New Delhi: The counting of votes for Bhagalpur Assembly Constituency of Bihar took place on Tuesday. Notably, the Bhagalpur seat went to polls in the second phase of Bihar assembly elections i.e. on November 3. Also Read - Rajya Sabha Seat Left Vacant After Ram Vilas Paswan's Death May Not go to LJP Again - This is Why

The seat has been swept by the Congress’s Ajit Sharma who secured 41.47 per cent votes. Also Read - ED Raids Premises Linked to Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik in Money-Laundering Case

In 2015 Vidhan Sabha elections, Bhagalpur seat was won by Congress’s Ajeet Sharma by a margin of 6.99% votes. BJP’s Arjit Shashwat Choubey emerged as the runner up by securing 39.25% votes. In 2020 assembly elections, Congress’s Ajit Sharma fought against BJP’s Rohit Pandey. From LJP, Nilam Devi was in the fray. Himanshu Prasad Alias Himanshu Kumar fought from the seat for RLSP. Also Read - Frustrated Over Not Getting Donations, Karnataka Congress Leader Goes 'Begging' to Build Party Office

Bhagalpur Constituency Election Result Updates:

1) Congress is leading from the Bhagalpur assembly seat.

2) BJP’s Rohit Pandey is now leading with 43.45% votes.

3) Congress’s Ajit Sharma has emerged as the winner from the seat.

The election has been a tough one for the ruling NDA as their Chief Minister candidate Nitish Kumar is fighting anti-incumbency. All eyes are now glued on Bihar elections results and it remains to be seen if Nitish Kumar can retain the power or lose the throne to Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance), helmed by RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav.

The exit polls– conducted on November 7– have given a clear edge to Mahagathbandhan. They are predicted to get 128-180 seats, crossing the magic mark of 122. The ruling NDA is predicted to bag 69-99 seats. Chirag Paswan’s party LJP, which broke away from the NDA coalition in Bihar and decided to go solo, is projected to get 2-8 assembly seats.