Vidhan Sabha election results 2019 LIVE UPDATES: YSR Cong leads in all LS seats, 146/175 assembly seats in AP; Naidu wiped out

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Vidhan Sabha election results 2019 LIVE UPDATES: State Assembly Elections were simultaneously held in four states- Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Bypolls held in Tamil Nadu will determine if the DMK has an upper hand over the AIADMK after 18 of its MLAs left the party.

TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu and YSR chief Jagan Mohan Reddy

Vidhan Sabha election results 2019 LIVE UPDATES:  In Andhra Pradesh, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress gets closer to a clean sweep in all 25 Lok Sabha seats of the state. It has also taken a massive lead of 147/175 assembly seats. TDP Chief and state Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is likely to tender a resignation by Thursday evening, reported ANI.

In Odisha, Naveen Patnaik-led BJD maintains a lead and is hoping to retain power in the state. Meanwhile in Arunachal Pradesh, it’s BJP vs Congress with the saffron party marching ahead of the Congress. Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chmaling is hoping to retain his record of being the longest serving chief minister of any State as trends show a lead for his party Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF).

Congress’s Babush Monserrate won the Panaji bypoll in Goa, which fell vacant after the death of former chief minister Manohar Parikkar. Results for Mandrem, Mapusa and Shiroda in Goa is awaited.  In Tamil Nadu, DMK is leading in 12 of 22 seats that went on bypolls on April 18 and May 19.  The results  for 22 Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu  will seal the fate of the ruling AIADMK government led by E Palaniswami.  In Tamil Nadu’s 234-member Assembly, a simple majority of 118 is required to remain in power. The AIADMK currently has 113 seats and needs to win at least five bypolls. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh chief minister and nine-time MP Kamal Nath contested the Chhindwara bypolls for the first time. Other states that have bypolls include Karnataka, West Bengal, Gujarat and Puducherry.

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Assembly elections results LIVE: Follow updates on Assembly elections held in four states-Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

It is people’s victory, says Jaganmohan Reddy

With his YSR Congress heading for a landslide victory in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy Thursday termed it as people’s victory. He also said the YSRC’s victory was expected. “I sincerely thank the people who overwhelmingly voted for YSRC and blessed it. I also thank them for exercising their franchise in large numbers and enhanced the value of democracy,” Jaganmohan Reddy said in a Facebook post.

“I will live up to the expectations of the people,” he promised.

Looking at the loot by N Chandrababu Naidu, the public doesn’t want him to rule the state: Voters

In Andhra’s first election since split, lot at stake for Naidu, YS Jagan

While anti-incumbency has pushed TDP to the wall, the slew of welfare schemes and sops announced in the last two months have given it a fighting chance. On the other hand, Jaganmohan Reddy, who has been laying the groundwork for more than 3 years, is poised to give a tough fight.

Traditionally, the party that wins the most seats in East and West Godavari districts forms the government in Andhra. East Godavari has 19 Assembly seats (out of 175) and 3 Lok Sabha constituencies (out of 25), while there are 15 and 3 in West Godavari.

AP CM Chandrababu Naidu likely to tender resignation

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is likely to tender his resignation later today as trends show a defeat for Telegu Desam Party, reports ANI. 

Vidhan Sabha election results 2019

Here’s what the trends show so far. YSR Congress is leading in 121 seats in Andhra Pradesh, BJD leads in 83 seats in Odisha, SDF and SKM are in close fight in Sikkim and BJP takes lead in Arunachal Pradesh with 40 seats.  

AIADMK, DMK in close fight to win 22 bypolls

According to initial trends, the DMK is leading in 30 of Tamil Nadu’s 39 Lok Sabha seats. The AIADMK, which won 37 seats in 2014, is leading in just one. Meanwhile, the AIADMK and DMK are in a close fight to win the 22 bypolls which went to polls along with the Lok Sabha elections.  Follow updates here 

Assembly elections: Will India’s longest-serving chief ministers get another term?

Has Chandrababu Naidu countered anti-incumbency in Andhra Pradesh; Will Naveen Patnaik return for a fifth term in Odisha; and Will Sikkim’s Pawan Chamling continue his streak as the longest serving CM? What role does regional parties play in these elections? 

DMK leads in bypoll seats, party workers celebrate outside headquarters

 Counting of votes continues

                                Express photo by Vishal Srivastava. 

