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Bihar Election 2020 Results Highlights: PM Modi credits good governance behind BJP's Bihar success

Bihar Election 2020 Results Highlights: PM Modi credits good governance behind BJP's Bihar success

Bihar Election 2020 Results Highlights: PM Modi credits good governance behind BJP's Bihar success
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Bihar Election Results: A stellar performance by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) enabled the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to attain a simple majority in the Bihar assembly notwithstanding a sharp fall in the tally of the Janata Dal (United) headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, according to final results announced early Wednesday. The saffron party, which had contested 110 seats, won 72 and was leading in another two while the JD(U) which fought 115, won only 42 and was ahead in another. With four seats each won by junior allies HAM and VIP, the NDA is poised to have 125 seats in its kitty, three more than the number required for a simple majority. The opposition Mahagathbandhan fell way short of the magic mark. The total number of seats won by all its five constituents stood at 110. Nonetheless, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) emerged as the single largest party in the assembly bagging 75 seats.

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Nov 12, 2020 12:07 AM

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: Mehbooba congratulates Tejashwi for RJD's poll show in Bihar

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti congratulated RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday on his party's performance in the Bihar Assembly election, saying he set the agenda on real issues in the polls as opposed to "divisive" politics. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has emerged as the single-largest party in the 243member Bihar Assembly with 75 seats, but the opposition Grand Alliance, also comprising the Congress and the Left parties, has fallen short of the majority mark.

Nov 11, 2020 10:08 PM

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: People have rejected religious agenda in Bihar: Ambedkar

Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) leader Prakash Ambedkar on Wednesday said ballot papers should be used in elections as people have "no faith" in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). He also hailed RJD's Tejashwi Yadav for putting up a "good fight" in the recently-held Bihar elections, results of which were announced on Tuesday.

Nov 11, 2020 10:05 PM

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: Nadda credits Modi for NDA's Bihar victory

Crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and handling of the COVID19 pandemic for the NDA's victory in Bihar, BJP president J P Nadda on Wednesday said people of the state have chosen 'vikas raaj' (rule of development) over an atmosphere of crime and anarchy. Thanking the people for his party's victory in Bihar assembly polls and by-polls in various states, Nadda said this was India's first big elections after the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov 11, 2020 10:03 PM
Nov 11, 2020 8:29 PM

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: PM Modi says (latest on top)

- Our mantra is vocal for local
- Silent voters' BJP has got are women across all rural and urban regions
- These results have inspired us to work more 
- BJP only national party in which poor, dalits, deprived see their representation; only BJP understands need of every section, region
- India's response to COVID-19 was the best. The Bihar election is a testimony of that.
- People have decided that development alone will be basis of national politics in 21st century

Nov 11, 2020 8:00 PM

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: PM Modi credits good governance behind BJP's Bihar success

PM Narendra Modi is addressing BJP workers after the party's superb performance in the Bihar elections. He has credited good governance by the BJP-JDU government in the state for the successful outcome

Nov 11, 2020 7:59 PM

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: PM Modi to address BJP party workers after big win in Bihar

BJP workers held massive victory celebrations at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi, following the NDA's victory in the 2020 Bihar elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address party workers on the win. Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda have reached the party headquarters.

Nov 11, 2020 6:42 PM
Nov 11, 2020 6:40 PM

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: Left parties claim irregularities in final stages of vote counting in Bihar

The Left parties alleged on Wednesday that there were "irregularities" during the final stages of counting of votes in the Bihar Assembly polls on Tuesday and said the issue will be raised with the Election Commission (EC) soon. The three Left parties -- Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) -- won an impressive 16 of the 29 seats they contested in the Bihar polls. "The Left parties are of the opinion that there were certain clear irregularities during the last stages of the counting that need to be seriously addressed by the Election Commission. Along with other partners of the Mahagathbandhan, the Left parties will take up these matters with the Election Commission of India," the three parties said in a joint statement. Of the 16 seats, the CPI-ML (Liberation) won 12, while the CPI and the CPI(M) won two each. The parties thanked the voters of Bihar for their support to the Mahagathbandhan. "This included the candidates of the Left parties, which contributed to the Mahagathbandhan putting up a spirited contest in the election against the ruling BJP-JD(U) and its government.

Nov 11, 2020 6:19 PM

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: Dalai Lama congratulates Nitish Kumar on winning state polls

The Dalai Lama on Wednesday congratulated Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) winning the state assembly elections. In a letter addressed to the Janata Dal (United) chief, the Tibetan spiritual leader prayed for Kumar to be successful in meeting whatever challenges lie ahead in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of Bihar. I deeply appreciate your friendship, as well as the hospitality you have shown me during my visits to Bihar, especially to Bodh Gaya, which have been quite regular in recent years, he said. The Dalai Lama further said, I would also like to thank you for your support and encouragement of my efforts to promote a revival of interest in ancient Indian thought so vividly expressed in the historic Nalanda Tradition, which is like the sun shining in the East." "As you know, India's longstanding philosophy of karuna and the conduct that flows from it, ahimsa, sets an example to the rest of the world," he added.

Nov 11, 2020 5:58 PM

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: LJP cheated NDA; Modi biggest reason for our Bihar victory: Bhupender Yadav

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. In an interview with PTI, Yadav also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and credibility were the 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 a significant contribution. Taking on Lok Janshakti Party, 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. Despite all this confusion, the people of Bihar reposed their faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and his credibility and it is the big achievement that the NDA won for the fourth time in the state. "Modiji's leadership and his credibility was the single biggest reason for NDA's victory in the state," he said.

Nov 11, 2020 5:07 PM

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: Tejashwi Yadav is 'man of the match', says Maharashtra Minister Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday praised RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, saying that he has emerged as the "man of the match" in the Bihar Assembly elections and will play a "pivotal role" in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Talking to reporters, Raut expressed doubts over the stability of the next NDA government in Bihar. In the 243-member House, the BJP-JD(U) alliance has won 125 seats, where the simple majority mark is 123, while the opposition grand alliance has bagged 110 seats, he said. "The majority is very thin and anything can happen. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's party- JD(U) finished third and if anyone is celebrating the win, it's a joke. The BJP has done well, for which it had to do a lot of political strategising," he said. "Chirag Paswan's LJP ensured the defeat of 20 JD(U) candidates and Paswan is still in the NDA. This is a serious issue," Raut said. "Nobody can vouch for the stability of the new government...I have heard that as the BJP wanted to clip Nitish Kumar's wings, it pitted Chirag Paswan against him," he alleged. Raut said that even if Tejashwi Yadav could not become the chief minister, he has emerged as the man of the match.

Nov 11, 2020 4:43 PM

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: Victory belies anti-incumbency claims in Bihar; Nitish to remain CM, says BJP Bihar 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 Kumar will continue to head the NDA government in Bihar and asserted that the gap between the number of seats of BJP and JD(U) will have no impact on the ruling alliance dynamics in the state. "Certainly, 100 per cent," Jaiswal told.

Nov 11, 2020 4:32 PM

Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates: Bihar polls results due to Modi's leadership, NDA's governance, says Assam CM


People of Bihar reposed faith in NDA. The excellent results came due to the charismatic leadership of Prime Minister Modi and the good governance provided by both central and state governments, said Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Nov 11, 2020 4:04 PM

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