New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Patna Sahib Assembly Election Results 2020: Sitting BJP MLA and minister in Nitish Cabinet Nand Kishor Yadav registered his 7th consecutive win in Patna Sahib. He defeated his Congress rival, Pravin Singh, by a huge margin of over 19,000 votes. Formerly known as Patna East, the Patna Sahib constituency went to polls during the second phase of the Bihar Assembly elections on November 3. Yadav is up against Congress leader Pravin Singh. Patna Sahib is considered as a traditional bastion of the BJP and no party could defeat Nand Kishore since 1995 when he first won the constituency. In 2015, RJD's Santosh Mehta came close to winning the seat but fell short by 2,792 votes. This was Yadav's narrowest victory margin. However, pollsters believe this year Yadav would easily retain his seat given that he is facing a relatively weak opponent from Congress. But nothing can be said until the final results are out.

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Patna Sahib Assembly Election Results 2020

10:15 pm: BJP candidate Nand Kishore Yadav has registered his 7th win in Patna Sahib. He defeated Congress candidate Pravin Singh by a margin of over 19,000 votes.

08:00 pm: Nand Kishore Yadav on the verge of 7th consecutive victory. He has taken 13714 votes lead over his Congress rival Pravin Singh.

07:50 pm: "Pakka. 200%," says RJD leader Manoj Jha when asked by reporters if they (Mahagathbandhan) are forming the government in Bihar. As per the latest ECI trends, Mahagathbandhan is leading on 115 seats (RJD 76, Congress 20, Left 18).

07:30 pm: Election Commission Latest Trend - RJD-Congress grand alliance: 115; NDA- 122

06:45 pm: 2.7 crore out of the 4.11 crore votes polled in Bihar counted till 5.30 pm: DEC Chandra Bhushan Kumar

06:30 pm: As far as Bihar is concerned, on the whole 7737 scheduled rounds were there, of which 4858 have been completed. 119 constituencies have done more than half of the work which was there for counting: Deputy Election Commissioner, Ashish Kundra

06:15 pm: Bihar is going to get its own government and nobody can stop it. I request chief minister whose exit is confirmed, to stop calling returning officers to slow down the counting of votes. He can only delay his defeat: Manoj Jha, Rashtriya Janata Dal MP

05:55 pm: Election Commission Latest Trends: NDA - 121, MGB - 111, Others - 09

05:02 pm: BJP's tact of using Asaduddin Owaisi's party in the Bihar elections has succeeded to an extent. All secular parties should be alert about vote cutter Owaisi Sahab: Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

 

03:05 pm: Election Commission trends for all 243 seats at 3 pm: NDA leading on 128 seats - BJP 73, JDU 49, VIP 5, HAM 1; Mahagathbandhan ahead on 105 seats - RJD 67, Congress 20, Left 18; BSP leading on two, AIMIM on two, LJP on two & independents on four.

02:40 pm: Nand Kishore Yadav, who was trailing in the most half of pre-afternoon trends, has now taken a comfortable lead of 7416 votes.

02:20 pm: Patna: Members of BJP Mahila Morcha play dholak, celebrate with 'gulal' as latest trends show NDA leading over Mahagathbandhan in Bihar election results.

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02:10 pm: We will see you in a few hours and will prove that we did what we had said: Manoj Jha, RJD MP. The RJD-led Mahagathbandhan is ahead on 103 seats, behind NDA which is leading on over 125 seats.

 

02:00 pm: It has been clarified time & again that EVMs are robust & tamper-proof. Supreme Court upheld integrity of EVMs more than once. EC had also offered EVM challenge in 2017. Integrity of EVMs is without any doubt & merits no further clarification: Dy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain

 

1:50 pm: EVMs should go even if Congress wins. If one can control satellite on Moon & Mars from ground,then what is EVM in front of them? During recent Haryana polls, few boys were caught hacking EVMs through bluetooth. I'm saying it for all polls, not just Bihar: Congress leader Udit Raj

 

1:40 pm: Needless to say that there has been an absolutely glitch-free counting process so far. Slightly more than 1 crore votes have been counted in Bihar which means that there is significant ground to be covered yet: Election Commission of India (ECI)


01:30 pm: Election Commission of India addresses a press conference amid counting of votes in Bihar.

01:20 pm: Around 4.10 crore votes were cast, 92 lakh votes counted so far. Earlier there used to be 25-26 rounds of counting, this time it went up to around 35 rounds. So the counting will continue till late evening: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Bihar, HR Srinivas

01:10 pm: In a major turnaround, Nand Kishore Yadav has taken lead over his Congress rival Pravin Singh by a margin of 4906 votes.