MP CM Kamal Nath takes lead in Chindwara

In Madhya Pradesh, where Chief Minister Kamal Nath is contesting Vidhan Sabha for the first time is leading from his Chindwara seat.

Assembly election results 2019: YSR takes massive lead, Jagan Mohan Reddy marches ahead in Pulivendla constituecy

In Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress takes massive lead in 90 seats. 

TDP supremo and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu initially trailed by 67 votes but bounced back to secure a lead 1,126 votes over his nearest YSRC rival. YSRC chief and Leader of the Opposition in the outgoing assembly Y S Jaganmohan Reddy is leading by 8,580 votes.

Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao and a host of ministers are also trailing in their respective constituencies .

Congress’s Babush Monserrate wins Panaji bypoll

Congress’s Babush Monserrate wins Panaji bypoll, wrests seat from BJP that held seat since 1994 under former CM Manohar Parrikar 

Assembly election results 2019: It’s BJP vs Cong in Arunachal Pradesh

In Arunachal Pradesh’s 60 assembly seats, BJP is marching ahead with 9 seats  and is hoping to retain power in the state. 

SDF takes lead in Sikkim, will Pawan Kumar Chmaling retain his record of being the longest serving CM

Sikkim intial trends show a marginal lead for ruling SDF government. However, SKM-BJP alliance is only trailing by two seats.  Elections for 32 Assembly constituencies and the lone parliamentary seat of Sikkim was held on April 11. The bigger question in this election is if Pawan Kumar Chmaling will retain his record of being the longest serving chief minister of any State.  

BJP marches ahead of SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh

According to the early trends, BJP is at advantage in Uttar Pradesh. With leads in 53 seats, the saffron party has stumped the SP-BSP-RLD alliance that is ahead in 18 seats. Rahul Gandhi’s Congress has leads on two seats

Tamil Nadu assembly bypoll 2019 LIVE: DMK takes lead

In Tamil Nadu, DMK is leading in 11 seats of the 22 that went on bypoll during Lok Sabha voting. The results of bypoll in the state will decide the fate of the AIADMK government headed by Chief Minister K Palaniswami

Assembly election trends so far

Odisha Vidhan Sabha results 2019: BJP’s Parsuram Majhi leading in Jharigam constituency

In Odisha’s Umarkote constituency, Nityananda Gonde of BJP is winning by a margin of 1219 votes.

BJP’s Parsuram Majhi is leading in Jharigam constituency with a margin of 1092 votes

No early trends from Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim

Both Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim are fighting  60 and 32 assembly seats along with Lok Sabha elections. We do not have any trends yet from the two states. 

YSRC takes lead in Andhra Pradesh

According to initial trends by NDTV

In Andhra Pradesh,

YSRC is leading with 15 seats
TDP is catching up with 3 seats

In Odisha BJD takes lead with 4 seats

Early lead for BJP in Lok Sabha elections

Meanwhile, early trends show a lead for BJP in Lok Sabha Elections bagginng 40 seats so far. Congress catches up the race holding 18 seats.  

Congress candidate in Odisha shot at

Manoj Jena, the Congress candidate of Aska Assembly segment in Odisha’s Ganjam district, was seriously injured when a group of armed miscreants shot at him and hacked him with sharp weapons on the outskirts of Berhampur at 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Anil Swain, an associate, was also seriously injured. The two were admitted in the MKCG medical college hospital here. Later they were shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Counting for Odisha’s 146 assembly seats begins

In Odisha’s 146 assembly seat, counting has begun in 63 different centres across the State amidst tight security. Incumbent government BJD led by Naveen Patnaik is hoping to win with majority.

Meanwhile, a day before, Odisha Congress president Niranjan Patnaik conceded that the party will not be able to form a government on its own in the state, and may even lose the opposition status. Patnaik’s statement indicated that its straight fight between the BJD and the BJP in Odisha, a state where Congress had its government for several times in the past and where it is principal opposition to the Naveen Patnaik headed party for previous 19 years.   Read 

Counting begins for state assembly seats

Counting of votes has begun for Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunacha pradesh. Also awaited are results for bypolls in 22 seats of Tamil Nadu and other states that include Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka and Puducherry. 

