As the NDA trailed the opposition in the initial hours of counting, JD(U) spokesperson KC Tyagi told a news channel that his party was not defeated by the RJD but the “nation’s curse (Covid)”. “We welcome the people’s decision. We were not defeated by RJD or Tejashwi Yadav but nation’s curse (Covid). We are trailing only because of Covid. We are paying for past 70 years of deterioration In Bihar, ” the senior JD(U) leader told
The Election Commission of India Tuesday said that the significant ground is yet to be covered as only 1 crore of the total 4.10 crore votes have been counted so far and that the final result is expected to come by late tonight. “Earlier, there used to be 25-26 rounds of counting, but this time it went up to around 35 rounds. So the counting will continue till late evening,” Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Bihar, HR Srinivas said
However, the latest trends show the NDA is ahead of the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan, crossing the half-way mark of 122 seats needed to secure majority in Bihar Assembly.