Bihar Bypolls Results 2021 highlights: JD(U) wins both seats despite RJD's spirited fight in Tarapur

Updated on Nov 02, 2021 11:22 PM IST

Bihar Bypolls Results 2021 Live Updates: Voting took place on October 30 for two assembly constituencies--Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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