Bihar Bye-Election Results 2018 highlights: RJD wins Jehanabad, Araria; BJP retains Bhabua

Bihar Bye-Election Results 2018: Read the highlights of counting of votes and results of Araria Lok Sabha seat, Jehanabad and Bhabua here.

BJP ahead in Araria, Bhabua; RJD in Jehanabad Bihar Bye-Election Results 2018 highlights: Araria Lok Sabha seat saw a turnout of 57 per cent in the bypolls on Sunday.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday retained Jehanabad seat as well as the Araria Lok Sabha seat in Bihar. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), meanwhile, managed to hold on to Bhabua assembly seat. Dedicating the win to the people of Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav called the results “a victory of ideology of RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav.” BJP’s Sushil Modi, meanwhile, said that the party accepts the mandate of the people.

The bye-election to the Araria seat was necessitated after the death of sitting RJD lawmaker Mohd Taslimuddin. The contest was mainly between RJDs Sarafaraz Alam, Taslimuddin’s son, and BJPs Pradip Singh, who had won the seat in 2009 and finished runners-up in 2014. In Jehanabad, the Assembly seat that fell vacant after the death of Mundrika Yadav and the RJD gave the ticket to his son Kumar Krishna Mohan. On the other hand, the BJP in Bhabua fielded Rinky Rani, the wife of the deceased candidate Anand Bhushan Pandey

Counting of votes for the three seats in Bihar began amid tight security around 8 am today. Araria went to polling on Sunday (March 11) along with two Assembly seats of Jehanabad and Bhabua.

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Read the highlights of Bihar’s Araria Bye-Election Results 2018:

  1. 8:35PM
    14 Mar, 18

    "Those who want to leave NDA leaders unsatisfied and suffocated are welcome in the grand alliance," Tejashwi Yadav said, reportred ANI.

  2. 8:19PM
    14 Mar, 18

    "This is not a normal win," Tejashwi Yadav says while addressing a press conference in Patna. "The results today have given a direction to the country. Nitish Kumar always advises to go to people's court. Today the people in Bihar have given their judgment."

  3. 7:11PM
    14 Mar, 18

    "By overnight switching sides Nitish Kumar has axed his feet and rendered himself politically irrelevant! People of Bihar are in no mood to forgive his morality & conscience of comfort and political stunts anytime soon! BJP is already feeling burden of alliance with him!" tweets Tejashwi Yadav

  4. 7:06PM
    14 Mar, 18
  5. 6:44PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar congratulates winners
  6. 6:13PM
    14 Mar, 18
    RJD wins Araria Lok Sabha seat

    The Rashtriya Janata Dal managed to grab the Araria Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 61988 votes. While RJD candidate Sarafaraz Alam got 50,9334 votes, BJP's Pradip Singh trailed behind with 447346 votes

  7. 5:08PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Bihar has given sympathy vote this time: BJP state president

    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: Nityanand Rai, BJP Bihar President tells ANI

  8. 5:06PM
    14 Mar, 18

    "Bihar's Deputy CM Sushil Modi is involved in so many scams, but still no action or enquiry has been initiated against him. After this win in by-polls, we expect that Amit Shah, Narendra Modi, CBI and ED will speed up in their actions against us," RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav tells ANI. 

  9. 5:00PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Dedicate the win to the people of Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav
  10. 4:51PM
    14 Mar, 18
    BJP should stop working for its face value: Jitan Ram Manjhi

    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 former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi

  11. 4:37PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Lalu Prasad Yadav is an ideology, says Tejashwi Yadav

    "Jo log kehte the ki Lalu ji khatam ho gaye hain aaj hum unko keh sakte hain ki Lalu ji ek vichaar dhara ka naam hai. Bihar ki janta ko iss jeet ke liye dhanyawaad deta hun aur saath hi Manjhi ji ko bhi dhanyawaad deta hun (Thosde who were saying that it was the end of Lalu Prasad Yadav, today we want to say them that he is an ideology. We wiuld like to thank the people of Bihar as well as Jitan Ram Manjhi)," says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, reported ANI

  12. 4:25PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Bihar Bye-Election Results 2018

    In Bhabua, BJP's Rinky Rani managed to defeat Congress' Shambhu Singh Patel by over 11,000 votes, while RJD's Suday Yadav defeated JD(U)'s Abhiram Sharna by over 35,000 votes in Jehnabad

  13. 4:22PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Latest vote count

    While the fate of Bhabua and Jehanabad is clear, the RJD is leading by 57,791 with 4,46,179 votes. BJP is meanwhile trailing with 3,88,388 votes after 22nd round of counting.

