During the counting, the RJD and Congress leaders also reached the Election Commission accusing Nitish Kumar of trying to influence counting.
Patna| After about 18 hours of counting, the picture of the results in Bihar became clear. The NDA managed to retain the power with 125 seats, but the party that suffered the most was Nitish Kumar’s JDU. JDU lost 28 seats compared to last time and came down to 43 seats. At the same time, BJP won 74 seats with a gain of 21 seats. The RJD emerged as the single largest party, winning 75 seats. The Grand Alliance led by Tejashwi Yadav got 110 seats.
#BiharElections: Results of all 243 assembly constituencies declared.
NDA wins 125 seats (BJP 74, JDU 43, VIP 4, HAM 4)
Mahagathbandhan wins 110 seats (RJD 75, Congress 19, Left 16)
AIMIM wins 5, BSP wins 1, LJP wins 1 & Independent wins 1 pic.twitter.com/hzIJ1SUmbu
— ANI (@ANI) November 10, 2020
Earlier, in the trends, the NDA touched the majority mark at 10:30 AM in the morning, but the picture changed about eight hours later, around half past six in the evening. NDA dropped from 134 to 120. However, two hours later, it again crossed the majority mark in the trends with an increase of 123 seats. The margin of votes in 23 seats was less than two thousand, so the seats of NDA continued to be less than the majority.
बिहार के प्रत्येक वोटर ने साफ-साफ बता दिया कि वह आकांक्षी है और उसकी प्राथमिकता सिर्फ और सिर्फ विकास है। बिहार में 15 साल बाद भी NDA के सुशासन को फिर आशीर्वाद मिलना यह दिखाता है कि बिहार के सपने क्या हैं, बिहार की अपेक्षाएं क्या हैं।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 10, 2020
By the evening, the RJD was seen to hold the NDA at par. It received 23.1% of the votes against the BJP’s 19.4%. During the counting, the RJD and Congress leaders also reached the Election Commission with a complaint. They accused that Nitish is trying to influence counting. On the other hand, even before all the results were announced, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the voters of Bihar for victory. He said, “Every voter of Bihar has clearly stated that his priority is only and only development.”