New Delhi | Jagran Politics Desk: Hindustan Awam Morcha (Secular) (HAM-S) chief and former Bihar chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi, on Tuesday registered a win on the Imamganj Assembly constituency by defeating RJD candidate and former Bihar Speaker, Uday Narayan Chaudhary, by a margin of 16,034 votes.
Manjhi garnered 78,762 total votes with a voting percentage of 45.36 per cent, while the RJD candidate Uday Narayan Chaudhary, who ends up being a runnerup, garnered 62,728 votes with a voting percentage of 36.12 per cent. The third-ranked candidate, LJP's Shobha Sinha, garnered 14,197 votes with a voting percentage of 8.18 per cent.
Here are the Highlights of Imamganj Election Results 2020:
8:00 pm: Jitan Ram Manjhi retains his Imamganj seat by defeating RJD's Uday Narayan of RJD by a margin of over 16,000 votes.
6:30 pm: HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi is leading on Jehanabad seat by a margin of 13,198 votes against RJD's Uday Narayan Chaudhary.
6:00 pm: As per the trends at 6 pm, the Mahagathbandhan is ahead on 113 seats, while NDA is leading on 122 seats.
5:00 pm: As per the trends at 5 pm, the RJD+ is leading on 105 seats, while the JD(U)+ is leading on 128 seats.
1:00 pm: As per the Election Commission of India, the HAM chief, Jitan Ram Manjhi, has secured a lead on the Imamganj seat against RJD's Uday Narayan Chaudhary.
12:40 pm: Uday Narayan Chaudhary of RJD is leading against the HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi on the Imamganj assembly constituency by a margin of 416 votes.
12:00 pm: As per the trends at 12:00 pm, the Mahagathbandhan is leading on 102 seats, while the NDA is ahead on 125 seats, three ahead of the majority mark.
11:30 am: As per the trends at 11 am by the Election Commission, NDA is leading on 117 seats -- BJP 63, JDU 48, Vikassheel Insaan Party 5, HAM-1 -- while the Mahagathbandhan is ahead on 95 seats -- RJD 61, Congress 19, Left 15.
11:10 am: HAM president and former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi trailing behind Uday Narain Choudhary of RJD by 1,340 votes in Imamganj seat.
10:30 am: As per the EC's trends, NDA is 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).
10:00 am: The initial trends have changed and as per the trends at 10 am, the Congress-RJD alliance is leading on 115 seats, while the BJP-JD-U alliance is leading on 119 seats.
9:50 am: Jitan Ram Manjhi is leading on the Imamganj seat.
9:35 am: As the counting of votes is underway, Jitan Ram Manjhi tweeted, "Bolo Dil se, Nitish phir se".
9:15 am: Jitan Ram Manjhi had defeated JD-U's Uday Narayan Chaudhary in the 2015 Bihar Assembly Elections by a margin of over 30,000 votes.
9:00 am: As per the initial trends by the Election Commission of India, the MGB is leading on 125 seats while the NDA is ahead on 111 seats.
8:40 am: Former Bihar CM and HAM chief Jitam Ram Manjhi is leading on the Imamganj seat. He is up against RJD's Uday Naryana Chaudhary and LJP's Shobha Sinha.
8:30 am: In the initial trends, the Mhagathbandhan is leading on 76 seats and the NDA is leading on 52 seats across the 243 assembly constituencies in Bihar.
8:15 am: The counting of postal ballots will be done first during the counting of votes.
8:00 am: Counting of votes begins on the Imamganj seat to decide whether former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi will retain his seat or the RJD get over the line.
7:00 am: While RJD has fielded former speaker of Bihar assembly, Uday Narayan Choudhary, the LJP has fielded another strong candidate, Shobha Sinha, who is a BJP turncoat.
6:45 am: The seat is witnessing a triangular contest this year between RJD, LJP and HAM.
6:30 am: The counting of votes will start at 8 am, as per the Election Commission of India.
6:15 am: The Imamganj seat is currently represented by former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi in the state legislative assembly.
6:00 am: The Imamganj constituency went to polls in the first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 on October 28.
Manjhi had won the Imamganj seat in 2015 by defeating JD-U's Uday Narayan Chaudhary, who is now contesting on an RJD ticket. Manjhi won by a margin of almost 30,000 votes and is now seeking his second term on this seat. The 2020 Bihar elections witnessed a change in dynamics as Choudhary, who had won the Imamganj seat four times before losing it to Jitan Ram Manjhi in 2015, was a staunch supporter of JD-U, however, he parted ways when Nitish aligned with the BJP in 2017.
On the other hand, Jitan Ram Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) is contesting the Bihar polls in alliance with the BJP under the umbrella of National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Manjhi, who is not only staking his place in the legislative assembly, of which he has been a member for four decades, but also his stature in the NDA where he is the tallest Dalit leader after Ram Vilas Paswan’s death.
Posted By: Talib Khan