The results to the Kairana Lok Sabha constituency, which went to polls on 28 May, will be declared on Thursday, 31 May.

Bypolls: BJP Loses Kairana LS Seat, SP Wins Noorpur Assembly Seat

Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Tabassum Hasan has won Uttar Pradesh's Kairana parliamentary constituency, in what is considered a stronghold of the BJP. The BJP also lost the Noorpur Assembly seat by a margin of 6,211 votes.

Summary
  • RLD candidate Tabassum Hasan wins Kairana by a margin of 44,618 votes
  • SP candidate Naeemul Hasan wins Noorpur Assembly seat
  • SP’s Akhilesh Yadav reacted to the bypoll results, saying, “This is a defeat for those who do not believe in democracy”
  • “To take a giant leap, you’ll have to take two steps back,” said Rajnath Singh after BJP’s setback in the bypolls

LIVE: BJP losing in Kairana (UP), leading in Palghar (Maharashtra). BJP-NCP neck-and-neck in Bhandara Gondia (Maharashtra). What do these bypoll results mean for 2019?

Posted by The Quint on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Finally Tally In, RLD Wins By a Margin of 44,618 Votes

The final tally for UP’s Kairana Lok Sabha seat stands as follows:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 4,81,182
  • BJP's Mriganka Singh: 4,36,564

'To Take a Giant Leap, You'll Have to Take Two Steps Back': Rajnath Singh

Speaking after the BJP’s setback in the bypolls held across 10 states, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who has served as the CM of UP in the past, said:

To take a giant leap, you will have to take two steps back. We will take a giant leap in the future.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh

'This is a Defeat for Those Who Don't Believe in Democracy': Akhilesh Yadav

Live: SP president Akhilesh Yadav addresses media on By-Polls

Posted by The Quint on Thursday, May 31, 2018

Addressing the media after Samajwadi Party’s victory in the Noorpur Assembly seat, Akhilesh Yadav congratulated all the people who voted for the party, adding that “this is a defeat for those who do not believe in democracy”.

People have given a befitting reply to the BJP… We have learnt from the BJP the game that they used to play with us. It was said that farmers will get a loan waiver, but did that happen? Instead, farmers lost their lives. This is a big betrayal.
Akhilesh Yadav

After 20 Rounds of Counting, RLD Leads by 49,291 Votes

After 20 rounds of counting, the current tally stands as follows, according to PTI:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 4,01,464
  • BJP's Mriganka Singh: 3,52,173

I am Disappointed But Not Defeated: BJP's Kairana Candidate

With RLD leading by a huge margin, BJP's Kairana candidate Mriganka Singh told ANI, “I am disappointed for letting down my supporters. I congratulate the Opposition candidate for winning. I respect the mandate. Will continue the legacy of my father, Hukum Singh.”

RLD Leader Jayant Chaudhary Addresses Media

Live: RLD Leader Jayant Chaudhary Addresses Media

Live: RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary addresses media on the party’s expected victory from Kairana

Posted by The Quint on Thursday, May 31, 2018

RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary addressed the media ahead of the party’s expected win in the Kairana bypoll.

Chaudhary said, “Would like to thank all parties who supported us, thank Akhileshji, Mayawatiji, Rahulji, Soniaji, the CPI(M), the AAP and others. Jinnah hara, Ganna jeeta.”

After 19 Rounds of Counting, RLD Leads by 45,311 Votes

Sources told The Quint that after 19 rounds of counting, the current tally stands as follows:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 3,81,353
  • BJP’s Mriganka Singh: 3,36,042

After 16 Rounds of Counting, RLD's Lead Falls to 33,631 Votes

Sources told The Quint that after 16 rounds of counting, the current tally stands as follows:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 3,50,821
  • BJP’s Mriganka Singh: 3,17,190

SP Wins Noorpur Assembly Seat

Samajwadi Party candidate Naeemul Hasan has won the Noorpur Assembly seat by a margin of 6,211 votes.

After 15 Rounds of Counting, RLD Leads by 69,776 Votes

Sources told The Quint that after 15 rounds of counting, the current tally stands as follows:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 3,40,211
  • BJP’s Mriganka Singh: 2,70,435

Arvind Kejriwal Takes a Dig at PM Modi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “There is a lot of anger among the people pertaining to Modi’s government and today’s verdict is a proof of that. People still question – what is the alternative? However, people are sure that Modi government is not the alternative.”

After 14 Rounds of Counting, RLD Leads by 58,285 Votes

Sources told The Quint that after 14 rounds of counting, the current tally stands as follows:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 2,71,130
  • BJP’s Mriganka Singh: 2,12,845

This is Victory of truth: Tabassum Hasan, RLD Candidate

As trends showed Tabassum Hasan leading with a comfortable margin of 40,096 votes in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana over BJP's Mriganka Singh, the RLD candidate called the mandate of the people a "victory of truth."

