After a long drawn five phase polling and a bitter campaign, when it came to the results, Bihar delivered a thriller with the Grand Alliance of JDU, RJD and Congress registering a resounding victory.
It's a Happy Diwali for the Grand Alliance after their big bang victory in the Bihar Elections 2015.
'Nitish Kumar is the present and continuing Chief Minister of Bihar,' says Lalu Yadav at packed press conference in Patna.
Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav at their first press conference after the Grand Alliance's big win in Bihar Elections.
The men of today's match - The Bihari Brothers, arrived together to address the press.
Want to congratulate the workers of our party and Nitishji, Laluji's parties. Victory over arrogance and anger. This message for Modiji is echoing across the country: Rahul Gandhi
Dancing and drumbeats in Delhi as Grand Alliance set for thumping win in Bihar.
The party outside Lalu Prasad Yadav's residence is going with a bang.
The new Nitish Kumar hoardings go up in Bihar.
First picture of Nitish Kumar after his maha win. Nitish received congratulatory phone calls from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi
With the RJD having more seats than the JDU, Nitish will have his challenging moments as CM.
'Great Victory. Thanks to people of Bihar,' tweets Lalu Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti.
Lalu Yadav's RJD appears to be today's biggest winner having more seats than the JDU. Outside his house in Patna, we spotted a party supporter dressed up like Lord Hanuman.
Picture of the day? The RJD lantern, green in color, and a colour-coordinated supporter.
JDU leader KC Tyagi celebrates after trends indicate that Mahagatbandhan is in a strong position to form the government.
Celebrations start in the RJD office in Patna after trends change in their favour as more leads come in.
Flags and cheering supporters outside Lalu Yadav's house.
Supporters of the Congress, one of Nitish Kumar's allies in the Mahagathbandhan, celebrate in Delhi.
Celebrations continue for the Grand Alliance.
Sharad Yadav tells NDTV that efforts to communalise the elections failed. The BJP tried to hold the tail of a cow, he says.
It's all quiet and empty at the house of Jitan Ram Manjhi.
Congress supporters celebrate outside the party office in Delhi after trends show Mahagatbandhan in a strong position.
Outside Nitish Kumar's house, the mood has shifted completely, says NDTV's Barkha Dutt.
At the BJP office in Patna, as the initial trends showed BJP in the lead, supporters started celebrating at the party office in Patna.
As the initial trends start emerging, celebrations begin outside the BJP Office in Patna.
Supporters brought fish, considered auspicious, to Lalu Yadav's home.
As the counting was about to start, supporters showed up with sweets at Lalu Yadav's residence.
A BJP supporter holds a placard which says ab ki baar Bihar mei hogi Modi Sarkar.
Just before counting began for the Bihar assembly election, Lalu Yadav exuded confidence that his Grand Alliance would win. "Good morning to all. I had a good night's sleep, can't you see?" a smiling Lalu Yadav told reporters at his home in Patna.