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Bihar elections: Ruling NDA widens lead against Mahagathbandhan – News

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Counting of votes began early morning at 55 centres across 38 districts of the state.

Counting of votes got underway on Tuesday morning for the three-phase Bihar Assembly elections that may herald a new era in state politics, with exit polls predicting a victory for the RJD-led Grand Alliance.

The magic number for the winner is 122 in the 243-seat Assembly. The Janata Dal United-led National Democratic Alliance and the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led United Progressive Alliance are the main contenders.

As the elections ended last week, exit polls unanimously predicted a clear edge for the Grand Alliance, also known as Mahagatbandhan, led by RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav.

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Tejashwi leads from Raghopur, Tej Pratap trails

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief and Grand Alliance Chief Minister candidate Tejashwi Yadav is leading from his Raghopur Assembly seat while his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav is trailing from the Hasanpur Assembly seat.

According to the early poll trends, Tejashwi was leading from the Raghopur Assembly seat with 2,445 votes, while his rival Satish Kumar was trailing by over 500 votes with 1,990 votes.

Meanwhile, Tej Pratap, who shifted his Assembly seat from Mahua to Hasanpur, is trailing behind the ruling Janata Dal(United) candidate Raj Kumar Ray by over 1,500 votes.

RJD-BJP neck and neck in Bihar after 2 hours of counting

Key rivals for the Bihar Assembly, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are neck and neck after two hours of counting for the 243-seat-Vidhan Sabha.

As per results announced by the Election Commission so far, the RJD is leading on 46 out of 152 seats counted till 10 a.m., while the ruling BJP is trailing by securing lead on 40 seats.

At 9 a.m., early trends had shown the BJP ahead on 8 out of 20 seats after counting began at 8 a.m.

The results are mostly from counting of the postal ballots and EVMs simultaneously at 1,06,515 polling stations across the state.

The Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal-United (JDU) is leading on 32 seats in the third position, followed by Congress (13), Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) (7), Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) (5), Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) (3), Communist Party of India (Marxist) (2), and one each with Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Communist Party of India (CPI) and an Independent candidate.

NDA leading on 97 seats, Mahagathbandhan ahead on 82 seats

As per the Election Commission of India’s trends at around 10:30am, for 189 of 243 seats– NDA is leading on 97 seats – BJP 53, JDU 39, Vikassheel Insaan Party 5.

While Mahagathbandhan is ahead on 82 seats – RJD 54, Congress 14, Left 14 BSP has a lead on one seat, LJP on four, while AIMIM is ahead on 2 and independents on three.

At around 10am, as per the EC trends for 104 of 243 seats–NDA was leading on 52 seats – BJP 28, JDU 20, Vikassheel Insaan Party 4.

Mahagathbandhan was ahead on 46 seats – RJD 29, Congress 12, Left 5. BSP has a lead on two seats, Lok Jan Shakti Party on three while AIMIM is ahead on one

At around 9:45am, as per the Election Commission trends for 78 of 243 seats– NDA was leading on 41 seats – BJP 23, JDU 14, Vikassheel Insaan Party 4.

While Mahagathbandhan was ahead on 34 seats – RJD 17, Congress 12, Left 5. Bahujan Samaj Party has a lead on two seats, Lok Jan Shakti Party on one.

Meanwhile, RJD’s Tej Pratap Yadav is trailing behind JDU’s Raj Kumar Ray from Hasanpur seat.

Predicting an early victory for his brother, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Tej earlier today tweeted, “Tejashwi Bhavah Bihar!”

Counting of votes polled in Bihar Assembly elections began at 8 am on Tuesday at 55 counting centres across 38 districts of the state.

On one side is the NDA which includes JD-U (115 seats), BJP (110 seats), Vikassheel Insaan Party (11 seats) and Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (7 seats).

Mahagathbandhan constitutes RJD (144 seats) and the Congress with 70 seats. Other alliance partners include the CPI-ML (19 seats), CPI (6 seats), and the CPIM (4 seats).

Incumbent Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was the face of the NDA while Mahagathbandhan declared Tejashwi Yadav as its chief minister candidate.

Gujarat by-polls: BJP leading in 7 out of 8 assembly seats

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading on seven of the eight Assembly seats which went to by-polls in Gujarat, as per latest trends of Election Commission of India.

According to the commission, BJP has recorded 53.13 per cent vote share till 10:30 am on Tuesday, while the Indian National Congress vote share stands at 35.1 per cent.

The by-elections for eight assembly seats in Gujarat were conducted by the poll panel on November 3 and counting of votes began at 8 am today.

The by-elections were held after the sitting Congress MLAs resigned ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls held in June this year. Five of them later joined the BJP and are contesting the by-polls on the party’s ticket.

BJP candidate wins Singhat in Manipur by-polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has secured a victory in the Singhat Assembly constituency (Manipur), out of a total of five seats, in which by-polls were held, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI).

According to the data from the ECI, BJP candidate Ginsuanhau has been declared the winner from Singhat, while Oinam Lukhoi Singh is leading by a margin of 268 votes from the Wangoi seat against National People’s Party (NPP) candidate, Khuraijam Loken Singh.

Meanwhile, Congress’ Moirangthem Hemanta Singh is leading by a margin of 675 votes against BJP’s Paonam Brojen Singh on the Wangjing Tentha seat.

By-polls were held in five Assembly constituencies, including Lilong, Wangjing Tentha and Saitu, in the state on November 7.

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