Early trends from counting centres for the Bihar Assembly election show the Mahagathbandhan led by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav leading in Bihar.

According to early trends, the Mahagathbandhan was leading on 70 seats.

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The ruling NDA led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was trailing with leads on 37 seats. The others were leading on 4 seats of 110 seats for which early trends were available.

All about the Bihar Election 2020 results

Counting of votes for 243 Assembly constituencies of Bihar is underway on Tuesday amid tight security and Covid-19 arrangements at all counting centres.

Counting began at 8 a.m. at 55 counting centres set up at 38 district headquarters. According to the Bihar State Election Commission, three counting centres each in East Champaran, Siwan, Begusarai and Gaya, and two each in Nalanda, Banka, Purnia, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gopalganj and Saharsa have been set up. And, there are 414 halls in 55 counting centres.

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According to the Election Commission, the first results were expected by mid afternoon. Voting took place in Bihar in three phases -- October 28, November 3 and November 7.

The magic figure in the 243-seated Assembly is 122. A three-tier security arrangement has been made at all counting centres. Those with valid passes only have been allowed inside the polling stations.

The counting of all the 14 Assembly constituencies of Patna will be held at the A.N. College, Patna District Magistrate Kumar Ravi said. The exit poll, after the polling, indicated a tough fight between the RJD-led Grand Alliance and the BJP-led NDA.