Bihar Polls 2010: Nitish clean sweeps opposition

 
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Bihar Polls: Nitish clean sweeps Oppn
Patna, Nov 24: Nitish Kumar led NDA alliance has won  206 seats to form the government in Bihar. Nithish's triumph in 2010 Assembly polls was the biggest victory for any political leader in the state.

Out of 243 Assembly seats, Janata Dal (United) has bagged 115 seats and its ally Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) has won 91 seats.

Read: Nitish Kumar ends Lalu's reign in Bihar

Read: Nitish creates history in Bihar; grabs 206 seats

Former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad led RJD-LJP alliance faced a death blow in the Assembly elections. They got only 25 seats, where they won 143 seats in 2005 Assembly elections.

The Congress suffered a major electoral setback as it won only four seats compared to the nine it held in 2005.

Bihar Assembly Elections Party wise performance: 2005 Vs 2010

Bihar Assembly Polls
Party 2005 2010 GAIN/LOSS
JDU 88 115 +27
BJP 55 91 +36
RJD 54 22 -32
LJP 10 3 -7
CONG 9 4 -5
OTHERS 27 8 -19


Final Result
JDU+BJP: 206
RJD+LJP: 25
Cong: 4
Others: 8
8:30 PM

Land slide victory for Nitish Kumar in 2010 Bihar Assembly polls
Results declared:
* JDU+BJP: 202
* RJD+LJP: 25
* Cong: 4
* Others: 7
07:05 PM

"Bihar people have voted for development," Nitish Kumar
Results announced:

* JDU: 116
* BJP: 91
* RJD: 21
* LJP: 3
* Cong: 4
* Left: 1
* Others: 7
06:47 PM

"The alliance with Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) will continue in future also," Nitish Kumar
Lead (243/243):
* JDU+BJP: 207
* RJD+LJP: 24
* Cong: 4
* Others: 8
06:19 PM

NDA alliance wins 200 seats
Nitish Kumar led NDA alliance has won more than 200 seats out of 243 seats in 2010 Bihar Assembly polls.
Results declared:
* JDU+BJP: 200
* RJD+LJP: 23
* Cong: 4
* Others: 7
06:08 PM

Sweeping Victory of JDU- BJP alliance
2010 Bihar Assembly Polls has marked a complete sweep by Nitish Kumar. During 2005 Assembly Polls, Nithish led NDA bagged 143 seats (JDU-88, BJP-55). But in 2010, the lead climbed to 200 seats.
Lead (243/243):

* JDU+BJP: 204
* RJD+LJP: 26
* Cong: 5
* Others: 8
05:43 PM

"I have no magic wand. I will work hard," said Nitish Kumar

Results declared:
* JDU+BJP: 197
* RJD+LJP: 23
* Cong: 4
* Others: 7
05:34 PM

New government to be sworn-in on Friday, Nov 26, says Nitish Kumar
* JDU+BJP: 202
* RJD+LJP: 27
* Cong: 5
* Others: 9
05:20 PM

Nitish Kumar led NDA alliance has won 188 seats in 2010 Bihar Assembly polls
Results declared:

* JDU+BJP: 188
* RJD+LJP: 21
* Cong: 4
* Others: 6
05:15 PM

Biggest victory for Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP). Leading in 90 seats
* JDU+BJP: 200
* RJD+LJP: 31
* Cong: 5
* Others: 7

* Anant Kumar Satyarthy of JD(U) defeated Shabnam Perwin of the RJD in Munger constituency.
* Asha Devi of BJP won Danapur seat.
* Anil Singh of BJP won the Hisua seat.
* Raghwendra Pratap Singh of RJD is leading in Barhara seat.
* Virendra Singh of BJP won Wazirganj seat.
* Ashwani Kumar Choubey of BJP won Bhagalpur seat.
* Sadanand Singh of the Congress won Kahalgaon seat.
05:00 PM

Lalu faces death blow from Nitish
Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD-LJP alliance has faced a death blow from Nitish Kumar. During 2005 Assembly polls, RJD-LGP alliance bagged 64 seats, but in 2010, still now, it got only 19 seats.
* Pawan Kumar Jaiswal (Independent) is leading in Dhaka constituency.
* Ashok Kumar Singh (Independent) is leading in Ramgarh constituency.
* Shiv Shanker Singh of LJP is leading in Karghar constituency.

