Voters show their voter ids while standing in a queue to cast their vote at a polling booth during the second phase of Bihar assembly elections, at Diyara Manash Gaon, in Danapur, Patna, Bihar, India, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Voters show their voter ids while standing in a queue to cast their vote at a polling booth during the second phase of Bihar assembly elections, at Diyara Manash Gaon, in Danapur, Patna, Bihar, India, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar assembly election 2020: Three-way fight looms in JD(U)-held Dhamdaha

Lesi Singh, from chief minister Nitish Kumar-led party, is the incumbent MLA from Dhamdaha. Chief among her competitors from other parties are RJD’s Dilip Kumar Yadav and LJP’s Yogendra Kumar.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 08:07 PM IST

Dhamdaha is among 78 assembly constituencies that will go to polls in the third and final phase of the ongoing Bihar assembly polls, on November 7. A seat held by the Janata Dal(United) of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Dhamdaha is in the state’s Punia district and comes under the Purnia parliamentary constituency.

Click here for full Bihar assembly election 2020 coverage

Lesi Singh is the incumbent MLA from the Dhamdaha assembly constituency while Santosh Kumar Kushwaha, also of the JD(U), is the Lok Sabha MP from the Purnia constituency. Singh, in fact, is a three-term MLA from Dhamdaha, having also won in the 2010 and February 2005 assembly polls.

In the 2015 polls, Singh had emerged victorious over Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) candidate Shiv Shankar Thakur. A total of 189,392 voters from here had exercised their right to vote, out of 290,121 eligible voters. Of these, Singh secured 76,027 or 40.15% votes, while Thakur won 45,736 or 24.15% votes.

Also Read | Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Congress bastion Kishanganj goes to poll on November 7

For the ongoing elections, the JD(U) has once again fielded Lesi Singh. She will be up against a host of other candidates, including Dilip Kumar Yadav of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Yogendra Kumar of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP).

A total of 315,556 voters from this constituency are eligible to cast their vote. There are 464 polling stations here.

Also Read | Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Congress seeks to win again in bastion Bahadurganj

The three-phase Bihar assembly elections 2020 began on October 28 with 71 of the state’s 243 assembly constituencies going to polls. Polling took place in 94 seats in the second phase on November 3. Counting of votes will take place on November 10.

Nitish Kumar is the chief ministerial candidate of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which also comprises, among others, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). RJD, which leads the opposition alliance--the Mahagathbandhan--has fielded party leader Tejashwi Yadav as the alliance’s chief ministerial face.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala being taken to Victoria hospital for a scan from Bowring hospital after her health deteriorated in the Parappana Agrahara Prison, in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)
Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala being taken to Victoria hospital for a scan from Bowring hospital after her health deteriorated in the Parappana Agrahara Prison, in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)

VK Sasikala to be released today

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:58 AM IST
  • The AIADMK’s top leaders have issued a gag order to party members.
Close
Uttarpara MLA Prabir Ghosal stepped step down as a district core committee member and spokesperson of the Hooghly district. (HT)
Uttarpara MLA Prabir Ghosal stepped step down as a district core committee member and spokesperson of the Hooghly district. (HT)

Another jolt for Mamata as MLA resigns from party posts; TMC issues notice

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:50 AM IST
  • The legislator’s actions ahead of the crucial assembly elections immediately drew the ire of the ruling party which issued him a showcause notice.
Close
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)

RSS rejects Ram chants at Netaji event in Bengal

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:24 AM IST
  • The RSS is of the view that the slogan hailing Lord Ram should not have been shouted at a government event organised to pay homage to Netaji.
Close
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his recent visit to Tamil Nadu. (PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his recent visit to Tamil Nadu. (PTI Photo)

Kerala Assembly polls: Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Wayanad on Wednesday

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 10:12 PM IST
The Congress high command had recently summoned Chandy and two other top leaders of Kerala to Delhi to discuss recent local body debacle and possible re-jig in the state unit ahead of assembly elections.
Close
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts at a 'Farmers Convention', during his election campaign for the forthcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, at Vangal Marigoundan Palayam in Karur(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts at a 'Farmers Convention', during his election campaign for the forthcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, at Vangal Marigoundan Palayam in Karur(PTI Photo)

Veterans seek apology from Rahul for ‘undermining armed forces’

PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:51 AM IST
  • In a statement issued on Monday, the veterans said the armed forces can be “casually undermined by irresponsible leaders” only at a grave to national security.
Close
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi waves as he interacts with the farmers at a convention at Vangal Marigoundan Palayam, in Karur on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi waves as he interacts with the farmers at a convention at Vangal Marigoundan Palayam, in Karur on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi of 'leaking information' about Balakot air strike

ANI, Karur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 07:54 PM IST
The Congress leader said the availability of confidential information of a social media site WhatsApp equates to the 'breach' of the Official Secrets Act.
Close
The Supreme Court. (HT archive)
The Supreme Court. (HT archive)

SC refuses to entertain plea seeking ‘free and fair’ polls in West Bengal

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 01:26 PM IST
A public interest litigation (PIL) in this regard was filed in the apex court in December 2020.
Close
“People of Bengal will give a befitting reply to her in the next elections,” the BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said.(PTI File Photo)
“People of Bengal will give a befitting reply to her in the next elections,” the BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said.(PTI File Photo)

BJP targets CM Mamata Banerjee for appeasement politics in Bengal

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:43 AM IST
Banerjee on Saturday refused to speak at an official event attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark the beginning of the celebrations of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 124th birth anniversary after Bharatiya Janata Party supporters raised “Jai Shri Ram” slogans just before Banerjee was to start her address.
Close
Switching political allegiance doesn't always guarantee leadership positions, Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said.(Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times File Photo)
Switching political allegiance doesn't always guarantee leadership positions, Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said.(Prateek Choudhury/Hindustan Times File Photo)

'Need to induct leaders from other parties to expand base': Bengal BJP chief

PTI, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:52 PM IST
In an interview to PTI, he also clarified that everybody has to abide by the rules and regulations of the party, be it the old-timers or the newcomers.
Close
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being welcomed by people during his public rally, in Tamil Nadu on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being welcomed by people during his public rally, in Tamil Nadu on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

In Tamil Nadu, Rahul Gandhi offers a solution to deal with China

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Gandhi is on a three-day visit to Tamil Nadu which is scheduled to go to polls in April-May. He is interacting with farmers, weavers and the general public during the visit.
Close
Union Home minister Amit Shah was addressing a rally in Assam's Kokrajhar.(File photo)
Union Home minister Amit Shah was addressing a rally in Assam's Kokrajhar.(File photo)

Only Modi-led BJP can rid Assam of terrorism and intruders: Amit Shah

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Targeting Congress for lack of development in the state, Shah said, "The Congress party stained Assam in blood for years and instigated different movements in the state."
Close
Congress' West Bengal in-charge Jitin Prasada with Rahul Gandhi(PTI)
Congress' West Bengal in-charge Jitin Prasada with Rahul Gandhi(PTI)

Congress-Left to fight for Bengal's identity: Jitin Prasada

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:29 PM IST
Accusing the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of not focusing on people's issues, Prasada said this election in Bengal should have been about the performance of the BJP-led central government and what it has done for Bengal.
Close
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing a road show in Erode on Sunday.( ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing a road show in Erode on Sunday.( ANI)

'Here to help', 'Indebted to you': What Rahul Gandhi said at Erode roadshow

Written by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 01:27 PM IST
Invoking his family's relationship with Tamil Nadu, on the second day of his tour, Rahul thanked the people of the state for all their love and affection.
Close
During his first visit to the poll-bound state, the PM said allotment of these certificates would ensure that the benefits of government schemes reached these families.(ANI file photo)
During his first visit to the poll-bound state, the PM said allotment of these certificates would ensure that the benefits of government schemes reached these families.(ANI file photo)

Ahead of Assam polls, PM Modi distributes land allotment certificates

By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:00 AM IST
In its 2016 election manifesto, the BJP, which came to power in Assam with the slogan of protecting ‘jaati’, ‘maati’ and ‘bheti’ (community, land and hearth), had promised to give land rights to the state’s indigenous families.
Close
The former Congress president also targeted the BJP’s ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.(AFP)
The former Congress president also targeted the BJP’s ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.(AFP)

Rahul Gandhi launches Cong’s Tamil Nadu poll campaign, hits out at PM Modi

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:40 AM IST
“Currently, they are trying to bring one idea of one language, one culture which we are fighting,” Rahul said, launching the Congress’ election campaign from Coimbatore district.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP