As counting of votes is progressing slowly in Bihar, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) continues to maintain a lead over the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan), led by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
As per the latest update, the Election Commission of India has declared the results of 165 Assembly seats out of the total 243.
According to the Bihar Assembly poll results, NDA won 83 seats (BJP 47, JDU 29, VIP 4, HAM 3) while it is leading in 39 seats.
The Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) won 76 seats (RJD 52, Congress 12, Left 12) while it is leading in 37 seat.
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) won 4 seats and is leading in 1 seat while the BSP won 1 seat, Independent 1 and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) win one seat.
If these trends hold, the NDA would be able to get past the magic figure of 122 in the 243-member House.
The counting of votes began at 8 am and is continuing.
There was a staggering increase in the number of EVMs on account of Covid19 pandemic.
So far, 55% of the votes have been counted, according to the Election Commission of India.
Bihar Assembly poll 2020 is a direct contest between the NDA and the Grand Alliance.
In Grand Alliance, the RJD is contesting in 144 seats, the Congress in 70, and Left parties in 29.
In the NDA, the JD(U) is contesting in 115 Assembly seats and the BJP in 110.
A majority of the exit polls had projected that the Grand Alliance might have an edge over the NDA.