Grand Alliance crosses majority, trend shows JDU +130, BJP+ 95, Others 10


As expected, Nitish Kumar led Grand Alliance has now taken the lead and was leading in 130 seats while the Narendra Modi led NDA in 95 seats.

It’s almost certain that the Grand Alliance will form the government in Bihar.

The election commission data showed that the JDU-led alliance was winning in 130 seats, while the NDA led in 95 seats.

BJP was leading in 63, JDU in 61 and the RJD in 55 seats. The Congress was leading on 12 seats.

Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP was leading in 9 seats, Jitan Ram Majnhi’s HAM in 4 and Kushwaha’s RLSP in 8.

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.