BJP ahead in Araria and Bhabua, RJD leading in Jehanabad

Bihar bypolls NDA leading in all 3 seats

AM: In round six, RJD candidate is ahead by over 6000 votes. He however started trailing in later rounds.

► BJP leading in Bhabua with 23,640 votes. Sarfaraz Alam has so far polled a total of 195,527 votes as against his BJP rival who has bagged 195,072 votes.

In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP which got historic mandate in the state and won 325 seats without declaring its chief ministerial candidate finally decided upon its chief minister for the state.

The death of RJD MLA Mundrika Singh Yadav necessitated the bypoll for Jehanabad seat, and his son Uday Yadav is contesting for the seat.

# 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. The polling was by and large peaceful, the election official said. Here, BJP's Rinki Pandey is ahead of Congress' Shambhu Singh Patel.

AM: After first round of counting, RJD is leading in Jehanabad. On the other hand, RJD is leading in Jehanabad by 8,899 votes. The process began with counting of postal ballots.

In Jehanabad assembly seat the postal ballots are about 150. JDU's candidate from Jehanabad, Abhiram Sharma reached at counting center last midnight.

Jehangabad SS College has been selected as the counting centre for the counting of votes for the assembly. The trends are expected around 11 am.

Fifty-seven percent votes were recorded in Araria while the voter turnout was 54.03 percent and 50.06 percent in Jehanabad and Bhabhua respectively.

The Bihar bypoll 2018 was necessitated on Araria seat after it fell vacant after the death of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Taslimuddin. He recently quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and joined the alliance of RJD and Congress. Manjhi hails from neighbouring Gaya districts and wields significant influence in Jehanabad. In Bihar, RJD and Congress are contesting these bypolls together.

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