Early trends coming in about an hour after counting in Bihar assembly polls began are showing a neck-and-neck race, with the Tejashwi Yadav led-Grand Alliance ahead of the ruling National Democratic Alliance.
The Grand Alliance is leading in 124 seats, while the NDA is ahead on 110.
The RJD is ahead on 92 seats and the BJP is leading on 55. The JD(U) and Congress candidates are leading on 49 and 25 seats respectively.
Left parties CPIML, CPIM and CPI also seemed to be doing well and showing leads in 12 seats.
LJP, widely seen as a party that could turn out to be a spoiler, is leading in 6 seats.
Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM is showing leads in 4 seats and Mayawati’s BSP is leading in 2 seats.
The counting of votes began at 8 am at 55 centres across 38 districts.