Bihar Election 2020: Result updates for Alamnagar, Bihariganj, Madhepura, Sonbarsha, Saharsa, Mahishi
Madhepura is a Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar, which comprises the following assembly constituencies: Alamnagar, Bihariganj, Madhepura, Sonbarsha, Saharsa and Mahishi. The six constituencies are among seats which recently went to polls in the three-phase Bihar assembly elections 2020.
Bihar has a total of 243 assembly constituencies
In 2015, three candidates each from chief minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal(United) and Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) won from the six seats. While the JD(U) won Alamnagar, Bihariganj and Sonbarsha, RJD candidates were victorious from Madhepura, Saharsa and Mahishi.
Both JD(U) and RJD had contested the 2015 assembly elections together as part of the Mahagathbandhan alliance, which emerged victorious, but collapsed in July 2017. Nitish Kumar then went on to ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), paving the way for a National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in Bihar.
The three-phase Bihar assembly elections 2020 began on October 28, with 71 seats voting in the first phase. 94 went to polls in the second phase, while 78 voted in the third and final phase on November 7. Counting of votes will take place on November 10.
Majority of exit polls have given an edge to the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan. The exit polls are based on responses of people who have cast their votes. Assuming that the voters have correctly revealed their choice, pollsters predict the results much before the actual counting of votes begins.
--Alamnagar assembly election 2020 result updates: JD(U)’s Narendra Narayan Yadav (102,517 votes), who has been the sitting MLA from Alamnagar since 1995, defeats RJD’s Nabin Kumar (73,837).
--Bihariganj assembly election 2020 result updates: Sitting JD(U) MLA from Bihariganj, Niranjan Kumar Mehta (81,531) defeats Congress’ Subhashini Yadav (62,820).
--Madhepura assembly election 2020 result updates: RJD’s sitting MLA Chandra Shekhar Yadav (79,839) defeats JD(U)’s Nikhil Mandal (64,767) from Madhepura assembly constituency.
--Sonbarsha assembly election 2020 result updates: 2-term sitting MLA Ratnesh Sada of the JD(U) (67,678) wins from Sonbarsha over Congress’ Tarni Rishideo (54,212).
--Saharsa assembly election 2020 result updates: BJP’s Alok Ranjan (103,538) defeats RJD’s Lovely Anand (83,859) from Saharsa.
--Mahishi assembly election 2020 result updates: JD(U)’s Gunjeswar Sah (66,316) defeats RJD’s Gautam Krishna by (64,686) from Mahishi.