Bihar Election Results 2020 Highlights: Nitish Kumar Will Remain Chief Minister, Says BJP As NDA Wins Bihar

Bihar Election Result 2020: The BJP won 74 seats to emerge as the senior member in its alliance with Nitish Kumar's JDU, which won just 43.

Bihar Election Results 2020 Highlights: Nitish Kumar Will Remain Chief Minister, Says BJP As NDA Wins Bihar

Bihar Election Result 2020: BJP wins Bihar assembly polls

Nitish Kumar will remain the Chief Miinister, the Bharatiya Janata Party said, a day after it put up a winning performance in the state Assembly polls leading the ruling National Democratic Alliance to obtain a majority even though Mr Kumar led Janata Dal-United posted a fall in total votes gained in a tightly fought race.

"Nitishji will remain Chief Minister as it was our commitment. There is no confusion on this," the BJP's Sushil Kumar Modi and Deputy Chief Minister said today.

After more than 14 hours of counting, many twists and turns and allegations of cheating, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was announced as the winner of the Bihar Assembly election in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah will reach the BJP office at six in the evening today to congratulate workers on the Bihar assembly election victory.

Boosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rallies, the NDA eased past the majority mark of 122 in the 243-member Assembly. The BJP won 74 seats to emerge as the senior member in its alliance with Nitish Kumar's JDU, which won just 43.

Boosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's several rallies, the NDA hit the majority mark of 122 at 2.57 AM.

According to data on the Election Commission's website, the BJP won 72 seats to emerge as the senior member in its alliance with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JDU, which managed just 42.

The opposition, led by the RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, put up a strong fight but eventually fell short. However, with 75 seats the RJD is the single-largest party. The Congress, viewed by many as the reason for the opposition's failure to go all the way, contested 70 seats but won only 19. Chirag Paswan's LJP, which was the source of much frustration for Nitish Kumar, won just one seat.

Here are Bihar Election Result 2020 Highlights:

Nov 12, 2020 05:25 (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.

Nov 12, 2020 03:55 (IST)
Lotus flag furling in every corner of India, thanks to JP Nadda ji, BJP workers: PM Modi

"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," Prime Minister Modi said.


Nov 12, 2020 02:50 (IST)
BJP Leader Uma Bharti Says Tejashwi Yadav A Very Good Boy, Can Lead After He Grows Older

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.
Nov 12, 2020 02:08 (IST)
Our performance was good in this alliance: CPI(M-L) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya
Nov 12, 2020 01:48 (IST)
Secret to winning Bihar elections is 'Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwaas: PM Modi
Nov 12, 2020 01:32 (IST)
Tejashwi Yadav can lead after he grows older: Uma Bharti

Praising RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, BJP leader Uma Bharti 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 11, 2020 23:05 (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 11, 2020 23:05 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Revive Dissent In Congress, Questions Raised About Gandhis
The dismal performance of the Congress in the Bihar assembly elections has set off yet another wave dissent within the grand old party, which barely managed to keep itself together after a storm of protest four months ago threatened to rip it apart.
Nov 11, 2020 23:05 (IST)
The Public Decides. Thank PM For His Support: Nitish Kumar On Bihar Election Win
Nitish Kumar thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the voters of Bihar in his first reaction to the BJP-dominated victory that saw him win a fourth term in power.
Nov 11, 2020 20:24 (IST)
Nitish 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, 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 11, 2020 20:07 (IST)
PM Modi lauds women voters
BJP has a team of silent voters who are constantly supporting it, these are the women voters of our country, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 
Nov 11, 2020 20:05 (IST)
Secret to winning Bihar polls is "Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwaas" : PM Modi

The success in Bihar has made one thing absolutely clear that the key to success is "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Viswaas". It is a victory of the development works in Bihar: PM Modi

Nov 11, 2020 19:58 (IST)
Poll results have made it clear that people will now support only those who work honestly for "Vikas (development)": PM Modi 
Nov 11, 2020 19:44 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks the Election Commission for ensuring peaceful elections in Bihar. 

