Bihar Election Results 2020 Live Updates: NDA To Decide On Chief Minister, Says Nitish Kumar

Bihar Election Results 2020 LIVE Updates: Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United won only 43 seats and placed third, with Tejashwi Yadav's RJD or Rashtriya Janata Dal emerging as the largest party with 75 seats.

Bihar Election Results 2020 Live Updates:  NDA To Decide On Chief Minister, Says Nitish Kumar

Bihar Election Result 2020: Tejashwi Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal emerged as the single-largest party

Tejashwi Yadav, whose Rashtriya Janata Dal got the single-largest party status in Bihar but failed to dislodge the Nitish Kumar government, said "the mandate favoured Mahagathbandhan, but Election Commission's result was in NDA's favour".

"I thank Bihar's people. The mandate favoured Mahagathbandhan, but Election Commission's result was in NDA's favour. This hasn't happened first time. In 2015 when Mahagathbandhan was formed, votes were in our favour but BJP made back door entry to gain power," the 31-year-old leader told reporters.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has retained power in Bihar with the BJP's 74 seats taking the alliance past the majority mark of 122 in the 243-member Bihar assembly.

But Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United won only 43 seats and placed third, with Tejashwi Yadav's RJD or Rashtriya Janata Dal emerging as the largest party with 75 seats.

Here are Bihar Election Result 2020 Live Updates:

Nov 13, 2020 04:36 (IST)
We won 5 seats in Bihar, shall increase tally to 25 in future, says Bihar AIMIM chief

Five MLAs from AIMIM who recently registered victory in Bihar Assembly polls met party chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Hyderabad on Thursday.

Bihar AIMIM chief Akhtarul Imam, who won from Amour constituency in Bihar expressed hope that the party's tally will increase to 25 in the future from five.

"We will fight for justice, whoever forms the government, we are ready to serve the people. If people of our constituency are paying taxes then they will have an equal share in the development. People have chosen us, we will surely be the voice of the people," Imam told ANI.

Nov 12, 2020 23:34 (IST)
Women Are BJP's "Silent Voters", Says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Wednesday that results of the Bihar assembly polls and bypolls across states have proved that "development" will be the only basis for politics in the 21st century and credited women for powering the BJP's political fortunes as its "silent voters".

Addressing BJP workers at a thanksgiving programme here following the electoral victory, PM Modi also attributed the NDA's win in Bihar to its mantra of "sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas" and also launched a veiled attack on the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, saying those who cannot challenge the party democratically have resorted to "murdering" its workers to realise their goals.


Nov 12, 2020 22:21 (IST)
Over 7 Lakh Voters In Bihar Chose The 'NOTA' Option: Election Commission
A little over seven lakh voters in Bihar used the 'none of the above' or NOTA option in the assembly elections, according to the Election Commission.

Nitish Kumar-led NDA was back in power in Bihar on Wednesday with a slender majority.

The ruling coalition won 125 seats in the 243-member state assembly against 110 clinched by the opposition Grand Alliance to pave the way for a fourth successive term for Nitish Kumar in office.

According to figures released by the Election Commission, 7,06,252 people or 1.7 per cent of the voters opted for the option whereby they preferred not to vote for any candidate while exercising their democratic right.

Nov 12, 2020 20:54 (IST)
Chirag Paswan To Launch Thank You "Yatra" For Party Supporters
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan will launch a "Dhanyawad Yatra" (a thanksgiving tour) after the festival of Chhath to express gratitude towards the voters who supported the party in the Bihar Assembly polls.

"We thank all the people of Bihar for the love, support, and blessings that "Bihar first Bihari first" received in the Bihar Legislative Assembly Elections 2020. This was the first time, the LJP fought the election alone and 25 lakh people blessed the vision document with a vote share of almost 6 per cent. To express our thanks, the party will take out a "Dhanyawad Yatra" (thanksgiving tour) in every district of the state. This journey will come after Chhath festival," as per the statement released by the LJP.

Nov 12, 2020 19:52 (IST)
Nitish Kumar, On Who Will Be Chief Minister, Says "NDA Will Decide"
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whose Janata Dal United has suffered a body blow in the state elections due to the Chirag Paswan factor, today said he has left the decision regarding the Lok Janshakti Party chief to the BJP.  The decision on who will be the Chief Minister has to be taken by the NDA, he said in response to a question, indicating that the issue might be revisited despite the BJP's earlier assurances that he would retain the post.

