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Bihar Assembly Elections 2020

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy Chief Ministers Renu Devi and Tarkishore Prasad during the oath-taking ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Patna.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda upon their arrival at Jaiprakash Narayan Airport to attend the swearing-in-ceremony of the NDA government in Bihar state, in Patna.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda being welcomed by party supporters on their arrival at Jaiprakash Narayan Airport to attend the swearing-in-ceremony of the NDA government in Bihar state, in Patna.

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BJP leader Kameshwar Chaupal being garlanded by supporters after NDA's victory in the recently concluded Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna.

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AIMIM President and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi with newly elected party MLAs from Bihar, in Hyderabad.

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HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi and his party MLAs after a meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna.

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CPI–ML General Secratry Dipanker Bhattacharya talks to the media as he arrives to attend the Grand Alliance legislators' meeting in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi and his party MLAs after a meeting, in Patna.

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AIMIM leader Akhtarul Iman, Muhammad Izhar Asfi and other winning MLAs in the Bihar Assembly polls on their arrival at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, near Hyderabad.

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BJP workers attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at party HQ, a day after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) garnered majority in the Bihar Assembly polls, in New Delhi.

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Janata Dal (United) workers celebrate after NDA's victory in Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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BJP workers celebrate after NDA's victory in Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive at a function at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters following victory in Bihar state election in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive at a function at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters following victory in Bihar state election in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive at a function at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters following victory in Bihar state election in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to party workers, a day after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) garnered majority in the Bihar Assembly polls, in New Delhi. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President JP Nadda are also seen.

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Home Minister Amit Shah, left, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP National President JP Nadda and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at a function at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters following victory in Bihar state election in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being garlanded by party leaders, a day after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) garnered majority in the Bihar Assembly polls, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses party workers, a day after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) garnered majority in the Bihar Assembly polls, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flashes the victory sign at BJP HQ, a day after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) garnered majority in the Bihar Assembly polls, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. BJP National President JP Nadda is also seen.

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A view of AICC headquarters on the vote counting day for the 2020Bihar Assembly elections, in New Delhi.

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A view outside the AICC headquarters on the vote counting day for the 2020Bihar Assembly elections, in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers raise slogans and decorate party HQ ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival, after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) garnered majority in the Bihar Assembly polls, in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party workers welcome BJP President JP Nadda as he arrives at the party headquarters to celebrate the party's victory in the Bihar Assembly elections, in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party workers welcome BJP President JP Nadda as he arrives at the party headquarters to celebrate the party's victory in the Bihar Assembly elections, in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party workers welcome BJP President JP Nadda as he arrives at the party headquarters to celebrate the party's victory in the Bihar Assembly elections, in New Delhi.

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Barricades outside the residence of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, after the NDA garnered a majority in the Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna.

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BJP party workers celebrate NDA's victory in Bihar Assembly elections, in Mumbai.

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BJP party workers celebrate NDA's victory in Bihar Assembly elections, in Mumbai.

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BJP workers celebrate the NDA's victory in Bihar Assembly Elections and states' by-polls, outside party office in Varanasi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers raise slogans and decorate party HQ ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival, after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) garnered majority in the Bihar Assembly polls, in New Delhi.

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BJP workers celebrate NDA's victory in Bihar Assembly Elections outside state party office in Kolkata.

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Home Minister Amit Shah being greeted by BJP National President JP Nadda after NDA's victory in states' by-polls and Bihar Assembly Elections, in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers raise slogans and decorate party HQ ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis arrival, after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) garnered majority in the Bihar Assembly polls, in New Delhi.

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BJP workers celebrate NDAs victory in Bihar Assembly Elections at BJP HQ in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers raise slogans and decorate party HQ ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis arrival, after National Democratic Alliance (NDA) garnered majority in the Bihar Assembly polls, in New Delhi.

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Gangster turned politician and RJD candidate Ritlal Yadav being greeted by his supporters after winning from Danapur constituency in Bihar Assembly Elections, in Patna.

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BJP candidate from Bankipur assembly constituency Nitin Naveen flashes victory sign after NDA's victory in Bihar Assembly Elections, in Patna.

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BJP workers celebrate NDA's victory in Bihar Assembly Elections, in Agartala.

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HAM(S) Chief Jitan Ram Manjhi flashes a victory sign after the results for Imamaganj assembly seat in Bihar Assembly Elections, in Patna.

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HAM(S) Chief Jitan Ram Manjhi is greeted after leading from Imamaganj constituency in the Bihar Assembly polls, in Gaya.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrate their party's lead in the Bihar Assembly polls, at BJP HQ in New Delhi.

RJD leader Manoj Jha addresses media at party leader Tejashwi Yadav's residence during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna

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NDA supporters celebrate after party's lead during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supporters outside party leader Tejashwi Yadav's residence during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers at BJP HQ after their party's lead in the Bihar Assembly polls, in New Delhi.

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RJD candidate from Maner assembly constituency, Bhai Birendra, flashes victory sign after his win in the Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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RJD leader Manoj Jha and other party leaders arrive at election office during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna.