Results declared:

* JDU+BJP: 175
* RJD+LJP: 19
* Cong: 4
* Others: 4
04:44 PM

"Congratulating the people of Bihar for their maturity," BJP

* Rahul Kumar (JD-U) beat Kaushal Yadav (LJP) in Ghosi seat.
* Abhiram Sharma (JD-U) beat Sachidanand Yadav (RJD) in Jehanabad seat.
* Virendra Kumar Singh of JD(U) leading from Nabinagar constituency.
* Usha Sinha of JD(U) has WON from Hilsa constituency.

* JDU+BJP: 200
* RJD+LJP: 31
* Cong: 5
* Others: 7
04:30 PM

NDA supporters start celebrations in Bihar
Lead position in Bihar Assembly Polls:
* JDU: 110
* BJP: 89
* RJD: 25
* LJP: 7
* Cong: 5
* Left: 1
* Others: 6
04:21 PM

"We knew that there is a wave in our favour. BJP MLAs will meet Thursday, Nov 25 to decide their leader," Sushil Modi
* Ashok Yadav (BJP) has defeated Faraz Fatmi of RJD in Keoti seat.
* Vijay Kumar Mishra of BJP has defeated Ram Niwas Prasad of RJD in Jale seat.
* Rahul Kumar (JD-U) beat Kaushal Yadav (LJP) in Ghosi seat.
* Abhiram Sharma (JD-U) beat Sachidanand Yadav (RJD) in Jehanabad seat.
* Jitan Ram Manjhi (JD-U) beat Dharam Raj Paswan (RJD) in Makhdumpur seat.
* Gyan Chand Manjhi (BJP) beat Munneshwar Choudhary (RJD) in Garkha seat.

* JDU+BJP: 199
* RJD+LJP: 32
* Cong: 5
* Others: 7
04:13 PM

"The victory proves the non Congress alternative in this country is the NDA alone," BJP leader Arun Jaitley
Results declared:
* JDU+BJP: 139
* RJD+LJP: 13
* Cong: 3
* Others: 4
04:01 PM

"Bihar Assembly poll result was one of the biggest mandate in recent times," BJP leader Arun Jaitley
* Ramadhar Singh (BJP) beat Sunil Kumar (RJD) in Aurangabad seat.
* Ashok Kumar Singh (JD-U) beat Md Nehaluddin (RJD) in Rafiganj seat.
* Virendra Kumar Singh (JD-U) beat Vijay Kumar Singh (LJP) in Navinagar seat.
* Lalan Ram (JD-U) beat Suresh Paswan (RJD) in Kutumba seat.
* Ranju Gita of JD(U) defeated Anwarul Haque of RJD in Raj Panti constituency.
* Shashi Bhushan Hazari of BJP has defeated Ram Chandra Paswan (LJP) in Kusheshwar Asthan seat.
03:56 PM

We accept the mandate of the people of Bihar, says Lalu Prasad Yadav
* Damodar Raut (JD-U) beat RJD in Jhajha constituency.
* Ashfaque Alam (INC) beat Pradip Das (BJP) in Kasba seat.
* Abdul Bari Siddiqui (RJD) beat JD-U in Alinagar seat.
* Sunita Singh Chouhan (JD-U) beat Sanjay Gupta (RJD) in Belsand seat.
* Devanti Yadav (BJP) beat Anil Yadav (LJP) in Narpatganj saet.
* Kedar Nath Singh (RJD) beat JD-U in Baniapur seat.
* Krishna Kumar Singh Mantoo (JD-U) beat LJP in Amnaur seat.
* Manoranjan Singh Dhumal (JD-U) beat RJD in Ekma seat.
* Chhotelal Rai (JD-U) beat RJD in Parsa seat.
03:47 PM

