By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 08, Dec 2022, 21:40 pm IST | UPDATED: 08, Dec 2022, 21:41 pm IST
Uttar Pradesh Bypoll Results 2022: Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Dimple Yadav on Thursday (December 8, 2022) recorded a landslide victory in the Mainpuri parliamentary bypoll in Uttar Pradesh. She defeated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Raghuraj Singh Shakya by 2,88,461 votes in the December 5 by-election. Dimple, Mulayam Singh Yadav's elder daughter-in-law and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav's wife, was leading since the counting started at 8 AM on Thursday and polled a total of 6,18,120 votes. Shakya, on the other hand, received 3,29,659 votes. The by-election in Mainpuri was necessitated following the demise of SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.
In the Rampur Sadar Assembly bypoll, which is considered Azam Khan's bastion, BJP defeated the Samajwadi Party. The saffron party won the Assembly seat for the first time after its candidate Akash Saxena defeated his nearest SP rival Asim Raja by a margin of 33,702 votes.
Bypoll to the Rampur Sadar seat was necessitated after Azam Khan was sentenced to three years in jail in a hate speech case, and subsequently disqualified as MLA.
In the Khatauli Assembly bypoll, Madan Bhaiya of the SP-RLD alliance won the seat with a margin of 22,054 votes. He defeated BJP candidate Rajkumari Saini. While Madan received 97,139 votes, Saini could manage 74,996.
The by-election in Khatauli was necessitated due to the disqualification of BJP MLA Vikram Singh Saini following his conviction by in different cases. The BJP had then tried to retain the seat by fielding Rajkumari Saini, the wife of Vikram Singh Saini.
The counting of votes was also held for by-elections in four other assembly constituencies - Padampur in Odisha, Sardarshahar in Rajasthan, Kurhani in Bihar and Bhanupratappur in Chhattisgarh
by : Priti Prakash
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