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Mokama Election Result 2020: RJD strongman Anant Singh retains seat by margin of 35,757 votes

Mokama Assembly Election Result 2020: Anant Kumar Singh has won from Mokama by a margin of 35,757 seats, defeating JDU leader Rajiv Lochan Narayan Singh.

India TV News Desk Written by: India TV News Desk
Patna Updated on: November 10, 2020 21:24 IST
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Mokama Election Result 2020: Strongman Anant Singh faces tough battle from JDU's Rajiv Lochan

Mokama Election Result: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Anant Kumar Singh has retained the Mokama Assembly seat in Patna district. He defeated JDU's nearest rival Rajeev Lochan Narayan Singh by a margin of 35,757 votes. According to the Election Commission's data, Anant Singh secured 78,721 votes (52.99%) whileRajeev Lochan managed to bag 42,749 votes (28.92%). LJP's Suresh Singh Nishad got 13,299 votes (8.97%)

Known as 'bahubali', Anant is fairly controversial because of his criminal background. Anant Kumar Singh contested and won from the Mokama assembly seat in 2005 on a JD(U) ticket. He retained the seat in 2010. He quit the JD(U) in September 2015 following a fall-out with Nitish Kumar over the JD(U)'s alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal.

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Mokama Election Result

8 pm: Anant Kumar Singh has retained the Mokama Assembly seat in Patna district. He defeated JDU's nearest rival Rajeev Lochan Narayan Singh by a margin of 35,757 votes.

5:30 pm: After 16 rounds of counting, RJD leader Anant Kumar Singh is leading by over 30,000 votes 

2 pm: RJD leader Anant Kumar Singh is ahead of his nearest JDU rival Rajeev Lochan Narayan Singh by a margin of nearly 12,000 votes. 

11:30 am: Anant Kumar Singh is leading by more than 6,000 votes.

9 am: RJD leader Anant Kumar Singh leads over JDU rival Rajiv Lochan Narayan Singh 

Anant is currently lodged in Mokama jail after an AK-47 rifle was recovered from his possession. In 2019, he was booked under the UAPA. He is popularly known as 'Chhote Sarkaar' and faces a number of criminal charges including murder and attempt to murder. In 2015 Bihar Assembly elections, Anant Kumar Singh won as an Independent from here, defeating Neeraj Kumar JD(U).