Patna, November 8: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers have already started celebrating the early lead on the trends, even as the figures change fast with numbers and updates pouring in from all sides of the state. What remains to be seen is whether the trends will register a 360 degree turn or the gap between the two alliances will widen or lessen. The BJP is inching close to the 100 mark, even as the margin is lessening, albeit slowly. However, it would be too early to celebrate for the BJP, as the trends are changing fast. Also Read: Bihar Assembly Election Results 2015 Live Updates: BJP ahead on 15 seats, Grand Alliance 10
Dalit leader and former chief minister of Bihar, who defected to BJP, Jitam Ram Manjhi was performing well, with his Hindustan Awam Morcha registering a considerable lead. But now things have turned around for him, as he started trailing from Makhdumpur, while still leading from Imampur. Lalu Prasad Yadav’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav’s position in Mahua was not known till now but now is trailing, even as his younger son Tejaswi Pratap Yadav also started trailing and was earlier leading from Raghopur. The Congress and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), both are leading on two seats each. The current lead and trends are as represented in the table below.
|BJP+|| 104|| –|
|Others|| 4|| –|
NDTV predicted a win for the NDA saying that it will form the government with 145-149 seats and the Grand Alliance winning 86-89 seats, going by the current leads and trends as shown by the channel. According to the latest Election Commission data, however, the Grand Alliance is in the lead and the BJP lead NDA is losing. EC says that Mahagathbandhan is leading in 101 seats while NDA is leading on 70 seats, with 10 seats going to Others.