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RJD candidate takes lead of 14054 votes over JD(U) rival

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Araria | Thursday, May 31 2018 IST
RJD candidate Shahnabaz Alam has taken a lead of 14054 votes over JD(U) aspirant Murshid Alam in Jokihat assembly by-election in the district after the 13th round of counting of votes toda y.

Official sources said that the JD (U) candidate, who was leading in the initial rounds of counting, started trailing RJD candidate later. Sources said Alam polled 39777 votes against the JD(U) candidate's 25723 votes after the 13th round.

Amid tight security arrangement, counting of votes began on peaceful note for Jokihat assembly by election in the district at 08:00 hrs today. The by-election was necessitated following the resignation of former union minister Mohammed Taslimuddin`s son Sarfaraz Alam.

Mr Alam had successfully contested the by-poll to Araria Lok Sabha constituency on an RJD ticket after resigning from the JD (U). The seat had fallen vacant following the death of Mr Taslimuddin.

RJD has fielded Sarfaraz Alam`s younger brother Shahnabaz Alam in Jokihat, while the JD (U) made Murshil Alam its candidate from Jokihat, a seat still considered stronghold of Mr Taslimuddin.

From Jokihat assembly seat, Mohammed Taslimuddin and his son and MP Sarfaraz Alam had won nine times. Votes were cast for Jokihat by election on May 28. Altogether 9 candidates are in the fray.

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