The result extends their unbeaten run to five games but they have lost crucial points in their bid to close the gap to top four with games running out.
Hyderabad FC might be in a much better form, compared to Bengaluru, but coach Manuel Marquez wants his players to be at their best on both sides of the floor.
It was a game of two halves; if the first half was a cagey affair, the second 45 was action-packed with goals.
Despite the draw, Mumbai have stretched their lead to six points at the top of the table with 30.
A win for NorthEast will help them go level on points with fourth-placed Hyderabad FC and it's an opportunity they cannot waste if they have any ambitions of qualifying for the play-offs.
While Bengaluru FC keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has been a bulwark at the back for both club and country, the recent struggles of the Blues team has opened up a window of opportunity for those in line
Both teams got their fair share of chances to score a late winning goal, but neither managed to find the back of the net.
A win will also strengthen their position at the top, stretching their lead to eight points.
The stalemate on Wednesday saw Hyderabad play out their third straight draw while Jamshedpur are now winless in four matches.
Goa suffered a setback when their defender Ivan Gonzalez got his marching orders for picking up a second yellow card in the 65th minute.
It was the deadliest attack on the city in three years when another suicide bomber targeted the same area.
Hussain and Sahni were handed over their certificates by Patna Divisional Commissioner Sanjay Agarwal, who had been designated as the returning officer for by-elections to the two seats.
Roy Krishna, their main attacking outlet, scored five goals in his first six matches but since then, he has scored just one in the last five.
A portrait of Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar in the picture gallery of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council has sparked a row.
The Odisha FC boss also explained how his side managed to turn things around after conceding the goal in the first half against Hyderabad FC.