Published On: Fri, Oct 16th, 2015

Crucial Second Phase Bihar Election For Jitan Ram Manjhi Completed Peacefully

The second phase of Assembly Elections completed today in Bihar with tight contest between the Modi-led and Nisih Kumar-led alliances.

The polls were held for 32 seats in six districts – Kaimur, Rohtas, Aurangabad, Gaya, Jehanabad and Arwal. In 2010 Assembly Election JD(U) grabbed 18 seats and BJP won at 9 seats. Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD managed just two seats with LJP 1 and others 2.

Crucial Second Phase Bihar Election For Jitan Ram Manjhi Completed Peacefully

In the 2014 Lok Sabha election (general election) BJP won 3 seats and RLSP grabbed two seats from region.

The tightest fight in the region was Jitan Ram Manjhi vs Speaker UN Choudhary in Imamganj.

The total number of voters in 32 legislations is 85.96 lakh – 45.75 lakh men and 40.20 lakh women (47%).

JD(U) contested in 13 seats, RJD in 13 too and Congress in 6 seats under the umbrella of Grand Alliance. Similarly the BJP fought in 16 seats, RLSP in six, HAM in 7 and LJP in 3 seats under the NDA umbrella.

The second phase was crucial for the BJP as it fought in sixteen seats. It was also crucial for Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM and Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP. Both the allies of BJP fought in seven and six seats respectively.

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