Counting of votes for the bypolls for one Assembly and two parliamentary constituencies in Rajasthan is currently underway. The bypolls for Lok Sabha seats of Ajmer and Alwar, and the Assembly seat of Mandalgarh are being touted as a litmus test for Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje ahead of state polls.Early trends show that the Congress is leading in Ajmer and Alwar and the BJP is ahead in Mandalgarh.Ajmer and Alwar Lok Sabha constituencies saw a turnout of 65.2% and 61.86% while the Mandalgarh Assembly seat registered an even higher 78.78% as voting in the bypolls on Monday. The counting of votes of the Alwar and Ajmer Lok Sabha seats are being done in the respective constituencies, whereas it is taking place in Bhilwara for the Mandalgarh Assembly seat, a spokesperson of the state election department said.A total of 42 candidates are in the fray for the bypolls to the three seats.In Alwar, Jaswant Singh Yadav of BJP and Karan Singh Yadav of the Congress have contested the election, while Raghu Sharma of the Congress and BJP’s Ram Swaroop Lamba locked horns in Ajmer. In Mandalgarh, BJP’s Shakti Singh Hada and Congress’s Vivek Dhakad are poised for a tough fight. Congress rebel Gopal Malviya has played a spoilsport for his earlier party. Bypolls were necessitated in these three seats due to the deaths of the sitting lawmakers. Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat, Alwar MP Chand Nath and Mandalgarh MLA Kirti Kumari (all of BJP) passed away last year.The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has already completed four years in office and these bypolls are being seen as an indicator of the public mood ahead of the state polls.Counting of votes for West Bengal’s Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency and the Noapara Assembly is also underway. Catch live updates here. Live Updates here: * Ajmer bypoll trends: Congress’s Raghu Sharma leads by 21,882 votes* Alwar bypoll trends: Congress’s Karan Singh Yadav leads by 14,500* Mandalgarh bypoll trends: BJP’s Shakti Singh- 15,419, Congress’ Vivek Dhakad- 8,296, Independent Gopal Malviya- 6,935, NOTA- 933* Ajmer Lok Sabha bypoll trends: Congress’s Raghu Sharma- 39,993, BJP’s Ram Swaroop Lamba- 31070 * Alwar Lok Sabha bypoll trends: Congress leading by 30,595 votes * Initial trends from Rajasthan bypolls are a mandate against the Govt, I hope our leads will increase even more. Vasundhara ji and her Govt have been totally rejected by people: Sachin Pilot, Congress

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Rajasthan by-Elections 2018 Results LIVE Updates: Alwar, Ajmer, Mandalgarh