Bihar results highlights: BJP only national party in which poor, dalits, deprived see their representation, says PM Modi

The core issues in this assembly election were of health, education, employment, women empowerment and corruption.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 12:18 AM IST

The Bihar assembly election 2020 was a cut-throat battle between the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance). Polling was held in a total of 243 constituencies out of which 122 were needed for majority. The final results were announced in the early hours of Tuesday.

The NDA won a total of 125 seats (BJP-74, JDU-43, VIP-4, HAM-4) and made a comeback in Bihar for a second time. The Grand Alliance, which was leading the race according to earlier trends managed to secure 110 seats (RJD-75, Congress-19, Left-16).

Though the Mahagathbandhan lost this time, but RJD leader and Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav gained prominence across the political spectrum. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the way Tejashwi fought elections will offer inspiration to many youngsters.

The core issues in this assembly election were of health, education, employment, women empowerment and corruption. Political parties through the way of manifestos and rallies assured public that they would deal with these issues with utmost importance if they come into power for the next five years.

Despite the prevailing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the country, the assembly election in Bihar was carried off smoothly in all three phases. Polling for first phase took place on October 28 in 71 constituencies. While polling for the second and final phase happened on November 3 and November 7 in 94 and 78 constituencies respectively. The Election Commission of India (ECI) laid several Covid-19 norms such as regular sanitising of booths, ensuring social distancing at all times among many others. The ECI also allowed those infected to exercise their franchise through the system of postal ballot.

Here are the major highlight from Bihar assembly election results:

We were always present but this time we got more seats: CPI(M-L)

We were always present but this time we got more seats. Our performance was good in this alliance. We had set an agenda but NDA has returned, so, I would say our mission has failed: CPI(M-L) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya on party winning 12 seats in Bihar elections

BJP only national party in which poor, dalits, deprived see their representation: PM Modi

BJP only national party in which poor, dalits, deprived see their representation; only BJP understands need of every section, region, says PM Modi.

Every life saved from Covid is a success story for India: PM Modi

The way we have fought this pandemic from Janta Curfew till today has been reflected in these election results. Every life saved from Covid is a success story for India: PM Modi

PM Modi says ‘silent voter’ has spoken in Bihar and has blessed BJP again

Silent voter has spoken in Bihar and has blessed BJP again: PM Modi

Bihar result is win of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas: PM Modi

The secret to winning Bihar elections is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwaas’. It is a victory of the development works in Bihar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Development is going to be main plank of all future polls: PM Modi

Development is going to be main plank of all future polls, some do not understand this. When people think of governance they think of BJP, says PM Modi.

Chance to serve the country will be given to those who work sincerely: PM Modi

Everyone is asking how did this happen? We can find an answer in yesterday’s results. The people of India are repeatedly making it clear that the chance to serve the country will be given to those who work sincerely towards the country’s development: PM Modi

Our election process is a matter of pride for every Indian: PM Modi

Poll win or loss is a different thing, but our election process is a matter of pride for every Indian, says PM Modi

Thank everyone who helped in conducting the election process in a peaceful manner: PM Modi

I want to thank every single person and the Election Commission and state officials who ensured that the election process was a success and was done so in a peaceful manner: PM Modi

Congratulate every NDA worker for their work and contribution: PM Modi

I congratulate every worker of NDA as well as their families for the success of their dedicated work and contribution in the elections. I want to congratulate BJP President JP Nadda ji for the victory in the polls: PM Modi

No repolling in any centre, peaceful voting hallmark of this Bihar election: PM Modi

PM Modi says ‘no repolling in any centre, peaceful voting’ hallmark of this Bihar election

I want to thank the people of the country: PM Modi

I want to thank the people of the country, not because they made BJP win the polls across the states, but also because all of us enthusiastically participated in the festival of democracy: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

This was India’s first big elections after the world was hit by the Covid pandemic: Nadda

This was India’s first big elections after the world was hit by the Covid pandemic.

From viewpoint of contributing to the elections to bringing people out to vote for us, it has been a big and defining period: JP Nadda

JP Nadda addresses party workers at BJP headquarters in New Delhi

BJP national president JP Nadda addresses party workers at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

PM Modi arrives at BJP headquarters

PM Modi arrives at BJP headquarters, to address shortly

PM Modi to address BJP workers at the party headquarters

PM Modi to address BJP workers at the party headquarters in thanksgiving ceremony over victories in Bihar assembly polls and by polls in nine other states.

Rajnath Singh arrives at party headquarters

Delhi: Defence Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh arrives at party headquarters to take part in the celebrations following the victory of NDA in Bihar Elections 2020.

