One of the Lok Sabha constituencies where the BJP is expected to win is Patna Sahib constituency in Bihar, where the party along with allies is leading in 38 out of the 40 seats, according to current leads.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to register a sweeping victory and come to power for a second term. As of 12:50 am, the NDA secured big leads in at least 287 seats of the 542 parliamentary seats.
In Patna Sabib Lok Sabha constituency, BJP minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was ahead of Congress candidate Shatrughan Sinha, according to recent trends.
It will be a huge loss for the sitting MP Shatrughan Sinha, who switched over from the BJP earlier this year.
The Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat, formed in 2008 after the delimitation process, had voted Sinha to power in the 2014 elections when he fought the elections on a BJP ticket.
However, the relation between the former actor and the BJP had been souring over the years, apparent from Sinha’s freqent attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other party members.
After joining the Congress, he continued his attack on the BJP and PM Modi, calling the party a “two-man army”. Sinha also has been critical of the BJP’s economic policies, especially demonetisation.
However, it seems that a saffron surge has once again echoed across most Indian states as trends indicate a landslide victory for NDA.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Patna Sahib recorded an estimated voter turnout of 43.10 per cent. The counting of votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday at 8 am to decide the fate of over 8,000 candidates.