Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot and other party leaders flash the victory sign after the party's win in the bypolls, in Jaipur on Thursday.
The Bharatiya Janata Party suffered defeat on all the five seats that went to polls in Rajasthan and West Bengal. "People are disappointed with the BJP and false assurances given by its leaders". In fact, in both these constituencies, the Congress candidates had established strong leads right from the initial rounds of counting, triggering celebration in state party offices.
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The elections are considered to be significant as a precursor of sorts for state assembly elections taking place in Rajasthan later this year.
In the Alwar Lok Sabha constituency, it is a clash of the Yadavs. This is turning out to be a massive blow to the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government in Rajasthan that is headed for Assembly elections in a few months. The bypolls were necessitated following the death of Sanwarlal Jat from Ajmer (Lok Sabha), Mahant Chand Nath Yogi from Alwar (Lok Sabha), and Kirti Kumari from Mandalgarh (Assembly).
His tweet read, "Well done Rajasthan Congress!"
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The Congress drew a blank in Rajasthan in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
In West Bengal's Uluberia Lok Sabha seat, the Trinamool won by a margin of around 474,000 with 61% of the vote and the BJP came second with 23%. Yadavs believe BJP candidate Jaswant Singh being a cabinet minister in state would have nothing to lose even if he lost in the bypoll.
Meantime, Trinamool Congress won in two seats. The ruling party's votes rose by about 200,000 while that of the BJP by around 160,000. While Ahmed polled 76,7219 votes, Mallick got 293,018. Ragu Sharma (INC) 144992, BJP's Ram Swaroop Lamba -120736, Nota- 2187. Kishangarh - Congress ahead with 1023 votes.
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