Nov 11, 2020 19:39 (IST)
Nov 11, 2020 19:34 (IST)

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 11, 2020 19:19 (IST)
Nov 11, 2020 19:16 (IST)
PM Modi reaches BJP headquarters
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the BJP headquarters to take part in the celebrations following the victory of the NDA in Bihar Elections. 
Nov 11, 2020 19:12 (IST)
Nov 11, 2020 19:07 (IST)
Nearly two thirds of winning candidates in Bihar polls have criminal cases against them: Association for Democratic Reforms

Nearly two-thirds of the winning candidates in the Bihar assembly elections have criminal cases lodged against them and 81 per cent are crorepatis, according to a report by poll rights group ADR (Association for Democratic Reforms).

Out of the 241 winning candidates' affidavits analysed, 163 or 68 per cent candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves and 123 or 51 per cent winning candidates have declared serious criminal cases, including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women etc, the report said.

Out of 243 MLAs analysed during Bihar Assembly elections in 2015, 142 or 58 per cent MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves, PTI reported. 
Nov 11, 2020 18:51 (IST)
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Reaches BJP Headquarters
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal reaches party headquarters.
Nov 11, 2020 18:47 (IST)
Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitarama, Nitin Gadkari Also Reach BJP Headquarters
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitarama, Nitin Gadkari, Dharmendra Pradhan and Gajendra Shekhawat also reach the party headquarters in Delhi.
Nov 11, 2020 18:33 (IST)
Amit Shah Reaches BJP Headquarters
Home Minister Amit Shah reaches BJP headquarters in central Delhi.
Nov 11, 2020 18:19 (IST)
JP Nadda Reaches BJP Headquarters

Nov 11, 2020 18:08 (IST)
Celebrations Underway At BJP's Delhi Headquarters
Celebrations underway at BJP's Delhi headquarters after NDA retains Bihar for second straight term. The NDA won 125 seats in the 243-member Bihar Assembly and BJP emerged as the second-largest party. Hundreds have gathered at the headquarter to celebrate the poll win.
Nov 11, 2020 18:06 (IST)
PM Modi, JP Nadda To Address Party Workers Soon
PM Modi, JP Nadda will address party workers at BJP headquarters near ITO in central Delhi after Bihar poll victory.
Nov 11, 2020 16:53 (IST)
Nitish Kumar Will "Certainly" Remain Chief Minister: Bihar BJP President
Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal on Wednesday credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi's welfare policies for the ruling NDA's win in the assembly polls and said all anti-incumbency claims have been negated by the mandate for a fourth term to the Nitish Kumar government. He also made it clear that Nitish Kumar will continue to head the NDA government in Bihar and asserted that the difference in the number of seats won by BJP and JD(U) will have no impact on the dynamics of the ruling alliance in the state. "Certainly, 100 per cent," Mr Jaiswal told news agency PTI when asked whether Nitish Kumar will remain the chief minister. "We are allies and equals. We have to run Bihar collectively," he said.
Nov 11, 2020 15:32 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: BJP workers in Jammu celebrate party's victory in Bihar polls
The BJP's victory in the Bihar assembly elections and bypolls have vindicated the policies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government, state party president Ravinder Raina said here on Wednesday.

He also lashed out at the Congress and other opposition parties, terming them as "anti-national".
Accompanied by party workers and supporters, Raina along with MP Jugal Kishore Sharma danced to the tune of drums to celebrate the victory of the NDA alliance in Bihar and also in bypolls.

"The lotus (symbol of BJP) has bloomed again and the party registered a great win in Bihar polls. Along with victories in bypolls in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka where the BJP had made a clean sweep, the entire country has  burst into celebrations ahead of Diwali," Raina told reporters.

He said the victories, from north to south and east to west, vindicated the policies of the central government, especially of the prime minister who only can "run this country with patriotic and nationalistic feel"
Nov 11, 2020 15:23 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Chirag Paswan's party cheated NDA; PM biggest reason for victory, says Bihar BJP chief
A day after the BJP-JD(U) alliance won assembly polls in Bihar, the BJP's general secretary and the state in-charge Bhupender Yadav on Wednesday said the NDA was cheated by its former member LJP of Chirag Paswan in the elections and the confusion created by them caused some losses.

Mr Yadav also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's credibility were biggest factors behind the NDA's victory in the polls, while guidance of senior union Minister Amit Shah and on-ground presence of the party president JP Nadda also made significant contribution.

Taking on Lok Janshakti Party, Mr Yadav said the party has lost its credibility and there are question marks about its politics.

"LJP has chosen its own path and in a way it cheated the NDA. People of Bihar have conveyed to them their importance in the state politics," he said.