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AIMIM President and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi addresses media persons on Bihar election results at his residence in Hyderabad.

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CPI-ML candidate from Paliganj constituency Sandip Saurav flashes victory sign after his win in the Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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BJP candidate from Panta Saheb assembly constituency Nand Kishore Yadav flashes victory sign after his win in the Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna,

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Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP Bihar in-charge Bhupendra Yadav, BJP Bihar President Sanjay Jaiswal and MoS Nityanand Rai flash victory sign during a press conference following NDA's lead during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly Elections results, in Patna.

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BJP Bihar in-charge Bhupendra Yadav with party leader Mangal Pandey leave after meeting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar following NDA's lead during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly Elections results, in Patna.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrate their partys lead in the Bihar Assembly polls, at BJP HQ in New Delhi

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrate their partys lead in the Bihar Assembly polls, at BJP HQ in New Delhi.

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Neelam Devi, wife of jailed RJD MLA Anant Singh, flashes a victory sign after Singh's lead in the Mokama Assembly seat on the counting day for the Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrate their party's lead in the Bihar Assembly polls, at BJP HQ in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrate their party's lead in the Bihar Assembly polls, at BJP HQ in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers celebrate their party's lead in the Bihar Assembly polls, at BJP HQ in New Delhi.

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BJP supporters celebrate their party's lead during counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

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BJP supporters celebrate their party's lead during counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

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BJP supporters celebrate their party's lead during counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

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BJP supporters celebrate their party's lead during counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

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BJP supporters celebrate their party's lead during counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

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BJP supporters celebrate their party's lead during counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

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Union Minister of State for Home affiars Nityananand Rai talks to media as he arrives at the BJP headquarters on counting day for the Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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BJP supporters celebrate their party's lead during counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna.

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BJP supporters react during counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna.

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People watch news of Bihar state assembly election results at an electronics shop in Patna.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate the lead of their party alliance in initial results for the Bihar state assembly polls, in Patna.

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Supporters of Janata Dal (United) celebrate the lead of their party alliance in initial results for the Bihar state assembly polls, in Patna.

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Supporters of Janata Dal (United) celebrate the lead of their party alliance in initial results for the Bihar state assembly polls, in Patna.

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BJP worker celebrate the NDA's lead in Bihar Assembly elections and party's lead in UP Assembly bypolls, in Varanasi.

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RJD chief Lalu Yadav, who is serving a jail term in a fodder scam case and undergoing treatment at RIMS, speaks on the phone during counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, in Ranchi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kailash Vijayvargiya speaks to media during counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, at party HQ in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Mayukh speaks to media during counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, at party HQ in New Delhi.

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NDA supporters flash victory signs as they celebrate the alliance's lead during counting of votes for Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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Janata Dal (United) supporters react as officials count votes during counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna

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Paramilitary soldiers patrol an area as votes are being counted for the Bihar state assembly polls, in Patna.

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Election officers wearing face masks count votes for the Bihar state assembly polls, at a counting centre in Patna.

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Election officials count votes at a centre on counting day of Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna

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Workers prepare sweets ahead of the counting day for the Bihar Assembly elections 2020, in Patna.

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Grand Alliance supporters monitoring strong room through CCTV footage at AN College ahead of the Bihar Assembly results, in Patna.

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Senior Congress leader Tariq Anwar shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote for the third phase of Bihar Assembly Election, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Katihar.

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Security personnel escort a man with physical disability as he arrives to cast his vote at a polling station for the third phase of Bihar Elections, at Raxaul in East Champaran district.

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Voters riding a boat on their way to a polling station to cast their votes during the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, in Muzaffarpur district.

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A security official keeps a vigil as voters stand in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Mahua in Vaishali district.

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School girls escort an elderly voter to cast her vote at a polling station during the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Mahua in Vaishali district.

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Plurals Party chief Pushpam Priya Choudhary shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at a polling station, in Darbhanga.

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A voter undergoes thermal screening before casting vote during the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at a polling station in Muzaffarpur.

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An election officer applies indelible ink on the finger of an elder voter during the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at a polling station in Vaishali.

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A security person carries an elderly voter to a polling station during the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at Mahua in Vaishali.

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An election officer applies indelible ink on the finger of an elder voter during the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at a polling station in Vaishali.

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An elderly voter shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at a polling station at Mahua in Vaishali.

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RJD candidate from Parihar Assembly Ritu Jaishwal shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at a polling station, in Parihar district.

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A voter undergoes thermal screening before casting vote during the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, at a polling station at Mahua in Vaishali.

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Jan Adhikar Party Chief Pappu Yadav addresses a press conference at party office, in Patna.

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Polling officers collect Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and other materials before leaving for their election duty, ahead of the third and last leg of Bihar Assembly polls, in Muzaffarpur district.

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Security personnel carry Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) as they leave for their election duty, ahead of the third and last leg of Bihar Assembly polls, in Muzaffarpur district.

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