I hope that the BJP government will take care of the interests of the farmers, provide employment to the youth, maintain the respect and safety of women,” Nath said in a tweet. Bihar Election Results 2020 Highlights: People's faith in democracy defeated fear of pandemic, says PM Modi, Meet the other Bidens: Family says living in Nagpur since 1873, Diwali bumper gift for ‘Make in India’: Modi govt's Rs 2 lakh cr production incentives for 10 areas, Bihar Election 2020 Final Winners List: Full list of winning candidates (constituency-wise & party-wise ), Top Diwali picks: Buy these 6 stocks this Diwali for as much as 58% upside in one-year, 40% of EMI debit requests continue to bounce in October despite banks’ optimism, Ratan Tata invests in healthcare startup iKure, Bureaucratic lethargy? Chouhan also accused the opposition Congress of making false allegations and using indecent words against the BJP leaders. The by-elections were held after 22 sitting MLAs of the erstwhile Congress government switched over to the BJP in March. Also Read: MP by-polls result LIVE. Besides, three seats fell vacant due to the death of their sitting MLAs. In a case of NOTA playing spoilsport, Phool Singh Baraiya of the Congress is trailing by 51 votes to Raksha Santram Saroniya of the BJP in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhander. The Madhya Pradesh by-election results are a clear indication that the 49-year-old ‘maharaja’ enjoys popularity amongst the voters. BJP has polled 49.8% of the total votes in their favour, while Congress secured 40.4% of the total votes. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published. Mr. Bhadoria is trailing by only 175 votes. Three other Congress MLAs followed the lead of Jyotiraditya Scindia and his supporters, and joined the BJP. The BSP is leading in Morena constituency. Bypolls to 25 of these seats were necessitated as the sitting Congress MLAs quit and joined the BJP and contested the bypolls as BJP candidates. 6:40 am: The BJP needs to win at least eight of these 28 seats to retain power and attain a simple majority in the 230-member Assembly, whose effective strength is 229. Scindia loyalist Tulsi Silawat won from Sanver by a margin of 53,264 votes. BSP’s Om Prakash Malviya got 2,295 while NOTA attracted 2,785 votes, the official added. Though the BJP fared well in 19 of these 28 seats, it suffered losses in the Gwalior-Chambal region as three of its ministers Adal Singh Kansana from Sumaoli, Imarti Devi from Dabra, whom Nath had termed “item” in the run-up to the bypolls, and Girraj Dandotia from Dimani, faced defeat. “We won the seats by huge margins and lost few by a thin margin. The be-elections were held as the twenty-five seats fell vacant after sitting Congress MLAs resigned and joined the BJP, leading to the collapse of the Kamal Nath-led state government. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text. 9:40 am: Who's leading in Madhya Pradesh bypolls right now? Last Updated at November 3, 2020 07:54 IST. Officials working under BJP's pressure. The Election Commission’s guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be in place so that counting agents do not assemble in large numbers at the counting centres, an official said. Explained | How will the government regulate online news and OTT platforms? Authorities have set up 250 flying squads, 173 surveillance teams and 293 police check-posts to ensure smooth polling, he said. Saffron party leader Dung Hardeepsingh wrested Suwasra by claiming victory over Congress' Bhai Rakesh Patidar.