Bokaro Election Results 2019: BJP’s Biranchi Narayan defeats Shweta Singh of Congress

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Updated: December 23, 2019 7:58:49 PM

Bokaro Assembly Election Results, Vote Counting: Bokaro is one of the six assembly constituencies of Dhanbad. One of the most industrialised zones in the state, Bokaro will be represented by Biranchi Narayan for the second consecutive time.

Bokaro is one of the six assembly constituencies of Dhanbad. (PTI)

Bokaro Lok Sabha Election Results: BJP’s Biranchi Narayan has won the Bokaro assembly seat for the second time. He defeated Congress leader Shweta Singh by 13313 votes. Narayan got 112333 votes while Singh had to settle with just 99020. Initially, the result was in favour of Shweta Singh when she took an early lead of over 9000 votes. However, as counting progressed, the BJP leader narrowed the gap and eventually raced ahead of Singh.

In 2014, Narayan had defeated independent candidate Samaresh Singh. Before that in 2009, this seat was held by Samaresh Singh, who had been fielded by the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik). This time, JVM(P) came at a distant third with just over 5% votes in its kitty. JVM(P) leader Prakash Kumar got just 13872 votes.

Bokaro is one of the six assembly constituencies of Dhanbad. One of the most industrialised zones in the state, Bokaro will now be represented by Biranchi Narayan for the second consecutive term. In 2005, Bokaro had elected Md Izrail Ansari of the Congress. In the last three elections, this constituency has sprung different results each time.

While multiple parties had fielded their candidates, the key contest this time was between Biranchi Narayan and Shweta Singh. Bokaro had gone to the fourth phase of the election on December 16. Narayan may have won his seat but his party has lost the state to Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha.

As per the latest numbers by the Election Commission, the Congress-JMM alliance is leading on 45 seats while the saffron party is ahead on 26 seats. Now, it is almost certain that Congress and JMM will form the next government in Jharkhand.

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