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Bihar Assembly Election Result 2020 full coverage: NDA clinches 125 seats in Bihar, announces victory

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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 big their role is in making independent 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 National Democratic Alliance has won the 2020 Bihar Assembly Elections. The Janata Dal United-led NDA won seats in a 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.

Chirag Paswan’s LJP has finally won first and only seat in the Bihar assembly elections 2020. LJP candidate Rajkumar Singh defeated JDU’s Bogo Singh by 330 votes and secured victory over Maithani constituency. 

Deputy Election Commissioner Chandrabhushan Kumar has said the poll body will hold a midnight briefing for final updates if required.

RJD workers protested against Nitish Kumar outside former Chief Minister Rabri Devi’s residence. The party claims that the Chief Minister has influenced vote counting.

BJP candidate and former Union minister Digvijay Singh’s daughter Shreyasi Singh wins Jamui assembly constituency seat.

RJD and Congress delegation arrive at Election Commission office in Patna to raise concerns over vote counting irregularities.

After RJD claimed election fraud, the state Chief Electoral Officer has released the list of pending rounds of counting in all Assembly constituencies in Bihar.

Asaduddin Owaisi has expressed his joy over winning 2 assembly seats and leading on 3 seats in in Bihar. He said his party workers have worked hard to strengthen their party in Bihar. The party will try to fulfil all the promises it made.

Alleging election fraud, the RJD has claimed that its candidates have clinched victory at 119 seats but have not received their winning certificates from Election Commission. The RJD alleged that the returning officers congratulated his party candidates for their win but now denied victory.

HAM chief and former Chief Minister of Bihar clinched seat in Imamganj assembly constituency.

As per the latest Election Commission data, Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen has won one seat and is leading on four seats in Bihar

90% votes have been counted and NDA above inches above to majority

After 12 hours of counting, four undeclared seats have less than 500 vote difference

Tejashwi Yadav says CM Nitish Kumar government for misusing office to manipulate Bihar election results

80% votes have been counted

As of 7 pm, data from the Election Commission website says: 5 Seats with margin less than 200 votes, 8 Seats with margin less than 500 votes, 13 Seats with margin less than 1000 votes.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and BJP MP Bhupendar Yadav have reached the residence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna for discussions.

As per the latest reports, vote counting has crossed 75 per cent mark. Vote share of NDA and MGB is 37.14% and 37.04% respectively. While the seat share of
NDA is 49.38% (120) and MGB is 47.33% (115).

EC declares result of 31 contituencies. BJP marks victory in 10 constituencies, RJD wins 8 seats, JD(U) grabs 6 seats, Vikassheel Insaan Party wins 2 seats, Congress, CPI, CPI(M) and AIMIM win 2,1,1,1 seats respectively.

The Election Commission has said that so far 2.7 crore votes have been counted. The poll body asserted that the counting of votes will go on till late night.

BJP’s Jibesh Kumar got the better of Congress’ Maskoor Ahmad Usmani in Jale. Kumar got over 87,000 votes while Usmani could manage to secure only 65,395 votes.

Home Minister Amit Shah 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 defeated 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.

In it’s first poll result, Election Commission declared that RJD’s Lalit Yadav has won Darbhanga Rural.

AIMIM’s Akhtarul Iman has secured the Amour seat, according to latest reports. He defeated JD(U)’s Saba Zafar. Iman has got 37,094 votes as against Zafar’s 14,972 votes, the latest EC data has shown.

BJP’s Sanjay Saraogi wins Darbhanga assembly seat against RJD’s Amar Nath Gami, say reports. Saraogi secured 71,490 votes, while Gami received 62,632 votes respectively.

RJD’s Abdul Bari Siddiqui has lost his seat to BJP’s Murari Mohan Jha in Keoti constituency. The former finance minister changed his constituency this time from Alinagar to Keoti.

Members of BJP Mahila Morcha in Patna celebrated with gulal and played dholak as the latest trends show NDA leading over Mahagathbandhan.

