margin of over 10,000 votes over his immediate rival, BJP’s Rajesh Bhatia, after nine rounds of counting on Sunday for the Rajinder Nagar Assembly bypoll, according to the official data.

Pathak’s lead was of over 5,000 votes over BJP’s Bhatia, after seven rounds of counting on Sunday for the Rajinder Nagar Assembly bypoll.- PTI

12.10 p.m. | Tripura bypoll

Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha declared winner from Town Bardowali Assembly constituency

Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha flashes victory sign on une 26, 2022.

Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha flashes victory sign on une 26, 2022. | Photo Credit: PTI

BJP candidate Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha has been declared winner from Town Bardowali Assembly constituency, winning by 6,104 votes. He defeated his nearest rival Ashish Kumar Saha of Congress.

Sudip Roy Barman of Congress has been officially declared winner in Agartala constituency. Congress will now have sole member in the Assembly after its complete rout in 2018 Assembly elections.

CPI(M)-led left front candiadtes scored third in both seats.

Trinamool Congress candiates ended dismal fourth and lost deposits.- Syed Sajjad Ali

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11.58 a.m. | Rajinder Nagar bypoll

AAP candidate leads over BJP’s by 5,000 votes after 7th round of counting

AAP candidate Durgesh Pathak galloped ahead with a lead of over 5,000 votes over his immediate rival, BJP’s Rajesh Bhatia, after seven rounds of counting on Sunday for the Rajinder Nagar Assembly bypoll, according to the official data.

Numbers showed that at the end of the sixth round of counting, Mr. Pathak was leading over Mr. Bhatia by a margin of nearly 3,000 votes, which rose to over 5,000 by the end of seventh round of counting.

Mr. Pathak was leading the tally over Mr. Bhatia by a margin of over 1,000 votes by the end of fifth round of counting.- PTI

11.55 a.m. | Atmakur bypoll

YSRCP nominee leads by 12,863 votes after three rounds of counting

YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) candidate Mekapati Vikram Reddy established a comfortable lead of 12,863 votes after three rounds of counting of votes polled in the June 23 by-election to Atmakur Assembly seat, amid tight security in SPSR Nellore district on Sunday.

The YSRCP candidate, brother of deceased sitting MLA and Industries and Information Technology Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy, polled 15,582 votes and his nearest Bharatiya Janata Party rival G. Bharat Kumar Yadav 2719 votes. Bahujan party candidate Obulesu got 485 votes.

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11.40 a.m. | Mandar bypoll

In close contest, BJP leads in Mandar bypoll in Jharkhand

BJP candidate Gangotri Kujur was leading marginally as votes were being counted for the Mandar by-election in Jharkhand’s Ranchi district on Sunday, officials said.

After two rounds of counting, Kujur was leading by 112 votes against her nearest rival of the Congress. She secured 8,041 votes, while Congress candidate Shilpi Neha Tirkey got 7,929 votes, they said.

AIMIM-backed Independent candidate Dev Kumar Dhan got 3,048 votes.- PTI

11.29 a.m. | Rajinder Nagar bypoll

AAP’s lead over BJP in fifth round of counting reduces to over 1,000 votes

 AAP candidate Durgesh Pathak was on Sunday morning leading over his BJP rival Rajesh Bhatia by a margin of over 1,000 votes at the end of the fifth round of counting of votes for the Rajinder Nagar Assembly bypoll.

At the beginning of the counting Pathak was leading with over 1,500 votes but the the lead margin reduced to 1,153 by the end of fifth round as counting of votes began on Sunday morning.

After the fifth round of counting, Mr. Pathak had secured nearly 50% of the votes counted, according to official data shared by authorities.- PTI

11.25 a.m. | Tripura bypoll

BJP leads in 3 seats, Congress in 1

Election staff members with an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) during the counting of votes of the Tripura Assembly by-elections, at a counting centre in Agartala on June 26, 2022.

Election staff members with an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) during the counting of votes of the Tripura Assembly by-elections, at a counting centre in Agartala on June 26, 2022. | Photo Credit: PTI

 BJP candidates, including Chief Minister Manik Saha, were ahead in three seats, while the Congress was leading in one Assembly constituency as votes were counted in Tripura.

Mr. Saha was leading in the Town Bardowali seat by 4,363 votes after six rounds of counting. He has got 12,556, while his nearest rival Asish Kumar Saha of the Congress secured 8,193 votes, as per data provided by the Election Commission.

In the Agartala seats, Congress candidate Sudip Roy Barma was leading by 3,202 votes after eight rounds of counting. He secured 17,241 votes, while Ashok Sinha of the BJP got 14,039 votes.

The CPI(M) was trailing in its traditional bastion of Jubarajnagar to the BJP. After eight rounds of counting, BJP candidate Malina Debnath was leading by 4,320. She secured 18,381 votes, while her nearest candidate Shailendra Chandra Nath of the CPI(M) got 14,061 votes.

The BJP was leading in Surma as well with its candidate Swapna Das ahead by 1,806 votes after two rounds of counting. She got 4,457 votes, while CPI(M)‘s Anjan Das secured 2,651 votes.- PTI

10.50 a.m. | Sangrur bypoll

SAD (Amritsar) candidate Simranjit Singh Mann continues to lead

Simranjit Singh Mann of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) leading with 4,831 votes by securing 1,35,700 votes till 10:40am. Gurmail Singh of ruling Aam Aadmi Party is trailing and has got 1,30,869 votes, according to Election Commission of India.- Vikas Vasudeva

10:45 am | Uttar Pradesh

SP candidates leading in Rampur and Azamgarh

The Samajwadi Party candidates were leading in both Rampur and Azamgarh Lok Sabha seats, counting for which began Sunday morning. According to available trends, SP candidate Mohd Asim Raja has a lead of over 9,987 votes in Rampur over his nearest rival Ghanshyam Lodhi of the BJP.

