NDA ahead; EC says only 1 crore votes counted till 1 pm
Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: NDA continues to surge ahead, according to the latest counting trends.
There is a possibility that the BJP may emerge as the single-largest party in Bihar. However, many rounds of counting are left and things can change quickly. MGB and NDA were running neck and neck in the initial hours of counting. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-led ‘Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan)’ is taking on the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comprising Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other smaller political outfits.
The Mahagathbandhan, which has projected RJD leader and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav as its chief ministerial candidate, also includes the Congress and other smaller parties. Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which is an NDA component at the Centre, fought the polls separately.
But the LJP mainly fielded candidates against the JD(U), not the BJP. Polling to elect a new 243-member Bihar Legislative Assembly was held in three phases between October 28 and November 7, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.