BJP is leading in 6 out of 10 assembly seats in by-elections held across 8 states. BJP is also expected to wrest Rajouri Garden from AAP.This seat fell vacant as Jarnail Singh, the AAP legislator quit last year to contest Punjab Assembly Polls. As per Congress, the by-polls results were a referendum of Arvind Kejriwal’s work in the last 2 years.
Taking of Karnataka, by-polls were held for 2 seats – Nanjangud and Gundlupet assembly. The results have not been favourable to BJP and they still seem to be favouring Congress. As Nanjangud falls in the home district of Chief Minister, Mr.Siddaramaiah, this is a very crucial seat for them to retain. This seat was earlier held by V Srinivas Prasad who later joined BJP. However, the results of by-elections are good for assessment of voter-base for all the parties.
Assam has been a prestige battle between Congress and BJP. BJP is quite hopeful of winning here with Mr.Ranoj Pegu who is fighting against Mr.Babul Sonowal, a few face.
In Madhya Pradesh where elections were held in the midst of EVM demonstration video controversy, BJP is leading in both Ater and Bandhavgarh seats.
Himachal Pradesh has seen Mr.Anil Dhima of BJP winning with a margin of over 8000 votes from Bhoranj.
Talking of Srinagar, here the turnout was only 0.7% during the recent by-polls held on April 9, re-election is being done in 38 polling stations. Re-election was ordered by the Election Commission after the eruption of violence where 8 civilians were killed and about 100 security personnel were injured.
In Rajasthan, Dholpur, Shobha Rani Kushavah is leading with a good margin. But in West Bengal, Chandrima Bhattacharya, Trinamool congress candidate is leading on the Kanthi Dakshin seat.