NDA leads on 38 out of 40 seats in Bihar as Modi guns for second term

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 23, 2019, 12.32 PM(IST)

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As per the latest trends issued by Election Commission BJP and JD(U) both parties are leading on 16 seats each.

Proving exit polls right, the BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appeared set to retain power as its candidates alone led in 294 of the 541 Lok Sabha seats with its allies faring equally well across the country, stunning the opposition.

As per the latest trends issued by Election Commission BJP and JD(U) both parties are leading on 16 seats each.Ram Vilas Paswan Lok Janshakti Party is leading on 6 parliamentary seats.

Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal is ahead on two seats.

Among the 40 constituencies, Nalanda, Begusarai and Arrah comprise seven assembly segments each while the remaining 37 have six Vidhan Sabha segments.

Among the political parties, the BJP and the JD(U) have contested 17 seats each, leaving six for NDA ally LJP.

In the opposition Mahagathbandhan, the RJD has contested 19 seats giving up Arrah from its quota for the CPI (ML), followed by Congress (09), RLSP (05), HAM (03) and VIP (03).