New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Begusarai Assembly Election Results 2020: BJP candidate Kundan Kumar has defeated his Congress rival and sitting MLA Amita Bhusan by a margin of 4554 votes in Begusarai. In a thrilling contest, Bhusan was ahead in the first half and her lead once crossed 8,000 but Kundan Kumar came back strongly and emerged victorious in the end. Known as Bihar's industrial capital, Begusarai was a BJP bastion until the 2015 Bihar Assembly elections when Congress leader Amita Bhasin defeated Surendra Mehta of the saffron party. The BJP replaced Mehta and entrusted Kumar with the task to recapture the lost citadel. He performed as per the expectations and came out with flying colours.

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Begusarai Assembly Election Results 2020: Highlights

08:45 pm: BJP candidate Kundan Kumar has defeated Amita Bhusan by a margin of 4554 votes, according to the Election Commission of India website.

08:00 pm: Kundan Kumar of the BJP is leading by 5392 votes against Congress candidate Amita Bhusan.

07:50 pm: "Pakka. 200%," says RJD leader Manoj Jha when asked by reporters if they (Mahagathbandhan) are forming the government in Bihar. As per the latest ECI trends, Mahagathbandhan is leading on 115 seats (RJD 76, Congress 20, Left 18).

07:30 pm: Election Commission Latest Trend - RJD-Congress grand alliance: 115; NDA- 122

06:45 pm: 2.7 crore out of the 4.11 crore votes polled in Bihar counted till 5.30 pm: DEC Chandra Bhushan Kumar

06:30 pm: As far as Bihar is concerned, on the whole 7737 scheduled rounds were there, of which 4858 have been completed. 119 constituencies have done more than half of the work which was there for counting: Deputy Election Commissioner, Ashish Kundra

06:15 pm: Bihar is going to get its own government and nobody can stop it. I request chief minister whose exit is confirmed, to stop calling returning officers to slow down the counting of votes. He can only delay his defeat: Manoj Jha, Rashtriya Janata Dal MP

05:55 pm: Election Commission Latest Trends: NDA - 121, MGB - 111, Others - 09 

05:02 pm: BJP's tact of using Asaduddin Owaisi's party in the Bihar elections has succeeded to an extent. All secular parties should be alert about vote cutter Owaisi Sahab: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

04:40 pm: BJP candidate Kundan Kumar has now taken lead over Amita Bhusan of the Congress. Singh is leading Bhusan by a margin of 1663 votes.

04:00 pm: Kundan Kumar has taken 300 votes lead over Amita Bhusan.

03:40 pm: Kundan Kumar is slowly bringing the margin down. Bhusan's lead, which had gone over 8000 votes have now come down to below 1000 votes. 

02:30 pm: Amita Bhusan's lead over her BJP rival has come down to 4814 as more votes are being counted.

02:20 pm: Patna: Members of BJP Mahila Morcha play dholak, celebrate with 'gulal' as latest trends show NDA leading over Mahagathbandhan in Bihar election results

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02:10 pm: We will see you in a few hours and will prove that we did what we had said: Manoj Jha, RJD MP. The RJD-led Mahagathbandhan is ahead on 103 seats, behind NDA which is leading on over 125 seats.

02:00 pm: It has been clarified time & again that EVMs are robust & tamper-proof. Supreme Court upheld integrity of EVMs more than once. EC had also offered EVM challenge in 2017. Integrity of EVMs is without any doubt & merits no further clarification: Dy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain

1:50 pm: EVMs should go even if Congress wins. If one can control satellite on Moon & Mars from ground,then what is EVM in front of them? During recent Haryana polls, few boys were caught hacking EVMs through bluetooth. I'm saying it for all polls, not just Bihar: Congress leader Udit Raj

1:40 pm: Needless to say that there has been an absolutely glitch-free counting process so far. Slightly more than 1 crore votes have been counted in Bihar which means that there is significant ground to be covered yet: Election Commission of India (ECI)

01:30 pm: Election Commission of India addresses a press conference amid counting of votes in Bihar.

 


01:20 pm: Around 4.10 crore votes were cast, 92 lakh votes counted so far. Earlier there used to be 25-26 rounds of counting, this time it went up to around 35 rounds. So the counting will continue till late evening: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Bihar, HR Srinivas

01:05 am: Amita Bhusan's lead has come down slightly. She is now leading over her BJP rival by a margin of 7803 votes.

