Bihar Election 2020: Result updates for Kusheshwar Asthan, Hayaghat, Kalyanpur, Warisnagar, Samastipur, Rosera
Kusheshwar Asthan, Hayaghat, Kalyanpur, Warisnagar, Samastipur and Rosera are assembly constituencies in Bihar which together constitute the state’s Samastipur Lok Sabha seat. These constituencies recently witnessed polling as Bihar, which has total 243 assembly seats, went to polls in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7.
In 2015, the JD(U) won Kushseshwar Asthan, Hayaghat and Warisnagar while the RJD and BJP took Samastipur and Kalyanpur respectively, and Congress took Rosera. This time, the exit poll has suggested a victory for the Mahagathbandhan paving the way for RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav to become the next chief minister of Bihar.
Here is a look at the performance of all the parties in these six seats in Bihar Assembly Election 2020:
Kusheshwar Asthan assembly election 2020 result updates:
The JD(U)’s Shashibhushan Hajari wins the race beating Congress’ Dr. Ashok Kumar in second place by 7,222 votes.
An assembly constituency in Darbhanga, Kusheshwar Asthan is a seat reserved for the Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates. In the previous two assembly elections, in 2010 and 2015, incumbent MLA Shashi Bhushan Hazari won on both occasions. However, while in 2015 Hazari won as a JD(U) candidate, in 2010, he contested and won as a nominee of the BJP. On both occasions, he defeated LJP candidates.
Hayaghat assembly election 2020 result updates:
BJP’s Ram Chandra Prasad wins the race, beating RJD’s Bhola Yadav by 10,252 votes.
Amarnath Gami won from the Hayaghat assembly constituency in both the previous Bihar assembly elections, in 2010 and 2015. However, while in 2010 he won as a BJP candidate, in 2015, he was victorious as a JD(U) nominee. Also, last month, Gami took membership of the RJD, whose candidate Hari Nandan Yadav won the Hayaghat seat in the twin assembly polls of 2015
Kalyanpur assembly election 2020 result updates:
RJD’s Manoj Kumar Yadav pulls ahead of BJP’s Sachindra Prasad Singh.
NDA allies JD(U) and the BJP have spilt the Kalyanpur assembly seat in the last two assembly elections, with JD(U) candidate Razia Khatoon winning in 2010 and Sachindra Prasad Singh of the BJP defeating her in 2015. The RJD, too, has tasted victory from this seat, with its candidate Ashok Prasad Verma winning in the February 2005 assembly polls and then in bypolls in 2009.
Warisnagar assembly election 2020 result updates:
JD(U)’s Ashok Kumar overtakes the CPI(M-L)’s Phoolbabu Singh to take the lead in the race.
The Warisnagar assembly constituency, in Bihar’s Samastipur district, is currently held by chief minister Kumar’s JD(U). Ashok Kumar won this seat for the party for two consecutive assembly polls in 2010 and 2015. The LJP has also tasted victory from here thrice in recent years, in the twin assembly polls of 2005 and bypolls in 2009. In 2000, JD(U) candidate Ram Sewak Hazari was the winner from this constituency
Samastipur assembly election 2020 result updates:
Ashwamedh Devi of the JD(U) leads RJD’s Akhtarul Islam Shahin of the RJD.
Samastipur is an RJD-held constituency, as the party’s nominee in the two previous assembly polls, Akhtarul Islam Sahin, emerged victorious from here in both 2010 and 2015. Before him, the seat was held for three consecutive terms by JD(U) nominee Ram Nath Thakur. In fact, in 2010, Sahin had defeated Thakur to win this seat before defeating BJP candidate Renu Kumari in 2015.
Rosera assembly election 2020 result updates:
BJP’s Birendra Kumar leads the race with Nagendra Kumar Vikal of the Congress in second place.
Rosera is a Congress-held assembly constituency, whose candidate Dr Ashok Kumar was victorious from here in 2015. In 2010, the seat was won by BJP candidate Manju Hazari who then lost to Kumar in 2015. RJD nominee Gajendra Prasad Singh was triumphant from Rosera in the twin assembly polls of 2005. A seat reserved for the Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates, Rosera is in Bihar’s Samastipur district.
The 243-member Bihar assembly went to polls in three phases - the first with 71 constituencies on October 28, the second with 94 constituencies on November 3 and the third with 78 constituencies on November 7. The Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) fought the 2015 election along with the RJD and Congress as part of the Mahagathbandhan in 2015. This year, the JD(U) reunited with the NDA. But the Chirag Paswan-led party decided to split from the alliance and contested the Bihar assembly elections alone.
All the three phases witnessed a good voter turnout amid the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The Election Commission of India (ECI) had laid several Covid-19 related guidelines such as regular sanitising of polling booths, provision of gloves and masks to those visiting the booths to exercise their franchise and maintenance of social distancing at all times. The commission also allowed Covid-19 infected patients placed under home or institutional quarantine to participate by the way of postal ballots.