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breaking news Rjd and Bjp locked in fierce battle at Mokama Assembly


By PTI IST (Released)

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Apart from Mokama, a by-election in Gopalganj will also be held on Thursday, and it will be the first electoral test for the “Mahagathbandhan” government led by Nitish Kumar, which was formed less than three months ago.

The stage is set for a fierce battle in Bihar’s Mokama constituency in the by-election on November 3, as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spares no effort to win the seat for the first time, while that the largest constituent of the ruling Mahagathbandhan Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) is doing everything to keep it.

BJP candidate Sonam Devi takes on RJD’s Neelam Devi, whose disqualification of husband Anant Singh necessitated the by-election.

Neelam Devi’s nomination was backed by the grand seven-party alliance, formed after stripping the saffron side of power in the state in August.

Apart from Mokama, a by-election in Gopalganj will also be held on Thursday, and it will be the first electoral test for the “Mahagathbandhan” government led by Nitish Kumar, which was formed less than three months ago.

Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, State Finance Minister and Head of Janata Dal United (JDU), said, “The Mahagathbandhan candidates will comfortably win two seats in the Assembly. Voters have seen the development work undertaken by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the state. Mokama has been home to Anant Singh since 2005. He won the seat twice on JD(U) tickets.

Singh fought as the RJD candidate in the 2020 election and retained the seat. But he was disqualified from the assembly following his conviction in a criminal case

CM deputy and RJD heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav led the frontline as he addressed the rallies in Mokama and Gopalganj.

BJP candidate Sonam Devi, wife of local muscleman Lalan Singh who opposed Anant Singh, is a neophyte. Her husband is known to be a confidant of Suraj Bhan Singh.

Suraj Bhan Singh, a fearsome mobster turned politician, made his electoral debut in the 2000 parliamentary elections when he snatched the Mokama seat, by an astonishing margin, by running as an independent and beating Anant’s older brother. Singh, Dilip Singh, who was a minister in the Rabri Devi government.

Along with top BJP leaders including Sushil Kumar Modi, Sanjay Jaiswal and Nityanand Rai, Suraj Bhan Singh also campaigned for Sonam Devi.

Alleging that Mahagathbandhan’s government is “anti-people and anti-poor”, Bihar BJP spokesman Nikhil Anand said the grand alliance candidates for the two seats would face “a humiliating defeat as voters do not want not the return of the jungle raj to the state”. .

The BJP is running for the first time in the constituency of Mokama, the saffron party having, on several occasions, left the seat to its allies.

About 2,70,166 voters in the assembly segment are eligible to exercise their right to vote.

The assembly constituency includes the blocks of Ghoswari and Mokama in addition to the gram panchayats of Raili, Lemuabad, West Pandarak, East Pandarak, Kondi, Dhobhawan, Khushhal Chak, Chak Jalal, Ajgara Bakawan, Darwe Bhadaur and Baruane Bathoi of the Pandarak block .


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