Bihar bypoll results: RJD wins Jehanabad, BJP Bhabua; counting underway in Araria

The race is tight in Bihar with RJD leading in two out of the three seats.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 17:11

The Rashtriya Janata Party is leading in two out of the three seats in Bihar where byelections were held on Sunday. While the RJD is leading in Araria Lok Sabha and Jehanabad Assembly seats, the BJP, on the other hand, has maintained a lead in Bhabhua Assembly seat since the counting of votes began today.

Bihar is witnessing its first electoral battle since Janata Dal (United) chief and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar walked out of the alliance with the RJD-Congress and joined the BJP-led NDA last year.

Bihar bypoll results 2018 live streaming: Araria, Jehanabad and Bhabhua by-election results on Zee News

Fifty-seven per cent polling was recorded in the by-election to the Araria Lok Sabha constituency while in the Bhabua and Jehanabad Assembly constituencies, the voter turnout was 54.03 per cent and 50.06 per cent respectively after polling ended on Sunday.

Here are the live updates:

14 March 2018, 17:11 PM

Bihar bypoll result: BJP should stop working for its face value and instead put in efforts to work for the people. That's the only way in which they can improve or else they will face the same result in the 2019 elections as they have in this bypoll, says ex-CM Jitan Ram Manjhi

14 March 2018, 17:09 PM

Bihar has given sympathy vote this time. I'd like to thank all those who've supported us. We welcome the mandate of people. We will certainly win the elections of 2019 under the leadership of PM Modi & BJP President Amit Shah: says BJP Bihar President Nityanand Rai

14 March 2018, 17:06 PM

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav dedicates party win in Jehanabad seat to people of Bihar, tweets: 

14 March 2018, 17:03 PM

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said, "Those who said Lalu is finished, we can tell them that Lalu is not a person but an idea. I thank the people of Bihar and Manjhi ji for this victory."

14 March 2018, 17:00 PM

RJD lawmakers raise slogans in Parliament saying 'Lalu and RJD won byelection in Bihar'

14 March 2018, 16:13 PM

BJP's candidate from Jehanabad, Rinki Rani Pandey credited the victory to the public saying she will fulfill the incomplete work left by her husband.

14 March 2018, 15:42 PM

BJP candidate Rinki Rani Pandey wins from Bhabua constituency, defeats Congress candidate Shambhu Patel with a margin of over 15,000 votes

14 March 2018, 15:39 PM

Bihar bypoll: RJD's Jehanabad candidate Krishna Mohan emerges victorious in Jehanabad seat with a margin of 35,036 votes.

14 March 2018, 15:30 PM

RJD wins Jehanabad constituency in Bihar. Counting underway in Araria Lok Sabha seat and Bhabua constituency. 

14 March 2018, 15:14 PM

BJP's Bhabua candidate Rinki Pandey was leading by over 6,000 votes over Sambhu Patel of Congress, a RJD ally.

14 March 2018, 15:13 PM

RJD candidate Suday Yadav ahead by over 16,000 votes in Jehanabad over his nearest Janata Dal (United) rival Abhiram Sharma.

14 March 2018, 15:13 PM

After 16 rounds of vote count, RJD's Sarfaraz Alam takes a lead of over 15,000 votes in Araria over BJP's Pradip Kumar Singh. 

14 March 2018, 15:11 PM

Lalu Yadav's Twitter handle replies to Mamata Banerjee's congratulatory message. "Thank you Didi..Together We are fighting, we shall fight & We will Win," the post read.

14 March 2018, 15:09 PM

West Bengal Chief Minister extends wishes to RJD over party's performance in Araria Lok Sabha seat and Jehanabad assembly seat, tweets, "Congratulations to @laluprasadrjd Ji for winning #Araria and #Jehanabad This is a great victory."

14 March 2018, 15:07 PM

RJD's Misa Bharti says current trends in Bihar bypolls have announced the end of Nitish Kumar's politics

14 March 2018, 14:59 PM

RJD MLA Bhola Yadav says, "People of Bihar have bid their goodbye to Nitish Kumar and the byelections results are a proof to this. The people want a Nitish Kumar-free Bihar."

14 March 2018, 14:38 PM

As RJD inches towards win in Jehanabad, party leader Subhash Rai hails Tejashwi Yadav's leadership, says "This is the victory of the leadership of Tejashwi Yadav. The people have given the reply to Nitish Kumar as they have made their mind for the 2019 general assembly elections. Country will see a change."

14 March 2018, 13:55 PM

Of the three Lok Sabha seats in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, that went to the by-election, the Samajwadi Party is leading in two – Gorakhpur and Phulpur. 

The RJD is ahead in Araria Lok Sabha and Jehanabad Assembly seats whereas the BJP has maintained a lead in Bhabhua Assembly seat.

14 March 2018, 13:53 PM

RJD leading in Araria by 23,187 votes

14 March 2018, 13:50 PM

Round 9 of vote count ends in Araria, RJD candidate Sarfaraz Alam ahead by 14,581 votes 

14 March 2018, 13:49 PM

RJD candidate Sarfaraz Alam is ahead by 3506 votes after round 8 of vote counting in Araria Lok Sabha seat

14 March 2018, 13:30 PM

After ninth round of counting, RJD is leading in Araria by over 14,000 votes.

