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By-election / Bypoll

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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Samajwadi Party (SP) Chief Akhilesh Yadav with Party General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav during a press conference after Uttar Pradesh by-elections results, in Lucknow.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supporters celebrate after their party's victory at Jokihat Assembly by-elections, in Patna.

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Samajwadi Party (SP) workers celebrate their party success in Uttar Pradesh by-elections, outside their party office in Lucknow.

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Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station during Bhandara-Gondia Loksabha by-elections, in Bhandara district of Maharashtra.

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) candidate Seema Mahato with her husband Amit Kumar Mahato flash victory sign after winning the Silli constituency seat, in Ranchi.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supporters celebrate after their party's victory at Jokihat Assembly by-elections, in Patna.

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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav is offered sweets by RJD State President Ramchandra Purbey to celebrate party's win in Jokihat Assembly by-election seat, in Patna.

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Trinamool Congress supporters celebrate the party's victory in Maheshtala Assembly by-elections, at Batanagar in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

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Voters show their identity cards as they wait in a queue to cast their votes for Silli Assembly bypolls, at a polling station, in Silli.

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BJP MLA Suresh Rana, 4th from right, waits in a queue to cast his votes for Kairana parliamentary constituency bypolls, in Shamli.

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Burqa-clad women, along with other voters, show their voter identity cards as they wait to cast thier votes for Noorpur Assembly bypolls, in Bijnor.

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Voters arrive to cast their vote at a polling station, during Kairana constituency Assembly by-election, at Kairana.

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Voters show their Election Commission cards as they queue to cast their vote at a polling station, during Gomia constituency Assembly by-election, at Gomia.

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Voters show their Election Commission cards as they queue to cast their vote at a polling station during Maheshtala Assembly by-election, at Maheshtala in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

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Voters show their Election Commission cards as they queue to cast their vote at a polling station during Maheshtala Assembly by-election, at Maheshtala in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

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A meeting of notable Muslims, Dalits and Jats to cement ties

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An RLD-SP-BSP rally in Khera Gadai, Kairana, UP

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) candidate Seema Mahato (c) with former Union Minister Subodh Kant Sahay (L) and JMM Working President Hemant Soren flash victory sign after filing the nomination papers for Silli Assembly constituency, in Ranchi.

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Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, MLA Jaykumar Gore, MLCs Mohanrao Kadam, Anandrao Patil at a rally after the State Youth Congress president Vishwajeet Kadam filed nomination papers for Palus-Kadegaon assembly bypoll, at Kadegaon in Sangli, Maharashtra.

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Newly-elected Araria Lok Sabha MP Sarfaraz Alam shows victory sign after taking an oath during the Parliament session at Parliament house in New Delhi.

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Samajwadi Party's newly elected MP's Pravin Kumar Nishad (C) and Nagendra Partap Sing Patel (L) showing victory sign along with party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and other members during the Parliament session at Parliament house in New Delhi.

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SP supporters in Varanasi celebrate their success in the bypolls

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Samajwadi Party supporters celebrating in Allahabad, UP

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A view of the Uttar Pradesh BJP office after the Lok Sabha by-election results were announcements, in Lucknow.

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Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav with senior leaders Kiranmoy Nanda and Azam Khan addresses a press conference after the by-election results, at the party headquarters in Lucknow.

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Samajwadi Party candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad flashes victory sign after his success in the bypoll elections, in Gorakhpur.

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Samajwadi Party candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel shows a victory sign after the Phulpur Lok Sabha bypoll election results, in Allahabad.

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Former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awami Morcha Supremo Jitan Ram Manjhi celebrates after RJD party's success in Araria and Jehanabad Assembly elections in Patna.

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Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav leaves after attending a meeting with BSP president Mayawati at her residence in Lucknow. SP Chief had profusely thanked Mayawati for her party's support in the by-election on two Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

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Samajwadi party workers celebrate their party success in Phulpur by-election, in Allahabad.

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Samajwadi Party workers celebrate party's success in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha by-elections, in Lucknow.

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Samajwadi Party workers celebrate party's success in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha by-elections, in Lucknow.

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Samajwadi party workers celebrate their party success in the Lok Sabha by-elections, at party headquarters in Lucknow.

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Samajwadi Party workers celebrate party's success in Lok Sabha by-elections, at party headquarters in Lucknow.

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Voters display their voter's ID card at a polling booth for Phulpur bypoll elections in Allahabad.

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Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and his wife Raj Kumari Maurya show theirs marked with indelible ink after they cast their votes during Phulpur Lok Sabha by-poll election, in Allahabad.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath shows his finger marked with indelible ink after he cast his vote during Gorakhpur Lok Sabha by-poll election, in Gorakhpur.

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Samajwadi Party National President Akhilesh Yadav during an election campaign for candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel of Phulpur ahead of the bypoll elections, in Phulpur.

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Bypolls in hometurf Gorakhpur is a ­prestige issue for UP CM Yogi Adityanath

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and other BJP leaders wave to the gathering during a campaign ahead of Phulpur by-elections, at Nawabganj in Allahabad.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses during a campaign ahead of Phulpur by-elections, at Nawabganj in Allahabad.

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UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya flashes the victory sign with Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Kushalendra Singh Patel after the latter filed his nomination papers for Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls, in Allahabad.

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Congress party candidate Manish Mishra along with party members display victory sign after filing his nomination paper for Phulpur Lok Sabha bypoll election in Allahabad.

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Top AIADMK leaders at RK Nagar poll campaign

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Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot addresses the media after party's victory in by-elections in Jaipur.

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Rajasthan Congress Chief Sachin Pilot and Congress candidate Raghu Sharma flash victory sign after latter's victory in Ajmer By-poll election, in Ajmer.

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Congress workers celebrates party's victory in the Rajasthan bypolls outside AICC office, in New Delhi.

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