Raghopur Assembly Election Result 2020: Tejashwi Yadav wins by a margin of 35,893 votes.Raghopur Election Result: RJD leader and jailed former CM Lalu Prasad Yadav's younger son Tejashwi Yadav has been relected from Raghopur assembly seat in Vaishali district. Tejashwi, also the opposition's CM face, aggressively tried to cash in on the anti-incumbency factor against the Nitish Kumar government during this election. Tejashwi defeated BJP's Satish Kumar by a margin of over 35,000 votes.
Raghopur Election Result 2020: LATEST UPDATES
22:39: Tejashwi Prasad Yadav has won the election with a margin of 35,893 votes. He was contesting against BJP's Satish Kumar.
11:07: Tejashwi Yadav, who is Mahagathbandhan's CM candidate, is leading on Raghopur seat by just over 400 votes
09:28: Tejashwi Yadav leading by over 700 votes in Raghopur
08:30: Tejashwi Yadav surges ahead from Raghopur seat
08:01: Counting of votes begins
The Vaishali district is known for being a stronghold of Lalu. The Raghopur seat belongs to his family. The seat is a Yadav-dominated constituency across river Ganga which Lalu Prasad had won in 1995, 2000, and his wife Rabri Devi in 2005. But the BJP managed to wrest the seat in the 2010 elections when Satish Kumar defeated Lalu's wife and former CM Rabri Devi. This time again, the BJP has retained its trust in Satish Kumar, hoping that the giant killer will be able to do a repeat of 2010.
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Tejashwi and Satish Kumar were among 12 candidates in the fray from Raghopur seat this time. The Chirag Paswan-headed Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) fielded Rakesh Roshan to make the contest triangular.
As per the voter list of 2019, there are 3,36,613 electorate in Raghopur assembly segment. While over 1.30 lakh Yadavs form the bulk of the voters, the constituency has a significant presence of upper caste Rajputs, whose electorate size is estimated at around 40,000 followed by Muslims 22,000 and Paswans 18,000.
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