Make or break game for Andhra Pradesh’s Chandrababu Naidu

Counting of votes for Andhra Pradesh’s 25 Lok Sabha seats and 175 assembly seats has begun. State Chief Electoral Officer Gopal Krishna Dwivedi told reporters 2.11 lakh postal ballots and 28,000 service votes have been received. Results could be a defining moment for Andhra Pradesh as the state has been through bifurcation once. For TDP President Chandrababu Naidu this could be a make or break election as he plans to mark his stamp in national politics with the formation of Third Front.

Assembly elections results: What’s at stake for regional parties?

The results will determine if country’s longest chief minister Pawan Chamling will maintain its grip on power in Sikkim, and if the BJP has countered resentment among the people in Arunachal Pradesh. In Andhra, a neck-and-neck fight between the TDP and the YSRCP has been predicted and in Odisha, Naveen Patnaik is likely to return to power despite BJP making inroads in the state.

Meanwhile, in UP: Will the SP-BSP alliance stump BJP?

Will Uttar Pradesh, widely considered as the kingmaker of Indian politics, be a bellwether state or will it spring surprises in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections? All eyes are now on India’s most populous state that sends the maximum number — 80 out of 543 — MPs to Lok Sabha.

Assembly election results: Congress in Odisha concedes defeat before counting of votes

Odisha Congress president Niranjan Patnaik Wednesday conceded that the party will not be able to form a government on its own in the state, and may even lose the opposition status.

Patnaik’s statement indicated that its straight fight between the BJD and the BJP in Odisha, a state where Congress had its government for several times in the past and where it is principal opposition to the Naveen Patnaik headed party for previous 19 years.

“We (Congress) will not be able to form the government in the state on our own. However, our performance will be better than in 2014,” Patnaik told reporters during an interaction while reacting to exit polls predictions.

“We may also lose the opposition status,” he said. The Congress had in 2014 bagged only 16 out of the total 147 seats in Odisha Assembly and had failed to open its account in the Lok Sabha polls. Different exit polls this time predicted one Lok Sabha seat and 15 assembly seats for the party.

In the state assembly election also, the polls indicated the BJP emerging as the main challenger to the Naveen Patnaik’s party.


Assembly elections results out today

Good morning! Welcome to the Assembly election results LIVE blog where we will get you real-time updates on who will form the next government in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim. Counting of votes will begin at 8 am this morning and we should expect the first trends by about 11 am. Stay tuned!

Contesting alone since 2004, Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is hoping to return to power in Andhra Pradesh, where he was faced with growing anti-incumbency and the resurgence of YSRCP’s Jagan Mohan Reddy.

In Odisha, Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is expecting a fifth term in office. Despite his popularity, this election was Patnaik’s toughest with many of his colleagues, including his once close-aide Jay Panda, quitting the party and joining the BJP.

Elections in Arunachal Pradesh, meanwhile, were marred with protests and violence over the Permanent Residence Certificate which may mark a dent on the BJP government in the state led by Pema Khandu. Elections were contested between the BJP, Congress, NPP, PPA and Janata Dal (Secular). The state has 60 assembly constituencies of which 48 seats are being held the BJP.

The bypolls for Panaji and Mapusa in Goa and Agra North in Uttar Pradesh were necessitated due to the deaths of sitting BJP MLAs Manohar Parrikar, Francis D’Souza and Jagan Prasad Garg, respectively. Mandrem, Shiroda in Goa also have bypolls as MLAs resigned to switch parties. The bypoll results in Goa could determine the stability of the BJP-led alliance in Goa.

In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Kamal Nath is contesting his first assembly bypoll from the Chhindwara assembly seat. While the chief minister, a nine-time MP from the area, is contesting an assembly bypoll, his son Nakul Nath is hoping to get elected to the Lok Sabha from Chhindwara, The Chhindwara assembly seat was vacated by Nath’s close confidant Deepak Saxena.

The bypoll in West Bengal’s Bhatpara was necessitated after Arjun Singh, who switched to BJP from TMC, resigned as Bhatpara’s MLA to contest the Lok Sabha polls. His son Pawan Kumar Singh is fighting the bypoll on a BJP ticket.

A bypoll is held for any vacant seat in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Legislative Assemblies and State Legislative Councils. Death or resignation of the sitting member are the most common reasons for vacancy. A bypoll is also necessitated if a candidate is elected from more than one seat as well.

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