Campaigning for the by-elections on November 3 ended in Mokama, Gopalganj. Patna News | Techy Kings


Patna: Three months after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar formed a grand coalition government after defeating the BJP, the stage is set for the ruling alliance to test its mettle in the November 3 Mokama by-election. Is. Gopalganj Election campaigning for assembly seats in the state ended on Tuesday. The results will be declared on November 6.
The by-elections will primarily decide the fate of the RJD and BJP nominees in the field, even as other smaller parties or individuals are in the fray. The Mokama seat fell vacant following the disqualification of RJD MLA Ananth Singh in the Arms Act case, while the by-election in Gopalganj was called for after the death of sitting BJP MLA Subhash Singh. was
The RJD has fielded Ananth’s wife Neelam Devi from Mokama against BJP’s Sonam Devi, wife of another local strongman Lalan Singh, who has been fielded by former Mokama MLA and another strongman Suraj Bhan. Singh also has support. The RJD hopes to capture the sympathy factor for Neelam, but there are other factors such as the relative influence of Anant, Suraj Bhan and Lalan Singh, not to mention the grand total of seven parties against the single saffron party. About the combined political weight of the coalition.
As for the Gopalganj seat, the BJP is hoping for a strong sympathy factor for its candidate against RJD’s Mohan Prasad Gupta and Subhash’s widow Kasam Devi. Importantly, RJD leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav has reminded voters that Gopalganj is his home district.
To prepare the pitch for Tejashwi, Indira Devi, his bet noire and wife of maternal uncle Sadhu Yadav, is contesting on a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket, sending a wave of joy in the BJP camp. Has run.
Nitish did not personally go out for campaigning due to injuries in the recent steamer boat accident, but sent his video message in favor of RJD candidates.
Apart from this, Deputy CM Tejaswi Prasad Yadav, JD(U) National President Rajeev Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh, JD(U) Parliamentary Board Chairman Upinder Kushwaha and others have also campaigned for RJD candidates. .
The BJP relied on its battery of state leaders. A late entry into the fray, Lok Jan Shakti Party (Ram Vilas) chief Chirag Paswan, after discussions with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, decided to campaign for BJP candidates, which It appears that the Jamui MP’s chances of formally joining the NDA. have been enlightened and in fact it is certain.
Chirag held a road show in Mokama on Monday and campaigned in Gopalganj on Tuesday.
In a way, by the middle of the campaign, the BJP leadership was encouraged to look for new alliance partners as the results of the two-seat by-elections, apart from setting the tone, also revealed the mood of the underground voters. Will bring A step towards establishing a broader social and political mix ahead of the 2024 parliamentary elections.
The stakes being so high, the BJP is seeking votes in the name of Narendra Modi. For RJD, the mascots are CM Nitish, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi.


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