  14. 4:09PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Respect people's mandate, tweets BJP leader and Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi
  15. 4:05PM
    14 Mar, 18

    Political leaders across the spectrum have shared their reactions on the Bihar bye-elections. Read more

  16. 3:48PM
    14 Mar, 18
    BJP wins Bhabua bypoll

    BJP's Rinky Rani Pandey wins Bhabua assembly bypoll in Bihar

  17. 3:47PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Omar Abdullah congratulatesTejashwi Yadav, Misa Bharti
  18. 3:40PM
    14 Mar, 18
    RJD wins Jehanabad assembly by-poll

    Rashtriya Janata Dal wins Jehanabad assembly by-poll in Bihar

  19. 2:54PM
    14 Mar, 18
  20. 2:51PM
    14 Mar, 18

    There were reports of police resorting to mild use of force outside the counting centre in Jehanabad as young RJD supporters indulged in boisterous jubilations over the news of their candidate Suday Yadav establishing an unassailable lead over former MLA and JD(U) nominee Abhiram Sharma.

  21. 2:50PM
    14 Mar, 18
    A total of 28 rounds of counting will take place

    Till 2:30, the RJD established leads in Araria Lok Sabha seat and Jehanabad Assembly constituency while the BJP was leading in Bhabhua Assembly seat in bypolls in Bihar.  According to election office sources, a total of 28 rounds of counting will take place for results of Araria Lok Sabha seat bypoll necessitated due to demise of RJD MP Mohammad Taslimuddin.

  22. 2:26PM
    14 Mar, 18
  23. 1:58PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Latest vote count

    Now, the RJD is leading by 23,187 with 3,33,050 votes, BJP trailing with 3,09,863 votes. While, the BJP leading in Bhabua with 40,501 votes and the RJD leading in Jehanabad with 52,609 votes.

  24. 1:39PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Bihar Election Results 2018 today: BJP still ahead in Bhabua, RJD in Jehanabad

    After 11th round of counting, the BJP is ahead by over 6,400 votes in Bhabua and RJD is ahead by 19,400 votes in Jehanabad.

  25. 1:36PM
    14 Mar, 18
    RJD again takes lead by 16,000 votes in Araria

    RJD has again taken lead by 16,000 votes in Araria. Around 4,000 people opted for NOTA.

  26. 1:34PM
    14 Mar, 18

    The BJP was leading in the Araria Lok Sabha seat and Bhabua Assembly constituency, while its ally, the ruling JD(U) in the state, was trailing behind the RJD candidate in the Jehanabad Assembly seat after three hours of counting for the by-elections in Bihar. 

  27. 1:17PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Congress' Jyotiraditya Scindia says BJP is shown door by people

    People have spoken against the anti-farmer, anti-youth and anti-women policies of the govt, it is very clear that BJP is being shown the door by the people: Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress, on UP and Bihar Lok Sabha bypolls.

  28. 12:38PM
    14 Mar, 18

    BJP leading in Bhabua with 23,640 votes. RJD leading in Jehanabad with 32,554 votes.

  29. 12:37PM
    14 Mar, 18
    BJP again takes lead in Araria

    After fifth round of counting, BJP again leading in Araria by 5, 500 votes.

  30. 12:26PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Bihar Bye-Election Results 2018: RJD again leads in Araria

    The Rashtriya Janata Dal is again leading in Araria by 1,379 votes after the third round of counting.

  31. 11:12AM
    14 Mar, 18

    So, now, the BJP is leading by over 3,200 votes in Bhabua and by 5,500 votes in Araria. Stay tuned

  32. 11:01AM
    14 Mar, 18
    BJP ahead in Bhabua, RJD leading by 15,000 votes in Jehanabad

    In Bhabua, BJP candidate Rinki Rani Pandey leading by 2, 714 votes. While RJD candidate is leading by over 15,000 votes in Jehanabad Assembly bypoll where RJD candidate Kumar Krishna Mohan a.k.a Suday Yadav contested against JD (U)'s Abhiram Sharma. 

  33. 11:00AM
    14 Mar, 18
    BJP's Pradeep Kumar Singh leading in Araria

    In Araria, BJP candidate Pradeep Kumar Singh is leading with 58,225 votes against RJD candidate Sarfaraz Alam. Alam has gained 55,334 votes till now.

  34. 10:28AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Now, NDA leading in Araria, Babhua; RJD in Jehanabad

    After third round of counting, NDA takes lead on Araria Lok Sabha and Bhabua seats, RJD takes lead in Jehanabad.

  35. 9:51AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Who is leading in UP's Phulpur and Gorakhpur

    Meanwhile, after the third round of counting in Phulpur, Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 1,437 votes. He has secured 7,600 votes, while BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel has got 6,163 votes.

  36. 9:16AM
    14 Mar, 18
    RJD ahead in Araria, Jehanabad; BJP in Bhabua

    As of now, the Rashtriya Janata Dal is leading in Araria and Jehanabad. And the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is ahead in Bhabua.

  37. 9:11AM
    14 Mar, 18
    EVMs opened at a counting centre in Araria

    EVMs opened at a counting centre in Bihar's Araria as counting of votes continues. (Source: ANI photo)

  38. 9:07AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Sushil Modi says people will teach a lesson to those disrupting politics of development

    Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday in a tweet said that people will again teach a lesson to those disrupting the politics of development.