Bihar election is being seen as a litmus test for the ruling NDA at the Centre and the state. While the NDA was facing a lot of flak from the Opposition on several issues, PM Narendra Modi tried his best to woo the Bihar voters by making a host of promises including free COVID-19 vaccine. NDA ally LJP might have been a spoiler for the ruling alliance, but BJP maintained that Nitish Kumar will remain the chief ministerial candidate for the NDA.
The hardwork of the saffron party and its leaders, it seems, has paid off, with the NDA likley to form the government in the state. However, the RJD is giving a strong fight to the BJP and the NDA. It has emerged as the single-largest party in the Bihar election.
Conducting the election was also a major challenge for the Election Commission amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, the same was done with near perfection by the poll panel that decided to go for a three-phase election in the state.
Now, it is time for the Bihar election results and Gujarat Exclusive will bring to you major developments from the counting centres. Stay tuned!
10.30 pm: As per the data made available by Election Commission till 10.30 pm, results have been declared for 166 of the total 243 seats of Bihar Assembly. The break-up—BJP: 47, RJD: 53, JDU: 29, Congress: 12, CPI (ML): 9, Vikassheel Insaan Party: 4, AIMIM: 4, CPI: 1, CPI(M): 2, HAM: 3, BSP: 1, and Independent: 1.
10 pm: As per the data made available by Election Commission till 10 pm, results have been declared for 137 of the total 243 seats of Bihar Assembly. The break-up—BJP: 38, RJD: 44, JDU: 27, Congress: 8, CPI (ML): 8, Vikassheel Insaan Party: 3, AIMIM: 3, CPI: 1, CPI(M): 2, HAM: 3, BSP: 1, and Independent: 1.
9.30 pm: As per the data made available by Election Commission till 9.30 pm, results have been declared for 104 of the total 243 seats of Bihar Assembly. The break-up—BJP: 32, RJD: 30, JDU: 19, Congress: 7, CPI (ML): 6, Vikassheel Insaan Party: 2, AIMIM: 3, CPI: 1, CPI(M): 1, HAM: 1, BSP: 1, and Independent: 1.
9.15 pm: As per the data made available by Election Commission till 9.15 pm, results have been declared for 98 of the total 243 seats of Bihar Assembly. The break-up– BJP: 30, RJD: 27, JDU: 18, Congress: 7, CPI (ML): 6, Vikassheel Insaan Party: 2, AIMIM: 3, CPI: 1, CPI(M): 1, HAM: 1, BSP: 1, and Independent: 1.
9.10 pm: Celebrating the AIMIM’s performance in the 2020 Bihar assembly elections, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said, “It’s a great moment for us as people of Bihar have honoured us with so many votes. Our leaders and workers have put a lot of effort into strengthening our party in Bihar. We will try our best to fulfill the promises made by us.”
9 PM: As per the data made available by Election Commission till 9 pm, results have been declared for 89 of the total 243 seats of Bihar Assembly. The break-up– BJP: 27, RJD: 24, JDU: 16, Congress: 7, CPI (ML): 5, Vikassheel Insaan Party: 2, AIMIM: 2, CPI: 1, CPI(M): 1, HAM: 1, BSP: 1, and Independent: 1
8.15 pm: Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi wins from Imamganj Assembly constituency. He beat RJD’s Uday Narain Choudhary by 16,034 votes.
8.05 pm: Tej Paratap Yadav wins from Hasanpur with over 21,000 votes
7.45 pm: EC has declared results for 37 of the total 243 seats. BJP: 14, RJD: 9, JDU: 6, Congress: 2, Vikassheel Insaan Party: 2, AIMIM: 1, CPI: 1, CPI (ML) and CPI(M): 1.
6.25 pm: As far as Bihar is concerned, 7737 scheduled rounds were there, of which 4858 have been completed. 119 constituencies have done more than half of the work which was there for counting, said deputy election commissioner Ashish Kundra.
4.50 pm: The results for the Battle for Bihar will be a long wait as 2.29 crore votes were counted till 4.45 pm, according to the Election Commission.
4.10 pm: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has accused the AIMIM of acting as a vote-cutter in the Bihar elections. “BJP’s tact of using (Asaduddin) Owaisi Sahab’s party in the Bihar elections has succeeded to an extent. All secular parties should be alert about vote cutter Owaisi Sahab,” he said.
2.15 pm: According to the Election Commission, NDA is leading on 130 seats with BJP leading on 74 seats, JDU leading on 49 seats, VIP on 6 seats and HAM on one seat. On the other hand, Mahagathbandhan is ahead on 102 seats with RJD leading on 65 seats, Congress leading on 19 seats, Left on 18 seats. BSP is leading on two seats, AIMIM on two seats, LJP on two and independents on five seats.
1.43 pm: JDU state president Vashishtha Narayan Singh confident that NDA will again form the government under CM Nitish Kumar as trends show the alliance marching ahead of RJD-led Grand Alliance.
1.20 pm: As far as heavyweights are concerened, Tejashwi Yadav is leading from Raghopur, Jitan Ram Manjhi is leading from Imamganj, Tej Pratap Yadav is leading from Hasanpur, Subhashini Sharad Yadav is leading from Bihariganj, Anant Kumar Singh is leading from Mokama, Shreyasi Singh is leading from Jamui, Luv Sinha is trailing from Bankipur.
1.15 pm: NDA is leading in 128 seats, RJD-led alliance is leading in 105 seats, and LJP is leading on 1 seat.
12.46 pm: Election commission says 80 lakh votes counted so far. BJP has got 15.89 lakh votes whereas JDU secured 12.56 lakh votes. Congress has won 7.29 lakh votes and RJD has won 18.28 lakh votes. Chirag Paswan’s LJP got 4.92 lakh votes. 1.44 lakh voters have opted for NOTA.
12.35 pm: Pappu Yadav is trailing behind JDU and RJD candidates in Madhepura Assembly seat.
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