Thursday, 21 June, 2018

RJD Wins Jehanabad, Ahead in Araria; BJP Retains Bhabua

Bihar Bye Elections 2018 Voting in Araria Lok Sabha Jehanabad & Bhabhua Assembly Bypolls Underway How to Check Name in Voters List Online The counting of votes are scheduled on March 14
Kenny Thornton | 14 March, 2018, 13:11

In Bhabua Assembly seat, the saffron party is leading by almost 10,000 votes.

The bypolls will also test the leadership skills of RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, 28, who has led the opposition campaign as his father and party chief Lalu Prasad is in jail in a corruption case. Sharma had won the seat in 2010 when his party was an ally of the BJP.

Meanwhile, RJD supporters have made a long queue in Araria while shouting slogans in favour of party leader Tejaswi Yadav and winning candidate Sarfaraj Alam. Dynamic security arrangements have been made for counting of votes. Stay tuned for more updates.

The bypolls in Bihar, the first major elections in the state after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar broke away from the mahagathbandhan and tied up with the BJP, is expected to gauge the public response to Mr Kumar's decision to switch allies. Counting of votes in the Araria Lok Sabha seat, and Jehanabad and Bhabhua assembly constituencies was scheduled to begin at 8 am.

The result of Jehanabad bye-election in Bihar will be declared today. There were 14 candidates in the Jehanabad assembly bye-election in the electoral fray. BJP candidate Rinki Rani Pandey defeated her nearest rival Congress candidate Shambhu Singh Patel by a margin of over 16,000 votes in Bhabhua assembly seat.

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Ajay Maken will, however, attend all party-meeting to be held at the chief minister's residence on Tuesday. Kejriwal wrote that the issue needs to be strongly raised in the Parliament.

The Gorakhpur seat has been a strong hold of the BJP for the past 20 years.

The Lalu Prasad Yadav-led RJD was on the defending turf in two of the three constituencies.

In Araria bypolls, the fight was direct between the RJD's Sarfaraz Alam, son of deceased MP Mohammed Taslimuddin, and BJP's Pradeep Sinha, who emerged the first runner-up from the seat in the 2014 general elections.

In Jehanabad, the RJD hopes to retain the Assembly seat that fell vacant after the death of Mundrika Yadav.

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