Begusarai Election Results: BJP's Giriraj Singh trounces Kanhaiya Kumar by over 4 lakh votes
Big names contesting: Kanhaiya Kumar (CPI), Giriraj Singh (BJP), Mohammad Tanweer Hassan (RJD)
Singh, who had moved to Begusarai from Nawada, after initial reluctance over having to give up his sitting seat, got 6.88 lakh votes out of a total of 12.17 lakhs polled on April 29.
Kanhaiya Kumar, who first shot to fame after being booked in a sedition case while he was the president of the JNU students union, polled 2.68 lakh votes.
RJDs Tanveer Hassan, who was the runner-up in 2014, stood third with just 1.97 lakh votes.
The seat was won by BJP's Bhola Singh five years ago who died last year.
Notably, 20,408 voters in the constituency opted for NOTA.