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Bihar bypolls: Nitish congratulates winning candidates

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

today congratulated candidates belonging to his ally, the BJP, as also those of the opposition RJD, who emerged victorious in the bypolls for one and two Assembly seats in the state.

The chief minister, who is also the of the JD(U), greeted the winners through an official release.

Besides a congratulatory message he, however, did not comment further on the bypolls results which saw his party nominee defeat in the segment.

"has congratulated for her victory in Bhabhua, Krishna Mohan Yadav alias Suday Yadav for his win in Jehanabad and for his triumph in Araria", an official release said.

The bypolls to all the three seats were necessitated by the deaths of the incumbents.

The RJD retained Araria seat and the segment while the BJP bagged Bhabhua.

JD(U) candidate lost to Suday Yadav of RJD at Jehanabad by over 35,000 votes.

The outcome of the bypolls was the first electoral battle in after Kumar had dumped in July last year and latter joined hands with the BJP to form a coalition ministry in the state.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 21:10 IST