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Bihar bypolls: RJD wins Araria Lok Sabha seat, shares honours with BJP in meeting outcomes

PATNA: The RJD on Wednesday gained the Araria Lok Sabha seat in Bihar as effectively the Jehanabad meeting constituency whereas the BJP bagged the Bhabhua meeting section in bypolls that have been thought of the primary electoral take a look at after Nitish Kumar dumped the Grand Alliance and joined arms with the BJP final 12 months.

The end result is dangerous information for Chief Minister Kumar whose celebration candidate Abhiram Sharma was overwhelmed in Jehanabad by greater than 35,000 votes by RJD’s Suday Yadav.

Whereas the BJP fielded candidates in Araria and Bhabhua, the JD(U) was in fray in Jehanabad, which is almost 60 km from capital Patna.

In Araria, RJD’s Sarfaraz Alam defeated his nearest BJP rival Pradip Kumar Singh by over 60,000 votes.

Alam had crossed over from JD(U) to Lalu Prasad’s celebration to contest the bypoll necessitated by the demise of his father and RJD MP Mohammad Taslimuddin on September 17, 2017.

In Jehanabad, RJD’s winner Suday Yadav is son of Mundrika Singh Yadav, former state minister and a detailed affiliate of Lalu Prasad, whose demise necessitated the byelection.

BJP’s Rinki Rani Pandey, spouse of Anand Bhusan Pandey whose demise precipitated the bypoll, defeated Congress rival Shambhu Singh Patel by about 14,000 votes in Bhabhua.

Although the outcomes can have no numerical consequence both in Parliament or on the well being of the JD(U)-BJP coalition ministry in Bihar, the bypolls have been seen as a litmus take a look at for Kumar.

The outcomes are a lift to Tejaswi Yadav, youthful son of Lalu Prasad, who spearheaded the celebration marketing campaign within the absence of his father who’s in Ranchi jail in reference to fodder rip-off circumstances.

The bypolls have been held on March 11.

Notably, the JD(U) – headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar – had initially introduced that it could not participate within the by-elections. Nonetheless, following infighting throughout the NDA which noticed HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi shifting to the opposition camp and an attraction by the BJP, the JD(U) agreed to enter the fray from the seat it had gained in 2010 meeting polls with ally BJP.

Reacting angrily to the lead to Bhabhua, Congress MLA Munna Tiwari charged legislature celebration chief Sadanand Singh with “selecting a candidate of his private selection, sacrificing the pursuits of the celebration”.

RJD basic secretary and MLA Bhola Yadav claimed “the outcomes show that the individuals of Bihar have made up their thoughts to say goodbye to the NDA”.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, nonetheless, rubbished the suggestion and underscored that candidates in all of the three seats gained due to sympathy wave in favour of the deceased incumbents.

“Why else would the Congress, backed by the RJD, lose in Bhabhua,” he requested.

JD(U) spokesman and MLC Neeraj Kumar mentioned, “We do politics on our personal phrases, with out compromising on ideas. The RJD, towards which we have been pitted, is sitting on pots of cash. It’s headed by Lalu Prasad who’s in jail for corruption. Its inheritor obvious Tejashwi Yadav was born with a silver spoon in his mouth”.

Yasir Ali
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