Bye-elections to 58 Assembly constituencies across 11 states were held in two phases on November 3 and November 7. The highest number of Assembly seats that went to polls was in Madhya Pradesh, where 28 spots were vacant, followed by Gujarat with eight seats, seven in Uttar Pradesh, two each in Odisha, Karnataka, Nagaland, and Jharkhand. One seat each in Chhattisgarh, Haryana, and Telangana also voted to elect their representatives.

Of all the seats, bye-elections for four in Manipur were held on November 7. Bye-poll to the Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha constituency was also held on November 7 after the seat fell empty due to the death of sitting Janata Dal (United) MP Baidyanath Prasad Mahato in February.

Votes for all the seats will be counted on Tuesday.

There were a total 65 seats in state Assemblies lying vacant, but the Election Commission decided to hold off polls for seven in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam, and West Bengal. Assembly elections for all these states are scheduled for next year. The poll body, in a statement, said that the decision to not hold elections for these seats was taken after consulting state chief secretaries and election authorities.

Madhya Pradesh

Bye-polls in Madhya Pradesh were necessary after 22 sitting MLAs of the former Congress government...

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