After the stellar performance in the Bihar Assembly polls and the bypolls to various state Assemblies, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday celebrated the triumph at its headquarters in Delhi’s Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg on Wednesday. The NDA won a total of 125 seats (122 needed to claim the majority) out of the 243 constituencies in the Bihar Election. BJP emerged as the second single largest party, winning 74 seats, just one short of RJD which won 75. The NDA alliance is all set to form the next government in Bihar under the leadership of Nitish Kumar once again. The BJP also performed well in Bypolls that took place across 11 states. BIHAR ELECTION FULL COVERAGE
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