Home minister Amit Shah arrives at party HQ

Delhi: Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah arrives at party headquarters to take part in the event organised for celebrating the victory of NDA in Bihar Elections 2020.

Delhi: BJP President arrives at party HQ

Delhi: BJP President JP Nadda arrives at party headquarters, to take part in the event organised for celebrating the victory of NDA in Bihar Elections 2020.

Asaduddin Owaisi slams Congress over blaming AIMIM for MGB failure

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi slammed Congress over “vote katwa” chants, pointing out that the party was trying to cover up its own failure by putting the blame on AIMIM. Owaisi said that the vote margins of seats which the NDA won were more than the number of votes AIMIM got in the seats they won.

Sanjay Raut praises Tejashwi despite loss, calls him ‘man of the match’

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut hailed Tejashwi Yadav as “man of the match” despite the Grand Alliance’s loss in the Bihar Assembly Elections. He also said that Tejashwi would play a pivotal rile in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, reports PTI.

Dalai Lama writes to Nitish Kumar, congratulates him on election win

The Dalai Lama wrote to Nitish Kumar congratulating him on winning the Bihar Assembly Election and to potentially retain his place as the state’s chief minster. “I pray you will be successful in meeting whatever challenges lie ahead in fulfilling hopes & aspirations of the people of Bihar,” he said, reports ANI.

PM Modi to participate in election victory celebration at BJP Headquarters in Delhi

Preparations are underway the Delhi Headquarters of the BJP for after the NDA successfully won the Bihar Assembly election. The victory celebration will commence later in the day, reports ANI.

Lalu would have ruled Bihar had Tejashwi won, says Uma Bharti

Uma Bharti credited RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav for being a “very good boy” but said Lalu would have ruled at the helm had the Grand Alliance won the election in Bihar. The BJP leader said that Tejashwi would not have been able to run the state due to his father and that he could lead the state when he gets older, reports ANI.

Gap between number of BJP, JD(U) seats will not affect ruling dynamics in Bihar: Sanjay Jaiswal

BJP’s Bihar chief Sanjay Jaiswal said that there would be no change in the NDA’s ruling dynamics in Bihar despite the huge gap in the number of seats won by BJP and that won by JD(U).

Rare for government to get fourth term in continuity: Sanjay Jaiswal

The BJP’s Bihar chief Sanjay Jaiswal said that the NDA victory bellied anti incumbency claims. He also mentioned that it was rare for a government to get a fourth term in continuity, reports PTI.

1.7% of voters opted for NOTA option:EC

According to the Election Commission of India, 7.06 lakh people or 1.7% of the voters opted for the None Of The Above (NOTA) option in the 2020 Bihar Assembly Elections, reports PTI.

Deceived by RJD, public supported truth: BJP’s Sanjay Jaiswal

As the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has alleged influencing the counting of votes in the Bihar Assembly elections by chief minister Nitish Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Sanjay Jaiswal on Wednesday said that deceived by RJD, the public supported the truth, reports ANI.

Stalin congratulates Nitish Kumar for victory, Tejashwi for leadership in polls

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin on Wednesday congratulated chief minister Nitish Kumar, on National Democratic Alliance (NDA) victory, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav, for his leadership making RJD emerge as the single largest party in the Bihar Assembly elections, reports ANI.

Few CMs are trusted for fourth time: Sushil Modi’s message after NDA’s Bihar win

Bihar deputy chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi thanked the people of Bihar by saying they expressed their faith in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the fourth time. Modi added there were few chief ministers in Indian politics that were trusted by people for the fourth time.

If Nitish becomes CM, credit goes to Shiv Sena

With BJP being the biggest contributor to NDA’s victory in Bihar, The Shiv Sena said that if JD(U) president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar retains his post, credit should be given to Sena, reports PTI.

People have rejected the politics done by Oppn: Prakash Javadekar on NDA’s win in Bihar

Union minister Prakash Javdekar while speaking to news agency said the people of Bihar have rejected the kind of politics done by opposition parties adding they and the entire country have trust in leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Posters celebrating Nitish Kumar’s return come up in Patna

Soon after the victory of the chief minister Nitish Kumar-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state, posters celebrating the alliance’s win were seen along roads in Patna on Wednesday. Various posters were put up by supporters of the NDA across the city, reports ANI.

 

‘NDA triumph in Bihar a result of Prime Minister Modi’s hard work’

Union ministers including Ravi Shankar Prasad and Ashwini Kumar Choubey credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the electoral victory that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) pulled off in a closely fought Bihar elections, reports ANI.

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