BJP has expressed trust on Sonam Devi while RJD on Nilam Devi
The first electoral test for the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ government, formed less than three months ago.
Patna/Mokama /Gopalganj. Bihar By-poll: Bye-elections for two seats of Bihar assembly are going to be held on Thursday. BJP is leaving no stone unturned to win the seat for the first time, while the ruling Mahagathbandhan’s largest constituent RJD is going all-out to retain it.
Earlier, on Sunday the BJP announced names of both its candidates for the by-elections. The voting process in Mokama and Gopalganj will start tomorrow i.e. on November 3. The BJP has nominee Kusum Devi from Gopalganj and Sonam Devi from Mokama. Kusum Devi who wife of late MLA Subash Singh in Gopalganj. While Sonam Devi is the wife of Nalini Ranjan Singh aka Lalan Singh.
However, both Bahubalies wife is face to face in Mokama assembly. The RJD has nominee Anant Singh’s wife Neelam Devi from the Grand Alliance, while the BJP has nominee Lalan Singh’s wife Sonam Devi against Anant Singh. LJP leader Suraj Bhan Singh himself has led Sonam Devi’s election campaign.
Sonam Devi’s husband Lalan Singh has already contested the elections against Anant
Lalan Singh has already contested against Anant Singh in the electoral fray. But because of his Bahubali image, BJP has given ticket to Lalan Singh’s wife. Lalan Singh has contested against Anant Singh thrice in the past. In the 2015 assembly elections, Pappu Yadav’s party had given a tough competition to Anant Singh by becoming a candidate from Jan Adhikar Party. In the year 2015, 2010 and 2005, in Mokama, considered to be the impregnable fort of Bahubali Anant Singh, Lalan Singh gave a tough fight to Anant Singh. In 2010 and 2005, Lalan Singh contested from Ram Vilas Paswan’s party LJP.
Lalan Singh has an old relationship with Surajbhan Singh
Lalan Singh, who broke away from the LJP and is very close to Surajbhan Singh, the leader of the Pashupatinath Paras faction. Therefore, after joining politics, Surajbhan Singh got Nalini Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh ticket twice from LJP. It is discussed that this time Surajbhan Singh will openly support him from Mokama and the main reason for this is Pashupatinath Paras’ strong relationship with BJP at the Center and in the state.
How many voters are there in Mokama assembly including Bhumihar
There are a little more than 2 lakh 70 thousand voters in the Mokama assembly. Male voters are close to 1,42,425 and female voters are close to 1,28,327. Bahubali Anant Singh’s coin runs from Mokama. Singh has been winning elections here for the last 18 years. They are also known here as small government. Sometimes he won with JDU and sometimes with RJD. Not only this, he also won from here by becoming an independent candidate. Whereas BJP has fielded its candidate this time after 1995.
Sonam Devi, who entered the electoral fray from the BJP, has tried her strength against Anant Singh in the past as well. They could not get victory. But this time he will definitely have hope on a BJP ticket. Bhumihar candidates from both the sides have entered the fray. Actually, Mokama is dominated by Bhumihar voters.