After seven hours of counting, the National Demcratic Alliance (NDA) has maintained its edge over the Grand Alliance or Mahagathbandhan (MGB).
According to the latest data release by the election commission at 3 pm, NDA is leading in 128 seats while MGB is leading in 105 seats.
BJP has emerged as the single largest party which leading in 73 seats while its coalition partner JDU is leading in 49 seats. On the other hand, in the grand alliance, RJD is leading in 66 seats while Congress is leading in 20 seats.
The fate of the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government, which is rulling Bihar for the last 15 years, will be decided on Tuesday as election results to the 243-member legislative assembly will be declared. Besides, the fate of 3,558 candidates, including 370 women and a transgender, will also be decided. The counting of votes began at 8 am at 55 centres across 38 districts.
The election results will decide if the voters have decided to hand over the state’s baton to the MGB led by its CM candidate Tejashwi Yadav, which constitutes the RJD, the Congress and Left parties.