After an early scare, the NDA is now ahead of the Mahagathbandhan and is looking to secure a majority in the Bihar assembly. The current trends suggest that the ruling coalition has crossed the halfway mark.

There is a neck-and-neck race between the Grand Alliance led by Tejashwi Yadav and Nitish Kumar-led National Democratic Alliance, while Lok Janshakti Party's (LJP's) Chirag Paswan is looking to take forward late father's Ram Vilas Paswan's legacy.

As we await who will lead the next government in Bihar, here's a look at how the key candidates in the poll fray are performing:

Candidate

Party

Constituency

Status

Tejashwi Yadav

RJD

Raghopur

Leading

Tej Pratap Yadav

RJD

Hasanpur

Trailing

Vijay Kumar Choudhary

JD(U)

Sarairanjan

Leading

Luv Sinha

INC

Bankipur

Trailing

Pappu Yadav

JAP-L

Madhepura

Trailing

Jitan Ram Manjhi

HAM-S

Imamganj

Trailing

Shreyasi Singh

BJP

Jamui

Leading

Pramod Kumar

BJP

Motihari

Trailing

Subhashini Sharad Yadav

INC

Bihariganj

Trailing

Nand Kishore Yadav

BJP

Patna Sahib

Trailing