In an exciting election in Bihar, the place counting went on until late night time and margins had been tight, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United gained a constituency by simply 12 votes. The Hilsa seat end result has been contested by the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of Tejashwi Yadav.
Based on the outcomes put up on the Election Fee web site late Tuesday night time, JDU’s Krishnamurari Sharan aka Prem Mukhiya gained 61,848 votes, whereas the RJD’s Atri Muni or Shakti Singh Yadav polled 61,836 votes.
“Outcomes declared,” mentioned the column for Hilsa. The margin was declared as “12”.
When the ballot panel web site confirmed that votes for Hilsa had been nonetheless being counted, the RJD alleged an try to falsely declare the seat as a JDU win. The social gathering mentioned earlier, its candidate had been declared the winner by over 500 votes.
“The Returning Officer had declared RJD candidate Shakti Singh from Hilsa meeting constituency because the winner by 547 votes. He was instructed to attend for issuing the victory certificates. However then the Returning Officer receives a name from the Chief Minister’s residence and the officer instantly says the RJD candidate has misplaced by 13 votes attributable to postal ballots being cancelled,” the RJD claimed in a tweet.
The JDU candidate received 232 postal votes and the RJD, 233, in response to the Election Fee.
The opposition alliance alleged that lots of their candidates weren’t given successful certificates attributable to stress from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his authorities. The RJD claimed its alliance had “gained” 119 seats as a substitute of 110.
“We’re not beneath any stress,” the Election Fee mentioned in a late night time press convention.
The RJD additionally launched an inventory of 119 seats that it claimed candidates of the opposition alliance had gained.