Nitish-led NDA retains power in Bihar, RJD single-largest party

Nitish-led NDA retains power in Bihar, RJD single-largest party

Surmounting anti-incumbency of 15 years, a mutinous former ally, and a spirited challenge from a resurgent opposition that rose from its ashes like proverbial phoenix after the 2019 Lok Sabha poll debacle, Nitish Kumar-led NDA was back in power in Bihar on Wednesday with a slender majority.

While the Shiv Sena stuck to its ground that the post of CM - irrespective of the number of number of seats it bagged - had been assured to the party, Fadnavis and the then BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah countered by saying there was no such commitment.

Without naming Bengal or Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Prime Minister warned that "the killing of BJP workers is not acceptable in a democracy" and those responsible would be punished by the people.

PM Modi also said that the NDA will serve Bihar under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar every BJP member will leave no stone unturned to help it realise its resolve of development in the state.

Tejashwi, who made his foray into electoral politics from this seat in 2015, faces a tough contest from BJP's Satish Kumar, who had emerged as a "giant killer" after defeating Rabri Devi in the 2010 state election. However, the official numbers are still awaited from the Election Commission of India. I pay my respect to them...

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who is leading the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan, is ahead in the Raghopur assembly seat of Bihar, as the counting is underway for the state elections, the first large polls amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Within the NDA, the BJP won 74 seats out of the 110 it contested.

The remaining seats were divided among Asaduddin Owaisi's All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) which won five followed by one seat each by Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

Galvanised by the Bihar victory, the ruling party has set itself a target of winning more than 200 of Bengal's 294 seats.

The Congress managed to win only 19 of the 70 it had contested.

The Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India-Marxist won two seats each. Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United), which fought from 115 seats, won only 43.

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