New Delhi, 28 August(Wishav Warta): The by-elections on four assembly seats counting is going on. Goa CM Manohar Parrikar wins Panaji, AAP set for win as BJP trails in Bawana. The AAP has pushed the Congress to the second spot in Delhi’s Bawana constituency, while Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar wins the Panaji bypoll by more than 4000 votes. Viswajit Rane of the BJP also wins bypoll from Valpoi constituency.
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar with his supporters before filing nomination papers for Panaji bypoll. Parrikar has won the bypoll by more than 4,000 votes. Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar with his supporters before filing nomination papers for Panaji bypoll. Parrikar has won the bypoll by more than 4,000 votes. The counting of votes for bypolls in Bawana, Panaji, Valpoi and Nandyal assembly constituencies began at 8 am. The voting was conducted on August 23.
In Delhi’s Bawana, the by-poll was necessitated after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Ved Prakash quit the party and resigned from the assembly seat to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. The polling percentage remained quite low as only 45% people voted. AAP’s Ram Chandra, BJP’s Ved Prakash and the Congress’ Surender Kumar are in fray in Bawana.
In the Panaji by-election, four-time chief minister Manohar Parrikar takes on Girish Chodankar of the Congress and Anand Shirodkar of the Goa Suraksha Manch. In the Valpoi by-poll, the contest is between health minister Vishwajit Rane and Roy Naik of the Congress.