Patna, Mar 14: The result of Araria bye-election in Bihar will be declared today. Counting of votes for bypoll result of Araria Lok Sabha sea has begun. In Bihar bye-elections 2018, the electoral contest is between the RJD and the BJP. Catch live updates on Araria bye-election result here.
Polling for Araria bye-election result was held on March 11. The bypoll in Araria Lok Sabha seat was necessitated by the death of RJD MP Mohammad Taslimuddin. To retain the seat, the RJD fielded Sarfaraz Alam — son of Taslmiuddin — who was a sitting legislator of the ruling JD-U. Last month, he left the party, and the assembly, to join the RJD.
The BJP nominated Pradeep Kumar Singh who had secured 2.61 lakh votes in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, losing to Taslimuddin who had got 4 lakh votes. The Araria bypoll was the first big test of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who led his party’s poll campaign in absence of his father Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Stakes are also high for the BJP which is trying hard to win all elections across the states ahead of crucial Lok Sabah polls due next year. Stay connected with us to get instant updates on Araria bye-election result.