Jitan Ram Manjhi, who was trailing in the earlier trends has now regained his lead in Imamganj assembly seat against RJD candidate Uday Narain Choudhary. He is leading by 7,000 votes with 32,000 votes in his kitty, while RJD candidate has received 25,000 votes.

Latest data of EC shows that there are 7 seats with margin less than 200 votes, 23 seats with margin less than 500 votes, while 49 seats with margin less than 1,000 votes respectively. This shows that the election was closely contested.

As per the latest Election Commission trends, NDA is leading in 127 assembly constituencies, MGB is ahead in 106 seats. While LJP is leading in one seat and independent is ahead by four seats.

Bihar election results will be declared by late night, EC said in a press conference. Over 1 crore votes have been counted so far, while more than 4 crores votes were cast.

The BJP national general secretary Arun Singh said the NDA is set to form next government in Bihar, a TV channel reported.

The Election Commission will be holding a press conference at 1.30 pm. The election body said only 11-12% votes were counted till 11:30 am. The Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar HR Srinivas has said the declaration of results in Bihar may take more time in comparison to last assembly polls as the number of polling stations have gone up by 45%. Counting for only 20% votes have been done so far, 80% votes are still to be counted, the officer added. More than 4 crore people have casted their votes in Bihar elections.

The first visuals of Nitish Kumar after NDA’s lead in Bihar elections are out and he is all smiles.

Has the promise of a free corona vaccine for the people of Bihar turned the tables for NDA or have the campaigns of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the third phase of polls done a magic trick? The BJP-JD(U) alliance is leading in 132 seats, while the grand alliance is at 99 seats.   

West Bengal BJP leader Babul Supriyo took a jibe at Mahagathbandhan, said MGB means Mar Gaye Bhai!

NDA is currently leading in 130 seats ahead of its tally of 2015 Bihar polls where it won on 125 seats. However, these are just trends and the picture can change as the counting progresses.

NDA ahead with 122 seats, Mahagathbandhan at 104. NDA has taken lead for the first time since the vote counting began this morning.

The JD(U) is leading in Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat in Bihar which went to by-poll during the third phase.

NDA narrows gap with Mahagathbandhan, with MGB at 114 and BJP-JD(U) alliance at 109 seats.

Former chief minister of Bihar and Hindustani Awam Morcha president Jitan Ram Majhi is trailing from Imamganj constituency in Gaya district. Shatrughan Sinha’s son Luv Sinha is trailing in Bankipur constituency.

BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya has said BJP is doing much better in Bihar as compare to the exit poll predictions. The BJP is also leading in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and even Telangana by-polls, he added.

The JD(U) spokesperson KC Tyagi has conceded defeat in conversation with a TV news channel, said Covid-19 has defeated the party. The party welcomes the mandate of the people of Bihar, he added.

The grand alliance is leading by more than 100 seats as per the early trends. NDA, on the other hand is ahead on over 80 seats.

Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United is struggling to secure seats, pulling down NDA’s numbers. While BJP is increasing its numbers and has secured more seats than JD(U).

Bihar chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav has boosted the chances of his victory in Raghopur in the first phase of vote counting. He is leading by over 700 votes. Tejashwi Yadav has secured 2,512 votes while BJP’s Satish Kumar has 1,785 votes in his kitty.

The Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill took a dig at NDA saying, the results will prove that the BJP-JD(U) alliance was a puncture sarkar.

Rashtriya Janata Dal ahead in Munger constituency where the police firing at Durga Puja procession took place. The firing incident claimed life of one person and left 25 injured.

Trends for half the seats are here. Tejashwi Yadav led Mahagathbandhan leading on 95 constituencies, NDA is now ahead in 77 seats, LJP secured 5 seats and others at 6 seats respectively.

Early trends show Tejashwi Yadav leading at Raghopur constituency, Tej Pratap Yadav ahead in Hasanpur.

BJP leads in more seats than JD(U).

Vote counting has begun at Gopalganj district of Bihar under the supervision of poll observer.

Early trends indicate neck and neck fight between the Mahagathbandhan and NDA.

MGB is leading at 27, NDA at 16 and Others at 1 seat, says AajTak.

