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Sasaram Election Result: RJD's Rajesh Kumar Gupta defeats JDU's Ashok Kumar by a margin of over 26,000 votes

Sasaram Assembly Election Result 2020: RJD's Rajesh Kumar Gupta has won the election and defeated JDU's Ashok Kumar by a margin of over 26,000 votes.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 11, 2020 13:50 IST
Sasaram election result: Incumbent JDU MLA Ashok Kumar up
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Sasaram election result: Incumbent JDU MLA Ashok Kumar up against RJD's Vijay Gupta 

Sasaram Assembly Election Result 2020: RJD's Rajesh Kumar Gupta has won the election and defeated JDU's Ashok Kumar by a margin of over 26,000 votes. Sasaram falls under the Rohtas district. Incumbent MLA Ashok Kumar, who won the seat in 2015 on an RJD ticket, switched sides to JDU. LJP's Rameshwar Chaurasiya was also in the fray. Chhedi Paswan of the BJP was the present Lok Sabha MP of Sasaram.

According to the estimates of 2011 census, out of total 4,67,532 population, 66.7 per cent is rural and 33.3 per cent in urban. The Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) ratio is 17.55 and 1.37, respectively. The voter list of 2019 shows about 3,42,822 electorates and 347 polling stations in the constituency.

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Back in 2015, Ashok Kumar won the election as he defeated Bharatiya Janata Party's Jawahar Prasad by a margin of 19,612 votes. At least 14 candidates were in the fray from Sasaram constituency during the assembly polls. About 83.8 per cent of votes were split between top 2 candidates. RJD's Ashok Kumar received 82,766 votes while BJP's Jawahar Prasad got 63,154 votes. Independent candidate Krishna Kumari finished at the third place after receiving 9,247 votes.

HIGHLIGHTS:

11:29 pm: RJD's Rajesh Kumar Gupta has won the election and defeated JDU's Ashok Kumar by a margin of over 26,000 votes.

6:00 pm: RJD's Rajesh Kumar Gupta leading by 54,353 votes against JDU's Ashok Kumar (34,137). Rameshwar Prasad is third with 14,501 votes. 

11:00 am: RJD's Rajesh Kumar Gupta ahead by nearly 10,000 votes. JDU's Ashok Kumar is second with 4,368 votes, followed by LJP's Rameshwar Prasad (3,241 votes) 

8.00 am: Counting begins for 243 legislative assembly seats in Bihar. Who will win in Sasaram?

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