We congratulate Nitish Kumar for victory in Assembly Polls, says Lalu Prasad Yadav
* Javed Azad (INC) defeat Sweeti Singh (BJP) in Kishanganj seat.
* Saufique Alam (INC) beat Musabir Alam (JD-U) in Bahadurganj seat.
* Naushad Alam (LJP) beat Naushad Alam (LJP) in Thakurganj seat.
* Shyam Bihari Ram (JD-U) beat RJD candidate in Chenari seat.
* Ramdhani Singh (JD-U) beat LJP candidate in Kargahar.
* Jyoti Rashmi (Independent) beat Iliyas Hussain (RJD) in Dehri seat.
* Jai Kumar Singh (JD-U) beat RJD in Dinara seat.
* Rajeshwar Raj (JD-U) beat RJD in Karakat seat.
* Ashwini Choubey (BJP) beat Ajit Sharma (INC) in Bhagalpur seat.
03:36 PM

"Bihar Assembly Poll results are controversial. We are not against development," says Lalu Prasad Yadav
* Kanhaiya Rajwar (BJP) beat Prakash Vir (RJD) in Rajauli seat.
* Anil Singh (BJP) beat Anil Mehta (LJP) in Hisua seat.
* Nita Choudhary (JD-U) beat Shakuni Choudhary (RJD) in Tarapur seat.
* Anant Kumar Satyarthi (JD-U) beat Shabnam Praveen (RJD) in Munger seat.
* Shailesh Kumar (JD-U) beat Sadhna Devi (LJP) in Jamalpur seat.
* Hariprasad Singh (JD-U) beat Chitranjan Prasad Yadav (RJD) in Laukaha seat.

* Guddi Choudhary (JD-U) beat Shatrughan Rai (RJD) in Runni Sayedpur seat.
03:25 PM

Nitish Kumar-led NDA crossed the majority mark in the Bihar Assembly 2010
* JD(U) candidate Arun Kumar has won Simri Bakhtiarpur seat.
* Shivji Rai of JD(U) is leading in Madhuban.
* Vyasdeo Prasad of BJP defeats RJD's Awadhvihari Chaudhry in Siwan constituency.
* Raju Kumar Singh JD(U) is leading in Sahebganj seat.

* Rameshwar Prasad (BJP) is leading in Nokha seat.
* Daud Ali (JD-U) is leading in Dumraon seat.
03:09 PM

New government to be sworn-in on Friday, Nov 26, says Nitish Kumar
Results declared:
* JDU+BJP: 81
* RJD+LJP: 6
* Cong: 2
* Others: 2
02:45 PM

"The main goal of Bihar government is creating employment opportunities," Nitish Kumar
* JDU+BJP: 197
* RJD+LJP: 31
* Cong: 7
* Others: 8
02:35 PM

"I am not looking beyond Bihar," said Nitish Kumar for a query on Prime Minister post.
Lead position in Bihar Assembly Polls:
* JDU: 111
* BJP: 86
* RJD: 24
* LJP: 8
* Cong: 7
* Left: 1
* Others: 6
02:29 PM

"The results of Assembly Polls showed that Bihar has overcame the caste politics," Nitish Kumar

* Sadanand Singh (INC) beats Kaksa Praveen (JD-U) in Kahalgaon seat.
* Ajay Mandal (JD-U) beats Abu Kaiser (RJD) in Nathnagar seat.

* Sunil Kumar Pintoo (BJP) defeats Raghvendra Singh Kushwaha (LJP) in Sitamarhi seat.

* JDU+BJP: 196
* RJD+LJP: 32
* Cong: 7
* Others: 8
02:20 PM

"This is the victory of Bihar people," Nitish Kumar
Leads in Assembly Polls:

* JDU: 111
* BJP: 85
* RJD: 24
* LJP: 8
* Cong: 7
* Left: 1
* Others: 7
02:08 PM

JDU chief Nitish Kumar meets press

* Bima Bharati (JD-U) beats Shankar Singh (LJP) in Rupauli seat.
* Lessi Singh (JD-U) defeats Dilip Yadav (RJD) in Dhamdaha seat.
* Sacchindra Prasad Singh (BJP) beats Ramsharan Prasad Yadav (CPI) in Kesaria constituency.
* Abdul Gafoor (RJD) beat Raj Kumar Sah (JD-U) in Mahishi seat.
* Saba Zaffar (BJP) beat Zalil Mastan (INC) in Amour seat.
02:00 PM

"Congratulating BJP and JDU leaders in Bihar for the victory," Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