Vote counting for the 243- seat Bihar assembly at 55 centres has started amid high security. The fate of 3,500 candidates will be decided today.

RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha expects tough contest. Exit polls have predicted Mahagathbandhan’s victory in the election with Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Tejashwi Yadav leading the race

The National Democratic Alliance in Bihar Assembly election 2020, comprising of BJP and the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United, is facing a tough challenge from the Mahagathbandhan, which comprises the Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Congress, the Communist Party of India (ML) Liberation, the Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India (Marxist). As announced by the BJP chief JP Nadda that Nitish Kumar will be the CM face for NDA while Tejashwi Yadav of RJD is leading the Mahagathbandhan as its CM candidate.

This time, the NDA has decided to field their candidates in equal seat share of 50-50. The BJP has fielded their candidates on 121 seats while JDU is fighting on 122 seats. As an ally of BJP, the Vikassheel Insaan Party of Mukesh Sahani has fielded their candidates on 11 seats from the BJP quota while the Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) of former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is contesting on 7 seats from JDU quota. Leading from the front, the RJD is contesting on 144 seats, the Congress 70, the CPI-ML 19, the CPI 6 and the CPI-M 4.

The suspense in this election script has been added by Lok Janshakti Party chief and Lok Sabha MP Chirag Paswan, an actor himself, who decided to go solo betting on Nitish’s anti-incumbency. With party founder Ram Vilas Paswan’s death recently, the LJP is likely to benefit from sympathy votes especially among Dalit voters. The party has fielded candidates against JDU nominees. The alliance of former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi’s Grand Democratic Secular Front has fielded 42 candidates. There is another alliance of Lok Sabha MP Pappu Yadav’s Jan Adhikar Party called the Peoples Democratic Alliance and its constituents are the Azad Samaj Party of Chandrasekhar Azad Ravan, the Bahujan Mukti Party and Social Democratic Party of India. The London School of Economics fame Pushpam Priya Chaudhary introduced her Plurals Party in this election. She advocates caste-free, community-free, religion-free politics of all-round development of Bihar.

In the first phase, 71 seats across 16 districts went to the polls, while in the second, voters in 94 seats of 17 districts exercised their franchise on November 3. Seventy eight seats of 15 districts have been covered in the third and final phase of the Bihar election. The results will be announced on November 10. The Bihar Assembly Election 2020 is the first election in the country to be held amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bihar has over 7.20 crore voters. Padhai (education), Kamai (jobs and employment) and Sichaayi (Agriculture) were the key issues of Bihar election 2020. Surprises and shocks are  likely ahead.  

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Congress Bihar leader Akhilesh Prasad says he will speak to Rahul Gandhi on poll mistakes

Major changes are needed at the organisation level for winning any state election, Singh said. He said he had sought an appointment with Rahul Gandhi to discuss the way ahead.

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Congress Bihar campaign in-charge Akhilesh Prasad Singh on Thursday broke his silence on the party’s disappointing performance in the Assembly elections. Taking responsibility for the defeat in Bihar, he said the biggest mistake was to contest from the wrong seats. He said he will tell former president Rahul Gnadhi that there is a need to tackle weaknesses in the organisation and make it sharper.

Major changes are needed at the organisation level for winning any state election, Singh said. He said he had sought an appointment with Rahul Gandhi to discuss the way ahead. He told NDTV that the Congress took a hasty decision eventually on the seats. There were weaknesses in the party, especially at the state, district and block levels, he said.

This is the latest statement of a senior leader in the midst of a meltdown within the Congress after being blamed for the Mahagathbandhan’s so-near-yet-so-far loss in Bihar. On the statement of Kapil Sibal, Akhilesh Prasad Singh said he respected Sibal but this kind of analysis was not good after the defeat.

The ruckus within the party had started after Kapil Sibal called for experienced minds, experienced hands and those who understand political realities for reviving the party from visible decline. He had also demanded some major organisational changes in party. P Chidambaram, another senior Congress leader, had said the results in Bihar and bypolls elsewhere showed the Congress had no organisational presence left on the ground. He had also pointed out that the Congress had contested much more seats than its organisational strength could do justice to.