In Azamgarh, SP’s Dharmendra Yadav is leading by 4,917 votes over BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’, his nearest rival. BSP’s Shah Alam alias Guddu Jamali is trailing at third spot in Azamgarh. While in Rampur there is direct fight between SP and BJP, Azamgarh is witnessing a triangular contest with BSP forming the third corner. - PTI

10:20 am | Rajinder Nagar bypoll

AAP’s Durgesh Pathak leads in first round of counting

AAP candidate Durgesh Pathak was leading the tally over his BJP rival Rajesh Bhatia by a margin of over 1,500 votes in the Rajinder Nagar Assembly bypoll, as counting of votes began on Sunday morning.

After the first round of counting, Mr. Pathak had secured nearly 64% of the votes counted, according to official data shared by authorities. Mr. Bhatia was behind him with 32.26% share of the votes counted in the first round.

Congress candidate Prem Lata was trailing with a meagre 2.09% vote share, according to the official data. - PTI

10:20 am | Uttar Pradesh

SP candidate leading in Rampur, BJP ahead in Azamgarh

The Samajwadi Party candidate was leading in the Rampur Lok Sabha seat while the BJP nominee was ahead in Azamgarh, counting for which began Sunday morning.

According to available trends, SP candidate Mohd Asim Raja is leading by over 767 votes in Rampur while BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’ is leading by a margin of 2,117 votes from BSP’s Shah Alam alias Guddu Jamali.

The SP’s Dharmendra Yadav is at the third spot. - PTI

10:20 am | Sangrur bypoll

Early trends show SAD (Amritsar) leader Simranjit Mann leading

Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief and candidate Simranjit Singh Mann is leading from the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat, for which counting began on Sunday morning, according to initial trends.

Mr. Mann, a former MP, is leading by a margin of 856 votes from his nearest rival and AAP candidate Gurmail Singh, the trends indicated. Counting of votes for the bypoll to Sangrur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab began Sunday morning amid tight security arrangements. - PTI

10:15 am | Uttar Pradesh

Counting of votes under way for Rampur, Azamgarh Lok Sabha bypolls

Counting of votes for the bypolls to the Rampur and Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh is under way on Sunday amid tight security. The counting process started at 8 a.m.

In Azamgarh, Samajwadi Party candidate Dharmendra Yadav got into an argument with security personnel over alleged denial of entry in the strongroom. Mr. Yadav alleged that “an attempt is being made to change EVMs and that is why he was not allowed entry inside.” The SP leader was later allowed inside.

Superintendent of Police, Azamgarh, Anurag Arya said those entitled were allowed entry after “frisking”. “There was some confusion. Now he (Dharmendra Yadav) is inside and counting is going on smoothly,” the SP said.

The two constituencies voted on June 23, with Azamgarh recording a turnout of 49.43% and Rampur 41.39%. - PTI

10:15 am | Mandar

Counting on for Mandar bypoll in Jharkhand

Counting of votes for the by-election to the Mandar Assembly seat in Jharkhand’s Ranchi district started at 8 a.m. on Sunday amid tight security, a senior official said. Over 61.25% of about 3.5 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the election, held on June 23, he said. The by-election was necessitated after the disqualification of Bandhu Tirkey as an MLA in the wake of his conviction in a corruption case. - PTI

10:15 am | Sangrur

Counting of votes begins for Sangrur LS bypolls

Counting of votes for the Sangrur Lok Sabha bypolls got underway at 8 a.m. Sunday amid tight security arrangements. The Lok Sabha seat had gone to poll on June 23, recording a low turnout of 45.30%.

The bypoll was necessitated due to the resignation of Bhagwant Mann from the Lok Sabha after he was elected as an MLA in the State Assembly elections earlier this year. Mr. Mann, who is the state’s chief minister now, had won the Sangrur seat in the 2014 and 2019 parliamentary elections. - PTI

10:15 am | Tripura

Counting under way for Tripura bypolls amid tight security

Counting of votes was under way for the by-elections to the four Assembly seats in Tripura on Sunday amid tight security, officials said. The counting began at 8 a.m. for the bypolls to the Agartala, Town Bardowali, Surma and Jubarajnagar seats, held on June 23, they said.

The votes were being counted across three centres, they added. Over 78% of total 1,89,032 people had cast their votes in the elections. Twenty-two candidates are in the fray. - PTI

June 26

Lok Sabha bypolls a crucial test for AAP, SP

The BJP is particularly hopeful of winning the Rampur seat, considering it has equal number of both Hindu and Muslim voters. It has fielded Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi who recently joined the party. Asim Raja, handpicked by Mr. Khan, is the SP candidate. The Mayawati-led BSP is not contesting from Rampur.

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June 26

Counting of votes under way in 3 Lok Sabha, 7 Assembly seats

Counting of votes is under way on June 26 in three Lok Sabha and seven Assembly seats spread across five States and Delhi where bypolls were held on June 23. Counting began at 8 a.m. under multi-tier security cover. At first, postal ballots will be counted and then EVMs opened.

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