NDA retains power in Bihar, secures absolute majority by winning 125 seats: PM Modi thanks voters for decisive mandate in favour of development

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The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has retained power in Bihar. It has secured absolute majority in 243 member assembly. NDA got 125 seats, while opposition Grand Alliance got 110 seats. Others got 8 seats.
BJP has bagged 74 seats, while JD(U) won 43 seats. Hindustani Awami Morcha (HAM) and Vikas Sheel Insaan Party (VIP) secured four seats each.
On the other hand, RJD won 75 seats and Congress 19. CPI and CPM got 2 seats each. CPI(ML) has won 12 seats.
Asaduddin Owaisi led AIMIM got 5 seats. LJP, BSP and Independent got one seat each.
JDU candidate Sunil Kumar has won the Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha seat. He defeated Pravesh Kumar Mishra of Congress.
Left parties got seats under seat-sharing agreement in the grand alliance. Out of 29 seats, left parties got 16 seats. LJP got one seat but 42 candidates lost election due to presence of LJP candidate.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks voters for decisive mandate in favour of development
Thanking people of Bihar for their mandate to NDA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, democracy once again won in Bihar with the blessings of people. Shri Modi has said that Bihar taught the world the first lesson of democracy and today again it has told the world how democracy is strengthened.
He said, a record number of poor, deprived and women of Bihar voted in large number and gave their decisive decision for development. He said, each and every voter of Bihar has clearly stated that their priority is only development.
The Prime Minister said, NDA's Good Governance getting the blessings of people even after 15 years shows that what are the dreams and expectations of Bihar.
He said, the youth of Bihar has made it clear that the new decade will be of Bihar and Aatma Nirbhar Bihar is the road map.
Shri Narendra Modi said, the sisters and daughters of Bihar voted this time in record number and showed how big their role is in the Aatma Nirbhar Bihar.
The Prime Minister said, people from every section have relied on NDA's mantra of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas'. Reacting to results of Bihar Assembly elections, Mr. Modi assured every citizen of Bihar that NDA will continue to work with full dedication for balanced development of every person and every region.
Home Minister Amit Shah also thanked people of the state for once again choosing development, progress and good governance in Bihar.
(With inputs from AIR)