New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Bihar Assembly Elections Results 2020: As early trends gave RJD-Congress-led grand alliance a clear edge, Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi on Tuesday appeared to have conceded defeat. Speaking to a private channel, KC Tyagi said that coronavirus is the reason behind their performance.

"A year ago, RJD couldn't win a single seat in Lok Sabha polls. As per Lok Sabha results, JDU & allies were to win over 200 seats. In last one year, nothing has harmed brand Nitish or added to brand RJD, we're losing only due to COVID19 impact," Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi.

However, his remarks were based on initial trends and the JDU-BJP alliance soon took the lead. However, it wasn't JDU, but the BJP which emerged as the single largest party. According to the latest trend from the Election Commission of India, the BJP was ahead in 77 seats while the JDU was leading in 47 seats.

The RJD was the second largest party with one victory and lead on 64 seats. Another grand alliance partner Congress was ahead in 18 seats while the Left parties -- CPI, CPI-M and CPI-ML -- were leading on three, three and 12 seats, respectively.

Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) proved costly for Nitish Kumar as JDU slipped to the third number. However, the party was leading on just one seat. Mukesh Sahani's VIP, which was part of the NDA, was leading in five seats.

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma