The ruling NDA forged ahead of challenger Grand Alliance in Bihar on Tuesday, leading in 117 of the 243 seats from where trends were available till 11 am.
As per the Election Commission of India's trends at around 11 am, for 225 of 243 seats-- NDA is leading on 117 seats - BJP 62, JDU 49, Vikassheel Insaan Party 6.
While Mahagathbandhan is ahead on 87 seats - RJD 60, Congress 20, Left 17. BSP has a lead on one seat, LJP on five, while AIMIM is ahead on one and independents on four.
Around 10:00 am, as per the EC trends for 104 of 243 seats--NDA was leading on 52 seats - BJP 28, JDU 20, Vikassheel Insaan Party 4. Mahagathbandhan was ahead on 46 seats - RJD 29, Congress 12, Left 5. BSP has a lead on two seats, Lok Jan Shakti Party on three while AIMIM is ahead on one
At around 9:45 am, as per the Election Commission trends for 78 of 243 seats-- NDA was leading on 41 seats - BJP 23, JDU 14, Vikassheel Insaan Party 4. While Mahagathbandhan was ahead on 34 seats - RJD 17, Congress 12, Left 5. Bahujan Samaj Party has a lead on two seats, Lok Jan Shakti Party on one.
Meanwhile, RJD's Tej Pratap Yadav is trailing behind JDU's Raj Kumar Ray from Hasanpur seat. Predicting an early victory for his brother, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Tej earlier today tweeted, "Tejashwi Bhavah Bihar!"
Counting of votes polled in Bihar Assembly elections began at 8 am on Tuesday at 55 counting centres across 38 districts of the state.
On one side is the NDA which includes JD-U (115 seats), BJP (110 seats), Vikassheel Insaan Party (11 seats) and Jitan Ram Manjhi's Hindustani Awam Morcha (7 seats).
Mahagathbandhan constitutes RJD (144 seats) and the Congress with 70 seats. Other alliance partners include the CPI-ML (19 seats), CPI (6 seats), and the CPIM (4 seats).
Incumbent Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was the face of the NDA while Mahagathbandhan declared Tejashwi Yadav as its chief minister candidate.