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Narendra Modi can’t prevent Grand Alliance from giving NDA a grand drubbing in Bihar

The results also showed that the Grand Alliance did well across the state with a dominant presence in all regions as well as social strata.

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JD(U) supporters celebrate the Mahagathbandhan’s victory in Bihar assembly elections in Patna on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

The Grand Alliance between Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) and Lalu Prasad’s RJD has emerged as winners in the Bihar Assembly elections with a clear majority over the NDA. When the dust settled after the initial confusion over the numbers, the mandate was clearly in favour of the Mahagathbandan and not the BJP-led alliance.

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By noon, everyone from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to CPM leader Sitaram Yechury had congratulated Lalu and Nitish, the former conceding in a way that his high-powered campaign in the state did not bring in the desired results and the latter seeing the opportunity to revive the concept of a third front.

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The results also showed that the Grand Alliance did well across the state with a dominant presence in all regions as well as social strata. In fact, BJP struggled in the urban areas which have been its support base across the country.

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Meanwhile, Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM did not create an impact in the state despite its much-hyped campaign. In fact, the BSP was leading in a seat, while AIMIM had no leads. The other interesting story is that of the Congress, which is leading in 23 seats across the state.

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