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PM Narendra Modi is nothing but an RSS pracharak, says Lalu Yadav

The Grand Alliance was left trailing for most of the initial rounds but clawed back NDA's lead and pulled much ahead silencing all the exit-poll predictions.

By: Express Web Desk | Patna/new Delhi |
Updated: November 8, 2015 7:15:26 pm
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After trailing for most of the initial rounds, the Grand Alliance has finally gathered some steam and pulled back NDA’s lead in the Bihar elections.

The Bihar polls opened to confusion on Sunday morning as conflicting trends were broadcast by various news outlets, leading to celebrations on both sides.

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Reports suggest that the JD(U) and RJD are currently neck-and-neck and Congress is also set to win in at least eight seats if they are able to sustain their leads.

With trends changing every minute, it is all set to be a nerve-wracking finish for the NDA and Grand Alliance.

Here is an analysis of the Bihar polls: click here

READ: Five indicators on how to read the Bihar Election

Highlights from Grand Alliance camp on result day:

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5:15: pm: PM did not fulfill any of promises he made to people,prices of pulses increased,People observed all this: Rabri Devi.

4:58: pm: This election will be seen as a milestone among elections: Nitish.

4:50: pm: There is a growing desire in the country for a strong opposition, it is also the requirement of a functioning democracy, says Nitish Kumar.

4:45: pm: Efforts were made to communalize the society, but people of Bihar defeated that attempt: Lalu Prasad Yadav.

4:40: pm: BJP had its eyes on Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. It wanted to move eastwards. Bihar stopped them in tracks, says Lalu Yadav.

4:30: pm: PM Narendra Modi is nothing but an RSS pracharak, says Lalu Yadav.

4:27: pm: People have given us a decisive mandate, will introspect in areas where we lost seats with a small margin: Nitish Kumar.

4:25: pm: I express my gratitude towards people of Bihar, will try our best to match up with their expectations: Nitish Kumar.

4:23: pm: We respect our opposition in Bihar, want to work in consensus with everyone to develop Bihar: Nitish

4:22: pm: We don’t hold grudges against anyone, whatever happened during #BiharElections won’t affect our functioning, will work with optimism, says Nitish Kumar.

4:17: pm: This victory is big win and we will work towards the Grand Alliance’s mandate for the development of Bihar, says Nitish Kumar.

4:16: pm: This is a huge victory which suggests people of Bihar have aspirations, we will match up with their expectations: Nitish Kumar

4:15: pm: JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar speaks at press conference in at party office in Patna.

3:45 pm: Keeping BJP Govt in Delhi equal to dividing nation into pieces,will initiate public movement against them as I committed earlier: Lalu Yadav

3:35 pm: Nitish ji will continue as the CM, we both will together take Bihar on path of development: Lalu Yadav.

3:30 pm: In Nitish Kumarji’s leadership Bihar will move on a development path: Lalu Prasad Yadav.

3:27 pm: Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar hold press conference at Lalu’s residence.

3:03 pm

2.23 pm: Grand Alliance converts lead into win in five seats.

2.20 pm:

Aap ki gaadi ek saal ke liye bandh ho gaya hai, gaari start ki giye, accelerator dabaiye- Rahul Gandhi tells Modi

2.00 pm: JD(U) candidate Janardan Manjhi wins from Amarpur.

1.46 pm: Progress has stalled in the last one year, I request Modi to start working instead of campaigning: Rahul Gandhi.

1.45 pm: The way BJP fought the Bihar elections it does not reflect well for the country: Rahul Gandhi.

1.40 pm:

1.30 pm:

1.20 pm: Indian National Congress currently leading in 21 seats.

1.00 pm:

12.55 pm: I had said it earlier also that Nitish ji has done development in Bihar, maybe that is why people supported him: Chirag Paswan,LJP.

12.44 pm: Lalu Prasad Yadav’s sons leading in Raghopur and Mahua constituencies.

12.40 pm: Rahul Gandhi calls Bihar results a victory of unity over divisiveness, humility over arrogance, love over hate.

12.35 pm:

12.25 pm:

12.18 pm:

12.00 pm: Congratulations to Laluji & Nitishji for this victory in Bihar elections. We bow before people’s mandate: BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi.

Bihar Election Results Hindi Analysis Part-1: Rujhan Pe Charcha

11.30 am: “Congratulations Nitishji, Laluji & your full team. And all my Bihar brothers & sisters. Victory of tolerance, defeat of intolerance,” West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

11.20 am:

11.12 am:

11.11 am: This is a big win for Nitish Kumar, he has emerged as a political hero- Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena.

Bihar Election Results Hindi Analysis Part-2

11.10 am:

10.50 am:

10.45 am: JD (U) state president: PM Narendra Modi stands exposed.

10.30 am: All Owaisi-led AIMIM candidates are trailing, Lalu Prasad Yadav’s sons are leading in their seats.

10.20 am:

10.15 am: RJD is ahead of BJP. RJD -33, BJP -25, JD (U)- 21, says EC.

10.00 am:

9.50 am: Celebrations across party lines in Bihar might just come to a premature end as poll leads currently vary according to the electronic media projections.

9.40 am:

9.30 am: Lalu’s son Tejaswi is trailing from Raghopur constituency. His mother Rabri Devi previously failed to win from the same constituency.

9.25 am: Here is the latest breakdown of constituency-wise trends from the Election Commission site.

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9.20 am:

9.15 am: Cong’s Awadhesh Singh leads in Wazirgunj, AIMIM’s Ghulam Sarwar in Baisi & RJD’s Surendra Yadav in Belagunj.

9.10 am: Both Lalu Prasad Yadav’s sons lead in their respective constituencies.

9.00 am: Here is a party-wise breakdown of the early leads.

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8.48 am: The NDA have raced ahead with a lead in 37 constituencies and the Grand Alliance are trailing at 18.

8.42 am: Here are things as they stand at the moment. NDA seems to be running away with it.
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8.30 am: RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav leading from Raghopur seat in early trends.

8.16 am: The NDA has now opened a gap between itself and the Grand Alliance. NDA now leads in four constituencies over JD(U)’s one.

8.12 am: Early leads suggest that it is going to be neck and neck between the NDA and BJP as both opened their account in one constituency each.

8.11 am:

8.00 am: Counting begins for Bihar Assembly’s 243 seats.

7.56 am: Read our Big Picture on the “Bahari Bihari” before counting begins.

7.55 am:

7.45 am:The result of the Bihar elections will matter most to one person — Mr Narendra Modi,” writes former finance minister Chidambaram in his Sunday column.

7.35 am: A post-poll survey — not an exit poll — conducted by the Lokniti-CSDS for The Indian Express predicted a four per cent swing for the Grand Alliance in terms of voting percentage. A pre-poll survey by the same firm gave NDA the lead by the same percentage.

7.30 am: BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani turns 88 today. The NDA can’t hope for a better birthday present than sweeping the polls today.

7.20 am: Our Opinion page editor Vandita Mishra has toured Bihar extensively during the polling phases and listed the A to Z of India’s most watched polls: Arhar dal to khichdi, cow to quota, ‘jungle raj’ to vikas vote.

7.15 am: Meanwhile BJP leader Sushil Modi appears relaxed despite the photo-finish various exit polls have predicted in this election. Modi took out his family to watch the Bollywood film Pyar Ka Punchnama 2 on Friday.

7.00 am: Good morning, welcome to the Bihar elections live blog. RJD leader Lalu Prasad is upbeat as he declared before counting began that the Grand Alliance would sweep this election.

(With inputs from ANI)

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