Monday, October 18, 2021

Bihar Legislative Assembly Elections, 2020

In the situation of the pandemic, the state of Bihar is all set to cast its vote and select the members of the Legislative Assembly for the Indian State of Bihar. The elections will be held in three phases for 243 seats, the first set will be for 71 seats on the 28th October 2020, the second set is for 94 seats on the 3rd November, and the third set for the 78 seats will be on the 7th November 2020. The results will be announced on the 10th of November 2020.


Parties and Alliance

National Democratic Alliance (NDA)- The present ruling political group of the state is NDA headed by Nitish Kumar along with Janata Dal (United) and the Bhartiya Janata Dal in the legislative assembly. The previous election has witnessed the alliance led by the Bhartiya Janata Party with smaller allies namely LokJanashaktiParty,theRashtriyaLokSamta Party, and the Hindustani AwamMorcha, and the Janata Dal had contested as Mahagathbandhan.

Mahagathbandhan- the Mahagatbandhan of Bihar is the main opposition political coalition comprising of the United Progressive Alliance members of Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Indian National Congress with the left-wing parties. The previous elections were won by them but soon the government fell as the Janata Dal withdrew its support and joined hands with National Democratic Alliance.

Rashtriya Janata Dal head TejaswiYadav is the heir of RJD chief Lalu Yadav and the chief ministerial face of the party and is gaining the grounds. He is giving a tough fight to already established Nitish Kumar. BJP is reiterating their support to Nitish Kumar as the face of NDA and the inclusion of the allies, the ground workers are not interested in campaigning for a non-BJP candidate and this could be hampering the results to come in favor of Nitish Kumar.

Last but not least there will be much political disturbance happening during the elections but the magic number to win the elections is 123.

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