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  • 12:28 PM IST

    Jokihat By-election Result 2018 Live Updates: RJD emerges victorious. Shahnawaz Alam from Jokihat Constituency wins Jokihat Assembly seat.

  • 12:05 PM IST

    Jokihat By-election Result 2018 Live Updates: RJD is still going strong. If it wins Jokihat, it’ll be tremendous for RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav.



  • 11:38 AM IST

    Jokihat By-election Result 2018 Live Updates: At least 13 rounds of counting have already taken place. RJD maintains a steady position.

  • 11:03 AM IST

    Jokihat By-election Result 2018 Live Updates: RJD continues to lead while JD(U) trails. It may be noted that JD(U)’s candidate Murshid Alam has seven criminal cases against him.



  • 10:43 AM IST

    Jokihat By-election Result 2018 Live Updates: It was only for a some time that JD(U) took lead in Jokihat. RJD’s Shahnawaz Alam takes lead again and too massively.

  • 10:26 AM IST

    Jokihat By-election Result 2018 Live Updates: JD(U) is being backed by BJP while RJD was being backed by Congress.

  • 10:07 AM IST

    Jokihat By-election Result 2018 Live Updates: Early trends have now changed as JD(U)s Murshid Alam is now leading.

  • 9:26 AM IST

    Jokihat By-election Result 2018 Live Updates: By-elections in this constituency was necessitated because of the resignation of JD(U) Sarfaraz Alam.

  • 8:31 AM IST

    Jokihat By-election Result 2018 Live Updates: Jokihat had been until now been held by Mohammed Taslimuddin and his family. This year, RJD has fielded Taslimuddin’s grandson, Shahnawaz Alam against JD(U)s Murshid Alam and independent candidate Mohammad Shabbir.

Jokihat Election Result 2018: The counting of votes in Bihar’s Jokihat will be held in another couple of hours today. The by-election result for Jokihat assembly seat will put to test the BJP-NDA government today. The Jokihat assembly seat is a face-off between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Pratap Yadav. The Jokihat bypoll results will see the Janata Dal Unite JD(U), RJD and BJP locking horns to win the assembly seat. Catch the live updates on Jokihat by-election result here. Also Read - 'Will Sponsor Her Education in Any Stream': Lok Janshakti Party Offers to Sponsor Education of Bicycle Girl Jyoti Kumari

The bypoll was conducted in Bihar’s Jokihat Assembly seat as sitting Janata Dal United MLA Sarfaraz Alam quit in April this  year after winning the Araria Lok Sabha seat while contesting as an RJD candidate. The seat fell vacant following the resignation of MLA Sarfaraz Alam. Candidates contesting for the Jokihat bypolls are JD-U’s Murshid Alam, RJD’s Shahnawaz Alam and an Independent candidate Mohammad Shabbir. While JD-U has BJP backing it, the RJD has the support of the Congress and Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) has got former Chief Minister of Jitan Ram Manjhi. Also Read - Bicycle Girl Jyoti Kumari Wants to Appear for CFI Trials But Studies First Priority, Says Father

Even with several reports of EVM glitches and boycott of polls coming up due to malfuntioning of EVMs, 55 per cent voting turnout was recorded in Jokihat. A police official said, “It passed off peacefully barring some group clashes between supporters of rival candidates. Nearly 55 percent votes were cast amid tight security.” Also Read - Migrant Workers Allegedly Loot Four Cartons of Snacks Meant For Shramik Trains at Old Delhi Railway Station