* BJP's Sachindra Prasad Singh has won from Kesariya Assembly seat.
* Sunil Pandey (JD-U) beats Adib Rizbi (RJD) in Tarari seat.
* Nitish Mishra (JD-U) defeats H P Singh (RJD) in Jhanjharpur seat.
* Guljar Devi (JD-U) beats Virendra Choudhary (RJD) in Fulparas seat.
* Pramod Kumar of BJP is leading in Motihari constituency.
* Nitaynand Roy (BJP) is leading in Hajipur constituency.
* Asha Devi (BJP) is leading in Danapur constituency.
* Kanti Singh of the RJD is leading from Nokha

* JDU+BJP: 199
* RJD+LJP: 29
* Cong: 7
* Others: 8
01:55 PM

RJD's Ramvilas Paswan has failed in 2010 Bihar Assembly Polls

* Satish Kumar of JD(U) defeated Rabri Devi in Raghopur constituency.

* Izhar Ahmed (JD-U) beats Mahavir Prasad (RJD) in Gaura Bauram constituency.
* Akhtarul Iman (RJD) defeats JDU's Muzahir Alam in Kochadhaman constituency.
* Aman Kumar (BJP) beats RJD's Ramvilas Paswan in Pirpainti constituency.
* Gopal Mandal (JD-U) beats Amit Rana (RJD) in Gopalpur constituency.
* Shailendra (BJP) defeats R K Rana (RJD) in Bihapur.
* Bhai Virendra of the RJD is leading in Maner constituency.
* Shrawan Kumar of JD(U) is leading in Nalanda constituency.
* Harinarayan Singh of JD(U) is leading in Harnaut.
01:43 PM

"Congress did not have much hope in Bihar," Congress President Sonia Gandhi

* Pradip Kumar beats Aruna Devi (INC) in Warsaliganj constituency.
* Janardan Singh Sigriwal (BJP) defeats P R Singh (RJD) in Chhapra constituency.
* Santosh Kushwaha (BJP) beats Nisar Ahmed (INC) in Baisi constituency.
* Bijendra Prasad Yadav of JD(U) has in Supaul constituency.

* JDU+BJP: 200
* RJD+LJP: 28
* Cong: 6
* Others: 9
01:27 PM

"Congratulating Nitish Kumar for his victory in Bihar," Sonia Gandhi

Ashok Kumar Singh (Independent) is leading in Ramgarh constituency.
Mohammad Mehar Ali of the NCP is leading in Thakurganj constituency.
Giridhari Yadav of the JD(U) is leading in Belhar constituency.
Faisal Rahman of the JD(U) is leading in Dhaka constituency.

* JDU+BJP: 199
* RJD+LJP: 30
* Cong: 6
* Others+Left: 8
01:18 PM

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi has failed in both constituencies.

* JDU+BJP: 200
* RJD+LJP: 29
* Cong: 6
* Others+Left: 8
01:11 PM

"Congress has to start from scratch in Bihar," Sonia Gandhi

Rajiv Ranjan (JD-U) beats Virendra Gope (RJD) in Islampur constituency.
Harinarayan Singh (JD-U) defeats Arun Kumar Bind (LJP) in Harnaut constituency.
Anant Kumar Satyarthy of the JD(U) is leading in Munger

* JDU+BJP: 203
* RJD+LJP: 24
* Cong: 6
* Others+Left: 10
01:02 PM

Lalu Prasad's wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi is trailing in both Sonepur and Raghopur seats

BJP's Sanjay Sarawgi has won Darbhanga constituency seat.
Awadesh Pd Kushwaha of the JD(U) is leading in Pipra
Amarendra Kumar Pandey of the JD(U) is leading in Kuchaikote
Vijay Kumar Mishra of the BJP is leading in Jale
Ramanand Yadav of the RJD is leading in Fatuha
Amrendra Pratap Singh of the BJP is leading in Arrah

* JDU+BJP: 202
* RJD+LJP: 25
* Cong: 9
* Others+Left: 10
12:48 PM

2005 Bihar Assembly Poll Result:

JDU-88
BJP-55
RJD-54
LJP-10
Congress-9
Left-9
Others-18

Nitish Kumar led NDA alliance claimed a clean sweep in 2010 Bihar Assembly Polls compared to 2005 Assembly polls. Former Union Railway Minister and RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav has been facing a death blow from NDA.
12:36 PM

