The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has admitted defeat for his governing BJP during a key regional election in state state. The BJP was running against associate alliance of parties joined to main opposition Congress party within the state assembly.
Mr Modi won a convincing ending in last year’s national elections, however this poll was seen as a vote on his economic programme. Defeat may be a major black eye, says the BBC’s Sanjoy Majumder in Delhi.
However, a spokesperson for the Hindu-led nationalist party rejected suggestions the result for the state assembly was a private blow for man Modi, language the BJP “managed a worthy performance”.
The prime minister had been hoping a ending in state would boost his party’s strength in India’s higher house of parliament, that created from representatives of state legislatures and wherever he lacks a majority. With votes still being counted, the anti-Modi alliance was ahead in a hundred twenty five seats, compared with the BJP’s seventy nine seats, out of 238 wherever the trends were clear.
Bihar, within the north-west of the country, is one in all India’s largest states, with a population of a hundred million, and is additionally on of the poorest.