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JD(S) leader Nikhil Kumaraswamy (C), son of party Chief and former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy along with party candidate from Rajarajeshwari Nagar Constituency V.Krishnamurthy (L) during a roadshow ahead of by-polls, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Ministers Gopalaiah and R Ashoka campaign for BJP candidate Munirathna Naidu for the Rajrajeshwari constituency by-election, in Bengaluru.

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Congress candidate from Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency H. Kusuma, wife of late IAS Officer D.K. Ravi, during a roadshow ahead of by-polls, in Bengaluru.

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Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah along with party candidate from Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency H. Kusuma, wife of late IAS Officer D.K. Ravi, during a roadshow ahead of by-polls, in Bengaluru.

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BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia addresses a gathering during a public meeting, at Biaora in Rajgarh district.

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Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh along with party workers arrives at the Election Commission office to register a complaint against police and other state government officials for allegedly favoring BJP contestants in the ongoing election campaign for by-polls, in Bhopal.

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BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia addresses an election rally in support of party candidate Ranveer Jatav of Gohad constituency, in Barahed.

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Former chief minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath during a public meeting ahead of the by-elections, at Sanwer village in Indore.

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a rally in support of party candidate Usha Sirohi, in Bulandshahar.

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Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and state Congress President Kamal Nath addresses an election meeting for party candidate from Karera assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh.

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BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia during an election campaign rally in support of BJP candidate Imarti Devi in Dabra, Gwalior district.

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BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia addresses an election meeting in support of party candidate Govind Rajput ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly bypolls, at Surkhi in Sagar district.

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Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath during an election campaign rally in Mandhata Assembly constitutency, in Khandwa district.

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BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia addresses an election campaign rally ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly bypolls, in Agar constituency.

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BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia arrives to address an election campaign rally ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly bypolls, in Burhanpur district.

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Madhya Pradesh BJP President V D Sharma addresses a press conference in connection with bypolls to 28 Assembly seats, in Bhopal.

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Former Chief Minister and Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath with party leader Digvijay Singh releases the party manifesto 'Vachan Patra' for upcoming 28 Assembly by-polls, in Bhopal

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Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijay Singh arrives at the election commission office to meet Chief Election Officer in connection with bypolls in the state, in Bhopal.

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KPCC President DK Shivakumar (R) and senior party leader Siddaramaiah (L) with Congress candidate Kusuma Ravi, wife of deceased IAS officer DK Ravi, for Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency after she filed nomination papers ahead of by-polls in Karnataka, in Bengaluru.

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BJP candidate for Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency Munirathna Naidu being garlanded by party workers before filing nomination papers ahead of by-polls in Karnataka, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, BJP State Unit President Nalin Kumat Kateel and others hand over the B-form to party candidate for Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency Munirathna Naidu ahead of by-polls in Karnataka, in Bengaluru.

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JD(S) candidate for Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency Krishnamurthy along with former CM H D Kumaraswamy arrives to file nomination papers ahead of by-polls in Karnataka, in Bengaluru.

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BJP candidate for Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency Munirathna Naidu along with Deputy CM CN Ashwath Narayan (L) files his nomination papers ahead of by-polls in Karnataka, in Bengaluru.

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Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Yogeshwar Mahato Batul is greeted by his supporters after he filed his nomination paper for by-polls from Bermo seat at Bermo subdivision constituency under Bokaro district.

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President of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee K Therie (L) presents party ticket to Khaseo Anar (R), ahead of the upcoming Nagaland bypolls, at Congress Bhavan in Dimapur.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan with BJP State President VD Sharma flags of digital election campaign vehicles for bypolls in the state, in Bhopal.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) candidate Basant Soren (L) flashes victory sign with his brother and Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren (C) after filing nomination paper for bypolls to Dumka seat. Congress candidate for Bermo Jaimangal Singh (R) also seen.

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KPCC President DK Shivakumar presents B-Form to Kusuma H, widow of deceased IAS officer DK Ravi, ahead of State Assembly bypolls, in Bengaluru.

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Madhya Pradesh State Congress President Kamal Nath addresses party workers during a rally ahead of the bypolls in the State, at Rajpur in Ashoknagar.

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BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia gestures during his address, ahead of Madhya Pradesh bypolls, in Datia district.

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TPCC President and MP Uttam Kumar Reddy addresses a meeting in support of a Congress candidate Cheruku Srinivas Reddy from Dubbak constituency for the upcoming by-elections, in Hyderabad.

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BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia is being welcomed by party workers during an inauguration of the party's election office at Jigni, in Dimani.

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Former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupendra Singh Hooda addresses the media on Baroda Assembly bypoll, in Gohana.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (L) and BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia during a program to facilitate BJP national executive members, in Bhopal.