RJD leader Ramvilash Paswan is trailing in Pirpainti constituency

Md Sarfuddin (JD-U) beats Pratima Devi (BSP) in Sheohar constituency.
Sunil Kumar (JD-U) defeats RJD's Afrin Sultana in Bihar Sharif constituency.
Shravan Kumar (JD-U) defeats Arun Kumar (RJD) in Nalanda constituency.
Sanjay Saraogi (BJP) beats Sultan Ahmed (RJD)in Darbhanga Town.
Tarkeshwar Singh of Congress leads in Taraiya constituency.

* JDU+BJP: 199
* RJD+LJP: 30
* Cong: 7
* Others+Left: 7
12:29 PM

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar submits resignation to Governor of Bihar

Shailesh Kumar of JD(U) leading in Jamalpur constituency.
Pradip Kumar of JD(U) leading in Warsaliganj
Alok Ranjan of BJP leading in Saharsa
Sukhada Pandey of the BJP is leading in Buxar
Raushan Kumar of RJD is leading in Imamganj

* JDU+BJP: 198
* RJD+LJP: 30
* Cong: 7
* Others+Left: 8
12:01 PM

Nitish Kumar led NDA alliance has won 14 seats in Bihar Assembly Polls 2010.

Ashok Kumar of JD(U) leading from Warisnagar constituency
Tarkishore Prasad of BJP leading in Katihar
Shyam Deo Paswan of BJP is leading in Bodh Gaya
Pradip Kumar Das of BJP is leading in Kasba

Results declared in 17 seats

* NDA (JD-U+BJP): 14
* RJD+LJP: 1
* Independent: 2
* Congress: 0
* BSP: 0
* CPI: 0
* CPI(M): 0
11:51 AM

"Bihar voted for development," claims BJP

"I want to compliment the voters in Bihar who have voted for development in Bihar," BJP leader Sushama Swarajsaid.

Vinay Bihari (Independent) beats Pradip Singh (JD-U) in Lauria constituency.
Ambika Singh of RJD leading from Ramgarh.
Lalan Kumar of BJP leading from Teghra

* JDU+BJP: 190
* RJD+LJP: 36
* Cong: 5
* Others+Left: 12
11:39 AM

JDU-BJP alliance has won 7 seats in Bihar Assembly Election 2010

Prabhat Ranjan Singh JD(U) defeats BSP's Md Kamran in Bagha constituency.
Chandramohan Rai (BJP) beats BSP's Ejaj Hussain in Chanpatia constituency.
BJP Minister Renu Devi beats Congress nominee Madan Mohan Tiwari in Bettiah.
JD(U)'s Manorama Prasad beat Galu Choudhary (CPI) in Nutan.
Bhagirathi Devi (BJP) beats Naresh Ram (Congress) in Ramnagar constituency.

* JDU+BJP: 193
* RJD+LJP: 37
* Cong: 4
* Others+Left: 9
11:28 AM

Nitish Kumar led NDA alliance won in 7 seats

Padam Parag Roy Venu (BJP) leading in Forbesganj constituency.

* JDU+BJP: 191
* RJD+LJP: 38
* Cong: 4
* Others+Left: 10
11:17 AM

Nitish Kumar set to become the Chief Minister of Bihar for the second time.

* JDU+BJP: 189
* RJD+LJP: 39
* Cong: 4
* Others+Left: 10
11:07 AM

"It was a conscious decision to go alone, not a mistake," says Congress.

Raj Kishore Kesri of BJP leading in Purnia
Ramnarayan Mandal (BJP) leading in Banka
Md. Sabbir of the Congress is leading in Harlakhi
Sunil Kumar Pushpam of RJD is leading in Hasanpur
Uday Narayan Chaudhary of JD(U) leading from Imamganj
Nitish Mishra of JD(U) leading in Jhanjharpur

* JDU+BJP: 185
* RJD+LJP: 41
* Cong: 4
* Others+Left: 12
10:58 AM

"Congratulating Bihar for voting for development," BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

RJD leader Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi is trailing in both seats, Sonepur and Raghopur.

