Published: 10th November 2020
Bihar Election 2020: CM aspirant Pushpam Priya bags less votes than NOTA
Chaudhary has contested from the Bankipur assembly constituency in Patna district and the Bisfi seat in Madhubani district
Pushpam Priya Chaudhary, 28, a London School of Economics (LSE) alumnus, who had floated her own political outfit 'Plurals Party' and declared herself a contender for the Bihar Chief ministerial post, suffered a blow on Tuesday after trends of the Bihar Assembly results showed her trailing from both the assembly seats she contested from.
Chaudhary has contested from the Bankipur assembly constituency in Patna district and the Bisfi seat in Madhubani district where she had merely received a few votes on both the seats. On the Bisfi seat, she had managed to bag less votes than None of the Above (NOTA) option.
Priya had managed just 121 votes coming in third position on the Bankipur assembly seat when reports last came in while three-time BJP MLA Nitin Naveen was leading with 2,385 votes followed by Congress candidate Luv Sinha, son of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who had received 1,097 votes. At present, 3,860 votes have been counted on this seat till now.
From the Bisfi seat, Pushpam had managed just 49 votes when reports last came in. From this seat BJP candidate Haribhushan Thakur is leading with 5,541 votes while RJD MLA Dr. Fayaz Ahmad had got 3,383 votes according to counting trends. Pushpam Priya has bagged less than NOTA votes from this seat. Nearly 181 votes have been cast as NOTA as per the current poll results . At present, 9,802 votes have been counted on this seat.
Pushpam Priya is the daughter of former JDU MLC Vinod Chaudhary. She had created a stir by declaring herself as a CM candidate in newspapers before the Bihar elections. She had formed a party called Plurals and fielded engineers, doctors, social activists, teachers, professors as her candidates on several seats and herself contested from two seats. But she has failed to create an impact in the minds of the electorate it appears, since she has been trailing on both the assembly seats.