Ruling parties hold sway; BJP, TMC share honours in Lok Sabha

BJP workers celebrate the win in Guwahati. Pic/PTI
BJP workers celebrate the win in Guwahati. Pic/PTI

New Delhi: BJP and Trinamool Congress shared the honours by winning two Lok Sabha seats each, claiming it was a vindication of their stand on demonetisation, as ruling parties in six states and Puducherry held sway in byelections, retaining most of the 10 Assembly seats up for grabs.

In the Assembly bypolls held on November 19, results of which were declared yesterday, BJP and AIADMK won three seats each, CPI(M) got two while Congress and Trinamool bagged one each.

In Madhya Pradesh, BJP won Shahdol Lok Sabha seat and bagged the Nepanagar Assembly seat, where it increased its winning margin to 42,198 votes as against 22,178 previously.

BJP also won the Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat in Assam, vacated by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, by a margin of 1,90,219 votes.

In Arunachal Pradesh, BJP's North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) candidate Dasanglu Pul won Hayuliang assembly by-poll.

In West Bengal, Trinamool Congress swept Tamluk and Coochbehar Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal by a whopping margin of over 4.9 lakh votes, almost doubling the gap from 2014 polls.

In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK retained Thanjavur and Thirupparankundram Assembly seats and wrested Aravakkurichi seat from DMK by margins ranging from 20,000 votes to 42,000. CPI(M) in Tripura wrested Barjala (SC) seat from Congress and retained Khowai.

The seats won
BJP: 3
AIADMK: 3
CPI (M): 2
Congress: 1
Trinamool Congress: 1

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