Punam Devi of JD(U) leading in Digha
Anant Kumar Singh, JD(U), leading in Mokama
10:44 AM

"It's a rejection of Lalu Prasad, not Congress," says Congress leaders.

Punam Devi of JD(U) leading in Digha
Anant Kumar Singh, JD(U), leading in Mokama
Amrendra Pratap Singh (BJP) leading in Arrah

* JDU+BJP: 175
* RJD+LJP: 46
* Cong: 6
* Others+Left: 14
10:32 AM

Nitish Kumar led NDA alliance took massive lead in Bihar Assembly Polls 2010.

* Janata Dal (United): 94
* Bharatiya Janata Party: 76
* Rashtriya Janata Dal: 33
* Lok Jan Shakti Party: 13
* Indian National Congress: 5
* Left: 4
* Others: 12
10:22 AM

Anant Kumar Satyarthy of JD(U) leading in Munger constituency.

Krishan Kumar of JD(U) leading in Amnour.
Pramod Kumar (BJP) leading in Motihari
Sadhu Yadav (INC) leading in Gopalganj.
10:15 AM

Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) in Bihar has started celebrations for the positive results in Assembly polls.

* JDU+BJP: 159
* RJD+LJP: 46
* Cong: 6
* Others+Left: 16
10:08 AM

"Bihar has tasted the sweetness of development," says BJP

* JDU+BJP: 158
* RJD+LJP: 43
* Cong: 6
* Others+Left: 15
10:03 AM

"We were expecting this and we aren't surprised. Thankful to the people of Bihar who have awarded Nitish Kumar," said a JD(U) leader.

Bhumendra Narayn Singh (BJP) leading in Goriakothi
Rina Devi of LJP leading in Hilsa
Vijay Krishna (RJD) leading in Barh

* JDU+BJP: 134
* RJD+LJP: 35
* Cong: 5
* Others+Left: 13
09:42 AM

Nitish Kumar led NDA alliance took massive lead within an hour of counting.

BJP's Nand Kishore Yadav leading from Patna Sahib constituency.

* Janata Dal (United) 59
* Bharatiya Janata Party 39
* Rashtriya Janata Dal 15
* Lok Jan Shakti Party 9
* Indian National Congress 4
* Left 3
* Others 7
9:36 AM


* JDU+BJP: 95
* RJD+LJP: 23
* Cong: 4
* Others+Left: 10
9:27 AM

Lalu Prasad led RJD alliance is facing huge loss in its home turfs.


* Janata Dal (United) 37
* Bharatiya Janata Party 27
* Rashtriya Janata Dal 9
* Lok Jan Shakti Party 6
* Indian National Congress 5
* Left 2
* Others 7

9:20 AM

Nitish Kumar led NDA alliance continued the leading trend in Bihar Assembly Polls 2010.

Lalu to face a death blow?

Rajkumar Sah of JD(U) leading in Mahishi


* JDU+BJP: 58
* RJD+LJP: 11
* Cong: 5
* Others+Left: 8

09:10 AM

The NDA leading trends continue as the counting in Bihar Assembly Polls 2010 underway.

Nitish Kumar set for a complete sweep?

JDU+BJP: 42
RJD+LJP: 5
Cong: 3
Others+Left: 6
8:57 AM

Anirudh Prasad Alias Sadhu Yadav (Cong) leading from Gopalganj constituency.

JDU+BJP: 21
RJD+LJP: 3
Cong: 2
Others+Left: 4
8:45 AM


The early trends show NDA alliance leads in some seats

BJP leading in Chanpatia constituency.
8:24 AM

The counting of votes in Bihar Assembly Election 2010 has begun. Early trends will be available within half an hour.
8:05 AM

The counting of votes in Bihar Assembly Election 2010 will begin by 8:00 am on Wednesday. Early trends will be available within one hour of the counting.

The Election Commission (EC) has set up 42 counting centres across the state to count about 30 million votes in the 243 Assembly constituencies.

Officials said the results were expected to be declared by about 2:00 pm.

Bihar election results will be available live online in this page. Stay tuned for the live updates.
7:30 AM

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