Decoding Bihar verdict as NDA gears up to form govt

The Bihar assembly election results appeared to belie predictions made by most exit polls which had given a clear edge to the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led Mahagathbandhan. NDA has won 125 seats in the 243-member Bihar assembly where 122 is the majority mark. BJP has won 74 seats while the senior NDA partner JDU has managed to bag 43 seats. RJD has emerged as the sin more