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November 11, 2020 / 11:00 PM IST

Bihar Election Result 2020 highlights: NDA to form govt next week; Go vocal for local this Diwali, urges PM Narendra Modi in address to BJP cadre

Bihar Election Result 2020 highlights: PM Narendra Modi addressed BJP cadre today after poll victory. The NDA held on to its lead over MGB to cross the 122-seat 'magic figure' before dawn today.

Bihar Election Result 2020 highlights: The NDA is set to retain power in Bihar after holding on to its lead over MGB. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the BJP cadre at party headquarters in Delhi on November 11. The BJP-led alliance secured a majority of the seats before dawn today. However, the RJD has emerged as the single-largest party. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-led ‘Grand Alliance

(Mahagathbandhan)’ had taken on the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comprising Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other smaller political outfits. The Mahagathbandhan, which had projected RJD leader and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav as its chief ministerial candidate, also includes the Congress and other smaller parties. Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which is an NDA component at the Centre, had fought the polls separately. Yet, the LJP mainly fielded candidates against the JD(U), not the BJP. Polling to elect a new 243-member Bihar Legislative Assembly was held in three phases between October 28 and November 7, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Status of key candidates:

> While former union minister Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv Sinha lost his debut electoral contest, shooter-turned-politician Shreyasi Singh won.

> Tejashwi Yadav and his brother Tej Pratap Yadav both won their respective seats. Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi also retained his constituency despite an early scare during counting.
  • November 11, 2020 / 10:29 PM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates | How BJP’s performance may impact 2021 West Bengal assembly polls

    With the outcome of the 2020 Bihar Assembly election now clear, all eyes are on the next round of polls in the country. Assam, Kerala, Union Territory of Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal are expected to head for polls to elect new assemblies in April-May 2021.

    In these states, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which powered the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to a win in Bihar is in power only in Assam. The saffron party has not been a strong political force in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry even though it has made some efforts in the last few years.

    Thus, the BJP’s focus is now on West Bengal. The party has repeatedly said that it aims to defeat Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the 2021 polls.

    Read the full analysis here.

  • November 11, 2020 / 09:41 PM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates | NDA to form new govt in Bihar next week with Nitish back as CM

    With the NDA getting a comfortable majority in the Bihar assembly, all eyes are now on the formation of the next government which will likely be sworn in soon after the Diwali festivities get over later this week, sources told news agency PTI.

    They said JD(U) president Nitish Kumar will be back as the chief minister for yet another term in office.

    Kumar, who looks on course to becoming the longest serving chief minister of the state during his new term, was expected to take oath on or after Monday next week before which he will send his resignation to the governor since his current tenure expires at the end of November. 

  • November 11, 2020 / 09:14 PM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates | Mehbooba Mufti has tweeted: Congratulations @yadavtejashwi for setting the agenda on real issues in Bihar polls as opposed to divisive politics. Despite being a one man army you put up a tough fight. I'm sure you’ve made Laloo ji proud and there will be victories ahead inshallah. 

  • November 11, 2020 / 09:00 PM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates | With an electoral sledgehammer, Hindutva outclasses the once-powerful caste system

    In his 1931 essay, titled Seven Shackles of the Hindu Society, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, who popularised the term Hindutva but was not its inventor, outlined the parameters of a casteless society.

    Savarkar believed that heredity as a determinant of talent and intellect was erroneous and an individual’s environment was what shapes his character and conduct. Taking a radical stand against those scriptural injunctions, which advocated caste, he said fossilising oneself to them was `idiocy.’

    Read the full analysis here.

  • November 11, 2020 / 08:43 PM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates | BJP's 'double engine government trying to crush democracy: Akhilesh Yadav

    Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on November 11 alerted the people against the BJP alleging that the "double engine" government is trying to crush the democracy.

    "The 'double engine' government (the government in Uttar Pradesh and the Centre) of BJP is trying to crush democracy. Rigging in polls is taking away the rights of people's vote and affects the democracy," Akhilesh said while addressing party workers here at the SP office. He thanked voters for their support in the UP bypolls and said that his party is committed to development and alerted them from the BJP, which he claimed could do anything to remain in power.

    Read more here.

  • November 11, 2020 / 08:25 PM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates | BJP became elder brother by climbing up Nitish's ladder: Uma Bharti

    Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti has said that her party became the "elder brother" in the NDA alliance in Bihar only through the "ladder" of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

    "The election was contested under the leadership of Nitish Kumar, and you will recall that his leadership had been announced by me in 2005 when I was BJP general secretary in- charge of Bihar. And we were able to form a government there," she said.

    "We (BJP) have been able to become elder brother from the younger one by climbing up Nitish's ladder. You cannot pull down the ladder which was used for climbing," she added. 

  • November 11, 2020 / 08:15 PM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates | PM Narendra Modi: Diwali is round the corner. Celebrate it, but be sure to take care of yourself from coronavirus. And go vocal for local this festive season. 

  • November 11, 2020 / 08:12 PM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates | PM Narendra Modi: Those who are unable to challenge us democratically, they have taken to killing BJP workers. I don't need to warn anybody, the warning to this will be given by the people. 

  • November 11, 2020 / 08:07 PM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates | Dynastic politics that extends from Kashmir to Kanyakumari is becoming a danger for democracy, PM Narendra Modi has said, adding that BJP is a party which has internal democracy. "Which is why a Prime Minister can say from this podium to Nadda ji (BJP chief) to march ahead, we are with you," PM Modi said.

  • November 11, 2020 / 08:04 PM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates | "BJP has a team of silent voters who are constantly supporting it, these are the women voters of this country," PM Narendra Modi has said. He also listed out the schemes which have been launched during the past couple of months, in other words during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting that while other nations might have been stagnant during this crisis, new policies were being launched and implemented in India. 

  • November 11, 2020 / 08:00 PM IST

    Bihar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates | PM Narendra 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-19 is a success story for India. 

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