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

Uttar Pradesh Lok sabha bypolls 2018

Uttar Pradesh Lok sabha bypolls 2018

In Bahbua, a seat that was held by the BJP's Anand Bhushan Pandey, his widow Rinki Rani Pandey is ahead of her rival Shambhu Patel of the Congress.

Jehangabad SS College has been selected as the counting centre for the counting of votes for the assembly.

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

# SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with a margin of 10,598 with 1,19,427 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 1,08,829 votes after eighth round of counting.

Gorakhpur bypoll is a battle of prestige for the BJP as the parliamentary seat had been represented by Yogi Adityanath five times.

► BJP leading in Bhabua after 8th round of counting with 19,738 votes. 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.

JD-U president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had walked out of NDA after Narendra Modi's prime ministerial candidature was confirmed in the run up to 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

After trailing initially, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) moved ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Araria. Counting of votes is underway.

New electoral experiments before the crucial 2019 general elections will be put to test on Wednesday when the Lok Sabha bypolls results of Gorakhpur, Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh and Araria in Bihar will be announced. After this victory, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Supremo-Mamta Banerjee gave a congratulate to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Twitter.

According to election office sources, a total of 28 rounds of counting will take place for results of Araria Lok Sabha seat bypoll necessitated due to demise of RJD MP Mohammad Taslimuddin.

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