The Congress has contested from Kusheshwar Asthan and RJD from Tarapur assembly seats in 2020 assembly polls.
Congress fielded Rajesh Mishra from Tarapur and Atirek Kumar from Kusheshwar Asthan.
Congress announce candidates for various Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha bypolls
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On Sunday, the RJD announced its candidates for bypolls to Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan, in what was being observed as a snub to the Congress, a junior ally of the RJD that wanted to contest in one of these seats. The RJD has fielded Arun Kumar Sah for Tarapur and Ganesh Bharti for Kusheshwar Asthan respectively.
Expressing shock over the RJD’s decision to field a candidate from Kusheshwar Asthan, Congress said on Sunday that this was allocated to it as part of the deal among opposition parties during the last year’s assembly elections in Bihar. The Congress had lost Kusheshwar Asthan by a margin of fewer than 7,000 votes in the 2020 elections.