Bihar Elections: Nitish overshadows 'Modi wave' in home state
Patna: In a reversal of early trends, the JDU-led Grand Alliance is leading in more than 151 constituencies, while BJP-led NDA is ahead on 90 seats. The trends reflect that Nitish Kumar has overshadowed 'Modi wave' on his home turf.
The Nitish Kumar-led grouping is leading in 151 of the 243 seats as counting of votes progressed fast in the five-phased elections that concluded on November 5.
The rival alliance has been projected to get 85 seats and the 'Others' eight. Initial trends on television channels projected the BJP to be in the lead.
In the last assembly polls in 2010, the JDU had won 115 seats while BJP won in 91 when both parties had an alliance. RJD had got 24 and Congress 5, contesting separately.