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BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia addresses a public meeting, ahead of by-election in Madhya Pradesh, in Bhopal district.

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BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia addresses party workers after inaugurating the party's main election office ahead of the state bypolls, in Gwalior.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses party workers after inaugurating the party's main election office ahead of the state bypolls, in Gwalior.

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Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee President Kamal Nath waves during a roadshow, in Gwalior.

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Madhya Pradesh Congress President and Leader of Opposition Kamal Nath addresses party leaders meeting for the upcoming state assembly by-poll, in Bhopal.

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Congress leader D K Sivakumar campaigns for the Shivaji Nagar constituency candidate Rizwan Arshad ahead of assembly by-election in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddiyurappa addresses BJP workers at the party office after the Assembly bypoll results in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa offer sweets to BY Vijayendra after BJP won in 12 out of 15 assembly constituencies of Karnataka securing the position of Yediyurappa-led BJP government in the state, in Bengaluru.

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BJP's Mahalaxmi Layout constituency candidate K Gopalaiah celebrates his victory, in Bengaluru.

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Congress candidate HP Manjunath celebrates his win in Hunsur Assembly bypoll, in Hunsur, Karnataka.

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BJP supporters burst crackers after the party won in 12 out of 15 assembly constituencies of Karnataka securing the position of Yediyurappa-led BJP government in the state, in Bengaluru.

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BJP supporters offer sweets to a cut-out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the party won in 12 out of 15 assembly constituencies of Karnataka securing the position of Yediyurappa-led BJP government in the state, in Hubballi.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa blesses his BY Vijayendra after BJP won in 12 out of 15 assembly constituencies of Karnataka securing the position of Yediyurappa-led BJP government in the state, in Bengaluru.

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Voters stand in queue to cast their vote during the bye-election poll of Mahalaxmi Layout constituency, in Bengaluru.

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A elderly woman holds her voter identity card as she shows her inked finger after casting vote during the bye-poll of Mahalaxmi Layout constituency, in Bengaluru.

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Polling officials collect EVMs and others polling material on the eve of by-elections, in Bengaluru.

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Fomrer Chief Minsiter and JD(S) leader HD Kumarswamy campaigns for Mahalaxmi Layout candidate Girish K Nashi ahead of the Assembly bypoll, in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

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Senior Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge, KPCC Working President Eshwar Khandre, former minsiter Ramalinga Reddy and Mahalaxmi Layout candidate Shivaraju Rise during an election campaign rally in Bengauru.

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Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy during an election campaign for JD(S) candidate Girish K Nashi for the upcoming by poll at Mahalakshmi Layout, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yedurappa with state minsiters at an election campaign roadshow for BJP candidate from Mahalakshmi Layout seat, K Gopalaiah, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa addresses an election campaign rally in support of the BJP candidate for KR Pet Assembly bypoll Narayana Gowda, in Mandya district.

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KPCC President Dinesh Gundu Rao and Shivaraju, party's candidate for Mahalaxmi Layout constituency, during a road show on their way to file the nomination papers for assembly by-elections, in Bengaluru

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AIADMK supporters celebrate after their party's victory in the bye-elections at party office in Chennai.

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BJD MLA candiadate Rita Sahu for Bijepur constituency celebrates her victory in Bye-election, in Bijepur.

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Congress workers burn fire crackers as they celebrate the party's win in Gujarat bye-elections, outside the party office in Ahmedabad.

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BJP leader Jagdish Patel celebrates his win in Amraiwadi constituency in Gujarat bye-election in Ahmedabad.

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Bijepur MLA Rita Sahu with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas after winning by a record margin in Bijepur bye-election, in Bhubaneswar.

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Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) parliamentary board chairman Chirag Paswan poses with the party's newly elected MP from Samastipur, Prince Raj, during a press conference in Patna.

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Satvashila Chavan, wife of Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, performs 'arti' of newly elected MP and former Governor of Sikkim Shriniwas Patil, in Karad, Maharashtra.

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BJP candidate Suresh Tiwari after winning the Lucknow Cant seat in the bye-election, in Lucknow.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur (centre) and Ministers Mahinder Singh and Suresh Bhardwaj along with the supporters celebrate their victory in Dharamshala and Pacchad bye-elections, in Shimla.

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Congress workers celebrate party candidate Kantilal Bhuria's victory in Jhabua Assembly by-election, at the party office in Bhopal.

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Polling officials set EVMs at a booth in Lucknow Cantt. Assembly Constituency in Uttar Pradesh on the eve of by-polls.

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An elderly woman shows her ink-marked finger after casting vote at polling station for bypoll to Rangapara Assembly constituency, in Sonitpur district.

