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    Lok Sabha 2019 election results: Kanhaiya Kumar of CPI loses to BJP's Giriraj Singh by more than 3 lakh votes

    Lok Sabha 2019 election results: Kanhaiya Kumar of CPI loses to BJP's Giriraj Singh by more than 3 lakh votes

    Lok Sabha 2019 election results: Kanhaiya Kumar of CPI loses to BJP's Giriraj Singh by more than 3 lakh votes
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    Singh polled 603522 votes while Kumar has secured 236133 votes, according to information trickling out of the Election Commission.

    Kanhaiya Kumar of the Communist Party of India (CPI) lost to rival Giriraj Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Begusarai constituency in Bihar by 367389 votes.
    Singh polled 603522 votes while Kumar has secured 236133 votes, according to information trickling out of the Election Commission.
    The voting was held for this constituency was held on April 29, 2019.
    The firebrand BJP leader, Singh, is known for his acerbic and often controversial remarks.
    Kanhaiya, who has emerged as a prominent face of Left politics, is pitted in a three-way contest with NDA's Giriraj Singh and RJD's potential leader from the constituency Tanveer Hassan. Hassan, as of 01:40 PM, was leading with 116532 votes, behind Kumar and Singh.
    The former JNU leader shot to fame in 2016 and was later arrested on sedition charges following an event on the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
    Begusarai is one of the constituencies in 40-seat Bihar.  In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, the constituency saw a 60.60 percent voter turnout.
    The Indian benchmark indices opened at record highs as early trends indicating Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coming back to power. At 10:30 am, the Sensex was up 2.30 percent points at 40,010, and the Nifty50 was trading 2.25 percent higher at 12,001.
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