CEC Sunil Arora also said he is confident that the EC will be able to hold the next set of assembly polls on time and the internal exercise for those is already underway.
The LJP, which had two seats in the outgoing assembly, won only one seat while the BJP emerged victorious in 74.
Senior Congress leader Tariq Anwar said the Bihar poll results were definitely below the party's expectations.
On polling day, the workers would place two yellow-coloured dustbins per polling station for disposal of used masks, gloves and sanitiser bottles.
In the recently concluded Assembly polls, the BJP had won 74 seats, JD-U 43, while eight seats were won by two other NDA constituents.
Within the BJP, the LJP’s source of strength is seen in its past to share power at the Centre in the absence of which it could face fragmentation.
With wafer-thin loss in many seats, opposition party claims irregularities in the counting of polled postal ballots.
Chaupal is one of the 15 members of a trust set up on the directions of the Supreme Court to construct a Ram temple at Ayodhya.
To ensure social distancing norms put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the commission had increased the number of polling stations from nearly 65,000 in the 2015 assembly polls to 1.06 lakh.
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Chandra said though postal ballot facility was extended, any person wanting to cast vote at the polling station was free to do so.
The maximum turnout of 51.12 per cent till 3 pm has been recorded in Supaul district, and the minimum in Darbhanga.
The maximum turnout of 40.15 per cent till 1 pm has been recorded in the Muzaffarpur district, and the minimum in Darbhanga.
CPI MP Binoy Viswam, in a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on November 2, had highlighted a potential violation of the model code by the prime minister.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was a matter of pride that the focus in Bihar polls has been on development.
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If there is certain unhappiness among them with the opposition alliance, there also seems to be a realisation that it remains their best bet.