Chirag Paswan

Chirag said that the voters in Bihar have expressed their faith in PM Modi and it is necessary that BJP gets stronger in Bihar in order to usher in development in the state.

RJD secured 23.1 per cent vote share, the highest in this polls, followed BJP with 19.5 per cent. JDU and Congress got vote share of 15.4 per cent and 9.5 per cent respectively.

With 82% of the votes already counted, LJP is not in lead on any seat though it had shown some promise in the initial rounds of counting. The party had contested 137 of 243 seats and fielded candidates against JD-U but not BJP.

About 2.35 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise and the Election Commission has made adequate arrangements and taken precautionary measures against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The key candidates include former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad's sons Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap.Tejashwi, the chief ministerial candidate of Mahagathbandhan is contesting from Raghopur, while Tej Pratap, who is sitting MLA from Mahua, is contesting from Hasanpur.

BJP has fielded 13 candidates while its ally JD(U) has fielded 20 in these two regions. VIP is contesting on 3 seats while one candidate of HAM-S is trying his luck in the last phase.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address election rallies in Samastipur, East Champaran and West Champaran today.

Chirag Paswan has been vocal in his criticism of Nitish Kumar, who is the chief ministerial candidate of the NDA.

Addressing a rally Chirag Paswan said, "Nitish Kumar and his officers will be behind bars if we come to power,"

If the current Chief Minister again wins this election by mistake then our state will lose. Our state will again stand on the verge of getting ruined, said Chirag Paswan