Nov 11, 2020 15:16 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Nearly King-Maker In Bihar, Asaduddin Owaisi Says 'AIMIM Will Fight Elections In West Bengal'
Buoyed by the result of the Bihar Assembly election, Asaduddin Owaisi's party - All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or AIMIM, which won five seats, is now looking to spread its wings to states such as Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal."

Speaking with reporters in Hyderabad, Mr Owaisi said his party will fight for justice in Bihar's Seemanchal region.

Reacting to allegations that his party was dividing anti-BJP votes, Mr Owaisi said he was running a political party that has a right to contest on its own.
Nov 11, 2020 15:00 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: People of Bihar reaffirmed their solidarity for NDA alliance, says Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami praised the NDA alliance in Bihar for posting a victory in the recently concluded assembly elections,saying people of the eastern state have reaffirmed their solidarity for the coalition.

Taking to the micro blogging site, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister tweeted, "Good governance leads to progressive state. People of Bihar have reaffirmed their solidarity for NDA alliance. My hearty congratulations for NDA alliance in the state. Best wishes for the People of Bihar."

DMK president M K Stalin too "heartily" congratulated Nitish Kumar on being re-elected to serve as chief minister of Bihar.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), comprising BJP and Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United), returned to power in the state with a slender majority, securing 125 seats in the
243-member state Assembly.

The opposition Grand Alliance, led by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav put up a tough fight in the Bihar Assembly polls 2020 managing to clinch 110 Assembly segments.
 


Nov 11, 2020 14:28 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Amit Shah visits BJP chief, congratulates on massive victory in Bihar
"Visited party national president JP Nadda and congratulated him for BJP's massive victory in Bihar and bypolls in various states. Under the leadership of Nadda ji and PM Modi, the party workers are devoted to the development of the country," tweeted Amit Shah.
Nov 11, 2020 14:09 (IST)
Bihar Assembly Election Results LIVE Updates: Deceived by RJD, public supported truth, says BJP's Sanjay Jaiswal after NDA win in Bihar
As the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has alleged influencing the counting of votes in the Bihar Assembly elections by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Sanjay Jaiswal on Wednesday said that deceived by RJD, the public supported the truth.

"They (RJD) have deceived the public, still the public supported truth. Hence RJD is worried," said Mr Jaiswal.

"When ballots used to be there, RJD's leaders used to loot the booths due which they were in power for 15 years. Now they are not able to accept the election procedure which is being held in a correct manner. They are spreading lies among the public," he added.

Mr Jaiswal's statement came after a delegation of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Congress reached the Election Commission office in Patna on Tuesday night to raise the issue of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar allegedly influencing the counting of votes.
Nov 11, 2020 13:58 (IST)
Bihar Assembly Election Results LIVE Updates: After Madhya Pradesh, Digvijaya Singh now wants to destroy Bihar, says JDU's Sanjay Singh
Hitting back at senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for advising Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to leave Bihar and enter national politics, Janata Dal (United) leader Sanjay Singh on Wednesday said that Digvijaya wants to "destroy Bihar like Madhya Pradesh".

"He (Digvijaya) has already destroyed Madhya Pradesh, now he wants to destroy Bihar as well. It will be better if he keeps his advice to himself and Congress. We do not need it. Congress is already sinking, whoever gets on board, will sink with them," Mr Singh told ANI.

The JDU leader's remarks come in response to Digvijaya Singh's advise to Bihar Chief Minister.

"Nitish Ji, Bihar has become small for you. You should join national politics. Do not let the Union's policy of ''divide and rule''. Help all socialists believe in the secular ideology. Do consider," the Congress leader had said on Tuesday.

Nov 11, 2020 13:46 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: MK Stalin congratulates Nitish Kumar for victory, Tejashwi for leadership in Bihar polls
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief MK Stalin on congratulated Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on National Democratic Alliance victory and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav for his leadership, making RJD emerge as the single-largest party in the Bihar Assembly elections.

"Hearty congratulations to Nitish Kumar for being re-elected to serve as Chief Minister of Bihar. On behalf of the DMK, I convey my best wishes to his Government to lead Bihar on the path of equitable, just and inclusive development," he said congratulating the Bihar Chief Minister through a tweet.