Chirag Paswan's rebellion against his leadership and the decision to go solo has relegated Mr Kumar to the position of junior partner in the decades-old alliance with the BJP. Though Mr Paswan's LJP had won only one seat, Mr Kumar said his separate presence has cut into JDU votes, leading to the loss of nearly 30 seats.

From 71 seats in 2015, the JDU has shrunk to 43 seats, in what has been a huge loss of face for the three-time Chief Minster, making him dependent on the BJP for a long-desired fourth term. Read
Nov 12, 2020 18:43 (IST)
Those With Hostile View On Everything Rejected In Polls: Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said people in Bihar, Gujarat and other states where elections were held recently have rejected the leaders who only find fault with everything.

People have given a message that they stand behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said. "Some political leaders and parties are Vakra-
drashta'', as they have a hostile view about everything. They have a habit of finding fault with everything which is good for people," the senior BJP leader said.

He was speaking at "Simant Kshetra Vikasotsav 2020'' at Dhordo in Gujarat's Kutch district as part of a border area development programme.
Nov 12, 2020 17:50 (IST)
"Won't Accept Ministerial Berth": Jitan Ram Manjhi
Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi was on Thursday elected the leader of its four-member legislature party.

All the four newly elected MLAs met at Mr Manjhi's residence where they elected the former chief minister the leader of the legislature group.

Nov 12, 2020 17:16 (IST)
Akhilesh Yadav Alleges Irregularities In Bihar Polls
Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday alleged irregularities in the Bihar Assembly polls and claimed that the opposition Grand Alliance was poised to win the election but "could not do so at the last moment".

"We wanted to talk about the irregularities done with us (in Uttar Pradesh), but a more serious one has happened in Bihar. Tejashwi Yadav was poised to make his government but could not do so at the last moment. All those who have faith in democratic values are unhappy today and asking if this is how elections will be fought," he told reporters
Nov 12, 2020 16:54 (IST)
"Real Winner Of Bihar Elections Is Tejashwi Yadav": Shiv Sena
In the statistical game, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has achieved victory in Bihar Assembly polls, however, the real winner is Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav, whose party has emerged as the single largest party in the state, Shiv Sena said on Thursday.

Shiv Sena, through party mouthpiece Saamana, said, "The leadership of Bihar has finally passed into the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Nitish Kumar will become the Chief Minister. BJP achieved a big victory in Bihar. It should be attributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, in the statistics game, ''NDA'' has been triumphant but the real winner is 31-year-old Tejashwi Yadav."



Nov 12, 2020 16:49 (IST)
Nitish Kumar's Glow Has Gone: Tejashwi Yadav
Taking a jibe at the Nitish Kumar, RJD Leader Tejashwi Yadav today said that the glow of Bihar Chief Minister's "face has gone" as he has been pushed to the third position.

"See where Nitish Kumar's glow has gone. He has been pushed to third position. This is a mandate for change. Nitish Kumar is sitting in the Chief Minister's chair but we are in people's hearts," said the RJD leader, who was the opposition's chief ministerial candidate.
Nov 12, 2020 15:30 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: We got Bihar's support, NDA got victory: Tejashwi Yadav
"We got support of the people but NDA achieved poll victory through dhan, chhal and bal (money, muscle and deceipt), alleged RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.

Tejashwi Yadav's RJD or Rashtriya Janata Dal emerged as the largest party with 75 seats in Bihar.
Nov 12, 2020 15:25 (IST)
Bihar Election Result 2020: Tejashwi Yada Says PM, Nitish Kumar Couldn't Stop This 31-Year-Old
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Nov 12, 2020 15:02 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: "Bihar mandate favoured Mahagathbandhan," says Tejashwi Yadav
"I thank Bihar's people. The mandate favoured Mahagathbandhan, but Election Commission's result was in NDA's favour. This hasn't happened first time. In 2015 when Mahagathbandhan was formed, votes were in our favour but BJP made back door entry to gain power," said Tejashwi Yadav.
Nov 12, 2020 14:46 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: "PM, Nitish Kumar Couldn't Stop This 31-Year-Old", Says Tejashwi Yadav
Tejashwi Yadav, who failed to dislodge the Nitish Kumar-BJP government, said today that the mandate was in his favour and he was the winner even if someone else was in the Chief Minister's chair.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar used money, muscle power and trickery but could not stop this 31-year-old. They could not stop the RJD from becoming the single-largest party," Tejashwi Yadav told reporters.

