Gomia By-election Results Updates: The counting of votes for Gomia bypoll in Jharkhand began at 8 AM on Thursday, i.e. May 31. The voting for Gomia Assembly bye-election in Bokaro district was conducted amidst heavy security on May 28. Gomia Vidhan Sabha seat recorded a total of 62 per cent voter turnout. In Gomia, the ruling national democratic alliance partners—the BJP and the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) are fighting separately. Gomia Assembly seat is witnessing a tough contest between Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Madhavlal Singh, AJSU’s Lambodar Mahto and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s (JMM) Babita Devi, wife of disqualified MLA Yogendra Mahto. (LIVE UPDATES ON BYPOLL ELECTION RESULTS 2018)Also Read - Airfare Caps Imposed on Airlines To be Removed from This Date | Deets Inside
By-election to Gomia was necessitated sitting MLA Yogendra Prasad Mahto of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) was expelled from the assembly after he was convicted in a coal theft case. In all 13 candidates are in the fray for Gomia Assembly seat. Voting on the Gomia Vidhan Sabha seat on May 28 was conducted peacefully and no incidents of violence were reported. (Silli By-election Results Live) Also Read - 5 Reasons Behind The Split Between JDU And BJP
Chief Minister Raghubar Das has rigourously campaigned for the Gomia Assembly seat whereas, a united opposition has been rallying for JMM candidates on both seats. Also Read - Bihar Political Crisis: Mahagathbandhan Of 7 Parties Will Work Closely, Says Nitish Kumar After Meeting Guv
Attacking the Congress, Das said, “Congress party which has ruled the country for more than 60 years has now been reduced to a regional party’s status. In Karnataka, Congress is carrying the Janata Dal Secular on its shoulders while in Jharkhand it was doing the same with the JMM.”
On the other hand, JMM president Shibu Soren, former chief minister and executive president of the party Hemant Soren, and former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay canvassed in the bye-elections. Soren said, “The Raghubar Das government has failed on all fronts. It is involved in plundering the state. Time has come to teach the Bharatiya Janata Party a lesson.”
Apart from Gomia, voting for Silli Assembly seat was also held on May 28. A total of 75 per cent turnout was recorded.