Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Bihar Bypolls Araria Jehanabad and Bhabua

Bihar Lok Sabha bypolls Complaint filed against Bihar BJP chief Nithyanand Rai over ‘Araria will be ISI hub’ remark Bihar by-polls: Over 30% cast votes in Araria, around 25% in Jehanabad, Bhabua till noon
Jay Anderson | 12 March, 2018, 10:21

Polling started at 7 am and has been peaceful, election officials said.

In Araria, ex-MP Taslimuddin's son Md Sarfaraz Alam, who resigned as a JD (U) MLA and joined RJD was pitted against BJP's Pradip Singh. Sources are saying that this will be the first major electoral test for Nitish Kumar who walked out of the Mahagathbandhan a year ago and joined hands with the BJP to form the government.

Coming to Bihar bye-elections, a 57 percent voter turnout was recorded in Araria whereas in Jehanabad and Bhabhua 50.6 per cent and 54.3 voter turnout was registered respectively.

The bypoll was necessitated after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated their seats in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, respectively, on taking office.

Slow pace of voting on Sunday marked the by-elections for the high stakes battles in Gorakhpur and Phulpur as poll percentage in the two constituencies went down by almost 10% as compared to the 2014 LS elections.

The battle in Jehanabad was between the ruling JD (U)'s Abhiram Sharma and RJD's Suday Yadav, son of late Munkrika Yadav who had won the seat in the 2015 Assembly polls.




The Araria Lok Sabha bypolls were necessitated following the death of sitting RJD lawmaker Mohammad Taslimuddin.

The results for the bypolls will be declared on March 14.

The incendiary comment was made on March 9 when Rai was campaigning with party candidate Pradeep Kumar at Narpatganj.

The BSP is supporting the SP candidates in the two Lok Sabha seats whereas Congress, which contested the 2017 assembly poll with Samajwadi Party, had fielded its own candidates.

In Bhabhua, Shambhu Singh Patel of Congress is locked in a tough contest with BJP's Rinky Rani, the widow of BJP legislator Anand Bhushan Pandey who held the seat. The total number of candidates in the fray here is 17.

Meanwhile, candidates in the fray for the Phulpur seat are Kaushalendra Singh Patel from the BJP, Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel from SP and Manish Mishra from Congress. For the ruling JD (U)-BJP combine, it will be a test of the NDA's unity, CM's popularity and their governance policies.

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