RJD Accuses Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi Of Delaying Counting In 10 Seats

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RJD Accuses Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi Of Delaying Counting In 10 Seats

Bihar Election Outcome: RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav is the opposition’s chief ministerial face (File)

Patna:

The RJD of opposition chief Tejashwi Yadav has accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy, Sushil Kumar Modi, of conspiring to place strain on district and election officers to make sure verdicts in closely-contested seats are declared in favour of the ruling JDU-BJP alliance.

In a quick tweet posted in Hindi late on Tuesday night time – because the counting of votes crossed the 12-hour mark – the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) stated officers have been delaying counting in at the least 10 seats and weren’t handing certificates to successful candidates from others.

“The Nitish Kumar administration is delaying counting in 10 seats. Candidates who’ve received haven’t been given certificates. Sitting within the Chief Minister’s home, Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar are making the Chief Secretary exert strain on officers for seats the place margin is shut,” the get together stated.

There was no response from Nitish Kumar or the Bihar authorities, to this point.

In accordance with provisional information from the Election Fee at 8.30 PM, the lead margin in round 100 seats is lower than 5,000 votes. The outcomes of the election – the primary main polling train to be held amid the Covid pandemic – are nonetheless unclear, greater than 12 hours after counting started this morning.

The RJD, which is main an opposition alliance that features the Congress and a few Left events, was broadly predicted as successful this election, in accordance with a number of exit polls.

The mahagathbandhan started the day nicely, surging into an early lead. The BJP-led NDA, nonetheless, has fought again since then and is now marginally forward in leads.

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At 8.35 PM the NDA was forward in 126 seats and the opposition in 110, with smaller events main within the remaining seven. The 243-member Bihar Meeting has a majority mark of 122.

The Election Fee has stated outcomes have been delayed due to restrictions to stop additional unfold of the coronavirus, such because the elevated variety of EVMs (digital voting machines), polling cubicles and counting centres, from all of which votes have to be collected, counted and tabulated.

Earlier at present the ballot physique held a press convention during which it stated outcomes have been more likely to be launched late night time. It additionally stated that it was striving to make sure that no errors creep into the method.

The subsequent replace from the Election Fee is anticipated at 10 PM.

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