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Counting begins for bypolls to Araria LS and 2 Assembly seats in Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  Patna/Kolkata 

Counting of votes for by-elections in seat and and Jehanabad Assembly constituencies in began amid tight security today, officials said.

The by-election to the seat was necessitated by the death of MP The contest is mainly between RJD's Sarafaraz Alam, Taslimuddin's son, and BJP's Pradip Singh, who had won the seat in 2009 and lost in 2014.

In Jehanabad, the hopes to retain the Assembly seat that fell vacant after the death of The party gave ticket to Yadav's son

The BJP is hopeful of retaining the seat riding on a sympathy wave for whose death at the age of 48 necessitated the bypoll. The saffron party fielded Pandey's wife

This is the first electoral battle in the state since Nitish Kumar, who also heads the JD(U), walked out of the alliance with the and the and joined the BJP-led NDA last year.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 09:25 IST