With Nitish's support, BJP hopes to snatch this Assembly seat

With Nitish's support, BJP hopes to snatch this Assembly seat

The seat had fallen vacant after the death of Mundrika Yadav of RJD.

# 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. The seat was earlier held by Yadav's father Mundrika Singh Yadav, who passed away previous year following prolonged illness. The RJD hopes to retain the Assembly seat.

AM: In round six, RJD candidate is ahead by over 6000 votes. Here, BJP's Rinki Pandey has so far bagged 23,640 votes and is ahead of Congress' Shambhu Singh Patel.

Counting of votes is stil underway.

In Araria BJP candidate has so far bagged 1,13,169 votes and is leading Sarfaraz Alam of RJD, who has got 1,04,190 votes, by 8,979 votes.

The results of bye-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar will be declared on Wednesday.

In Jehanabad assembly seat the postal ballots are about 150.

Jehanabad: Earlier, RJD was leading in Jehanabad where Abhiram Sharma (JD-U) was trailing by 1340 votes. There were 14 candidates in the Jehanabad assembly bye-election in the electoral fray. Around 15 tables will be used at each counting centre in different assembly segments. 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's Araria parliamentary by election 57 per cent polling was registered.

The by-election to the Araria seat was necessitated by the death of RJD MP Mohd Taslimuddin.

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. Adityanath and Maurya both resigned from the parliament to become Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, thus necessitating the by-elections. He was sworn in as the chief minister on 19th of March.

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