New Delhi The Left parties are doing reasonably well in the Bihar Election Election elections trends and their candidates are leading in 18 seats. The three major Left parties – CPI (ML), CPI and CPI-M, which were part of the grand alliance with the RJD and Congress – contested a total of 29 seats. The CPI (Male) contested 19 seats, the CPI six and the CPI (M) four. Out of these three parties, only the CPI (Male) got three seats in the last assembly elections. In 2010, the CPI won only one seat.
According to the data available till 3 pm on the Election Commission website, CPI (Male) is ahead in 12 and CPI and CPI in three seats each. CPI (Male) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said, "Our gains are as expected and we are expecting three more seats. This was a different type of election. In a way it was a mass movement. We nominated youth, student leaders, leaders who are struggling for farmers. It seems to be successful.