While all television channels gave a comfortable lead to the National Democratic Alliance in the first two hours of counting, the latest numbers show that JDU is leading on over 120 of the 243 seats, while BJP is leading on over 90 seats. Interestingly, contrary to the channels, the EC has all along maintained a lead for the Mahagathbandhan.
RJD has already began celebrations in its headquarters in Patna. RJD is leading on 48 seats.
I congratulate ppl of Bihar, I think we will get close to 150 seats-Sharad Yadav,JDU on trends showing Mahagatbandhan leading #BiharResults- ANI (@ANI_news) November 8, 2015
FLASH: According to EC data, after 5 rounds of counting Mahagathbandan leads in 135 seats, NDA in 90, Others in 7- ANI (@ANI_news) November 8, 2015
However, BJP leader Giriraj Singh still exuded confidence and said "BJP his jitega" (BJP will win).
Meanwhile, Amit Shah has called a Parliamentary Board meeting on Monday.