New Delhi, March 14: This by election result is going to be a big test for RJD and especially for his son Tejashvi Yadav. The election campaign was headed by son as father Lalu is in jail. LIVE updates:
-BJP's Rinky Rani Pandey wins Bhabua assembly by-poll
-RJD wins the Jahanabad seat, JD-U defeated
-Assembly by-poll: BJP leading in Bhabua with 40,501 votes, RJD leading in Jehanabad with 52,609 votes.
-RJD leading by 23,187 with 3,33,050 votes, BJP trailing with 3,09,863 votes in Araria
-Close contest in Araria, RJD leads in Jehanaba, BJP in Bhabua
-RJD leading with 257108 votes, BJP second with 244957 votes
-BJP leading in Bhabua with 23,640 votes. RJD leading in Jehanabad with 32,554 votes
-RJD leading by 455 votes with 195527 votes, BJP second with 195072 votes
-BJP leading in Bhabua after 8th round of counting with 19,738 votes. RJD leading in Jehanabad after 10th round of counting with 29,551 votes.
-BJP leading by 1749 votes, RJD second
-BJP leading by 2714 votes in Bhabua. RJD leading in Jehanabad.
-BJP leading with 58,225 votes, RJD second with 55,334
-After third round of counting BJP is leading in Bhabua and RJD is leading in Jehanabad
-BJP leading after second round of counting in Araria
-BJP leading after second round of counting
-BJP Leads In Araria, JDU Gains In Jahanabad
-BJP leading after first round of counting.
Counting for Araria Lok Sabha by-poll to begin at 8 am, visuals of preparation from a counting centre.In Araria parliamentary constituency, seven candidates are in the fray. Former BJP MP Pradeep Kumar Singh is seeking to regain the seat from the RJD which has fielded Sarfaraz Alam, the death of whose father Mohammed Taslimuddin has necessitated the bypoll.
This will be a big test for Nitish Kumar as it is the first electoral battle in the Bihar since Chief Minister, who also heads the JD(U), walked out of the alliance with the RJD and the Congress and joined the BJP-led NDA last year. While the bypoll in Araria is being viewed as a test for the ruling JD(U)-BJP combine as well as the Opposition RJD-Congress alliance ahead of the big battle in the general elections due next year, the parties are looking forward to winning the Assembly seats ahead of the crucial Rajya Sabha polls.