12:25 am: Election Commission trends for all 243 seats: NDA leading on 127 seats - BJP 73, JDU 47, Vikassheel Insaan Party 7; Mahagathbandhan ahead on 100 seats - RJD 61, Congress 20, Left 19; BSP leading on one, AIMIM on three, LJP on five & independents on seven.

12:00 pm: Amita Bhusan now leading over her BJP rival Kundan Singh by 7870 votes.

11:50 am: Election Commission press conference to take place at 1.30 pm. Deputy Election Commissioners Sudeep Jain, Chandrabhushan Kumar, and Ashish Kundra to brief the media.

11:40 am: Amita Bhusan has extended her lead to 4564 votes against her BJP rival.

11:25 am: Congress candidate Amita Bhasin is leading by 3084 votes against her BJP rival Kundan Singh.

11:00 am: Latest EC trends for 223 of 243 seats: NDA leading on 117 seats - BJP 63, JDU 48, Vikassheel Insaan Party 5, HAM-1; Mahagathbandhan ahead on 95 seats - RJD 61, Congress 19, Left 15; BSP and AIMIM have a lead on one seat each, LJP on four & independents on five.

10:45 am: Amit Bhusan continues to lead in Begusarai.

10:25 am: EC trends for 161 of 243 seats: NDA leading on 81 seats - BJP 42, JDU 34, Vikassheel Insaan Party 5; Mahagathbandhan ahead on 75 seats - RJD 51, Congress 13, Left 11; BSP has a lead on one seat, LJP on two, while AIMIM and an independent ahead on one each.

10:00 am: Amita Bhusan has taken a lead of 2620 votes against BJP's Kundan Singh, according to the Election Commission.

09:55 am: Amita Bhusan has consolidated his lead against Kundan Singh of the BJP.

09:36 am: As per the latest trends, the RJD-Congress combine has lost the early lead it got in the initial trends. Meanwhile, the BJP has managed to take its tally close to RJD's.

09:30 am: Latest Trends: NDA - 109, MGB - 125, Others - 05

09:15 am: 'Bolo dil se, Nitish phir se,' tweets HAM's Jitan Ram Manjhi amid counting in Bihar.

08:50 am: Congress leader Amita Bhusan is ahead of Kundan Singh in initial trends.

08:40 am: Latest Early Trends: NDA - 52, MGB - 76; trends of Begusarai to come soon.

08:24 am: Initial trends: NDA - 20, MGB - 28 (These are the trends as per postal ballot votes.)

08:20 am: Initial trends of Begusarai to come soon. Meanwhile, RJD-Congress-led grandalliance is ahead in Bihar.

08:00 am: Counting of votes for Begusarai and 242 other Bihar Assembly seats begins.

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07:20 am: What did Bihar exit polls predict? If the predictions of the post-poll survey hold true, Tejashwi Yadav is all set to oust Nitish Kumar. Most exit polls have predicted a win for the Congress-RJD-led grand alliance. At least two of them - Today's Chanakya and India My Axis have predicted a landslide for Tejashwi Yadav. However, we have seen exit polls failing to project the real picture, which will be out soon as counting begins at 8 am.

07:00 am: Begusarai is known as the industrial capital of the Bihar. This is the region where Nitish Kumar had to face people's anger as they shouted slogans against him during the electioneering.

06:35 am: Hello and welcome to our special live blog for Begusarai Assembly election results 2020. Amit Bhasin of the Congress is up against BJP's Kundan Singh in Begusarai Assembly constituency. Stay with us as we bring you live updates on latest trends and results. The counting of votes is scheduled to start at 8 am.

Begusarau Election History

Although Begusarai is considered a BJP bastion, it won't wrong to say it never was any political party's stronghold. It was Bhola Singh, who ruled the hearts of the people of Begusarai. Since 1972, Singh won the constituency seven times. He first fought on CPI-M's ticket but joined the Congress in 1977 and won thrice again.

In 1990, he was defeated by Basudeo Singh of the CPI-M and his date with Congress ended after another defeat in 1995. He then joined the BJP and made a comeback in 2000 by reclaiming what has been his citadel. He won again in 2005 but vacated the seat in 2009 after winning the Lok Sabha election from Newada on BJP ticket.

In the 2010 Bihar Assembly elections, Surendra Mehta of the BJP won Begusarai. However, Amita Bhasin defeated Mehta in the 2015 polls. She was once again chosen by the Congress to defend the industerial capital of Bihar.  

The anger against Nitish Kumar was visible here and people in Begusarai

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma