Patna: The counting of votes for 243 assembly constituencies in Bihar has begun at 8 am today.
The closely fought elections saw incumbent Nitish Kumar, who is heading the JD(U)-BJP combine, take on the Tejashwi Yadav-led Mahagathbandhan comprising RJD, Congress and Left Parties.
Bihar Assembly Election 2020 is a direct contest between the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Mahagathbandhan. From the ‘grand alliance’, RJD is contesting in 144 seats, Congress in 70, and left parties in 29. From the NDA, the JD(U) is contesting in 115 seats and BJP in 110.