"See where Nitish Kumar's glow has gone. He has been pushed to third position. This is a mandate for change. Nitish Kumar is sitting in the Chief Minister's chair but we are in people's hearts," said the RJD leader, who was the opposition's chief ministerial candidate.
Nov 12, 2020 14:25 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Jitan Ram Manjhi, MLAs of his party meet Nitish Kumar

Nov 12, 2020 14:07 (IST)
Remember This Moment In The Bihar Elections: VIP's Mukesh Sahni Walks Out Of Tejashwi Yadav-Led Mahagathbandhan
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Nov 12, 2020 13:49 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Mahagathbandan could not get majority due to our weak show, says Congress leader
Congress General Secretary Tariq Anwar on Thursday reacted to the performance of his party in the Bihar Assembly election, saying that the Mahagathbandhan could not gain majority due to the grand old party''s "weak show" in recently held state Assembly polls.

"We must accept the truth. Due to the weak performance of Congress, Bihar was left out of the Grand Alliance Government. MIM's entry into Bihar is not auspicious sign," Mr Anwar said in a tweet.

Speaking to ANI, Mr Anwar said, "Our performance was not as good as RJD and Left. They performed way better than us. Had we performed like them, there would have been a Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar. People of Bihar wanted the same and had made up their mind for a change."
Nov 12, 2020 12:46 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Congress responsible for grand alliance defeat in Bihar, says UP Minister
UP Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and BJP leader Anand Swaroop Shukla has taken a potshot at the Congress, holding it responsible for the defeat of the Grand Alliance in Bihar Assembly elections.

He said the people of Bihar have given a befitting reply to those who wanted to revive "casteism, corruption, ''jungle raj'' and family politics" in the state.

"Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi took 70 seats but his party could win only 19. The entire credit for the defeat of Tejashwi Yadav and the RJD goes to the Congress and Rahul Gandhi," Mr Shukla told reporters on Wednesday night.

To a question on senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh's remark that Nitish Kumar should leave the BJP and back RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Mr Shukla said some people are still living in a dreamland.
Nov 12, 2020 12:36 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Jitan Ram Manjhi, MLAs of his party at Nitish Kumar's residence

Nov 12, 2020 12:22 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live - "Chirag Paswan Burnt Himself With His Own Lamp": Jitan Ram Majhi
Taking a dig at Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said the former "burnt himself with his own lamp."

"He burnt himself with his own lamp (apne chirag se bhasm ho gaye hain wo)," said the former chief minister whose party won four seats on Tuesday.

Mr Paswan's first name translates to lamp in English.

The HAM leader went on to say: "There's a saying don't cut the branch on which you sit. Chirag Paswan worked towards defeating the fold he was part of. The result is clear, the branch has been cut, but he also fell."
Nov 12, 2020 11:44 (IST)
Had we performed like RJD, Left there would've been Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar: Congress leader
"Our performance was not as good as RJD and Left. They performed way better than us. Had we performed like them, there would've been Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar. People of Bihar wanted the same an had made up their mind for a change," saidTariq Anwar, Congress General Secretary.
Nov 12, 2020 10:52 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: After winning in Bihar, Bengal is prime focus for BJP, says Kailash Vijayvargiya
After clinching the Bihar assembly polls, West Bengal will be the "prime focus" for BJP where it has set a target of winning more than 200 out of the total 294 seats in the state elections due in April-May 2021, party national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said on Wednesday.

The NDA has won 125 seats in the 243-member Bihar assembly, results of which were declared on Tuesday. The BJP with its score of 74 seats has emerged as the party to have won the second highest number of seats after Lalu Prasad's RJD.

The BJP's tally is much higher than that of its ally - the JD(U) which won 43 seats.

