Lok Sabha Elections / Will the history of 2019 be repeated in Bihar? BJP again got Nitish's support

Vikrant Shekhawat : Apr 07, 2024, 12:40 PM
Lok Sabha Elections: Nitish Kumar was in NDA during the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. In that election, NDA had won 39 seats in Bihar which had 40 seats. Even though Nitish Kumar had later separated from the NDA and joined the Grand Alliance, but just before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, he has left the Grand Alliance and joined hands with the NDA. At the same time, NDA has largely created the same situation this time as it was in 2019. In such a situation, the question is inevitable whether this time also NDA is going to repeat the history of big victory in Bihar.

Well, the answer to this will be known only after the counting of votes on June 4. This time Lok Sabha elections are to be held in Bihar in all seven phases. It will start from April 19 and the last phase of voting will take place on June 1. The atmosphere is ready for this in entire Bihar. Election activities have started gaining momentum. However, candidates are still yet to be announced by many parties. But the way alliance is being formed between different parties, the situation has also become clear to a great extent.

BJP is fighting on 17 seats

At present, under the NDA alliance, BJP is on 17 seats, Nitish Kumar led JDU is on 16 seats, Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party is on 5 seats, Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM and Upendra Kushwaha's party Rashtriya Lok Morcha are on one seat each. Are contesting elections together. On the other hand, Lalu Yadav's RJD is contesting 23 seats on behalf of the Grand Alliance. Similarly, Congress is contesting on 9, CPIML on 3, CPIM on 1, Mukesh Sahni's VIP on 3 and CPI on 1 seat.

AIMIM is also contesting elections on 11 seats

In the Bihar Lok Sabha elections, BSP is contesting on some seats and Owaisi's party AIMIM is also contesting on 11 seats. Let us tell you that all these constituent parties of the Grand Alliance were together in the 2019 elections also. Despite this, out of total 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, 39 seats went to NDA's account. By winning the only remaining seat, the Congress Party had opened the account of the Grand Alliance. In 2019, BJP was successful in winning 17 seats by getting 23.58 percent votes.

Last time RJD was limited to 15 percent votes

Nitish Kumar's JDU also got 16 seats with 21.81 percent votes. NDA's ally Lok Janshakti Party was also successful in winning 6 seats by securing about 8 percent votes. On the other hand, Lalu Yadav's RJD got the maximum 15.36 percent votes in the Grand Alliance, but did not get even a single seat. At the same time, the Congress Party, which got only 7.7 percent votes, got one seat. In this election, the Grand Alliance had fielded its candidates on a total of 39 seats.