Bihar election results: As counting begins, Lalu is confident of victory

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patna
  • Updated: Nov 08, 2015 09:43 IST
RJD chief Lalu Prasad shows victory signs during a press conference in Patna. (HT Photo)

RJD chief Lalu Prasad, woke up to a huge crowd of journalists at his 10, Circular Road residence in the power hub of the state capital of Patna at 6am on Sunday.

“We are winning. I have said that. Now whatever, we have to say, we will say in the evening. Till then, good morning and good bye,” he told the mediapersons as he sleepily made his way for his morning ablutions.

Counting for the five phased Bihar polls for 243 seats, which started with the polling on October 12 and ended on November 5, is being taken up at 8am at 39 districts headquarter towns.

Some 59.86% of the 6.6 crore electors had voted in the elections, one-fourth, or two crore of them less than 30 years of age.

The polls have special significance for all players, most importantly for Lalu Prasad, whose 15 years rule with his wife from 1990-2005, which was dubbed ‘Jungle Raj’ was the focus of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi led NDA’s attacks.

If the grand alliance comprising Prasad, chief minister Nitish Kumar and Congress, fails to make it back to power, all three could be facing political oblivion, both at the state and national level.

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