Bihar By-Polls Results Live Updates: Victory For RJD In Bihar Bypolls As Party Wins Araria, Jehanabad

Bypolls results of Araria, Bhabua and Jehanabad: The three constituencies in Bihar that went to poll on March 11 saw voter turnout of over 50 percent.

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Bihar By-Polls Results Live Updates: Victory For RJD In Bihar Bypolls As Party Wins Araria, Jehanabad

Araria, Bhabua and Jehanabad by-election results: Counting for the three seats began at 8 am.

Patna: Counting for the Lok Sabha seat in Bihar's Araria and two assembly seats - Bhabua and Jahanabad began at 8 am. After over 20 rounds of counting in the three constituencies, the RJD emerged victorious in the bypolls winning both Araria and Jehanabad seats while the BJP got Bhahua. "Nitish Kumar cannot even repent publicly now," tweeted RJD's Tejashwi Yadav as the results were announced. The three constituencies went to poll on March 11 and was seen as a test for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who exited the mahagathbandhan last year to walk with BJP to form government in the state. 

Araria saw a voter turnout of 57 percent, 54.03 in Bhabua and 50.06 percent in Jehanabad. 
 

Here are the live updates of by-election results of Araria, Bhabua and Jehanabad:


Mar 14, 2018
20:49 (IST)
This is not an ordinary victory, this victory is going to give the country a direction: Tejashwi Yadav
Mar 14, 2018
20:02 (IST)
RJD'S Sarfaraz Alam wins from Araria 
Mar 14, 2018
19:55 (IST)
Nitish Kumar Cannot Even Repent Publicly: Tejashwi Yadav 


Mar 14, 2018
19:52 (IST)
RJD Emerges Victorious In Bihar bypolls, Wins Jehanabad and Araria seats 
Mar 14, 2018
17:48 (IST)
Bihar Set For Status Quo In First Key Poll Test After BJP,JD(U) Alliance

Bihar, where votes are being counted for one Lok Sabha constituency and two assembly seats, seems headed for a status quo. While the RJD is set to retain the Araria Lok Sabha seat, it has held the Jehanabad assembly seat. The BJP has retained the Bhabua assembly seat.
Mar 14, 2018
17:33 (IST)
RJD workers celebrate in Bihar 

Mar 14, 2018
17:26 (IST)

Bihar has given sympathy vote this time: state BJP president

Saying that the party welcomed the mandate of the people, Bihar BJP chief Nityanand Rai said that the people of Bihar has given a sympathy vote this time. "We will certainly win the elections of 2019 under the leadership of PM Modi & BJP President Amit Shah," he told news agency ANI. 

Mar 14, 2018
17:20 (IST)

Tejashwi Yadav asks people not to burst crackers to celebrate RJD's win 

Tejashwi Yadav has requested people not to burst crackers over RJD's win in Bihar and instead "thank the public servants and help them in solving the issues that need to be addressed in the state."

Mar 14, 2018
17:14 (IST)

People of Bihar behind RJD's win, says Tejashwi Yadav

Expressing gratitude towards the people of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav said that its only due to their immense trust and love towards the RJD that the party has emerged victorious in the bypolls. He credited the people of Bihar for the win via twitter. 

Mar 14, 2018
17:02 (IST)
Mar 14, 2018
17:00 (IST)

BJP should stop working for face value, put focus on people: Jitan Ram Manjhi

After the RJD won the Jenhanabad seat and is seen to be leading in Araria constituency, former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said that the 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," he told news agency ANI.

Mar 14, 2018
16:51 (IST)
RJD's Krishna Kumar Mohan alias Suyad Yadav wins Jehanabad seat

Rashtriya Janata Dal's Krishna Kumar Mohan won the crucial Jehanabad seat in Bihar. The party is also leading in Araria though BJP's Rinky Rani Pandey won the Bhabua seat. While Araria Lok Sabha seat saw a turnout of 57 per cent, Jehanabad and Bhabua recorded 50.6 per cent and 54.3 per cent turnout, respectively

Mar 14, 2018
16:09 (IST)
BJP's Rinky Rani Pandey wins Bhabua seat

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rinky Pandey won the Bhabua seat in Bihar marking a defeat for the Rashtriya Janata Dal in the constituency. 
Mar 14, 2018
15:42 (IST)
RJD's Krishna Kumar Mohan alias Suyad Yadav won by 35036 votes in Bihar's Jehanabad while JDU's Abhiram Sharma lost. In Bhabua, however, the BJP was ahead by 13130 votes in the 20th round of counting.
Mar 14, 2018
15:33 (IST)
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah congratulated Laly Prasad Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav and daughter Misa Bharti for the RJD's performance in the Bihar by-polls. Speaking about the dinner hosted by Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday, Mr Abdullah said it was nice to meet the both of them. 
Mar 14, 2018
15:04 (IST)

RJD chief Lalu Yadav's daughter Misa Bharati said in a tweet, "Credit to Nitish Kumar that there is no match for him to be a crutch for larger parties and stick to the CM's chair. But people of Bihar are angry at him. In 2019, they will be wiped away."
Mar 14, 2018
14:42 (IST)
Bihar Set For Status Quo In First Key Poll Test After BJP,JD(U) Alliance
Bihar, where votes are being counted for one Lok Sabha constituency and two Lok Sabha seats, seems headed for a status quo. While the RJD is set to retain the Araria Lok Sabha seat and Jehanabad assembly seat, the BJP seems on course to win the Bhabua assembly seat.
Mar 14, 2018
14:39 (IST)

