Bihar Bypolls Results 2021 highlights: JD(U) wins both seats despite RJD's spirited fight in Tarapur
Bihar Bypolls Results 2021 Live Updates: Voting took place on October 30 for two assembly constituencies--Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan.
With Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad back to election campaigns after nearly four years, the single largest party in the Bihar legislative assembly was sniffing an opportunity to further dent Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) in the bypolls held on October 30. The assembly seats of Tarapur constituency in Munger and Kusheshwar Asthan in Darbhanga fell vacant after the deaths of MLAs Mewalal Choudhary and Shashi Bhushan Hazari, both from the JD(U), which was already reduced to 45 seats in the last assembly election.
The bypoll recorded 49.59% voter turnout, with Tarapur witnessing 49% polling and Kushshwar Asthan witnessing 50% turnout.
In Tarapur, RJD had fielded Arun Kumar Sah against JD(U)'s Rajiv Singh. Congress had also fielded its own candidate, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, from the seat. In Kusheshwar Asthan, Shashi Bhushan Hazari's son Aman Bhushan Hajari contested against RJD's Ganesh Bharti and Congress' Atirek Kumar.
While RJD used its biggest crowd-puller, Lalu Prasad, to snatch the seats from JD(U), the ruling alliance held an intense campaign to retain the seat. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy Tarkishore Prasad and other state ministers held public meetings in Tarapur in a bid to prevent RJD, the principal Opposition party, from further reducing the party’s strength in Bihar Assembly.
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Nov 02, 2021 07:35 PM IST
Pashupati Kumar Paras says Lalu Prasad's return to poll campaign was a loss for RJD
Union minister and leader of Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party Pashupati Kumar Paras said that RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's return to the election campaign for bypolls was a loss for the party rather than a gain.
Nov 02, 2021 06:52 PM IST
JD(U) wins Tarapur by 3,852 votes
JD(U) has won the Tarapur Assembly seat by 3,852 votes despite spirited fight from RJD.
Nov 02, 2021 06:24 PM IST
JD(U) leads by 2,368 votes in Tarapur after 28 rounds of counting
JD(U) has taken a decisive lead of 2,368 votes in Tarapur after 28 rounds of counting.
Nov 02, 2021 06:10 PM IST
JD(U)'s vote margin in Tarapur narrows down to 765
JD(U)'s vote margin in Tarapur has narrowed down to 765, according to the Election Commission's official data.
Nov 02, 2021 06:05 PM IST
JD(U) workers begin celebrations as party bags Kusheshwar Asthan, leads in Tarapur
JD(U) workers have started celebrations as the party bagged Kusheshwar Asthan in the recently-concluded bypolls and is leading in Tarapur.
Nov 02, 2021 05:46 PM IST
Vote margin between JD(U), RJD in Tarapur now at 1,722
JD(U) is leading from Tarapur by 1,722 votes over its nearest rival RJD.
Nov 02, 2021 05:36 PM IST
JD(U)'s lead in Tarapur widens
JD(U) candidate has secured 65,104 votes as against RJD's 63,482, taking a lead of 1,859 votes in the final rounds of counting.
Nov 02, 2021 05:19 PM IST
JD(U) leads from Tarapur by 1,622 votes as final result nears
JD(U) candidate Rajeev Kumar Singh is leading the race by 1,622 votes against RJD's Arun Kumar.
Nov 02, 2021 05:08 PM IST
Tej Pratap blames Bihar RJD chief for party's defeat in Kusheshwar Asthan
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav has blamed the party's state unit chief Jagada Nand Singh and MLC Sunil Singh for the defeat in Kusheshwar Asthan Assembly bypolls. Tej Pratap, who has been critical of Bihar RJD chief, said that Jagada Nand Singh, Sunil Singh and Sanjay Yadav are ruining the party. Read more…
Nov 02, 2021 05:00 PM IST
JD(U)'s vote margin in Tarapur narrows down to 308
Tarapur is heading for a close finish as JD(U) candidate, Rajeev Kumar Singh, is now leading the race by just 308 votes against RJD's Arun Kumar at the end of 22 rounds of counting.
Nov 02, 2021 04:47 PM IST
JD(U) leads Tarapur by 1,063 votes
Having maintained a slender lead over the JD(U) for several rounds, RJD has started trailing as the counting is drawing to its final phase. JD(U)'s Rajeev Kumar Singh is now leading by 1,063 votes over its nearest rival RJD's Arun Kumar.
Nov 02, 2021 04:12 PM IST
RJD's margin in Tarapur narrows down
RJD's Arun Kumar is now leading from Tarapur with a slender margin of 513 votes.
Nov 02, 2021 03:50 PM IST
JD(U) retains Kusheshwar Asthan, wins by 12,695 vote margin against rival RJD
JD(U) has been able to retain Kusheshwar Asthan that went to the polls due to the death of Shashi Bhushan Hazari.
Nov 02, 2021 03:29 PM IST
JD(U)'s Aman Bhushan Hajari vote margin over RJD candidate continues to increase
JD(U)'s Aman Bhushan Hajari is leading in Kusheshwar Asthan by a vote margin of 12,695 over RJD's Ganesh Bharti
Nov 02, 2021 03:26 PM IST
RJD's Arun Kumar leads Tarapur with 1,567 votes
RJD's Arun Kumar is leading in Tarapur with 1,567 votes against rival JD(U)'s Rajeev Kumar Singh.
