Good morning! Hello and welcome to Moneycontrol’s LIVE coverage of the 2019 Assembly and Lok Sabha bypolls.
This LIVE blog will bring you the latest updates as votes are counted throughout the country for these by-elections, and the results are declared.
Udayanraje Bhosale trailing in Satara Lok Sabha seat.
When are the results expected?
Counting of votes will begin at 8.00 am. Just like the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the final results are expected to be slightly delayed as match of VVPAT slips would take time.
However, with known leads by around 11.00 am, the result is likely to be clear by early afternoon.
Here’s a list of Assembly bypolls, sorted by states:
Lok Sabha bypolls were held in:
Samastipur, BiharSatara, Maharashtra
Lok Sabha bypolls in Bihar
The by-election in Bihar’s Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency was necessitated by the demise of Ramchandra Paswan. He was a Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Member of Parliament (MP) and the younger brother of Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan.
A Congress candidate took on LJP’s candidate here.
Lok Sabha bypolls in Maharashtra
The Satara bypoll was necessitated after sitting MP from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Udayanraje Bhosale, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after resigning from Lok Sabha.
This bypoll was not announced on September 21, along with other election schedules. The decision to hold the bypoll was taken after the Bombay High Court decided on a petition regarding the elections. The order had reached EC on September 23.
Udayanraje Bhosale now contested on a BJP ticket and was challenged by NCP’s Shriniwas Patil.