Bihar Election: NDA Maintains Marginal Lead; RJD Emerges As Single Largest Party
A motorcyclist travels past campaign banners for the BJP in Patna. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Bihar Election: NDA Maintains Marginal Lead; RJD Emerges As Single Largest Party

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance continued to maintain an edge over the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led Mahagathbandhan in the Bihar assembly election.

The NDA has won or is ahead in 122 constituencies, just ahead of the half-way mark of 121, according to the Election Commission website as of 7:50 p.m. The RJD and its partners have won or are leading in 114 seats.

Here are the other highlights:

  • The saffron party was leading or had won in 73 seats in the 243-member assembly, while the corresponding figure for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) was 41.
  • The RJD has won 12 seats, and was leading in 64 others.
  • The Congress party, which is part of the Mahagathbandhan, has won three seats and is ahead in 17 others.
  • At least 2.7 crore votes out of the over 4 crore votes polled have been counted till 5.30 p.m., the Election Commission said.

(With inputs from PTI)

Watch: Sanjay Pugalia and Amitabh Tiwari analyse Bihar election results.

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