According to a media report, Nitish Kumar remains BJP’s first choice for the chief minister’s post. The report says Kumar is unwilling to stay on the post after JD(U)’s disappointing performance. However, the saffron party has assured him he can continue to work with same independence he enjoyed before.
Former chief minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi took a dig at Chirag Paswan and said you don’t cut the branch you sit on. Paswan had walked out of NDA and decided to go solo for the election.
LJP chief Chirag Paswan, whose party managed to win only one seat in Bihar polls, said that there is no question of supporting Nitish Kumar if he continues to be the chief minister. He said that the party will continue to support the Modi government at the Centre.
The biggest takeaway for the Bharatiya Janata’s party is its emergence as the bigger party than JD(U) on the account of seats. Even if Nitish continues as the chief minister, the party will certainly have a greater role to play in government formation.
Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi thanked the people of the state for expressing faith in NDA for the fourth time. He added that the mandate is clear and there is no confusion.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh reached out to Nitish Kumar on Twitter and asked him to move away from BJP’s ideology and bless Tejashwi Yadav by joining forces with the Grand Alliance.
PM Modi thanked the voters of Bihar, especially women. He said daughters and sisters of Bihar voted in record number this time to show how important their role is in making of self-sufficient Bihar.
PM Modi thanked every section of Bihar including poor, farmers, merchants, laborers, shopkeepers, for trusting NDA’s mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas.
The Janata Dal United-led NDA has got majority by clinching 125 seats in 243-member Assembly. BJP leader Bhupendra Yadav thanked PM Narendra Modi & party president JP Nadda for leading the party in the biggest polls of the country.
Results have been declared for 183 seats. NDA is ahead with 90 seats. MGB has 86 in its kitty. AIMIM has bagged four seats, BSP, LJP and Independent have one each.
Chirag Paswan’s LJP has finally opened its account and won its first seat in the state. Party candidate Raj Kumar Singh has won from Matihani by defeating the JDU’s Bogo Singh by 330 votes. The party had pulled out of NDA and decided to go solo, a decision which turned out to be a disaster.
ECI Secretary General Umesh Sinha has refuted all allegations made by the RJD and said the poll body has never worked under any pressure. He said all officials and machinery are working sincerely so that results can be announced soon.
RJD workers are holding a demonstration outside former chief minister Rabri Devi’s residence. They have alleged that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is influencing the counting of votes .
#WATCH Patna: Supporters of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) party hold demonstration outside party leader and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi’s residence, against CM Nitish Kumar for allegedly influencing counting of votes. #BiharElectionResults2020 pic.twitter.com/zta962oh0Q— ANI (@ANI) November 10, 2020
BJP’s Shreyasi Singh has clinched Jamui seat by beating the RJD candidate. She got more than 74,000 votes.
Results for 103 seats in 243-seat Bihar Assembly are out. NDA has won 54 seats while MGB has registered victory on 44 seats. AIMIM has clinched three seats so far. BSP and one independent candidate have won one seat each.
#BiharElections: Results declared for 103 seats out of the total 243.— ANI (@ANI) November 10, 2020
NDA wins 54 seats (BJP 32, JDU 19, VIP 2, HAM 1), leading on 69
Mahagathbandhan wins 44 seats (RJD 29, Congress 7, Left 8), ahead on 69
AIMIM wins 3, leading on 2; BSP wins 1, & Independent 1 pic.twitter.com/amQlv9JCFz
State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) releases status of counting rounds at 9 PM. The list show the constituencies where counting has been completed and where it is still going on.
#BiharElectionResults2020: State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) releases status of counting rounds (completed & pending) in the assembly constituencies of the state, as of at 09:00 pm. pic.twitter.com/gB0SqqgbVp— ANI (@ANI) November 10, 2020
RJD has alleged election fraud. The party has claimed victory in 119 seats and said that EC officials are not giving them winning certificates. It said EC officials had earlier congratulated the party’s candidates but are now saying they have lost.
119 सीट जीतने के बाद टीवी पर 109 दिखाया जा रहा है। नीतीश कुमार सभी अधिकारियों को फ़ोन कर धाँधली करवा रहे है। फ़ाइनल रिज़ल्ट आने और बधाई देने के अब अधिकारी अचानक कह रहे है कि आप हार गए है।— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) November 10, 2020
NDA is inching closer to majority with leads in 123 seats. The magic number is 122. MGB is ahead on 113 seats.
EC has declared results of 74 seats. Here is the tally:
BJP 22, RJD wins 20, JD(U) 13, Congress 7, CPI(M-L) 5, VIP 2 and AIMIM, CPI, CPI(M), HAM(S) & Independent 1
#BiharElectionResults2020: Results declared for 74 out of the total 243 seats.— ANI (@ANI) November 10, 2020
BJP 22, RJD wins 20, JD(U) 13, Congress 7, CPI(M-L) 5, VIP 2 and AIMIM, CPI, CPI(M), HAM(S) & Independent 1.
