The counting for the Bihar bypoll has concluded with the RJD emerging victor in the Araria Lok Sabha constituency and the Jehanabad assembly constituency. BJP managed to win the Bhubua assembly bypoll.
The counting of votes began at 8 AM amid tight security. Though initial trends favoured BJP candidate Pradip Singh in the Araria LS constituency, the tides turned in favour of RJD’s Sarfaraz Alam after some time.
This was the first electoral battle in the state since Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who also heads the JD(U), walked out of the alliance with the RJD and the Congress and joined the BJP-led NDA last year.