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PM Modi thanks people of Arunachal, UP for bypoll results; says happy with BJP's vote-share rise in Bengal's Sabang

Congratulating the Bharataiya Janata Party (BJP) for winning Assembly bypolls in Uttar Pradesh and Arunachal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked people for supporting the party. 

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Congratulating the Bharataiya Janata Party (BJP) for winning Assembly bypolls in Uttar Pradesh and Arunachal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked people for supporting the party. 

While the BJP wrested the Pakke-Kessang and Likabali Assembly seats from the Congress in Arunachal Pradesh, it successfully retained Sikandra Assembly seat in UP. In West Bengal, the BJP increased its votes share in Sabang constituency from 2.6% in 2016 to more than 18% this year. 

"My gratitude to the people of Sikandra for once again supporting BJP. Our commitment to serving India's villages and taking them to new heights of progress is unwavering. I congratulate CM @myogiadityanath Ji and the @BJP4UP Team for their stupendous efforts," Modi said in a tweet. 

In another tweet, he said, "I thank the people of Likabali and Pakke Kesang in Arunachal Pradesh for reposing their faith in BJP. We derive immense strength from this affection and remain committed to transforming the Northeast. @BJP4Arunachal."

"Happy to see a significant rise in the BJP’s vote share in Sabang, West Bengal. I thank the people for their support and assure them that BJP will leave no stone unturned in serving West Bengal. I appreciate the @BJP4Bengal Karyakartas for their effort," he added. 

The BJP however, did not do well in the RK Nagar bypoll where NOTA got more votes than its candidate. BJP's Karu Nagarajan secured 1,417 votes in the election won by independent TTV Dhinakaran. 

In Sikandra, BJP's Ajit Singh Pal secured 73,284 votes against his nearest rival, Seema Sachan of the Samajwadi Party (SP). The Sikandra bypoll was necessitated following the death of its sitting BJP MLA and Ajit's father, Mathura Prasad Pal, on July 22.

In Arunachal's Pakke-Kessang seat, BR Waghe of the BJP won by a narrow margin of 475 votes, defeating his lone rival and former deputy chief minister, Kameng Dolo of the Congress.

In the Likabali seat, BJP's Kardo Nyigyor won by a slender margin of 305 votes, defeating his nearest rival, Gumke Riba of the PPA.

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