NDA leading on 126 seats
Mahagathbandhan on 110 seats
AIMIM on 5 seats
BSP on 1 seats pic.twitter.com/LtBKHYT1sn
Counting is still continuing in Bihar. NDA has consolidated its lead on 126 seats, while MGB is trailing behind with lead in 111 seats. What a nail-biter this contest is turning out to be!
NDA now leads in 124 seats, includes wins, Mahagathbandhan at 112 including wins and others 7. Lok Janshakti Party is at zero.
Tejashwi Yadav accuses Nitish Kumar government of delaying counting in some seats to ensure NDA victory.
CPI’s Suryakant Paswan has defeated Ramshankar Paswan of BJP by 777 votes in Bakhri.
Tejashwi’s elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav has won from Hasanpur against Raj Kumar Ray of Janata Dal United by 21,000 votes. His estranged father-in-law Chandrika Rai has lost from Parsa.
Tuesday is also the Indian Premier League final but the excitement, at least for politics watchers, is all in Bihar, where the contest is no less nail-biting.
Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi’s party the All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen is leading in 5 seats. The party had contested in alliance with Upendra Kushwaha’s party and others. Only the AIMIM has managed some success.
NDA is currently leading on 120 seats while MGB is ahead on 115 seats. RJD is the single largest party in the state.
EC has said that 2.7 crore votes have been counted till now. It once again emphasised that the counting is going smoothly will go till late night.
BJP added another seat in his kitty as Jibesh Kumar got the better of Congress’ Maskoor Ahmad Usmani in Jale. Kumar got over 87000 votes while Usmani could manage only 65395 votes.
Home Minister has dialled up Bihar CM Nitish Kumar as NDA increased its lead on 126 seats. Meanwhile, RJD has still not lost hope and asked people to keep calm as the counting is still on.
Congress has opened its tally in Bihar with a victory in Aurangabad. Congress leader Anand Shankar Singh has got the better of BJP’s Ramadhir Singh by 2,243 votes. In other results announced by the EC, BJP’s Ram Chandra Prasad has won in Hayaghat, RJD’s Satanand Sambuddha has clinched Sahebpur Kamal seat, while VIP’s Mishri Lal Yadav has won in Alinagar.
EC has announced two more results. JD(U) has registered victory in Sakra and Kusheshwar Asthan. In Kusheshwar Asthan, Shashibhushan Hajari beat Congress’ Ashok Kumar with 7,222 votes, while Ashok Kumar Chodhary emerged victorious against Congress’s Umesh Kumar Ram in Sakra.
Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Lalit Yadav has won Darbhanga Rural seat, according to Election Commission which has declared its first result. Yadav got 64694 votes as against JD(U)’s Faraz Fatmi’s 62675 votes.
Plurals Party candidate Pushpam Priya, who failed to perform from both the seats she contested from. has alleged EVM hacking. She said her votes have been transferred to NDA. Priya fought the election from Bankipur and Bisfi.
Akhtarul Iman of AIMIM has clinched the Amour seat, according to latest reports. He bear JD(U)’s Saba Zafar. Iman has got 37094 votes as against Zafar’s 14972 votes, the latest EC data has shown.
BJP’s Sanjay Saraogi got the better of RJD’s Amar Nath Gami to clinch the Darbhanga seat, according to latest reports. Saraogi has got 71490 votes , while Gami has bagged 62632 votes in his kitty. As per the latest trends, NDA is leading on 131 seats. MGB is ahead on 103 seats.
Abdul Bari Siddiqui of the RJD has lost his seat to Murari Mohan Jha of BJP in Keoti constituency. The former finance minister of Bihar changed his constituency this time from Alinagar, a decision which proved to be costly for him.
Members of BJP Mahila Morcha celebrated with gulal and dholak as trends showed lead for NDA over Mahagathbandhan.
Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi has taken lead in Imamganj. He was trailing eariier in the day. Jitan Ram Manjhi is now leading with over 32,000 votes while RJD is trailing at 25,000 votes.
According to latest data of EC, seven seats have a margin of less than 200 votes, while in 49 seats the gap is below 1,000 votes. The trends indicate a close contest which can go either way.
As per the latest EC trends, NDA is leading on 127 seats, while Grand Alliance is ahead in 106 seats. LJP is ahead on one seat and independent four seats.
Bihar election results likely to be out only by late night, EC has said. Over 1 crore votes have been counted so far. Due to Covid requirements, number of polling booths increased by 63%. a total of 1.06 EVM have to be counted across the state.
BJP national general secretary Arun Singh told a TV channel that NDA is set to form next government in the state.
The Election Commission is going to hold a press conference shortly as counting continues for Bihar polls. It would be interesting to see what announcement officials have in store. Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar has revealed that only 20% of votes have been counted so far. More than 4 crore people have casted their vote in this election.
The first visuals of Nitish Kumar after NDA’s lead in Bihar elections showed him smiling. BJP’s office in Patna which wore a deserted look in the morning is bubbling with party workers’ excitement now.
BJP has emerged as the single largest party if we go by the trends. Has the promise of free coronavirus vaccine for everyone in Bihar done the magic for the saffron party?
Bengal BJP leader Babul Supriyo took a dig at Mahagathbandhan in his tweet. He asked how people in jail and on bail could even think of getting people’s mandate?
