Its vote share at 23.03 per cent was also the highest for any single party in the elections.
managed to win only 19 of the 70 it had contested. The Left parties, though, sprang a surprise winning 16 out of the 29 seats the CPI(ML), the CPI and the CPI(M) had contested.
The performance of CPI(ML), the most radical among the mainstream Left groups, stood out as it won 12 of the 19 seats it contested. The CPI and the CPI(M) won two seats each.
Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM clinched five seats while its alliance partner in Bihar, Mayawati's BSP, bagged one.
Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party, which pulled out of the NDA
and contested nearly 150 seats, managed to win just one.The winners also included an Independent.