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Bihar MLC Polls: Counting of votes underway, JD (U) bags first seat

The counting of votes for Bihar legislative council elections began on Thursday, with the ruling JD (U)'s Dinesh Singh winning from Muzaffarpur

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JD-U senior leader Ram Jatan Sinha with supporters demonstration outside the party-state office against ticket sharing for Bihar assembly election, in Patna.
Bihar MLC Polls

The counting of votes for legislative council elections began on Thursday, with the ruling JD (U)'s Dinesh Singh winning from Muzaffarpur.

Arrangements for security have been made for the peaceful counting of votes. In Patna, counting is underway at Aryabhatta University.

Voting for elections in 24 MLC (members of legislative council) constituencies in was held on Monday.

To ensure free and fair voting, adequate armed forces were deployed at the 534 polling stations across the state.

The legislative council of consists of a total of 75 seats. The current strength of members in the legislative council is 51 against the total strength of 75, as 24 seats had been vacant since July 2021.

Among the NDA allies, the BJP is contesting on 12 seats followed by the JD(U) on 11 seats, and Pashupati Paras' Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party on one seat.

On the other hand, from the Opposition, the RJD is contesting 23 seats while its ally CPI is in the fray for the remaining one seat.

The Congress is going solo and is contesting 16 seats out of 24.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, April 07 2022. 13:21 IST