Bypolls to 3 Lok Sabha and 7 Assembly seats across five states and Delhi is being held today, June 23. The Assembly bypolls are being held in Rajinder Nagar in Delhi; Mandar in Jharkhand; Atmakur in Andhra Pradesh; & Agartala, Bordowali, Surma, and Jubarajnagar in Tripura. The counting of votes is set to take place on June 26.

It will be a prestige battle for SP president Akhilesh Yadav and party stalwart Azam Khan as the elections are taking place in their strongholds in UP, while a bigger test lies ahead for Tripura’s new Chief Minister Manik Saha as he will be facing his first Assembly election.