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Women show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their vote at a polling station inundated in rain water following heavy rainfall during the bypolls for assembly seats in Ernakulam district.

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A woman shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting her vote at a polling station inundated in rain water following heavy rainfall during the bypolls for assembly seats in Ernakulam district.

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Congress' candidate Kantilal Bhuria and BJP's candidate Bhanu Bhuria show their inked fingers after casting their votes during bypolls at Jhabua constituency.

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Voters stand in queues as they wait to cast their votes at a polling station for by-polls under Rangapara constituency, in Sonitpur.

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BJP leader Jaya Prada shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during Uttar Pradesh Assembly by-polls, in Rampur.

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Voters show their voting card as they wait to cast their votes at a polling station for by-polls under Ratachara Assembly constituency, in Karimganj district.

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Poll officials, carrying EVMs and VVPAT machines, cross the double decker living root bridge enroute their polling stations, on the eve of voting for 26 Shella AC bypoll, Meghalaya

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BJP leader Jaya Prada participates in a road show in support of party's Rampur by-poll candidate Bharat Bhushan, in Rampur

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Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav at a public meeting in support of Samajwadi Party candidate for by-poll elections from Rampur Tanzim Fatima, in Rampur

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Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy (C) leads a two-wheeler rally in support of Congress by-poll candidate from Kamaraj Nagar legislative A John Kumar, in Puducherry

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BJP's Sonari Assembly seat candidate Nabanita Handique files her nomination in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, MP Topon Kumar Gogoi, Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa and Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries Rameswar Teli for the upcoming by-polls, at Sonari in Charaideo.

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BJP candidate Suresh Tiwari (2nd from R) files his nomination papers for the bypoll to the Lucknow Cantonment Assembly seat, in presence of State BJP president Swantantradev Singh and Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma, in Lucknow.

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Voters wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the Badharghat Assembly constituency by-elections at a village, on the outskirts of Agartala.

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DMK chief MK Stalin and senior party leaders stand near the statue of party patriarch M Karunanidhi following the party nominee Kadhir Anand's success in the Vellore Lok Sabha constituency, in Chennai.

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BJP candidate for by-election to Panaji Assembly seat Siddharth Kunkolienkar with Goa Chief Minister and supporters arrives to file his nomination papers for Lok Sabha elections, in Panaji.

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DMK President MK Stalin with his party candidates for Lok Sabha and Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly bye-polls, take part in an election campaign in Thiruvarur.

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal being offered sweet by Urban Local Body Minister Kavita Jain as they celebrate BJP's victory in the Jind bypolls, in Chandigarh.

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Security personnel stand guard during the counting of votes for by-election in Jind.

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Voters show their voter identity cards as they wait in a queue to cast votes for Jind bypoll elections, in Jind.

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Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, Haryana Congress state President Ashok Tanwar, CLP leader Kiran Choudhary and others during an election rally, in Jind.

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Congress party candidate V.S. Ugrappa celebrates along with his supporters after defeating BJP's J. Shantha by a margin of 2,43,161 votes in the Bellary Loksabha by-poll election, in Bellary, Karnataka.

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Congress party supporters celebrate party candidate Anand Siddu Nyamagouda's victory in the Jamkhandi Assembly by-poll, in Jamkhandi, Karnataka.

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KPCC President Dinesh Gundurao, AICC General Secretary Karnataka in-charge K C Venugopal and party leaders show victory sign after Congress-JD (S) won the by-poll election in Bengaluru.

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KPCC President Dinesh Gundurao offer sweets to Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara before a press conference at KPCC office, in Bengaluru.

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KPCC President Dinesh Gundurao, AICC General Secretary Karnataka in-charge Venugopal Rao presents a bouquet to the former chief minister Siddaramaiah after Congress-JD (S) won the by-poll election in Bengaluru.

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Former chief minister and Karnataka BJP President BS Yeddyurappa, senior state leaders KS Eshwarappa and Sadananda Gowda with party candidate for Shimoga Lok Sabha seat Raghvendra join hands to show unity during an election rally in Shivamogga.

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Samajwadi supporters ­celebrate the opposition’s win in Kairana

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Rajendra Gavit had joined the BJP just before the bypolls he won

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state office bears a deserted look after the results of UP by-elections, in Lucknow.

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and State Water Resource Minister Prakash Pant flash a victory sign after the party's success in Tharali Assembly by-elections, at Bharatiya Janata Party office, in Dehradun.

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Madhukar Kukde with his wife outside a counting centre after winning the Bhandara–Gondiya Lok Sabha by-elections, in Bhandara district of Maharashtra.

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Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) workers celebrate their party's success in Uttar Pradesh by-elections, outside their party office in Lucknow.

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