NDA Wins Bihar: BJP Emerges as the Big Brother in the Alliance
While JD(U) performed poorly by winning just 43 seats, RJD emerged to be the single largest party with 75 seats.
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The JD(U)-led NDA on Tuesday, 10 November returned to power in Bihar with a slim majority of 125 seats, securing a fourth term for Nitish Kumar as the chief minister of the state.
While the JD(U) performed poorly by just winning 43 seats, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has emerged to be the single largest party in the state with 75 seats.
As the counting continued in the wee hours of Wednesday, the RJD alleged that the Nitish Kumar-led government in the state was intimidating officials and tampering with the results.
The JD(U) is being seen as the 'weak link' in the NDA with a vote share of 15.39%.
Meanwhile, the BJP alone has emerged to be the second largest party with 74 seats and a vote share of 19.46 %.
From the NDA, the Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) and Jitan Ram Manjhi's Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) managed to secure four seats each. The overall vote share of the NDA is over 34.85%.
The RJD is the single-largest party with 75 seats and the maximum vote share of 23.1%, paving way for Tejashwi Yadav to most likely become the leader of Opposition.
The Congress which performed worse than it did in 2015 with 19 seats is majorly being seen responsible for the Mahagathbandhan’s loss. It garnered 9.49% of the votes.
The Left parties performed substantially well with the CPI(M-L) securing 12 seats and CPI (M) and CPI winning two seats each.
Even as Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is said to have harmed the JD(U) in several seats, the party itself managed to secure just one seat and garnered a vote share was 5.66%.
Amongst the Third Front parties, Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM sprung up a surprise by winning five seats, while Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) managed to win just one. The overall vote share of the three parties, inclusing RLSP is approximately 4.5%.
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