Bihar Election 2020 Election Commission Press Conference: Not Under Any Pressure

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“We’re not beneath any strain,” the Election Fee mentioned.

The Election Fee has denied Bihar’s opposition alliance allegations that their candidates weren’t being given profitable certificates because of strain from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his authorities. “We’re not beneath any pressurre… outcomes have been declared solely on 146 seats,” the Election Fee advised the media relating to the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s declare that it has “gained” 119 seats. The counting has been gradual since morning over coronavirus-related restrictions.

Late within the night, the hole with the ruling NDA increasing, the RJD had launched a listing of 119 seats, claiming they have been gained by the candidates of the RJD, Congress and the Left alliance. However although the names have been within the Election Fee web site, the candidates had not acquired the victory certificates, the get together mentioned. The Congress backed up the allegations, saying one in all their victorious candidates didn’t obtain the certificates.

Late within the night, Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Manoj Jha met the Election Fee officers, claiming that he didn’t “belief the administration”. The get together additionally held an illustration in Patna. “There are discrepancies. We count on justice from Election Fee,” mentioned Congress chief Akhilesh Singh.

“In virtually 10 seats, the Nitish administration is delaying the depend, not giving certificates to the profitable candidates. Sitting in CM’s home, Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi are pressurizing the Principal Secretary to name all DMs (district Magistrates)and ROs (Returning Officers) to get a call in favor of the closest contested seats,” the RJD had initially mentioned in a Hindi tweet.

In a second tweet, the get together mentioned, “It is a record of 119 seats the place the Grand Alliance candidates have gained after the completion of counting. The Returning Officer congratulated him for the victory, however now he isn’t giving the certificates saying that you’ve misplaced. They have been additionally proven profitable on the ECI web site. Such loot won’t work in a democracy”.

Via the day, there was a good race between the ruling and opposition coalition.  

Within the morning, a troublesome contest was on in practically 70 seats, the place the margin of lead was lower than 1,000 votes. By the night, the variety of seats narrowed down to twenty, the place the margin of lead was lower than 600 votes.   

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Because the counting progressed, the RJD knocked off the BJP from the place of the get together with the utmost variety of seats and the NDA slipped beneath the bulk mark after being above it for many of the day. The lead was additionally narrowed to the purpose the place the 2 sides have been simply three seats aside.

However because the NDA clambered again to cross the bulk mark once more, the RJD complained of tampering.

In seats the place the profitable margin is low — from 60 to 560 — there may be strain, RJD spokesperson Nawal Kishore advised NDTV.

Within the morning, because the NDA sped previous the bulk mark, the RJD had suggested endurance, pointing to the gradual counting and claiming the get together – predicted to attain a victory by exit polls — will ship outcomes.  

“The lantern will probably be lit within the night,” get together chief Shyam Rajak had mentioned. 

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