Nitishs JD-U in 3rd spot in Bihar
Bihar polls: NDA is leading on 110 seats – BJP 62, JDU 41 and Vikassheel Insaan Party on 4 seats, HAM 3. Mahagathbandhan is ahead on 116 seats – RJD 72, Congress 31, Left 13; LJP 10, Bahujan Samaj Party has a lead on one seat.
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
Gap narrows between NDA, MGB in Bihar
The gap is closing between the NDA and the MGB. The Nitish Kumar government who is with the BJP is at 100, the MGB is a 102. Anybody’s guess what the results will be. Most exit polls have predicted a rout for the ruling JD(U)-BJP combine and a resounding victory for the Grand Alliance ) led by RJD’s 31-year-old chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav. But exit polls can be wrong.
BJP leads in MP bypolls
Bharatiya Janata Party takes lead on five out of the 28 Madhya Pradesh Assembly seats, as per Election Commission trends. The result will be viewed by many as a comment on the BJP’s Jyotiraditya Scindia and the clout he may (or may not) wield since he quit the Congress in March.
Gujarat bypolls: BJP takes lead on four out of the eight Gujarat Assembly seats.
BJP leading in RR Nagar and Sira Assembly seats of Karnataka Assembly bypolls.
Leads so far
Bihar polls: Of the state’s 243 assembly constituencies, among the most keenly watched will obviously be Raghopur in Vaishali district from where Tejashwi Yadav is seeking re-election. Raghopur has been in the past represented by his parents Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi, both former chief ministers. As of now, Tejashwi Yadav is leading in the seat.
Nitish Kumar is a member of the state’s legislative council and has not contested the assembly election.
Tejashwi’s elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav is contesting from Hasanpur in Samastipur district. Tej Pratap is leading.
The political fate of nearly a dozen of ministers will be decided today. Prominent among them are Nand Kishore Yadav (Patna Sahib), Pramod Kumar (Motihari), Rana Randhir (Madhuban), Suresh Sharma (Muzaffarpur), Shrawan Kumar (Nalanda), Jai Kumar Singh (Dinara) and Krishnanandan Prasad Verma (Jehanabad).
Other prominent faces in the polls are:
Jitan Ram Manjhi (HAM) leading
Subhashini Yadav (Cong, Sharad Yadav’s daughter) leading
Luv Sinha (Cong, Shatrughan Sinha’s son) leading
Shreyasi Singh (BJP) leading
RJD alliance skates ahead of NDA
This is what Bihar looks like in early leads.
NDA: 49, MGB: 59, LJP: 2, Others: 3
A total of 3,733 candidates are in the fray, including 371 women and a transgender. Most exit polls have predicted a rout for the ruling JD(U)-BJP combine and a resounding victory for the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) led by RJD’s 31-year-old chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav.
Counting of votes for Jharkhand bypolls begins
Counting of votes polled in the November 3 by-elections to Dumka and Bermo assembly seats in Jharkhand began at 8 am on Tuesday amidst tight security, election officials said. Security personnel, including central forces, have been deployed at the counting centres and CCTVs have been installed, state joint chief electoral officer Hiralal mandal said.
Win or lose, Tejashwi makes a mark in Bihar
The anointed heir to Lalu Prasad has debunked punditry and prediction and given the lie to his own default lassitude to make a phenomenon of his campaign charge in the state.
Will these EVMs show Tejashwi winner?
That’s what it looks like inside a counting centre established at Anugrah Narayan College in Patna. Most exit polls have predicted a rout for the ruling JD(U)-BJP combine and a resounding victory for the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) led by RJD’s 31-year-old chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav.
Counting of votes has started for 243-member Bihar Assembly and by-polls to 58 Assembly seats across 11 states.
The results of the 243 Assembly seats in Bihar, voting for which took place in three phases on October 28, November 3, and November 7 will be declared on Tuesday. The counting of votes will begin at 8 AM and a final picture is expected to be clear only by late evening.