New Delhi: It seems Bihar is headed towards a photo finish with the counting of votes of the Assembly elections underway, on Tuesday.
The incumbent Chief Minister Nitish Kumar led JDU- Janata Dal (United) a part of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) of BJP leads in 122 seats against Mahaghatabandhan (Grand Alliance) of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) combine including Congress and left parties leading in 108 assembly segments.
When the counting of votes began in the day, Mahaghatabandhan was in the lead crossing 100 and odd seats, while NDA was leading in 79 segments. However, in a surprise development, NDA surpassed the grand alliance continuing to keep the momentum.
Nitish Kumar is looking for a fourth straight win to retain the chair, while Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav who is in the forefront of grand alliance wants to upset the applecart of Nitish Kumar.
Of the total 243 Assembly seats, any party to form a government needs a simple majority of 122 seats.