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Bihar By-Election Result 2018; RJD leads by 8899 votes

Image used for representational purpose only UP, Bihar Bypoll Results Live: SP races ahead of BJP in Gorakhpur, maintains lead in Phulpur; BJP, RJD face close
Ellis Copeland | 14 March, 2018, 13:14

This is the first electoral contest between RJD and Kumar-led Janata Dal (United), which split ways from the Grand Alliance and joined hands with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) a year ago. Stay tuned here for all the latest bypoll results and updates.

There were reports of police resorting to the mild use of force outside the counting centre in Jehanabad as young RJD supporters indulged in boisterous jubilations over the news of their candidate Sunday Yadav establishing an unassailable lead over former MLA and JD (U) nominee Abhiram Sharma. Party candidate Pradeep Sinha is ahead by over 1,500 votes after the second round of counting was concluded by the Election Commission. Gorakhpur is the parliamentary constituency and stronghold of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The Bhabua seat is witnessing a straight contest between BJP's Rinki Pandey and Congress' Shambhu Singh Patel.

AM: BJP leading by 5500 votes.

With the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) marking a clear lead in the by-elections for Araria Lok Sabha seat and Jehanbad Assembly seat, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday said that results reflected that the jailed party chief Lalu Prasad's influence still prevailed in Bihar.

Security across the Gorakhpur and Phulpur constituencies in Uttar Pradesh have been tightened as counting of votes is under way.

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The Bhabhua seat was held by the BJP.

The Lalu Prasad Yadav-led RJD was on the defending turf in two of the three constituencies.

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

The RJD's Suday Yadav is ahead by a big margin in Jehanabad, where bypolls were held after the death of his father Mundrika Singh Yadav.

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