Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Lakshmi Narayan Gupta became the new mayor of Chapra.
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Lakshmi Narayan Gupta, who was the district minister of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, has won the Chhapra Municipal Corporation elections. Lakshmi Narayan Gupta, who is trying his luck in the election field for the first time, has defeated his rival Mintu Singh by 5457 votes. Mintu Singh is the husband of former mayor Priya Singh. Priya Singh died just two months ago. The surprising thing is that Laxmi Narayan Gupta has defeated the candidates supported by RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and his elder son and minister Tej Pratap Yadav.
Lakshmi Narayan Gupta had no political background.
There were 17 candidates in the by-election for the post of Mayor. The special thing is that Laxmi Narayan Gupta has no political background. Contested the election for the first time for the post of Mayor from Chhapra Municipal Corporation and won in the first attempt itself. Former mayor Rakhi Gupta had to step down due to the issue of three children. After this, elections were held again here. Voting took place on Monday at 196 polling stations in 45 wards amid tight security arrangements. 24 tables were made for counting of votes in the district school. 14 rounds were counted. Counting of elections took place amid tight security. Tight security arrangements were made by the administration.
Tej Pratap Yadav supported Ravi Roshan
In fact, recently RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav had announced his support to Sunita Devi on an open platform. Whereas Tej Pratap Yadav had supported Ravi Roshan. Tej Pratap had also done a road show in support of January 7. But, despite all this, both the candidates suffered a crushing defeat in the election field. Till the counting of votes was completed, Sunita Devi got 10797 votes, while Tej Pratap supported Ravi Roshan got 3286 votes.