Nov 02, 2021 02:47 PM IST
JD(U) cumulative vote share at 45.31%, RJD at 40.19%
While both JD(U) and RJD are leading at one seat each, Nitish Kumar's party is ahead of RJD in overall vote share. Congress vote share, as of 2.40pm, stands at a dismal 3.20%.
Nov 02, 2021 02:37 PM IST
Congress vote share in Tarapur slightly above NOTA
Congress' vote share (1.44%) in the Tarapur assembly constituency was slightly above NOTA (1.42%) as of 2pm.
Nov 02, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Congress at 4th position in Kusheshwar Asthan
In Kusheshwar Asthan Congress' Atirek Kumar has slipped to 4th position. Anju Devi of Lok Janshakti Patry (Ram Vilas), who is at 3rd position, is ahead of Atirek Kumar by 570 votes.
Nov 02, 2021 02:22 PM IST
RJD, JD(U) continue to maintain lead in 1 seat each
The RJD and JD(U) continue to maintain the lead in Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan Assembly seats respectively as of 2 pm. RJD candidate Arun Kumar was leading from Tarapur with 3619 votes against his nearest rival Rajiv Kumar Singh of JD(U). On the other hand, Aman Bhushan Hazari of JD(U) was leading by 11447 votes over his nearest rival RJD's Ganesh Bharti from Kusheshwar Asthan. as per ECI data.
Nov 02, 2021 12:56 PM IST
7 rounds of counting completed at Tarapur
RJD's nominee Arun Kumar maintains lead in Tarapur against JD(U)'s Rajiv Kumar Singh by 3865 votes at the end of round 7.
Nov 02, 2021 12:55 PM IST
13 rounds of counting done at Kusheshwar Asthan
At the end of 13th round of counting at Kusheshwar Sthan, JD(U) candidate Aman Bhushan Hazari leads RJD's Ganesh Bharti by 6242 votes
Nov 02, 2021 12:19 PM IST
RJD, JD(U) maintain lead on one seat each
RJD's Arun Kumar continues to lead his nearest rival, JD(U) nominee Rajiv Kumar Singh, at Tarapur by 2551 votes. In Kushweshwar Asthan, JD(U) nominee Aman Bhushan Hazari builds lead of 8074 votes over his nearest rival, Ganesh Bharti of the RJD, after completion of 12 rounds of counting.
Nov 02, 2021 11:47 AM IST
JD(U) ahead by over 9000 votes in Kusheshwar Asthan
At the end of 10th round of counting, JD(U) candidate Aman Bhushan Hazari leads over RJD's Ganesh Bharti by 9010 votes.
Nov 02, 2021 11:30 AM IST
RJD bounces back in Tarapur
RJD candidate Arun Kumar Sah established lead of 2918 votes over JD(U)'s Rajiv Singh.
Nov 02, 2021 11:27 AM IST
JD(U) maintains lead after 9 rounds of counting in Kusheshwar Asthan
At the end of 9th round of counting, JD(U) candidate Aman Bhushan Hazari leads over RJD nominee Ganesh Bharti by 7501 votes.
Nov 02, 2021 10:58 AM IST
RJD, JD(U) ahead on one seat each
RJD leads over JD(U) at the end of round two by 917 votes in Tarapur. In Kusheshwar Asthan, JD(U) ahead of RJD by 3320 votes after six rounds of counting.
Nov 02, 2021 10:36 AM IST
JD(U) takes lead on both seats
JD(U) candidates establish lead over RJD competitors at both Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan assembly constituencies.
Nov 02, 2021 10:14 AM IST
RJD, JD(U) lead on one seat each
As per Election Commission of India ( ECI) trends, RJD's Ganesh Bharti leading in Kushweshwar Asthan against his nearest rival Aman Bhushan Hazari of the JD(U) by 670 votes. In Tarapur, JD(U) 's Rajeev Kumar Singh leading by 224 votes against his nearest rival Arun Kumar of the RJD.
Nov 02, 2021 09:17 AM IST
Bihar bypolls: Counting of votes underway
Counting of votes underway in Bihar for by-elections to the Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan assembly constituencies, the voting for which took place on October 30.
Nov 02, 2021 08:48 AM IST
Tejashwi Yadav accuses Nitish Kumar of crossing ‘limits of dishonesty’
Officer, who appealed to voters to vote for JD(U), given responsibility for vote counting, tweets RJD's Tejashwi Yadav.
Nov 02, 2021 08:06 AM IST
Counting of votes begins
Counting of votes for assembly bypolls in Bihar, held on October 30, commences.
Nov 02, 2021 07:37 AM IST
Both seats fell vacant due to demise of respective MLAs
By-elections for the two seats were necessitated due to the demise of respective MLAs, Mewalal Chaudhary (Tarapur) and Shashi Bhushan Hazari (Kusheshwar Asthan). Both were from CM Nitish Kumar's JD(U).
Nov 02, 2021 07:24 AM IST
Bihar bypolls: Counting of votes to begin at 8am
Counting of votes for October 30 by-elections in Bihar, held for the Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan assembly constituencies, will begin at 8am today.