Patna: Thwarting JDU in Bihar’s Jokihat assembly constituency, Lalu Prasad Yadav’s party Rashtriya Janta Dal registered a comfortable victory.
RJD candidate Shahnawaz Alam won the Jokihat assembly by-poll with a margin of 41,224 votes. The Jokihat seat fell vacant following the resignation of JD-U MLA Sarfaraz Alam, who joined the RJD.
Tejashwi Yadav on the occasion said “JDU fielded a candidate who was accused of rape and theft both. This is people’s response to Nitish Kumar’s insult to their mandate. He deserted the grand alliance that was elected to power and went to side with BJP instead, this is people’s answer to that.”
“Those who talk big about the face value and charisma of Nitish Kumar, they should know that only 499 votes went in JDU’s coffer this time. Nitish has lost three by-polls ever since he has sided with BJP,” he said.