The tables have turned as NDA has built on its lead further. It is currently ahead on 130 seats while MGB is trailing behind with 102 seats, as per the latest trends. NDA leaders must be taking a sigh of relief finally.
NDA is currently leading in 125 seats matching its tally of 2015 Bihar polls where it won on 125 seats. However, these are trends and the picture can change as the counting progresses.
NDA has taken lead in 118 seats, while MGB is ahead in 110 seats. NDA has gone ahead for the first time since counting began this morning.
JD(U) is leading in Valmiki Nagar by-polls. The election for this seat took place during the third phase of polling. The seat was lying vacant after death of Valmiki Nagar MP.
Former chief minister and HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi is trailing in Imamganj. In Bankipur, Shatrughan Sinha’s son Luv Sinha is trailing.
After trailing behind in initial trends, NDA has taken lead in over 100 seats. MGB is still ahead in 118 seats, while NDA is following suit with leads in 106 seats.
BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya has said the party is doing much better than what exit polls predicted. He added it’s not over till it’s over on Twitter.
JD(U) spokesperson KC Tyagi has conceded defeat in conversation with a TV news channel. He said we welcome the mandate of people. He said NDA’s defeat in the election is due to Covid situation, and not the RJD.
Tejashwi-led MGB is leading on more than 100 seats as per the early trends. NDA, on the other hand is ahead on over 80 seats.
Early trends show Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) is struggling badly and pulling down NDA’s numbers. BJP, on the other hand, is performing well in comparison but its alliance with JD(U) might turn out to be costly for the saffron party.
Bihar chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav has strengthened his lead further in Raghopur after the first round of counting. He is leading by over 700 votes. Tejashwi Yadav has got 2,512 votes while BJP’s Satish Kumar has 1,785 votes in his kitty.
Left is leading in 10 out of 29 seats it is contesting on. While congress is ahead on 22 seats, early trends have shown. Both are allies of RJD for this election and part of MGB.
Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill took to Twitter after seeing a lead for MGB in early trends and hit out at the NDA. He said the rule of NDA will obe over today once the results are out.
ashtriya Janata Dal is leading in Munger which was recently in news as there was police firing at Durga Puja procession. One man was killed in the incident, while 25 were injured.
Trends for almost half the seats are here! While MGB is currently leading on 95 seats, NDA is ahead on 77. LJP and others are leading on five seats and six seats, respectively.
IN NDA, BJP is leading in more seats than its ally JD(U).
Early trends indicate lead for both Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav. Mahagathbadhan’s chief ministerial candidate is fighting from Raghopur seat, while his brother is fighting from Hasanpur.
Counting of votes has begun at Gopalganj. Postal ballots are being counted under the supervision of poll observer.
Early trends are showing a neck and neck fight between the Mahagathbandhan and NDA. According to Aajtak, MGB is leading on 20 seats while NDA is ahead on 11 seats. Others are leading on 1.
The counting of votes has begun for the 243- seat Bihar assembly at 55 centres amid high security. The fate of 3,500 candidates will be decided today.
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Manoj Jha has said he is expecting it to be a close fight between the National Democratic Alliance and the Mahagathbandhan. Exit polls have predicted Mahagathbandhan’s victory in the election with RJD’s Tejashwi leading the race
Chirag Paswan supporters are performing the havan and praying for LJP’s good performance in the election. Counting is set to begin at 8 AM. LJP pulled out of the NDA and decided to go solo for the polls.
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Some 2 weeks after voting in the first phase on October 28, the people of Bihar will today, November 10, know who has won the mandate for the Bihar Assembly election 2020. Counting will start at 8 am but there have been fears of electoral malpractices.
Late last night, the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal, which is leading the Mahagathbandhan in the state, alleged some hanky panky in Ara.
The contest in the state has been called a tight one. Some exit polls expect a hung house while others see the Mahagathbandhan led by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav stealing a march by a mile. The exit polls are unanimous that among people they polled, voters saw Tejashwi as a better candidate for CM than even Mr Sushasan himself, the good governance crown on the head of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of the Janata Dal United looking jaded and worn.
The campaign had its highs and low. The high being the free coronavirus vaccine promise for the people of Bihar by the BJP, possibly the first time a public health necessity was part of an election manifesto. The low being the intensely personal attack by Nitish Kumar on Tejashwi’s parents – Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, both former CMs – on size of their brood. Tejashwi, however, stuck to corruption issues and what he called sham Prohibition, which had made people rich by starving the state of revenues.
The BJP and the Janata Dal United stayed on note over the corruption charges against the RJD first family. Their alliance, the National Democratic Alliance, had their own problems as the Lok Janshakti Party challenged Nitish Kumar’s leadership in the state and set out to contest n its own. That decision was followed unfortunately by the demise of LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan.
If the grim reaper left the LJP without its founder, the bars of prison kept the charismatic Lalu Yadav away from campaigning. The Bihar election 2020 was the first in more than a generation, the veteran leader had not campaigned in. But will his absence show when the votes are tallied? Tuesday evening will tell. Until then, keep an eye on this space.