Sonia-Lalu-Nitish derail BJP in Bihar
Sonia-Lalu-Nitish derail BJP in Bihar, BJP suffered stunning reverses in by-elections in Bihar, exactly three months after it swept the Lok Sabha polls. RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD-U leader Nitish Kumar were jubilant.
New Delhi: BJP suffered stunning reverses in by-elections in Bihar, exactly three months after it swept the Lok Sabha polls.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD-U leader Nitish Kumar were jubilant. After the Lok Sabha disaster, they ended their animosity of two decades to take on the BJP.
Lalu tweeted from Mumbai: "It seems people have corrected the wrong of the Lok Sabha polls." Nitish vowed to step up efforts to form a nationwide anti-BJP front.
RJD's Ajay Kumar Bulganin won from Mohiuddinnagar by 21,530 votes. His colleagues Ramawatar Paswan was elected from Rajnagar by 3,448 votes while Randhir Kumar Singh won from Chapra by 24,106 votes.
JD-U's Rishi Mishra made it to the assembly from Jale by 7,720 votes and Ramanand Prasad Singh won from Parbatta by 56,990 votes. In Bhagalpur, Ajit Sharma of the Congress won by 17,000 votes.
The BJP's Awadesh Singh won in Hajipur by 6,127 votes, Nirmal Ram (Mohania) by 19,851 votes, Rashmi Verma (Narkatiaganj) by 15,742 votes and Ram Narayan Mandal (Banka) scraped through by 711 votes. NY Gopalakrishna of the Congress trounced Obalesh (BJP) by 33,104 votes in Bellary. In Chikkodi-Sadalga, Ganesh Hukkeri of the Congress won by 31,820 votes . In Shikaripura, BY Raghavendra of the BJP defeated H.S. Shanthavirappa Gowda of the Congress by 6,430 votes.
Congress candidate and former union minister Preneet Kaur won from Patiala in Punjab, defeating Bhagwan Dass Juneja of the ruling Akali Dal by over 23,200 votes.
Akali Dal's Jeet Mohinder Singh won from Talwandi Sabo by over 46,600 votes In BJP-ruled MP, BJP's Sanjay Pathak defeated Brajendra Mishra of the Congress in Vijayraghavgarh by over 50,000 votes. In Aagar, BJP's Gopal Parmar trounced Rajkumar Gore of the Congress by over 27,000 votes.