The results of the Bihar Assembly Elections, to be declared on Tuesday, November 10, will decide if the state’s voters have decided to hand over the baton to one of the youngest chief ministerial candidates, Tejashwi Yadav and the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance), which includes the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress and Left parties.
With most exit polls giving an edge to the Grand Alliance, the 15-year-old Nitish Kumar-led government is facing a tough fight in the 243 member Legislative Assembly.
While the three-phase elections with 3,558 candidates, including 370 women and a transgender, concluded on November 7, the counting of votes has already begun at 8 AM in 55 centres across 38 districts.
As per the Grand Alliance seat-sharing deal, Rashtriya Janata Dal or RJD contested 144 of 243 Assembly seats, Congress on 70 seats and Left parties contested from 29 seats-- CPI(ML) from 19 seats, and the CPI and CPI(M) six and four seats, respectively. Meanwhile, the BJP and JD(U) were allotted 121 and 122 seats in the NDA camp. Further, the Hindusthani Awam Morcha (HAM) has got seven seats from JD(U)’s share and the Vikashsheel Insaan Party (VIP) has been allotted 11 seats from the BJP.
The voter turnout in the first, second and third phases of voting being held on October 28, November 3 and November 7 respectively, were recorded at 54%, 55.7% and 56.02% respectively.
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