The Trinamool Congress won the Ballygunge Assembly seat and the Asansol Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal while the Rashtriya Janata Dal won Bihar’s Bochahan constituency on Saturday in bye-polls held in the two states, according to the Election Commission.

Congress candidates won an Assembly constituency in Maharashtra and another in Chhattisgarh.

The counting of votes for bye-polls in one Lok Sabha seat and four Assembly seats in different parts of the country began on Saturday at 8 am.

Bye-polls were held in the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal, as well as the Assembly seats of Bochahan in Bihar, Kolhapur North in Maharashtra, Ballygunge in West Bengal and Khairagarh in Chhattisgarh. Voting took place on April 12.

West Bengal

Trinamool Congress leader and actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha was ahead of Bhartiya Janata Party’s Agnimitra Paul in the Asansol Lok Sabha seat by a margin of more than three lakh votes, according to the data provided by the Election Commission.

The bye-poll in Asansol was necessitated as former Union minister Babul Supriyo resigned from his post after he quit the BJP and joined the Trinamool Congress.

Supriyo won the Ballygunge seat on a Trinamool Congress ticket. He defeated Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate Saira Shah Halim by more than 20,000 votes. Candidates of the Congress and the BJP were trailing at the third and fourth positions.


The Rashtriya Janata Dal candidate Amar Kumar Paswan defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Baby Kumari by a margin of more than 35,000 votes in Bochahan.

The death of Paswan’s father, Musafir Paswan had necessitated the bye-poll. In 2020, Musafir Paswan had won the seat on a ticket of the Vikassheel Insaan Party, which was then an ally of the BJP.


In Maharastra’s Kolhapur North constituency, the Congress party candidate Jayshri Jadhav defeated BJP’s Satyajeet Kadam. Jadhav received 97,332 votes, while Kadam bagged 78,025 votes.

The bye-poll took place after sitting Congress MLA and Jadhav’s husband, Chandrakant Jadhav, died due to the coronavirus disease.


The Congress also won in Chattisgarh’s Khairagarh constituency. The party’s block unit chief Yashoda Verma defeated BJP candidate Komal Janghel by more than 20,000 votes.

The bye-election was held due to the death of Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) legislator Devvrat Singh.