The results of Bihar assembly elections have been arrived. The wait for the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), which entered the electoral arena with the intention of ending 15 years of exile from the power of Bihar, has increased for five more years. The people have once again put the crown of Bihar’s power on Nitish Kumar’s head. In Bihar, the National Democratic Alliance candidates led by Nitish Kumar have won 125 of the 243 seats.
This is three more than the magic figure of 122 needed for the majority. The RJD-led opposition grand alliance has won 110 seats. Among the constituents of the NDA, Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United (JDU) has won 43 seats. At the same time, JDU’s alliance partner BJP’s candidate has been winning in 74 seats. Hindustani Awam Morcha (Hum), the other constituent of the NDA, has got four seats and Vikashani Insan Party (VIP) has won four seats.
The NDA has obtained a majority by defying the exit poll estimates. After NDA majority, it is decided that Nitish Kumar will be the next Chief Minister of Bihar. Nitish Kumar got power, but he is weak. His party’s seats have decreased.
This is the first time that the JDU has lagged behind the BJP in the alliance and has become the number two party. However, BJP national president JP Nadda has also made it clear during the campaign that Nitish Kumar will become the chief minister even if the seats are reduced.