The JD(U) misplaced one constituency of the Bihar legislative council to an Unbiased candidate and held on to 2 others, whereas the opposite 5 had been retained by the respective members belonging to the BJP, CPI, and Congress within the polls held final month, officers mentioned on Saturday.
Counting of votes for the graduate constituencies of Patna, Koshi, Darbhanga, and Tirhut, and the trainer constituencies of Patna, Darbhanga, Tirhut, and Saran, which started on Thursday, concluded late on Friday, they mentioned.
The polling for the seats, which fell vacant in Might, was deferred by just a few months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and held on October 22.
The ruling JD(U), headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, misplaced the Darbhanga trainer constituency to Sarvesh Kumar, an Unbiased candidate, who polled 15,595 out of 22,549 votes solid, the Election Fee mentioned.
He wrested the seat from Dilip Kumar Chaudhary, an in depth aide of JD(U) working president and former minister Ashok Choudhary.
JD(U) candidates Neeraj Kumar and Devesh Chandra Thakur retained their Patna graduate and Tirhut graduate seats. Neeraj Kumar was the minister for Info Public Relations Division.
Ashok Choudhary held the constructing development portfolio.
Kumar and Ashok Choudhary had been stripped of their cupboard berths lately as a interval of six months elapsed since their membership of the legislature expired.
Ashok Choudhary is anticipated to be accommodated by way of the Governor’s quota.
BJP candidates NK Yadav and Nawal Kishore Yadav retained the Koshi graduate and Patna trainer constituencies, respectively.
CPI candidates Sanjay Kumar Singh and Kedar Nath Pandey additionally retained their respective trainer constituencies of Tirhut and Saran.
Madan Mohan Jha, the state Congress president, retained the Darbhanga trainer constituency.