March 18, 2018

RJD wins Jehanabad Assembly seat; leading in Araria Lok Sabha bypoll

14 March 2018, 01:13 | Opal Carroll

UP, Bihar Bypoll Results Live: SP races ahead of BJP in Gorakhpur, maintains lead in Phulpur; BJP, RJD face close

Gorakhpur Pjulpur Araria Bhabua Jehanabad bypoll results on Wednesday key test for BJP JDU opposition

Rinki Pandey of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is ahead of her rival Shambhu Singh Patel of Congress in Bhabua assembly seat in Kaimur district of Bihar, according to the latest trends.

Bhabua: Earlier, Rinki Pandey of BJP builds up the lead by 2,500 votes in Bhabua. Party candidate Pradeep Sinha is ahead by over 1,500 votes after the second round of counting was concluded by the Election Commission.

With UP by-elections turning out to be a gloomy affair for the BJP, the lead in Araria and Bhabhua constituencies in Bihar comes as a good news.

The by-poll in Araria is being viewed as a test for the ruling JD (U)-BJP combine as well as the opposition RJD-Congress alliance, ahead of the big battle in the general elections due next year.

Now RJD is leading by 8,899 votes.

Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti says current results in Bihar bypolls have announced the end of Nitish Kumar's politics, Bihar's youth cleared the way of RJD for the LokSabha Election 2018.

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

The Bhabhua seat was held by the BJP.

Security across the Gorakhpur and Phulpur constituencies in Uttar Pradesh have been tightened as counting of votes is under way.

Bihar, where votes are being counted for one Lok Sabha constituency and two Lok Sabha seats, seems headed for a status quo.

# Bihar Assembly by-polls: After first round of counting BJP is leading in Kaimur & RJD is leading in Jehanabad. After this victory, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Supremo-Mamta Banerjee gave a congratulate to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Twitter.

In Araria, RJD's Sarfaraz Alam, son of deceased MP Taslimuddin is contesting against BJP's Pradip Singh while in Jehanabad the fight is between RJD's Suday Yadav, son of deceased MLA Mundrika Singh Yadav, and JD (U)'s Abhiram Sharma.

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