Bihar Election Results: NDA crosses majority mark, but 70 seats have margin of less than 1,000
ET Online and Agencies
Proving the exit polls wrong once again, the BJP-led NDA coalition is leading on nearly 130 seats, well ahead of the majority mark in the early trends.
JDU and BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is now ahead of RJD-led Mahagathbandhan to reach the magic number of 122 in the 243-seat Bihar assembly. But BJP is doing better in comparison to its alliance partner JDU.
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Here are the highlights:
- Tight battle: There are 70 seats where the margin of lead is less than 1,000, while there are 163 seats where margin is less than 5,000.
- Slow Counting: Only 20 per cent of votes have been calculated out of over 4 crore votes polled in the Bihar elections, says state election officer.
- Heavyweights Alert: Tejashwi Yadav– Leading in Rahgopur; Tej Pratap Yadav– leading in Hasanpur; Luv Sinha– trailing in Bankipur; Chandrika Rai– trailing in Parsa; Subhashini Yadav– trailing in BihariganjThe story so far: JD (U)-BJP alliance is clearly holding its lead. In the first couple of hours of counting, the Mahagathbandhan blitzed ahead, but BJP pulled it back in the northern parts of the state. It’s still early days. Counting is slow because of Covid precautions and not even one-fourths have been complete.
- BJP emerges as single largest party
- Key Race Alert: RJD’s Tej Pratap Yadav secures lead in Hasanpur seat, BJP ahead in Buxar. Shatrughan Sinha’s son Luv Sinha trailing from Bankipur.
- Counting is slow due to Covid protocols: EC press conference to take place at 1.30 pm
- JD(U) trailing in Nitish Kumar’s home turf: In Nalanda, JDU is facing a loss of two seats. In Islampur, RJD is leading while in Rajgir, Congress is leading.
- NDA ahead of Mahagathbandhan: NDA leading in 130, MGB leading in 101, LJP 7 (Times Now); NDA 131, MGB 100, LJP 5 (NDTV); NDA 121, MGB 112, LJP 2 (News18); NDA 130, MGB 100, LJP 5 (India Today).
- Race Alert: Bihar Assembly Speaker and JD(U) leader Vijay Kumar Chaudhary trails RJD’s Arbind Kumar Sahni by 230 votes in Sarairanjan seat.
- Key Race Alert: RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav trails behind JD(U)’s Raj Kumar Ray by 1,365 votes in Hasanpur. Sharad Yadav’s daughter and Congress candidate Subhashini trails in Bihariganj seats by 1,271 votes. JD(U) leader Niranjan Kumar Mehta is leading.Bihar minister and BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav trails behind Congress’ Pravin Singh by 1,778 votes in Patna Sahib seat.
- LJP ahead on 8 seats: Can Chirag Paswan become a kingmaker in a close contest?
- Key Race Alert: Former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi trailing in Imamganj; RJD leader Tej Pratap leading from Hasanpur.
- BJP ahead of JDU: BJP appeared to leading ahead of partner Nitish Kumar. The BJP fielded candidates on 121 seats, the Nitish Kumar-led party contested on 122 seats.
- In Election Commission trends: NDA leading on 32 seats —BJP 20, JDU 9, Vikassheel Insaan Party 3; Mahagathbandhan ahead on 21 seats RJD 9, Congress 7, Left 5
- NDA Narrowing Gap: In the last half an hour, NDA has narrowed its gap with Mahagathbandhan leading on 120 seats, while NDA is leading on 105. The LJP is ahead in 6.
- Key Candidates Update: BJP’s Nitin Nabin ahead of Congress’s Luv Sinha in Bankipur. BJP’s Sanjeev Chaurasia leading ahead of RLSP candidate Sanjay Kumar Sinha in Digha. State minister Nand Kishore Yadav trailing Congress’s Praveen Singh in Patna Sahib.
- Key Race Alert: RJD is leading in Motihari, Congress’ Luv Sinha, son of Shatrughan Sinha is trailing in Bankipur, Nandkishore leads in Patnasahib, Pappu Yadav trails in Madhepura, LJP leads in Ekma and Dinara.
- Early trends have started coming in which shows a neck and neck contest. RJD-Congress Grand Alliance is ahead on 44 seats for which trends are available. The NDA is leading in 28 seats, according to TOI while as per NDTV MGB is leading in 73 and NDA in 56
- BJP’s Shreyasi Singh is leading from Jamui, reports TOI
- Exit polls had predicted an edge for Tejashwi Yadav
- Three major exit polls – India Today-Axis, Today’s Chankaya and Republic-Jan ki baat – have predicted a comfortable majority for the Opposition Mahagatbandhan comprising the RJD, Congress and Left parties. Others like Times Now- CVoter have predicted a hung house with a narrow edge to the Opposition.
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1 Comment on this Story
abhishek ranjan2 minutes ago
if 20% have been counted in 4 hours, then by this rate result will be out by 4am in the morning.