12:25 pm: Election Commission trends for all 243 seats: NDA leading on 127 seats - BJP 73, JDU 47, Vikassheel Insaan Party 7; Mahagathbandhan ahead on 100 seats - RJD 61, Congress 20, Left 19; BSP leading on one, AIMIM on three, LJP on five & independents on seven.

12:10 am: BJP workers gather at party headquarters in Patna as trends show NDA returning to power.

12:00 am: Pravin Singh's lead has come down to 2071 as more votes are being counted.

11:30 am: EC trends for 230 of 243 seats: NDA leading on 119 seats - BJP 61, JDU 51, Vikassheel Insaan Party 6, HAM-1; Mahagathbandhan ahead on 100 seats - RJD 62, Congress 20, Left 18; BSP and AIMIM have a lead on one seat each, LJP on five & independents on four

11:00 am: Congress leader Pravin Singh is now leading BJP's Nand Kishore Yadav by 2179 votes, according to the EC official website.

10:27 am: Bihar minister and BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav is trailing Pravin Singh of Congress by 1,778 votes in Patna Sahib.

10:25 am: EC trends for 161 of 243 seats: NDA leading on 81 seats - BJP 42, JDU 34, Vikassheel Insaan Party 5; Mahagathbandhan ahead on 75 seats - RJD 51, Congress 13, Left 11; BSP has a lead on one seat, LJP on two, while AIMIM and an independent ahead on one each.

10:13 am: Latest Trends: NDA - 120, Mahagathbandhan - 114, Others - 09; Congress ahead in Patna Sahib.

10:11 am: Meanwhile, LJP leading on eight seats. This is a big jump for Chirag Paswan, whose party had won only two seats in 2015 polls. 

10:05 am: Road Construction Minister Nand Kishor Yadav is trailing from Patna Sahib seat. He is facing challenge from Congress candidate Pravin Singh. 

09:50 am: Nand Kishore Yadav of the BJP continues to trail in Patna Sahib. Congress leader Pravin Singh is leading.

09:36 am: As per the latest trends, the RJD-Congress combine has lost the early lead it got in the initial trends. Meanwhile, the BJP has managed to take its tally close to RJD's.

09:30 am: Latest Trends: NDA - 109, MGB - 125, Others - 05

09:15 am: 'Bolo dil se, Nitish phir se,' tweets HAM's Jitan Ram Manjhi amid counting in Bihar.

08:50 am: Pravin Singh consolidates his lead further. Nand Kishore Yadav still trailing.

08:22 am: Congress leader Pravin Singh is ahead of BJP's Nand Kishore Yadav in initial trends. Counting of votes underway.

08:15 am: The counting of votes for Bihar Assembly elections is underway at counting centre established at Anugrah Narayan College in Patna.

08:00 am: Counting of votes begins. Initial trends to be out soon.

07:50 am: Strong rooms opened. Counting of votes to begin in next 10 minutes.

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07:10 am: What did Bihar exit polls predict? If the predictions of the post-poll survey hold true, Tejashwi Yadav is all set to oust Nitish Kumar. Most exit polls have predicted a win for the Congress-RJD-led grand alliance. At least two of them - Today's Chanakya and India My Axis have predicted a landslide for Tejashwi Yadav. However, we have seen exit polls failing to project the real picture, which will be out soon as counting begins at 8 am.

06:45 am: Supporters of NDA and Mahagathbandhan starts gathering outside the counting centres. The counting of votes will start at 8 am.

06:30 am: Hello and welcome to our live blog. It is a big day for Tejashwi Yadav and Nitish Kumar as Janata's verdict on who will rule the state for the next five years will be out today. BJP's Nand Kishore Yadav will also be hoping for the 7th consecutive victory from Patna Sahib. The counting of votes will begin at 8:00 am. Stay with us as we bring you the live coverage of Patna Sahib and Bihar Assembly elections results 2020.

Patna Sahib election history

In the 2015 Bihar Assembly elections, BJP's Nand Kishore Yadav had won the Patna Sahib constituency by defeating RJD's Santosh Mehta by a narrow margin of 2,792 votes. Nand Kishore Yadav polled 46.89 percent votes against his RJD opponent's  45.4 percent in the 2015 Bihar elections.

In the 2010 Bihar Assembly elections, Yadav had trounced his then Congress rival Parvej Ahmad by more than 65,000 votes. Yadav secured 68.07 per cent of the total polled votes against Ahmad's 19.42 per cent votes. BJP's Nand Kishore has been winning the Patna Sahib constituency since 1995.

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma