Bihar bypolls: NDA leading in all 3 seats

Lester Mason
March 14, 2018

Counting of votes for Araria Lok Sabha seat along with Bhabua and Jehanabad Assembly constituencies will be held on Wednesday. It is a tough battle for the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) as well as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is in alliance in the state with the ruling Janata Dal United (JDU). Yogi Adityanath is the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. In Bihar, RJD and Congress are contesting these bypolls together. Lalu Prasad Yadav's party had won two of three seats that went to bye-elections in Bihar. In absence of Lalu Yadav, who is behind bars in connection with two fodder scam cases, his son and leader of the opposition Tejashwi Yadav spearheaded RJD's poll campaign in Bihar bypolls.

Bhabua: Earlier, Rinki Pandey of BJP builds up the lead by 2,528 votes in Bhabua.

# Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 12,231 votes with 99,557 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 87,326 votes after eight round of counting.

Latest update: The race is tight in Araria, with RJD in the lead with 59,259 votes and BJP trailing with 57,850 votes.

In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has fielded Kaushalendra Singh Patel from Phulpur and Upendra Dutt Shukla from Gorakhpur against SP's Pravin Nishad and Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel respectively.

RJD is leading in Jehanabad after 10th round of counting with 29,551 votes.

AM: In round six, RJD candidate is ahead by over 6000 votes.

Now RJD is leading with 1,95,527 votes while BJP trails with 1,95,072 votes.

# Bihar Assembly by-polls: After first round of counting BJP is leading in Kaimur & RJD is leading in Jehanabad.

The counting will be done for 14 constituencies in which there will be 26 rounds.

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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