Buxar assembly election result 2020: Congress' Sanjay Kumar Tiwari who was in neck-and-neck fight with BJP candidate Parshuram Chaubey, has won the seat by a margin of 3,892 votes. The Buxar Lok Sabha constituency comprises six legislative assembly segments including Brahampur, Buxar, Dumraon, Rajpur, Ramgarh and Dinara.
Buxar is considered a Congress stronghold. The grand-old party fielded Sanjay Kumar Tiwari while Parshuram Chaubey entered the fray on a BJP ticket. In 2015, Sanjay Kumar Tiwari wrested power after defeating BJP's Pradeep Dubey by a margin of 10,000 votes in a neck-to-neck fight. Tiwari secured 41.43 per cent of votes while Dubey bagged nearly 39 per cent of the total vote share. The Congress party had made a comeback after nearly three decades. Now, the party is eyeing the seat for another term.
Buxar, one of Bihar's commercial hubs, witnessed the Congress party's undisputed rule from the 1950s until 1990 when its power was throttled by the Communist Party of India (Marxist). For about a decade, the CPI(M) held the seat until the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured the seat during the 2000 assembly polls. In the 2005 elections, Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) sprung a surprise by winning Buxar but the BJP returned to power in 2010.
Parshuram Chaubey, a BJP candidate, is a former constable who was promoted as a sub-inspector before he decided to go for a voluntary retirement.
During the last assembly polls, the BSP had fielded Saroj Kumar, who had managed to secure 15 per cent of the total votes polled in Buxar in 2015. This time, the party didn't field a candidate, instead RLSP's Nirmal Singh Kushwaha contested. The BSP is a part of the Grand Democratic Secular Front, which also includes Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM AND Upendra Kushwaha-led RLSP.
2:12 am: Congress' Sanjay Kumar Tiwari wins by margin of 3,892 votes.
6:00 pm: Congress candidate Sanjay Kumar Tiwari (44,977) races ahead of BJP's Parshuram Chaubey (43,386).
2:25 pm: Parshuram Chaubey continues to lead with 25,119 votes against Congress' Sanjay Kumar Tiwari with 23,991.
12:00 pm: BJP's Parshuram Chaubey leading with 13,950 votes. Congress' Sanjay Kumar Tiwari is trailing with 11,361 votes.
8:50 am: NDA is leading in Buxar, early trends indicate. Stay tuned for more.
8.00 am: Counting begins for 243 legislative assembly seats in Bihar. Who will win in Buxar?