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NDA Returns To Power In Bihar, BJP Biggest Gainer In Terms Of Seat Tally
Patna, Nov 11 || The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) crossed through the finishing line in the state assembly elections of Bihar, paving way for the return of Nitish Kumar as chief minister of the state. In the wee hours of Wednesday, the NDA was declared to have logged 124 seats in the 243 member Bihar assembly. This is three over the half way mark.
The BJP won 74 seats to emerge as the senior member in its alliance with Nitish Kumar's JDU, which won 43. The opposition, led by the RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, put up a strong fight but eventually fell short of crossing over to the treasury benches in the state assembly.
However, the only consolation for RJD is that it romped home with 75 seats making it the single-largest party. The Congress, which contested 70 seats managed to win only 19, making yet another electoral outing for Rahul Gandhi a cropper.
Chirag Paswan's LJP, which raised the banner of revolt against Nitish Kumar, won on just one seat.
Two alliance partners of the NDA - former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular), and the Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) made good of the elections and won four assembly seats each.