It will now shift its focus to politically crucial West Bengal, which sends 42 MPs to the Lok Sabha - two more than Bihar, Vijayvargiya, who is also BJP''s in-charge of Bengal, said.
Nov 12, 2020 10:31 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Opposition grand alliance leaders arrive at Rabri Devi's residence for Bihar Election review meeting

Nov 12, 2020 10:11 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Lotus flag furling in every corner of India, thanks to JP Nadda, BJP workers, says PM
From just two members in the Lok Sabha to the lotus flag furling in every corner of the country, the BJP has come a long way, asserted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, a day after the party's success in the Bihar Assembly polls and other state bypolls, thanking its National President, J P Nadda, besides "every worker".

"Tuesday's election victory is meaningful because it is an elaborate expansion of the results which were given to the party in last year's Lok Sabha elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party won in the east, hoisted the lotus (party symbol) flag in Manipur (after yesterday''s bypoll result). The Bharatiya Janata Party won in the west, in Gujarat. The BJP won in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. And the BJP succeeded in Karnataka-Telangana in the south, as well," he said adding the BJP is the only national-level party whose people have hoisted its flag in the whole country.

Nov 12, 2020 10:02 (IST)
Bihar Assembly Election Results Updates: Women Are BJP's "Silent Voters", Says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Wednesday that results of the Bihar assembly polls and bypolls across states have proved that "development" will be the only basis for politics in the 21st century and credited women for powering the BJP's political fortunes as its "silent voters".

With pollsters crediting woman voters' preference for the BJP-JD(U) alliance for its win in the hard-fought battle, PM Modi said India's "nari shakti" (women power) are the BJP's "silent voters" being discussed by experts. From rural to urban regions, they have played a key role in the BJP's good show in polls everywhere, he added.
Nov 12, 2020 09:15 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: "Sometimes People Give You A Second Chance," Says Sonu Sood On Bihar Result
Actor Sonu Sood, who was hailed as a hero this year for helping migrant workers stranded by the sudden nationwide lockdown return home, said on Wednesday that the people of Bihar must have seen something right about what the government had done for them.

"The people must be seeing something right. People in India have a lot of hopes and they sometimes give you a second chance. Or a third chance. They want their lives to come to a better platform," he said, when asked about his response to the Bihar election results declared on Wednesday morning.

After more than 18 hours of counting, the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) returned to power with 125 seats of the state's 243 even though Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) won only 43 seats compared to ally BJP's 74.
Nov 12, 2020 08:50 (IST)
Bihar Assembly Election Results LIVE Updates: Tejashwi Yadav A Very Good Boy, Can Lead After He Grows Older: Uma Bharti
Praising RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, BJP leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday asserted that though age is on his side, he is not experienced enough to run a state and ultimately "Lalu would have been at the helm" of Bihar.

"Tejashwi is a very good boy. But Bihar was saved by the skin of its teeth because he wouldn't have been able to run the state. (RJD President) Lalu (Prasad Yadav) would have ultimately been at the helm pushing Bihar back into jungle raj. Tejashwi can lead but after he grows older," said Ms Bharti while talking to media in Bhopal.
Nov 12, 2020 08:32 (IST)
Bihar Assembly Election Results LIVE Updates: NDA achieved numbers in Bihar polls but the real winner is Tejashwi Yadav, says Shiv Sena
In the statistical game, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has achieved victory in Bihar Assembly polls, however, the real winner is Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav, whose party has emerged as the single largest party in the state, Shiv Sena said on Thursday.

Shiv Sena, through party mouthpiece Saamana, said, "The leadership of Bihar has finally passed into the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Nitish Kumar will become the Chief Minister. BJP achieved a big victory in Bihar. It should be attributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, in the statistics game, ''NDA'' has been triumphant but the real winner is 31-year-old Tejashwi Yadav."

"Tejashwi's Rashtriya Janata Dal Party proved to emerge as the single largest party in Bihar. The BJP could not get this fortune, so the joy of saving power can be celebrated but the victory is on Tejashwi Yadav's head," Shiv Sena added.

Shiv Sena further stated in the fight across, the coalition under the leadership of Nitish Kumar got 125 seats. There are 243 MLAs in the Vidhan Sabha, hence the majority is 122. Understand how fine the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar is.

