BJP nominee for the Rajya Sabha bypoll MJ Akbar won the seat comfortably as expected in the political circles. Akbar who had the backing of AJSU polled 48 votes while his rival JMM’s Haji Hussain Ansari could manage just 29.Some technical glitches arose earlier in the day though the BJP camp managed to pocket support of more than what was in the store. BSP MLA Kushwaha Shivpujan Mehta and Jai Bharat Samanta Party’s Geeta Koda keeping aside all the speculations voted for Akbar.
However, one vote of AJSU’s Chandra Prakash Chaudhary was found invalid as he had shown it to all besides, party’s official polling agent. Officially, the camp had 43 votes of the BJP and four from the AJSU