Patna: Muhammad Tauseef Alam and Abdul Jalil Mastan, both belonging to the Congress party, have won the election in their respective constituencies, according to the poll results declared by the State Election Commission Sunday.
Tauseef Alam contested the election from the Bahadurganj assembly seat, Abdul Jaleel Mastan fought the Amour assembly constituency in the 2015 nitterly fought state eletcions.
In Amour, AIMIM's Nawazish Alam has lost the election to Abdul Jaleel Mastan of Congress.
Elsewhere, Dr Mohammad Jawaid of the Congress party is leading all of his rivals in the Kishanganj assembly seat, according to the trends available at 11:45 am.
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) led by Asaduddin Owaisi had fielded Taseeruddin on this seat which is dominated by Muslims.
The Congress however seems to be in a comfortable position here. Kishanganj is represented by the Asrarul Haque Qasmi of Congress in the parliament.
The Congress in the list of 41 candidates fielded by the party for the 2015 Bihar assembly elections, had 10 Muslims including Aquil Haider, Dr Jawaid and Shakeel Ahmed Khan.
While Aquil Haider and Dr Mohammad Jawaid have been fielded by the Congress from Kumhrar and Kishanganj assembly seats, Shakeel Ahmed Khan will contest from the Kadwa assembly constituency.
Others named in the Congress's list are: Mohammad Irshad Hussain from Valmiki Nagar, Mohammad Shabbir from Hakrlakhi, Obaidur Rehman from Araria, Mohammad Tausif Aalm from Bahadurganj, Abdul Jalil Mastan from Amour, Mohammad Afaque Aalam from Kasba and Mohammad Tauqir Aalm from Pranpur.
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), which contested on six seats mainly in the Muslim dominated Seemanchal region, is leading on one seat, according to the trend avaliable at 10:00 am.
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) surprised the pollsters by limiting its candidates list to six and including a non-Muslim among the aspirants who will try their luck for the upcoming Bihar assembly polls.
Party chief Asaduddin Owaisi while announcing the six assembly constituencies in the Seemanchal region where the AIMIM will contest the polls also announced the names of the six cnadidates.
While the party's Bihar unit president Akhtarul Imaan will contest from Kocha Daman constituency, Dr AMit Paswan has been fielded from the Rani Gunj assembly seat.
The other constituencies and candidates are: Kishangunj - Taseeruddin, Baisi - Gulam Sarwar, Amour - Nawazish Alam and Balrampur - Advocate Muhmmad Adil.
Elsewhere, Abdul Bari Aiddiqui one of the 16 candidates contesting the Bihar elections on Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) ticket is leading, accordind to trends at 10:00 am.
Faraz Fatmi of RJD who contested from Keoti is trailing.
Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Akhtarul Islam Shahin and Dr Abdul Gafoor figured in the list of 101 Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidates for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections, according to the details released by the 'Grand Alliance'.
Besides them, there are 13 other Muslims who have been fielded by Lalu Prasad Yadav, the veteran secular leader known for his staunch anti-communal image.
While Abdul Bari Siddiqui has been fielded by the RJD Chief from Alinagar in Darbhanga district, Akhtarul Islam Shahin and Dr Abdul Gafoor have been given the party ticket to contest from Samastipur and Mahishi assembly seats respectively.
Faraz Fatmi is contesting from Keoti.
11:15 am The Grand alliance is leading on 159 seats whereas BJP led NDA is ahead on 73 seats. Others are leading on 10 seats. The Asaduddin Owaisi led AIMIM is leading on one seat.
11:00 am The Grand alliance is leading on 159 seats whereas BJP led NDA is ahead on 74 seats.
10:30 am The Grand alliance is leading on 125 seats whereas BJP led NDA is ahead on 100 seats.
09:30 am BJP and allies are leading on 89 seats whereas the Nitish led Grand Alliance is ahead on 94 seats. Jitan Ram Manjhi is also leading
09:20 am BJP and allies are leading on 74 seats whereas the Nitish led Grand Alliance is ahead on 83 seats. Jitan Ram Manjhi is also leading
09:15 am BJP and allies are leading on 81 seats whereas the Nitish led Grand Alliance is ahead on 51 seats. Jitan Ram Manjhi is also leading
09:00 am BJP and allies are leading on 50 seats whereas the Nitish led Grand Alliance is ahead on 25 seats.
Patna: The Grand Alliance of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar forged ahead in the battle for the 243-seat Bihar assembly, latest trends from the vote count showed.
After trailing to the BJP-led combine initially, Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and its allies Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress surged ahead.
“The Grand Alliance has moved towards victory,” JD-U leader Pavan Verma said in Patna. “It is a defeat for (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and (BJP president) Amit Shah.”
“We will form a government with a clear majority,” he added.
Trends emerging from the counting centres said the Grand Alliance candidates were racing ahead in 115 seats and those of the BJP alliance in 93 seats. Smaller parties were in the lead in seven seats.
The RJD and the JD-U fielded 101 candidates each and the Congress 41.
The BJP contested 160 seats and its allies the LJP 40, the RLSP 23 and the HAM 20 seats.