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Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Faraz Fatmi of RJD win their respective seats in Bihar
Sunday November 8, 2015 5:27 PM, Agencies

Patna: Abdul Bari Aiddiqui and Faraz Fatmi, two of the 16 Muslim candidates who contested the Bihar elections on Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) tickets, have won the election in their respective assembly constituencies, according to the poll results declared by the State Election Commission Sunday.

Abdul Bari Siddiqui with 33,860 votes defeated his nearest rival of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) who got 26,126 votes in Alinagar assembly seat.

Faraz Fatmi, who contested from Keoti assembly seat bagged 46,541 and defeated the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) who polled 40,727.

Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Akhtarul Islam Shahin and Dr Abdul Gafoor figured in the list of 101 Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidates for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections, according to the details released by the 'Grand Alliance'.

Besides them, there are 13 other Muslims who have been fielded by Lalu Prasad Yadav, the veteran secular leader known for his staunch anti-communal image.

While Abdul Bari Siddiqui has been fielded by the RJD Chief from Alinagar in Darbhanga district, Akhtarul Islam Shahin and Dr Abdul Gafoor have been given the party ticket to contest from Samastipur and Mahishi assembly seats respectively.

Latest Update:
02:00 pm The Grand Alliance has won 51 assembly seats whereas it is leading in another 122 assemlby seats, taking its tally to 173.
The BJP led alliance has so far won 09 seats, and is ahead on 52 assembly seats.

The Asaduddin Owaisi led AIMIM is leading on one seat.

11:15 am The Grand alliance is leading on 159 seats whereas BJP led NDA is ahead on 73 seats. Others are leading on 10 seats. The Asaduddin Owaisi led AIMIM is leading on one seat.

11:00 am The Grand alliance is leading on 159 seats whereas BJP led NDA is ahead on 74 seats.

10:30 am The Grand alliance is leading on 125 seats whereas BJP led NDA is ahead on 100 seats.

09:30 am BJP and allies are leading on 89 seats whereas the Nitish led Grand Alliance is ahead on 94 seats. Jitan Ram Manjhi is also leading

09:20 am BJP and allies are leading on 74 seats whereas the Nitish led Grand Alliance is ahead on 83 seats. Jitan Ram Manjhi is also leading

09:15 am BJP and allies are leading on 81 seats whereas the Nitish led Grand Alliance is ahead on 51 seats. Jitan Ram Manjhi is also leading

09:00 am BJP and allies are leading on 50 seats whereas the Nitish led Grand Alliance is ahead on 25 seats.

The Grand Alliance of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar forged ahead in the battle for the 243-seat Bihar assembly, latest trends from the vote count showed.

After trailing to the BJP-led combine initially, Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and its allies Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress surged ahead.

“The Grand Alliance has moved towards victory,” JD-U leader Pavan Verma said in Patna. “It is a defeat for (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and (BJP president) Amit Shah.”

“We will form a government with a clear majority,” he added.

Trends emerging from the counting centres said the Grand Alliance candidates were racing ahead in 115 seats and those of the BJP alliance in 93 seats. Smaller parties were in the lead in seven seats.

The RJD and the JD-U fielded 101 candidates each and the Congress 41.

The BJP contested 160 seats and its allies the LJP 40, the RLSP 23 and the HAM 20 seats.





 


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