Further, in another tweet, he said, "The remarkable performance of RJD to emerge as the single largest party in Bihar inspires confidence in our democracy. I wholeheartedly congratulate Tejashwi Yadav for leading the RJD. On behalf of DMK, I wish him and RJD a bright future."
Nov 11, 2020 13:27 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Chirag Paswan Now Says All He Wanted Was "To Make BJP Stronger"
Chirag Paswan, widely billed as the x-factor in the Bihar election, failed to live up to his claims and managed just one of the state's 243 seats but he calls it a win saying he "achieved" what he set out to do.

The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) said today that he wanted the BJP to emerge stronger from the election and was happy with his party's impact.

"Like all parties, I too would like to win as many seats as possible, but my aim for these elections was to ensure that the BJP emerges a strong party in the state and we are happy with the impact we have had," Chirag Paswan told reporters this morning.
Nov 11, 2020 13:07 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: BJP workers celebrate at party office in Patna

Nov 11, 2020 12:58 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live - "BJP destroyed legacy of Ram Vilas Paswan, reduced stature of Nitish Kumar'': Digvijaya Singh
Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Digvijaya Singh accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of destroying the legacy of late Ram Vilas Paswan and reducing the stature of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by its "kootneeti" (strategy) in Bihar.

After losing the Madhya Pradesh by-polls and Bihar Assembly elections 2020, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, in a series of tweets (roughly translated from Hindi), said, "BJP has reduced Nitish's stature by its strategy and ended the legacy of Ram Vilas Paswan ji."

Nitish Kumar-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) retained power with an absolute majority in Bihar Assembly election with 125 on Wednesday. However, Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which fielded 137 candidates, managed to secure only one seat.

Mr Singh has also advised Nitish Kumar to leave Bihar and enter national politics.
Nov 11, 2020 12:39 (IST)
Bihar Assembly Election Results LIVE Updates: BJP played a role in JD(U)'s victory and JD(U) in BJP's: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi
"In an alliance, not all parties win equal number of seats. Who won how many seats is irrelevant, people voted for NDA. BJP played a role in JD(U)'s victory and JD(U) played a role in BJP's victory. JD(U), BJP, VIP and HAM worked together, then we registered this victory," said Bihar's Deputy Chief MInister Sushil Modi after the BJP put up a winning performance in the Bihar assembly elections and its ally JD(U) posting a fall in total votes gained in a tightly fought race.
Nov 11, 2020 12:32 (IST)
Bihar Assembly Election Results LIVE Updates: After Bihar poll boost, Asaduddin Owaisi plans to contest in UP, Bengal
Buoyed by the results of Bihar assembly elections, the AIMIM which bagged five seats is now
looking to spread its wings to states such as Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Addressing reporters, MIM's president Asaduddin Owaisi said the party will fight for justice inthe northern state's Seemanchal region. Reacting to allegations that his party was dividing anti-BJP votes, Mr Owaisi said he was running a political party that has a right to contest on its own.

"Do I need to ask anyone's permission to fight the polls," he said when asked whether the party would contest in any other state. He however, did not clarify whether the party would contest on its own or in alliance with other parties.

"AIMIM will fight in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Time only will tell with whom we will ally," Mr Owaisi added.
Nov 11, 2020 12:10 (IST)
Bihar Assembly Election Results LIVE Updates: We secured 6% votes even after contesting alone, says Chirag Paswan
"Happy that Bihar gave its love to LJP. Around 25 Lakh voters trusted 'Bihar First, Bihari First' and we secured six per cent votes even after contesting alone. We were called 'pichhlaggu party' that can do something only with other's support. But, we showed courage," said Chirag Paswan.
Nov 11, 2020 11:57 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Nitish Kumar Will Remain Chief Minister, Says BJP As NDA Wins Bihar
Nitish Kumar will remain the Chief Miinister, the Bharatiya Janata Party said, a day after it put up a winning performance in the state Assembly polls leading the ruling National Democratic Alliance to obtain a majority even though Mr Kumar led Janata Dal-United posted a fall in total votes gained in a tightly fought race.

"Nitishji will remain Chief Minister as it was our commitment. There is no confusion on this," the BJP's Sushil Kumar Modi and Deputy Chief Minister said today.
Nov 11, 2020 11:44 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: "My aim was to ensure that BJP emerges a stronger party in Bihar": Chirag Paswan
"Narendra Modi ji has a vision for Bihar, and we are sure his leadership and vision will take Bihar forward. The support that the people of Bihar have given the Lok Janshakti Party is praiseworthy and I thank all those who came out and supported us," said Chirag Paswan.

