RJD's Amar Kumar Paswan wins Bihar’s Bochahan assembly bypoll
Muzaffarpur, Apr 16: Rashtriya Janata Dal candidate Amar Kumar Paswan defeated his nearest rival Baby Kumari of the BJP in the bypoll to Bihar's Bochahan assembly constituency.
Paswan emerged victorious by a margin of 36,000 votes.
"Hearty thanks to the public owners of Bochahan. People suffering from unemployment, inflation and poor education, health, agriculture and law and order in the assembly by-elections have done a just job of defeating the anti-people policies and arrogance of the 4 parties involved in the double engine government and opportunistic NDA swindle," Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav tweeted.
By-poll to the seat was necessitated by the death of MLA Musafir Paswan, who had won on the ticket of the Vikassheel Insaan Party. Around 59.20 per cent of 2,90,544 voters had exercised their franchise in the by-election to the assembly segment on April 12. PTI