Assembly bypolls: Counting of votes today; all eyes on Panaji, Bawana
29 August 2017, 12:29 | Isaac Mcdaniel
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who won the Panaji assembly by-poll on Monday, said a church-backed fact finding report into serial desecrations in Goa was part of a conspiracy against him ahead of the August 23 by-elections.
Aam Aadmi Party on Monday returned to its winning streak in Delhi by retaining Bawana Assembly seat in a bypoll with a margin of 24,052 votes after suffering a series of electoral shocks in the past months.
This high-stakes battle won by the TDP by more than 27,000 votes was nearly a personal contest between TDP head and chief minister Chandrababu Naidu on the one hand and YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on the other.
In the bypoll, Panaji saw a voter-turnout of 70 per cent with 15,538 people casting their votes.
Earlier in the day, the mood in the BJP camp was rapturous after Parrikar and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane won the bypolls in Panaji and Valpoi respectively, the latter with a sizeable margin of 10,066 votes. Voting was held peacefully in 379 polling stations across the Assembly constituency. Reddy had won the seat in 2014 as YSR Congress candidate, but jumped over to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 2016. Before joining the Union Cabinet, he had been winning the Panaji seat since 1994. The by-election was held following the demise of TDP MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy in March. The Nandyal result will be widely seen as a trend setter for the general and assembly elections in the state in 2019 and may also alter the political equations.
Trump set to announce major decision on Afghanistan
"I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous and did not go in with a preset position". Before his election, Trump had on several occasions voiced his frustration with the 16-year war.
Bawana bypoll was necessitated after the resignation of Ved Prakash as the legislator in March.
AAP candidate Ram Chandra, CM Arvind Kejriwal and other ministers of the Delhi government had all campaigned in Bawana. He resigned as an MLA, jumped ship and was soon made a minister in the Parrikar government. With 16167 votes, Vishwajit Rane beat Congress candidate Roy Naik, who received 6101 votes after total four rounds of counting.
Congress was pinning hopes on Kumar's popularity in the area but it could not match up with the AAP.
Manohar Parrikar, the Goa chief minister has won Panaji bypoll by 4803 votes.
IS stronghold Tal Afar about to fall
Ibrahim al-Jaafari made the announcement at a news conference with his French counterpart on Saturday. Several villages north of Tal Afar have yet to be retaken, the statement said.
Mosquito spraying scheduled for Monday in parts of Adams County
The West Nile virus does not usually affect domestic animals, but can cause severe illness in horses and certain species of birds. Counties with one case each are Bolivar, Clay, Covington, Jones, Leake, Leflore, Lowndes, Noxubee, Perry, Scott and Wilkinson.
Donald Trump awarded Super Bowl ring by New England Patriots
Teams get to customize their rings, but must pay for anything over the base price covered by the National Football League. Though the value of the ring is unknown, what is clear is that if it exceed $350 in value, Trump won't be able to keep it.
Michael Owen reacts to Chelsea's 2-1 win over Tottenham
Kane's August duck continues - he's never scored in the Premier League in August - but really, it should have ended on Sunday. The greater worry for Spurs is a certain bluntness as their only goal came from a Michy Batshuayi own goal .
Jerry Lewis, Legendary Comedian And actor, Dies At 91
In 2016, he returned to the silver screen with Max Rose in a drama about an aging jazz pianist dealing with his wife's infidelity. It's a wonderful place to be". "Jerry has 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. one for TV and another for film".