"Yes, like all parties, I too would like to win as many seats as possible, but my aim for these elections was to ensure that the BJP emerges a stronger party in the state and we are happy with the impact we have had," he added.
Nov 11, 2020 11:12 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: PM, Amit Shah To Reach BJP Office At 6 PM, Greet Workers On BJP Win
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah will reach the BJP office at six in the evening today to congratulate workers on the Bihar assembly election victory.

Boosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rallies, the NDA eased past the majority mark of 122 in the 243-member Assembly. The BJP won 74 seats to emerge as the senior member in its alliance with Nitish Kumar's JDU, which won just 43.
Nov 11, 2020 10:54 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Posters put up outside BJP office in Patna after NDA victory in Bihar

Nov 11, 2020 10:41 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Bihar rejected the kind of politics done by opposition, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar
"The kind of trust Bihar and the entire nation has in the leadership of PM Modi - people want progress of the country. They have rejected the kind of politics done by the Opposition parties," said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on NDA's victory in Bihar assembly elections.
Nov 11, 2020 10:19 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Goa BJP leaders express happiness over NDA's Bihar performance
With the ruling NDA set to retain power in Bihar, BJP leaders in Goa, including Chief Minister
Pramod Sawant, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Sawant said the NDA registered a "great victory" in Bihar.

"The people of Bihar have reposed their trust and faith in the strong and decisive leadership of Modi ji. The hardwork and dedication of BJP Karyakartas has borne fruit. I congratulate PM Modi, JP Nadda for the great victory of NDA in Bihar polls," Mr Sawant tweeted.
Nov 11, 2020 10:01 (IST)
Bihar Election 2020 Results LIVE: Posters put up outside JD(U) office in Patna after NDA victory in Bihar

Nov 11, 2020 09:48 (IST)
Bihar Assembly Election Results LIVE Updates: Nitish Kumar's Party Wins Hilsa Seat By Just 12 Votes
The JD(U) has won the Hilsa assembly seat in Bihar just by 12 votes, according to the Election Commission website, a result contested by the rival RJD.

According to the results updated on the Election Commission website late Tuesday night, the JD(U)'s Krishnamurari Sharan or Prem Mukhiya has polled 61,848 votes, while the RJD's Atri Muni or Shakti Singh Yadav has got 61,836 votes.

"Results declared," the poll body wrote in the ''status'' column for Hilsa seat late Tuesday night. And in the margin column it wrote "12".
Nov 11, 2020 09:37 (IST)
Bihar Assembly Election Results LIVE Updates: Deserted street outside Tejashwi Yadav's house in Patna after Bihar poll results

Nov 11, 2020 09:23 (IST)
Bihar Assembly Election Results LIVE Updates: Nitish Kumar's triumph in Bihar is result of his past performances, says BJP Vice President
The way Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has run the government in the past, seeing that people have again given him a chance in Bihar, said DK Aruna, BJP National Vice President.

"The way Nitish Kumar ji has run the government in past years, seeing that people have given him another chance in Bihar. BJP has triumphed in various states," Ms Aruna told ANI.

"The exit polls had predicted that NDA might not be able to form a government in Bihar but as the results have been announced, exit polls predictions have failed," she added.

The BJP put up a winning performance in the Bihar Assembly polls leading the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to obtain a majority even though Chief Minister Nitish Kumar led Janata Dal-United (JDU) posted a fall in total votes gained in a tightly fought race.
Nov 11, 2020 09:12 (IST)
Bihar Election 2020 Results LIVE - "Bihar has taught the world the first lesson of democracy": PM Modi on Bihar results
"Bihar has taught the world the first lesson of democracy. Today Bihar has told the world again how democracy is strengthened. A record number of poor, deprived and women of Bihar also voted and today have also given their decisive decision for development," PM Modi tweeted in Hindi.

"The poor in villages, farmers, labourers, merchants, shopkeepers and every section of Bihar have relied on the NDA's mantra of sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas. I again assure every citizen of Bihar that for the balanced development of every person, every region, we will continue to work with full dedication," he said.
Nov 11, 2020 09:02 (IST)
Bihar Election 2020 Results LIVE Updates: BJP's special laddoo cakes after NDA victory in Bihar
Special laddoo cakes were seen at the house of BJP's star campaigner in Bihar, Manoj Tiwari after the NDA eased past the majority mark of 122 in the 243-member Assembly to win the state polls.