14 March 2018, 13:25 PM

UP bypoll: Samajwadi Party leads in Phulpur and Gorakhpur seats

Gorakhpur has been a BJP stronghold and the party has been in power on this seat for the past 29 years. This seat has been represented by UP CM Yogi Adityanath for last five terms.

On the other hand, Phulpur was the bastion of the Congress and has been represented by Jawaharlal Nehru. In 2014, it witnessed a saffron surge and went to BJP. 

14 March 2018, 13:03 PM

Araria Lok Sabha constituency comprises six assembly segments of Narpatganj, Raniganj (SC), Forbesganj, Araria, Jokhihat and Sikti. 

According to India Today, out of the six assembly segments, four have high concentration of either Yadavs or Muslims - both traditional RJD supporters.

14 March 2018, 12:38 PM

After the fourth round of vote counting in Araria, BJP has managed to regain the leading spot. Party candidate Pradip Singh is racing ahead with 6605 votes. 

14 March 2018, 12:28 PM

After round 10 of vote counting, RJD candidate from Jehanabad Kumar Krishna Mohan alias Suday Yadav is leading by 15,000 votes.

14 March 2018, 12:19 PM

Bihar bypoll: Union minister Ramkripal Yadav says he is totally convinced that NDA candidates will taste victory in all the three seats -- Araria Lok Saha seat, Bhabua Assembly constituency and Jehanabad Assembly constituency.

14 March 2018, 12:18 PM

Samajwadi Party files complaint with the Election Commission over Gorakhpur media gag.

14 March 2018, 12:07 PM

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.

14 March 2018, 11:51 AM

RJD candidate Sarfaraz Alam is leading in Araria by 1409 votes.

14 March 2018, 11:34 AM

Bihar Assembly by-polls: BJP leading in Bhabua by 2,528 votes and RJD leading in Jehanabad by 8,899 votes.

14 March 2018, 11:33 AM

Araria Lok Sabha by-poll: BJP leading by 8,979 with total 1,13,169 votes, RJD is at second position with total 1,04,190 votes.

14 March 2018, 11:23 AM

Gorakhpur DM Rajeev Rautela is present at the vote counting centre. 

14 March 2018, 11:22 AM

As per reports, Gorakhpur DM Rajeev Rautela has barred the entry of media personnel at the counting centre and are has instructed to not give the live updates of the elections to them.

14 March 2018, 11:07 AM

Bhabua: Congress candidate Shambhu Singh Patel was offered the seat in the last minute after the RJD backed out. 

He is in the second spot after BJP candidate Rinki Rani, who is leading at the seat by a margin of over 2700 votes.

14 March 2018, 11:07 AM

Araria Lok Sabha bypoll: BJP leading with 58,225 votes, RJD second with 55,334

14 March 2018, 10:51 AM

Bihar Assembly bypoll: BJP is leading by 2714 votes in Bhabua; RJD leading in Jehanabad.

14 March 2018, 10:49 AM

Araria: BJP is leading with 58,225 votes where as RJD is second with 55,334 votes.

14 March 2018, 10:39 AM

BJP candidate Pradeep Kumar Singh ahead with 4203 votes in Araria.

The seat is considered as a stronghold of RJD. The constituency is witnessing a close fight between BJP's Pradip Singh and RJD candidate Sarafaraz Alam. Araria witnessed a moderate voter turnout of 57 per cent.

14 March 2018, 10:24 AM

Bihar bypoll: RJD candidate Kumar Krishna Mohan is leading in Jehababad

14 March 2018, 10:24 AM

BJP's Pradip Singh is leading by 2,300 votes in Araria Lok Sabha seat, while its candidate Rani Rinki Pandey is leading with 2,576 votes in Bhabua. 

In Jehanabad, It's a neck and neck battle between RJD's Kumar Krishna Mohan and JD(U)'s Abhiram Sharma.

14 March 2018, 10:17 AM

BJP candidate Rinki Rani Pandey leading with 2,576 votes in Bhabua. The seat got vacant after the death of BJP's Anand Bhushan Pandey, and the party has fielded his wife Rinki Rani Pandey.

14 March 2018, 10:14 AM

Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) is leading in Jehanabad by a difference of 34 votes. 

In 2015 assembly polls, RJD's Mundrika Singh Yadav won the seat defeating Rashtriya Lok Samta Party's Praveen Kumar with a margin of over 30,000 votes.

14 March 2018, 10:05 AM

Visuals of counting of votes from a counting centre in Pipraich: 

14 March 2018, 09:41 AM

Bihar byelection result: BJP candidate Rinky Rani is leading in Bhabua 

14 March 2018, 09:39 AM

Counting of votes in Araria countinues: 

14 March 2018, 09:38 AM

Bihar Assembly bypolls: BJP is leading in Kaimur and RJD is leading in Jehanabad after first round of counting

14 March 2018, 09:32 AM

BJP leading in Araria Lok Sabha seat after first round of counting.

14 March 2018, 09:30 AM

Rashtriya Janata Dal leading in Araria with 2111 votes.

14 March 2018, 08:38 AM

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav had claimed that the Nitish Kumar government is playing 'dirty tricks' to win the bypolls in Bihar. He had claimed that the state government appointed its own officers to conduct elections and tilt them in its favour.