New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: It's a high stake poll battle between incumbent chief minister Nitish Kumar led NDA and Tejashwi Yadav led Mahagathbandhan for 243 assembly seats. The polling for Nawada assembly seat concluded on October 28 in the first phase of state elections. The assembly segment has thrown fluctuating results over the past two decades. While the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) had won in 2015, the seat was bagged by the JD (U) in 2010.

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Kaushal Yadav of JD (U), who won the Nawada seat in last year's by election, is in direct fight against RJD’s Vibha Devi, the wife of former MLA Raj Ballabh, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2018 in a rape case. The voter turnout in the recently-concluded polls was calculated at 50.82%. In 2015, this seat registered a turnout of 55%, while it was 45.22% in 2010. A total of 16 candidates are in fray from this assembly segment.

Here are the highlights on Nawada Assembly Election Results 2020:

10:00 pm: Vibha Devi is ahead of Sharwan Kumar, an independent candidate by 15,511 votes.

9:30 pm: Vibha Devi of the RJD is leading and has 46850 votes as opposed to 20286 votes of Kaushal Yadav of the JDU as per trends. The RJD candidate has been in the lead ever since the early trends. 

5:00 pm: RJD’s Rajavallabh Yadav had won from Nawada in 2015 Bihar assembly election by defeating Rashtriya Lok Samta Party’s (RLSP) Indradeo Prasad by a margin of over 16,000 votes.

11:00 am: Vibha Devi of the RJD is leading by 1710 votes from Kaushal Yadav of the JDU as per early trends. RJD’s Rajavallabh Yadav had won from Nawada in 2015 Bihar assembly election by defeating Rashtriya Lok Samta Party’s (RLSP) Indradeo Prasad by a margin of over 16,000 votes. 

10:00 am: RJD's Vibha Devi leads at Nawada assembly seat. Incumbent MLA Kaushal Yadav is trailing

9:00 am: RJD's Vibha Devi will be looking to unseat incumbent MLA Kaushal Yadav. 

8:00 am: Counting of votes for Nawada assembly seat has begun. The pre-poll surveys have given the edge to the mahagathbandhan camp, stating the possibility of an anti-incumbency factor against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

7:30 am: In the 2015 state polls, RJD's Rajballabh Prasad defeated Indradeo Prasad of BLSP by a margin of 16,726 votes which was 9.5% of the total votes polled in the constituency. 

 7:15 am: The Bihar election is being seen as a referendum on Nitish Kumar and his slogan of sushasan or good governance. 

6:45 am: Special security arrangements have been made for the counting of votes today. in place which limit the number of people who can be present in the counting halls.

6:15 am:  The counting of votes for Nawada assembly seat is set to begin from 8 am today.

The elections in Bihar is the first major electoral battle after the outbreak of COVID-19.  The Bihar assembly polls were held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7, and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.

Posted By: Rakesh Kumar Jha