Counting of votes of by-polls held in 58 assembly constituencies across 11 states in the country is set to begin at 8m on Tuesday. This will be held along the vote-counting process in Bihar where the country’s first major electoral exercise was held amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Votes will be counted for 28 assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh, where the stakes are high for the ruling Shivraj Singh Chouhan led-BJP government and the Congress. The BJP government needs at least eight more MLAs for a clear majority in the state assembly. By-polls were held in Joura, Sumaoli, Morena, Dimani, Ambah, Mehgaon, Gohad, Gwalior, Gwalior East, Dabra, Bhander, Karera, Pohari, Bamori, Ashok Nagar, Mungaoli, Surkhi, Malhara, Anuppur, Sanchi, Biaora, Agar, Hatpipliya, Mandhata, Nepanagar, Badnawar, Sanwer and Suwasra.
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While counting will take place for eight assembly seats of Abdasa, Limdi, Morbi, Dhari, Gadhada (ST), Karjan, Dangs (ST) and Kaprada (ST) in Gujarat, votes will also be counted for seven assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh. The Naugaon, Ghatampur (Kanpur), Bulandshahr, Tundla (Firozabad), Bangarmau (Unnao), Deoria and Malhani seats had fallen vacant in the northern state.
Votes will be also be counted in by-elections held for two seats each in Karnataka, Jharkhand, Odisha, Nagaland and one each in Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Haryana. There will be no impact of the by-poll results on the ruling governments in Jharkhand, Karnataka, Odisha and Nagaland. By-polls were also conducted across four seats in Manipur and the votes will be counted in this northeastern state on Tuesday as well.
Here are the live updates on the by-polls results
Covid-19 safety protocols to be strictly followed
As counting of votes is set to begin shortly, the administrations have ensured that the protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease are followed strictly.
Counting to begin at 8am
The counting of votes across 58 assembly seats in 11 states will begin at 8am Tuesday. The result of by-polls is particulary important for Madhya Pradesh, where the ruling BJP government is needs to win on at least eight seats for a clear majority in the state assembly.