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After Bihar assembly election and Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and UP bypolls, the pundits along with some Rashtriya Janata Dal-led Mahagathbandhan had blamed the Congress for not pulling its weight in the alliance.

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In Nitish Kumar cabinet, new Deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad gets Finance and IT, other Deputy Renu Devi gets Panchayati Raj

New Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad has got finance, environment, urban development and information technology while the second Deputy CM Renu Devi got Panchayati Raj, Backward Caste Upliftment and Industry portfolios.

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At the age of 69, Nitish Kumar has become the longest-serving Chief Minister of Bihar after winning the election to the 243-member Bihar Assembly. Kumar has kept home, general administration, vigilance and three more departments for himself. New Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad has got finance, environment, urban development and information technology while the second Deputy CM Renu Devi got Panchayati Raj, Backward Caste Upliftment and Industry portfolios.

Mukesh Sahni, the only leader of the Vikassheel Insaan Party, has been given the Animal Husbandry and Fishery portfolio and BJP senior leader Mangal Pandey has retained the Health ministry. Pandey has also been the Bihar BJP president from 2013 to 2017. Bijendra Yadav has got Planning, Food, and Consumer Affairs in the new Nitish Kumar cabinet.

Former Assembly Speaker and JDU leader Vijay Kumar Chaudhary got the charge of rural engineering, rural development, water resources, parliamentary affairs, and information and public relations. Mewalal Choudhary will be the new education minister while Sheela Kumari has been allocated the transport ministry.

Jibesh Kumar, who defeated Maskoor Ahmad Usmani by a massive margin from Jale constituency, has been given charge of tourism, mines and labour. Santosh Kumar Suman, the son of former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, has been given the minor irrigation and Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe welfare portfolios, Surat Rai will be the new revenue and law minister of the state.

BJP’s Amrendra Pratap Singh will handle agriculture, cooperatives, and sugarcane departments, and Rampreet Paswan will be the new public health engineering minister.

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Nitish Kumar on Monday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the fourth consecutive term after edging out the Mahagathbandan in the election to the 243-member Bihar Assembly. The National Democratic Alliance of the BJP, Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha Secular and Mukesh Sahni’s Vikashsheel Insaan Party secured 125 seats. With 74 winning seats, the BJP got an upper hand in the state for teh first time ever while the JDU tally shrunk to 43 from 71 seats earlier, marking its worst performance since the 2005 Assembly polls. NDA allies VIP and HAM(S) secured four seats each. The RJD emerged as the single-largest party with 75 seats while the Congress won just 19 of the 70 seats it contested on and 16 seats were won by the Left parties who contested 29 seats.

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Nitish Kumar back in Bihar saddle with 2 new deputy CMs

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Nitish Kumar took oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the fourth straight term on Monday in the presence of BJP senior leaders including Home Minister Amit Shah, party chief JP Nadda and former chief minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis. The leaders of the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led Mahagathbandhan boycotted the ceremony, claiming the mandate in the elections was against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and that it had been changed by fraud.

BJP’s Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi took oath as Kumar’s new deputies, instead of old, trusted Sushil Modi. Hours after Nitish Kumar’s oath, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him and said the NDA family will work together in Bihar.

On the midnight of November 10, the NDA achieved the majority by winning 125 seats in Bihar’s 243-member House, three above the halfway mark. By winning 74 seats in the 2020 Bihar Assembly election, the BJP gained the upper hand in the alliance from the JDU, which won just 43 seats and became the junior ally. The RJD emerged as the single largest party of Bihar with 76 seats.  Observers credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal popularity for the NDA’s victory.  

Political pundits and the people of Bihar expected Sushil Modi as his deputy but the speculation is that the BJP is promoting Sushil Modi to a role at the central level. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, after the oath-taking ceremony, told the media that the BJP needs to be asked why Sushil Modi was not chosen as the deputy CM of Bihar again.

Sushil Modi said the NDA has once again formed the government in the state based on the people’s decision. It is the decision of the BJP to not field Sushil Modi as the Deputy Chief Minister. He said the party needs to be asked why he wasn’t allowed to contest elections.

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