Bihar bypolls: BJP leading in two seats, RJD in one

Uttar Pradesh & Bihar Bye-election 2018 Results Tomorrow Who Are Likely to Win Gorakhpur Phulpur Araria Jehanabad & Bhabhua Bypolls

BJP won Phulphur Lok Sabha seat for the first time in 2014 when (now) Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya won by a margin of over three lakh votes.

In a major blow to the BJP ahead of 2019 polls, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday managed to retain Jehanabad seat as well as the Araria Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, while, the saffron party clinched the Bhabua assembly seat.

Let us tell you that in this tired of the Arriya Lok Sabha by-election, there is a direct fight between BJP Pradip Singh and RJD's Sarfaraz Alam.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal on Wednesday won the Araria Lok Sabha seat in Bihar as well the Jehanabad assembly constituency while the BJP bagged the Bhabhua assembly seat in bypolls that were considered the first electoral test after Nitish Kumar dumped the Grand Alliance and joined hands with the BJP previous year.

Gorakhpur has always been considered a BJP stronghold with Adityanath representing the seat in the Lok Sabha five times. "Tejashwi has done little to create his own vote bank", said senior BJP leader Ashok Kumar Sinha said.

In Araria, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidate Pradip Kumar Singh is leading over RJD candidate Sarfaraz Alam. The combined vote share of BJP-JD (U) in 2014 was close to 50 per cent.




SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading in the Gorakhpur constituency with 293,153 votes after 19 rounds of counting.

RJD's gamble to field Sarfaraz Alam to cash in on sympathy for Taslimuddin's family in the constituency yielded favourable result.

Party leaders said Tejashwi had a foolproof strategy to reach out to his party's traditional voters in both the constituencies. Congress candidate Sureetha Kareem polled 18,844 votes. In 1989, when another anti-Congress wave swept North India, Araria voted for newly formed Janata Dal.

The fate of the third parliamentary seat being called today is Araria in Bihar, where too the BJP is trailing, this time behind Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD. His switching loyalties did not matter to electorate in Araria.

In Jehanabad assembly seat the postal ballots are about 150. Sukhdeo Paswan won on BJP ticket in 2004.

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