Nov 12, 2020 08:19 (IST)
Bihar Election Results 2020: In Bihar, Numbers Show Slim Margin In NDA Victory
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Nov 12, 2020 07:55 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Whoever loses complains about rigging, says JD(U) leader
Terming Mahagathbandhan's allegation of rigging in the just-concluded Bihar elections false, Janata Dal (United) leader Ashok Chaudhary on Wednesday said only the "losers" say such things, besides he was surprised that the Grand Alliance even won 110 seats.

"Trump is also complaining about rigging in the US election, what can we do? Whoever loses says such things. These are false allegations," said Mr Chaudhary.

He added that people didn't have any reason to give the Grand Alliance the electoral mandate as they have the "baggage of corruption and misrule".

"Why would people give a mandate to them, what have they done? That they got these many seats is a matter of surprise. What have they delivered? They have the baggage of corruption, and misrule, as opposed to Nitish Kumar who is the face of good governance, and political honesty," the JD(U) leader said.
Nov 12, 2020 07:25 (IST)
Bihar Assembly Election Results LIVE Updates: Women are BJP's silent voters, says PM
Hailing the "woman power" behind the BJP's victory in the just-concluded Bihar Assembly elections and other state bypolls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said women across the country have become their largest group of "silent voters".

"I have been watching it on television since yesterday (Tuesday), there is a discussion in newspapers about the silent voters. The BJP has a large group of silent voters: both the rural and urban women. The nari shakti (woman power) of our country has become the largest group of silent voters for us," said the Prime Minister while addressing the party's victory celebration at its headquarters in New Delhi.

He added people across the country trust BJP for ensuring the empowerment and dignity of women.

Nov 12, 2020 07:18 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: 10 cabinet ministers suffer electoral defeat
With the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) pulling off a victory in the recently concluded Bihar assembly elections, as many as 10 cabinet ministers, including eight from the Janata Dal (United) and two from the BJP, lost from their respective seats.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had 32 ministers in his Cabinet out of which 24 were in the fray this election.

Five of them were from the State Legislative council, hence they didn't need to contest the legislative election, whereas two ministers Vinod Kumar Singh and Kapildeo Kamat passed away due to COVID complication.

From the JD(U) camp, Education Minister Krishna Nandan Prasad Verma lost the election from Jehanabad Assembly seat, Rural Minister Shailesh Kumar from Jamalpur, Transport Minister Santosh Kumar Nirala from Rajpur, Science and Technology Minister Jai Kumar Singh from Dinara, Social Welfare Minister Ram Sewak Singh from Hathua, SC/ST Welfare Minister Ramesh Rishideo from Singheshwar, Minority Affairs minister Khurshid from Sikta, and Disaster management minister Lakhmeshmeshwar Rai from Laukaha.
Nov 12, 2020 06:40 (IST)
Bihar Elections has been a defining period: BJP President JP Nadda

Bihar Elections was India's first big elections after the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. From viewpoint of contributing to the elections to bringing people out to vote for us, it has been a big and defining period: BJP President JP Nadda
Nov 12, 2020 06:26 (IST)
Digvijaya Singh Urges Nitish Kumar To Quit NDA, Bless Tejashwi Yadav

Nitish Kumar should quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and back Tejashwi Yadav as Chief Minister, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said today, a day after the Chief Minister won a fourth term in Bihar but with greatly diminished numbers.
Nov 12, 2020 06:05 (IST)
PM Modi terms the success in Bihar elections as the victory of "the mantra of Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas"

If you ask me today about the election results of Bihar, then my answer is clear like the people's mandate: the mantra of ''Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas'' has won. The development has won in Bihar. Truth and faith have won in Bihar: PM Modi
Nov 12, 2020 05:51 (IST)
Nitish Kumar salutes people for giving majority to NDA in Bihar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday "saluted" people for giving majority to the NDA in Bihar and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support, news agency PTI reported.

"I salute people for the majority they have given to the NDA. I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his support," Mr Kumar tweeted in his first reaction after the ruling coalition won majority in Bihar.
Nov 12, 2020 05:41 (IST)
Bihar is the most special state: PM Modi

"Bihar is the most special state. I will tell my brothers and sisters in Bihar, you have once again proved why Bihar is called the land of democracy. You have proved once again that Biharis are aware," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, adding the people of the state, along with the BJP workers, under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, left no stone unturned to achieve victory.