Anti-BJP Grand Alliance inching towards a landslide victory in Bihar

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Contrary to news channels, which appeared in a hurry to declare the BJP-led NDA to winner, the JDU-led is set to be heading to a landslide victory in Bihar elections.

According to the election commission data, the JDU-led Grand Alliance was ahead on 137 seats, while the NDA led on 92 seats. Others including the AIMIM led on 10 seats.

For the Grand Alliance, the JDU in 64 and the RJD in 60 seats. The Congress was leading on 11 seats.

As for the NDA, BJP was leading in 74, Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP was leading in 9 seats, Jitan Ram Majnhi’s HAM in 3 and Kushwaha’s RLSP in 5.

 Counting of the millions of votes polled in the five-phase assembly polls began on Sunday, with officials first taking up the postal ballot.  The staggered election to the 243-seat assembly started on October 12 and concluded on November 5.

The BJP contested 160 seats and its allies the LJP 40, the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) 23 and the HAM 20 seats.

In the Grand Alliance, the JD-U and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) fielded 101 candidates each, while the Congress contested 41 seats.

Bihar Additional Chief Electoral Officer R. Lakshmanan said the first result was expected after 11 a.m.

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