Patna | Jagran News Desk: Janata Dal-United candidate Shrawon Kumar on Tuesday once again showed his strength in the important constituency of Nalanda when he defeated Congress' Gunjan Patel by a margin of 48,773 votes. The election commission on Tuesday informed that Kumar received 66,066 votes while Patel got 17,293 votes.
Talking about Kumar, he had first won from Nalanda in 1995 as a Samata Party candidate. In 2000, he retained this seat for the Samata Party. Kumar strengthened his control over Nalanda following Samata Party's merger with the JD(U). His closeness with JD(U) supremo Nitish Kumar also grew over the years and thus he was fielded by the NDA once again in Nalanda in the 2020 Bihar Polls.
Here are the highlights from the election results in Nalanda:
20:39 pm: Shrawon Kumar has defeated Gunjan Patel by a margin of 48,773 votes.
17:56 pm: Latest EC Trends:
17:16 pm: In Nalandra, Shrawon Kumar has taken a lead of over 32,000 against Gunjan Patel.
15:42 pm: "EVMs are not tamper-proof, and selective tampering is done. There are seats that we would have not lost in any circumstance but we did by thousands of votes. We'll hold a meeting tomorrow and analyse the results," says senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
11:35 am: In Nalanda, JDU's Shrawon Kumar is leading by a margin of over 1,500 votes against Congress' Gunjan Patel.
11:10 am: "A year ago, RJD couldn't win a single seat in Lok Sabha polls. As per Lok Sabha results, JDU and allies were to win over 200 seats. In last one year, nothing has harmed brand Nitish or added to brand RJD, we're losing only due to COVID-19 impact," says Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi, as reported by news agency ANI.
10:22 am: Nalanda is JDU bastion and party leader Shrawon Kumar has been winning from here since 1995.
10:15 am: Shrawon Kumar has taken a significant lead over Congress' Gunjan Patel.
8:39 am: Initial trends suggest that JDU's Shrawon Kumar is leading in Nalanda.
8:12 am: The initial trends are expected to be out around 9 am.
8:00 am: Counting of votes begins for 243-member Bihar Assembly.
6:53 am: This year, he was up against Congress' Gunjan Patel.
6:51 am: Looking at his success in the past, the JD(U) has once again fielded Shrawon Kumar from this seat
6:20 am: The Nalanda Vidhan Sabha seat is considered a JD(U) stronghold and party leader Shrawon Kumar has been winning from here since 1995.
6:20 am: The counting of votes that will decide the fates of Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav will begin today.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma