Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Commonwealth Games shooter Shreyasi Singh on Tuesday won from the Jamui assembly seat. She defeated RJD's sitting MLA Vijay Prakash Yadav by a margin of 41,049 votes. According to the ECI data, Shreyasi Singh secured 79,603 votes (43.89%) while Vijay Prakash bagged 98,147 votes (21.26%).
A winner of gold medal in shooting, Singh joined BJP just weeks before assembly polls. In 2018, Shreyasi won a gold medal in Shooting at Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
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Jamui Election Result 2020
8 pm: BJP's Shreyasi Singh defeats RJD's sitting MLA Vijay Prakash Yadav by a margin of 41,049 votes.
5:30 pm: BJP leader and Commonwealth Games shooter Shreyasi Singh is leading by over 25,000 votes against RJD rival Vijay Prakash Yadav
1 pm: Shreyari Singh leading by more than 6,000 votes in Jamui over RJD rival Vijay
10:10 am: BJP's Jamui candidate Shreyasi Singh leads over RJD's Vijay Prakash by 1,323 votes in early trends.
9 am: BJP's Shreyasi Singh leads over RJD's sitting MLA Vijay Prakash Yadav
The Jamui assembly seat falls under the Jamui Lok Sabha constituency, currently represented by LJP chief Chirag Paswan. A total of 14 candidates including Shreyasi and Vijay were in the fray this election. Chirag has backed Shreyasi and didn't field a candidate against her.
Shreyasi, 27, comes from a political background since her late father Digvijay Singh was a Union Minister and her mother Putul Singh has been a parliamentarian.
Rajputs and Yadavs are almost equal in number in Jamui Vidhan Sabha that has an electorate of over 2.91 lakh. While Shreyasi Singh is a Rajput, RJD's Vijay Prakash is a Yadav. The constituency also has significant population of Muslims, Dalits, including Paswans, OBCs, EBCs, Bhumihars, and Brahmins.
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