Election staff members count votes inside a vote counting centre in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Amit Dave/ Reuters
Bihar's ruling NDA is leading in eight Lok Sabha seats of the state, early trends showed on Thursday
Union Minister Giriraj Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the Begusarai seat is ahead by over 1,000 votes. Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union President and Communist Party of India candidate Kanhaiya Kumar is trailing from the seat.
The other seats where the NDA is leading are Arrah, Patna Sahib, Supaul, Madhubani, Vaishali Darbhanga, Valmikinagar.
Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal candidate Misa Bharti is leading from Pstliputra seat, while her rival, Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav is trailing.
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The Bharatiya Janata Party is giving a tough fight to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress as both are leading in two seats each, while the Congress is ahead in only one of the 42
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in 14 of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka, while the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in two and the Congress in 1, an official said on Thursday.
Officials on Thursday morning began counting the millions of votes cast in the Lok Sabha elections across the country whose verdict will determine who gets to rule India for the next five years.
Saudi media revealed that the Iranian embassy in Saudi Arabia has reopened its doors for the first time in seven years, according to an agreement that provides for the restoration of relations with Riyadh.
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