The BJP won 74 seats to emerge as the senior member in its alliance with Nitish Kumar's JDU, which won just 43.
Nov 11, 2020 08:32 (IST)
Bihar Election 2020 Results LIVE: BJP claimed victory while counting was still underway
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah both tweeted and thanked the people of Bihar for "backing the NDA's development agenda" hours before the results were confirmed. PM Modi said the NDA would "work for the balanced development of every person, every region" of the state. Mr Shah said: "Every section of Bihar has... backed the NDA's development agenda" and added: "This is a win for the double-engine development of PM Modi and Nitish Kumar".
Nov 11, 2020 08:18 (IST)

Nov 11, 2020 08:18 (IST)
Nov 11, 2020 08:08 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: PM Modi-Nitish Kumar Double engine government posters appear in Bihar
Posters depicting PM Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar as engines, hailing the "double engine government, have propped up in Bihar after the NDA won the state assembly polls.

After weeks of bitter campaigning, three phases of voting, over 15 hours of counting, and allegations of cheating, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was announced as winner of the Bihar election in the early hours of Wednesday.
Nov 11, 2020 07:55 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Bihar victory result of PM's hard work and guidance, says Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey
Ashwini Kumar Choubey said that the people of Bihar have elected double-engine government and rejected "double yuvraj," in an apparent dig at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav.

"I would like to express my gratitude towards the people of Bihar. This victory is a result of PM Narendra Modi's hard work and guidance. People have elected double-engine government and rejected the ''double yuvraj''," he said.

Nov 11, 2020 07:46 (IST)
Bihar Election 2020 Results LIVE Updates: People trusted PM's leadership, says Ravi Shankar Prasad on Bihar results
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the electoral victory that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) pulled off in a closely fought Bihar elections.

"Today is a historic day that NDA has won again the extraordinary trust of the people of Bihar. They trusted PM Modi's leadership whose commitment resonated with them that without the development of Bihar, development of India will remain incomplete," Mr Prasad said.

"I have to make only one request to our friends in the opposition. We are dignified in our victory, let them show some grace in their defeat. That is the essence of democracy," he added.

Nov 11, 2020 07:33 (IST)
Bihar Election 2020 Results LIVE: Chirag Paswan credits Bihar polls victory to PM Modi
 Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan on Wednesday said that people of Bihar have reposed their faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and credited him with the BJP's victory in the Assembly polls.

"People of Bihar have reposed faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The result shows that people are excited for the BJP. This is PM Modi's victory," Mr Paswan tweeted in Hindi.

The Paswan scion also congratulated the candidates who fought for the party and hoped that the efforts will reap the benefit in the future.

"All the LJP candidates fought well the elections all alone. Party's vote share also increased. LJP went with ''Bihar first Bihari first'' resolution. The party also strengthened in every district and will benefit in future," he added.
Nov 11, 2020 07:30 (IST)
Bihar Election Results Live: Nitish Kumar makes it in tough Bihar election but with depleted JD(U) strength
It was a tough assembly election for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as he faced multiple challenges in his bid for the fourth successive term in office. The challenge posed by Rashtriya Janata Dal-led Mahagathbandhan gained momentum as the campaign progressed and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan also gunned for him.

The performance of Janata Dal-United has down compared its performance in the 2015 elections and the ruling party could not win even half of the number of seats it contested in this election. But the seats it won were enough to give a cushion to the strong performance by BJP to take the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) past the majority mark in the 243-member House.

Nitish Kumar's party could only win 43 seats out of the 115 seats it contested whereas BJP, which fielded 110 candidates registered victory in 74 constituencies.
Nov 11, 2020 06:24 (IST)

The RJD emerged as the single largest party in the assembly bagging 75 seats. Its vote share at 23.03 per cent was also the highest for any single party in the elections. 

Nov 11, 2020 06:17 (IST)
The opposition Grand Alliance fell way short of the magic mark. The total number of seats won by all its five constituents stood at 110. 
Nov 11, 2020 06:05 (IST)
Nitish Kumar, BJP win Bihar cliffhanger