BJP ahead in Araria, Bhabua; RJD in Jehanabad

Lalu Prasad Bihar bypolls results

The death of RJD MLA Mundrika Singh Yadav necessitated the bypoll for Jehanabad seat, and his son Uday Yadav is contesting for the seat. BJP is now leading in Bhabua by 2,528 votes. The polling was held on Sunday for all three seats. The RJD hopes to retain the Assembly seat. Dynamic security arrangements have been made for counting of votes.

Sarfaraz Alam was leading as vote count began in the morning. The results for UP and Bihar Bye-Elections 2018 will be out today.

Similarly in Bihar, the bypolls is a test for former deputy chief minister Tejaswi Yadav to lead the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) against Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar-led alliance, in the absence of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who is now in jail in the fodder scam case.

In Jehanabad assembly seat the postal ballots are about 150.

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According to latest updates, BJP is leading in the Araria Lok Sabha constituency by 1749 votes after 10 rounds of counting. Around 15 tables will be used at each counting centre in different assembly segments. JDU's candidate from Jehanabad, Abhiram Sharma reached at counting center last midnight.

In Bihar's Araria parliamentary by election 57 per cent polling was registered. The bye-election to the Araria seat was necessitated after the death of sitting RJD lawmaker Mohd Taslimuddin. In the Bhabua and Jehanabad Assembly constituencies in Bihar, where bypolls were also held, the voter turnout was 54.03 per cent and 50.06 per cent respectively, Bihar's Chief Electoral Officer Ajay V Nayak said. To dethrone the Saffron party from Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabah seats, arch rivals the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) formed a strategic alliance to counter the BJP. He was sworn in as the chief minister on 19th of March.

Both the seats were won by the BJP in 2014 but Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath vacated Gorakhpur seat and deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated the Phulpur seat.

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