"You've not jailed Lalu, you have jailed an idea. This very idea will destroy your ego," tweeted RJD's Tejashwi Yadav as the party leads in both Araria and Jehanabad constituencies in Bihar. 
Mar 14, 2018
14:27 (IST)

West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee congradulated RJD's Lalu Yadav for winning Araria and Jehanabad. "This is a great victory," the chief minister tweeted. A tweet was posted from Lalu Yadav's official account thanking Ms Banerjee's for her wishes. "Thank you Didi.. Together We are fighting, we shall fight & We will Win," the tweet read. 
Mar 14, 2018
14:04 (IST)

After 10 rounds of counting, RJD's Sarfaraz Alam leads in Araria with over 2 Lakh 30,000 votes Followed by BJP's Pradeep Singh with over 1 Lakh 85,000 votes. 
Mar 14, 2018
13:23 (IST)
RJD's Sarfaraz Alam takes lead over the BJP in Araria. Eight rounds of counting concludes. 
Mar 14, 2018
13:06 (IST)

Trends at 1 pm:
  • In Jehanabad, trends show RJD's Kumar Krishna Mohan Yadav lead with over 14,000 votes. JDU's Abhiram Sharma trails after 13 rounds of counting. 
  • After 12 rounds of voting in Bhabua, BJP still holds the seat with over 6500 votes. 
Mar 14, 2018
12:32 (IST)

BJP's Pradeep Kumar Singh back in the lead over RJD's Sarfaraz Alam in Araria. 
Mar 14, 2018
12:06 (IST)

RJD's Sarfaraz Alam takes lead over the BJP in Araria. The BJP maintained lead in the first few rounds of counting this morning. 
Mar 14, 2018
11:45 (IST)
BJP's Pradeep Kumar Singh was leading by 2,321 votes in the Araria constituency, says Press Trust of India quoting EC officials.

Rinky Rani Pandey of the BJP was leading by 2,729 votes in the Bhabua Assembly constituency.

RJD's Suday Yadav was leading by around 1,200 votes in the Jehanabad Assembly seat, according to the early trends.
Mar 14, 2018
10:59 (IST)

In the 4th round of counting, BJP leads in Bhabua with over 2500 votes. RJD's Kumar Krishna Mohan Yadav leads with over 13,000 votes in Jehanabad. JDU's Abhiram Sharma gets over 8400 votes. 
Mar 14, 2018
10:39 (IST)
RJD's Kumar Krishna Mohan Yadav takes back lead in Jehanabad after BJP's Pradeep Singh was ahead of the RJD candidate for a brief period. 
Mar 14, 2018
10:07 (IST)

Pradeep Singh, BJP 
  • Result will be good and it will be in our favor
  • In 2 hours, things will be clear. People has voted for NDA
Mar 14, 2018
09:58 (IST)

BJP's Pradeep Kumar Singh gains in Araria as he leads in the constituency, early counting tends show. JDU's Abhiram Sharma gains in Jahanabad. 
Mar 14, 2018
09:43 (IST)

After first round of counting in three constituencies - Araria, Bhabua and Jahanabad, RJDkeeps its hold on Araria and Jahanabad; BJP holfds Bhabua. 
Mar 14, 2018
09:17 (IST)

Over an hour after counting began, EVMs being opened at a counting centre in Araria. Early trends show RJD's Sarafaraz Alam leading in the constituency. 
Mar 14, 2018
09:14 (IST)

BJP's Rinki Rani Pandey leads in Bhabua and RJD's Kumar Krishna Monhan Yadav leads in Jahanabad, early trends show.


Mar 14, 2018
09:08 (IST)

RJD's Sarafaraz Alam leads in Araria constituency as early leads come in. 
Mar 14, 2018
08:10 (IST)
Araria By-Election Results 2018: All You Need To Know
The Araria by-poll is the first electoral test for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after he walked out of the Grand Alliance last year and teamed up with the BJP.
Mar 14, 2018
08:08 (IST)


A counting centre in Araria as counting for three constituencies in Bihar - Araria, Bhabua and Jahanabad begin. 
Mar 14, 2018
07:53 (IST)

Preparations at Araria ahead of counting that will begin shortly.
Mar 14, 2018
07:48 (IST)
In Jahanabad, assembly by-elections was held after the death of RJD lawmaker Mundrika Singh Yadav. RJD fielded Mundrika Singh Yadav's son Uday Yadav. The JD(U) has fielded Abhiram Sharma who had won the seat in 2010 when his party was an ally of the BJP.
Mar 14, 2018
07:44 (IST)
The Bhabua constituency was previously held by BJP's Anand Bhushan Pandey. The seat fell vacant after his death. The BJP has fielded Anand Bhushan Pandey's wife - Rinki Rani Pandey for the seat. Congress fielded Shambhu Patel who has been associated with the party for 35 years. 

Mar 14, 2018
07:37 (IST)
The seat in Araria constituency fell vacant after the death of sitting RJD lawmaker Taslimuddin last year. 
Mar 14, 2018
07:35 (IST)

On the day of voting, Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party had said, "Today's day is also of changing history and also of creating new history. Leave and show everyone how much power we have in our solidarity. The results will prove to be revolutionary and decisive for the future of the state and the country."
Mar 14, 2018
07:32 (IST)
Araria saw a voter turnout of 57 percent, 54.03 in Bhabua and 50.06 percent in Jahanabad. 
Mar 14, 2018
07:30 (IST)
The bypolls will be the first major electoral battle for Bihar's Nitish Kumar after he quit the grand alliance with Lalu Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal last year. 
Mar 14, 2018
07:27 (IST)
Counting for the crucial by-election in Bihar will begin at 8 am for three constituencies - Araria, Bhabua and Jahanabad. The three went to polls on March 11. 
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