Rashtriya Janata Dal (80) won the maximum number of seats in 2015, followed by JDU (69), BJP (54) and Congress (25). Although the RJD-JDU seats had come in more, the BJP was ahead in the vote share. In the year 2015, the BJP got 24.4 percent of the votes, while in 2010 the vote share of the BJP was only 16.5 percent. However, between 2010 and 2015, the BJP’s vote share increased by about 8 per cent, but fell by 38 seats. In such a situation, let’s have a look at the last 3 election results in Bihar. Which party got how many seats, how much was the vote share and how many parties had entered the election fray…
So this is the current situation of Bihar
As per the current situation in Bihar, out of total 243 seats, 122 seats are required for majority. In such a situation, NDA has a total of 130 seats, in which 69 of JDU, 54 of BJP, 2 of LJP, 1 of HAM and 4 independents. On the other hand, the Grand Alliance has a total of 109 seats, in which 80 of RJD, 25 of Congress, 3 of CPI-ML and 1 independent. Owaisi’s party also has one seat, while 3 seats are vacant.
How was the government formed in 2015?
In the year 2015, Nitish Kumar’s party JDU, along with RJD, entered the Bihar Assembly under the Grand Alliance. In this, RJD got 80, JDU got 71, Congress got 27 seats. In this, the vote share of JDU was reduced by about 5 percent as compared to 2010. Whereas, the vote share of BJP, which contested separately from JDU, increased to about 8 percent.
What do the 2010 figures say?
In 2010, the highest number of seats (115) and vote share (22.6 percent) were obtained, followed by BJP (91) in terms of seats. At the same time, despite getting only 22 seats, the vote share of RJD was 18.8 percent.
Elections were held twice in 2005
Elections were held twice in the year 2005, as no party had an absolute majority. Lok Janshakti Party could have proved to be a game changer, but it refused to form government with any party. In such a situation, elections were held again in October 2005, when JDU won 88 seats and BJP 55 seats and easily formed the government.
158 parties have contested elections
In the year 2015, 6 national parties were in the fray for the Bihar Legislative Assembly, while 4 state level parties, 9 other state parties besides 137 unrecognized parties also participated in the electoral riots. At the same time, 2 independent candidates also tried their luck in this Mahasamar. At the same time, the voting percentage is also increasing continuously in the last 3 elections. Where there was 45.85 percent voting in 2005, it increased to 56.66 percent in 2015.