As leads from the counting of votes confirmed the ruling Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) forward and widening the hole with the opposition within the Bihar election, the BJP refused to launch celebrations. Each get together cautioned that the counting would take longer due to the coronavirus security measures.
Bihar is the primary state to vote within the time of COVID-19 and it has impacted the method.
The Election Fee mentioned the variety of polling stations was greater than doubled this time however the variety of tables had not been elevated for the sake of distancing.
The counting may go to 35 rounds, so the primary clear outcomes may very well be out later within the afternoon, mentioned the Election Fee.
The variety of polling stations have been raised from 72,723 earlier to 1,06,515.
Sources within the BJP mentioned the variety of rounds can be extra, solely 10 per cent of the votes had been counted when the NDA was seen crossing the bulk mark of 122 within the 243 member meeting.
Sources mentioned the get together would maintain off on any celebrations or victory declarations and was ready for an extended day.
Normally, earlier than midday, 30 per cent of votes would have been counted.
However the opportunity of the outcomes fluctuating was excessive as a result of in some 30 seats, the margin was lower than 500 round 11 am. And in additional than 60 seats, it was lower than 1,000.
“The image will solely be clear between 12 pm and a pair of pm,” mentioned a senior BJP chief.
Although there have been ups and downs within the leads, what was constant was that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United was doing far worse than the BJP, which was maintaining the general tally.
Bihar voted in three rounds from October 28 to November 7.