Bihar by-election results in Araria Lok Sabha seat and Jehanabad and Bhabua's Assembly seats will be announced today and the counting will begin 8 am onwards. The trends are expected around 11 am.
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The by-election contest in Araria is mainly between the ruling JD(U)-BJP and the opposition RJD-Congress. The Araria by-poll is the first electoral test for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar after he walked out of the Grand Alliance between JDU, Congress and RJD last year and teamed up with the BJP. It is also seen as a test for Tejashwi Yadav who is leading the RJD after his father and party boss Lalu Prasad was jailed in a corruption case.