Speaking to ANI, Hasan said, “This is the victory of truth and I still stand by what I said, there has been a conspiracy and we do not want any future elections to be conducted on EVM machines. The path for united Opposition is clear in 2019.”

After 12 Rounds of Counting, RLD Leads by 40,096 Votes

Sources told The Quint that after 12 rounds of counting, the current tally stands as follows:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 1,22,620
  • BJP’s Mriganka Singh: 82,524

After 11 Rounds of Counting, RLD Takes Lead by 39,224 Votes

Sources told The Quint that after 11 rounds of counting, the current tally stands as follows:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 1,19,113
  • BJP’s Mriganka Singh: 79,889

Dalits and Backward Classes are Ignoring Us: Om Prakash Rajbhar, UP Minister

Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief and Cabinet minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, Om Prakash Rajbhar, has blamed the BJP for trailing in its bastion, Kairana.

Speaking to The Quint, Rajbhar said, “After losing the bypolls to Gorakhpur and Phulpur Assembly seats, I emphasised on paying attention to the needs of Dalits and other backward communities in the state. No one pays attention to what we say. Now the backward classes are ignoring us.”

After 10 Rounds of Counting, RLD Takes Lead of 34,600 Votes

Sources told The Quint that after 10 rounds of counting, the current tally stands as follows:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 1,09,962
  • BJP’s Mriganka Singh: 75,315

After Nine Rounds of Counting, RLD's Lead Falls to 30,557 Votes

Sources told The Quint that after nine rounds of counting, the current tally stands as follows:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 1,00,795
  • BJP’s Mriganka Singh: 70,238

After Eight Rounds of Counting, RLD Takes Lead by Over 33,000 Votes

Sources told The Quint that after eight rounds of counting, the current tally stands as follows:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 98,016
  • BJP’s Mriganka Singh: 64,788

After Seven Rounds of Counting, RLD Takes Lead by Over 26,000 Votes

Sources told The Quint that after seven rounds of counting, the current tally stands as follows:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 78,873
  • BJP’s Mriganka Singh: 52,560

After Six Rounds of Counting, RLD Takes Lead by Over 23,000 Votes

Sources told The Quint that after six rounds of counting, the current tally stands as follows:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 73,845
  • BJP’s Mriganka Singh: 50,128

RLD Takes Bigger Lead, Ahead by 9,714 Votes

Sources told The Quint that after three rounds of counting, the current tally stands as follows:

  • RLD’s Tabassum Hasan: 55,082
  • BJP’s Mriganka Singh: 45,368

Trends at 9:20 AM Show RLD's Tabassum Hasan Ahead of BJP

RLD's Tabassum Hasan is leading by over 3,000 votes over BJP's Mriganka Singh in Kairana.

BJP Ahead of RLD in First Round of Counting

Speaking to ANI, Indra Vijay Singh, Collector of Shamli district, said, “First round of counting is completed and tabulation is underway. Congress candidate Tabassum Hasan has received 3,700 votes and BJP's Mriganka Singh has received 3,746 votes.”

Trends at 9.10 AM

Trends at 9.10 am suggest RLD candidate Tabassum Hasan is ahead of the BJP candidate in Kairana, reported News18.

Trends at 8:45 AM

According to News18, early trends suggest that the BJP is leading in the Kairana Lok Sabha postal ballot.

Counting of Ballot Paper Votes in Kairana

Sources told The Quint that counting of votes in Kairana’s Shamli district will begin with counting of 356 ballot papers after which the EVM machines votes will be counted.

Counting of Votes Begins in Kairana

Counting of votes for the bypolls to Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana Lok Sabha constituency begins.

Visuals from outside a counting center in Kairana.
Visuals from outside a counting center in Kairana.

Repolling in 73 Booths of Kairana

Amid tight security, repolling took place at 73 polling booths in Kairana Lok Sabha constituency, with an estimated 48 percent voter turnout till 3 pm, reported PTI.

The Election Commission had ordered repolling in the constituency in view of technical snags in EVM-VVPAT machines during the by-election on Monday.

Who Are the Candidates in the Fray?

The Kairana seat fell vacant after the death of BJP MP Hukum Singh, whose daughter Mriganka Singh is now the party candidate.

She is fighting Rashtriya Lok Dal's Tabassum Hasan, who also has the support of the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party.

Just ahead of the polls, Lok Dal candidate Kanwar Hasan retired from the contest and joined the RLD, further boosting Tabassum’s chances.

What's at Stake for BJP and Opposition?

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has campaigned hard for Kairana.

It hopes to send a strong message to voters, party workers as well as the Opposition that the drubbing it got in Gorakhpur and Phulpur by-elections was an aberration — and that they are a force to reckon with in western Uttar Pradesh.

The Opposition hopes that by consolidating the anti-BJP vote, it will repeat its success in Gorakhpur and Phulpur by-elections earlier this year when the ruling party suffered humiliating defeats.

By-elections were held for Gorakhpur and Phulpur in March as the seats fell vacant when UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy, Keshav Prasad Maurya, resigned after entering the UP legislative council.

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