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Jamui Assembly Election Result 2020: CWG champion shooter Shreyasi Singh strikes gold for BJP on poll debut

Jamui Assembly Election Result 2020: BJP leader and Commonwealth Games shooter Shreyasi Singh defeats RJD rival Vijay Prakash Yadav by more than 41,000 votes.

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Patna Updated on: November 10, 2020 21:35 IST
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Jamui Assembly Election Result 2020: BJP's Shreyasi Singh up against RJD's sitting MLA Vijay Kumar

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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