Bihar Election 2020 Latest Updates : The voting for the 2nd phase of Bihar election will take on 3rd November 2020. A total of 93 seats are on stake in this phase of polling.
In first phase voting for 71 seats have already concluded. Bihar election is to be conducted in 3 phases with last phase to be held on 7th Noveber. The result will be declare on 10th of November.
As per ADR Report, 34% candidates in 2nd phase face criminal cases.
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Bihar Election 2020 Latest Updates : First Phase Districtwise Predicted winner
As Bihar votes date, psephologist Shashi Shankar Singh gives edge to RJD in First Phase of Bihar Election.
In first phase of Bihar Election voting for 71 Assembly seats from 16 discticts are taking place.
In Bhagalpur district two Assembly constituencies are going in for poll, Kahalgoan and Sultanganj.
Congress Candidate Shubannad Mukesh, Son of Veteran congress leader, Sadanand Singh is winning Kahalgoan seat while JDU has edge in Sultanganj.
Elections in all seats of Banka, Munger, Jamui, Lakhisarai, and Sheikhpura District taking place in first phase of elections:
Seatwise predicted winner in Banka District :
1- Amarpur- JDU has edge in Amarpur in traingular contest. 2- Dhauraiya (SC)- RJD has edge in this seat. 3- Banka- very close contest in Banka. RJD can win this seat.
4- Katoria- BJP has edge 5- Belhar- RJD is winning this Yadav dominated seat.
Seatwise Predicted Winner in Munger, Jamui, Lakhisarai, and Sheikhpura District
1- Munger- BJP is winning this seat. 2- Jamalpur- JDU minister, Shailesh Kumar is winning in spite of strong anti- incumbency factor. 3- Tarapur- JDU has edge
4- Jamui- Tossup 5- Sikandra- Congress is winning 6- Jhajha- Very close fight between RJD vs JDU. 7- Chakai- RJD has edge 8- Suryagarha- RJD is winning this seat
9- Lakahisarai- BJP winning. 10- Sheikhpura- JDU is winning 11- Barbigha AC- Very close contest between INC and JDU.
Rural Assembly Constituencies of Patna district and all seats of Arwal and Jehanabad district goes for poll in First Phase
Seatwise Predicted Winner in Rural Assembly Constituencies of Patna district and all seats of Arwal and Jehanabad district
1- Mokama- JDU is winning . 2- Barh- BJP is winning 3- Masaurhi (SC)- RJD has edge in close contest with JDU.
4- Paliganj- CPIML is wining . 5- Bimkram- Congress is winning 6- Arwal- CPIML has edge in close contest with BJP. 7- Kurtha- RJD has edge in Kurtha.
8- Jahanabad- RJD is winning 9- Ghosi- JDU candidate, Rahul Sharma is winning this seat. 10- Makhadumapur (SC)- Very close contest between RJD and HAM.
Voting in all twenty two ACs of four district- Bhojpur, Buxar, kaimur and Rohtas of Sahabad Region takes place in First Phase
Seatwise Predicted Winner in twenty two ACs of four district- Bhojpur, Buxar, kaimur and Rohtas of Sahabad Region
1- Sandesh- RJD is winning . 2- Barhara- BJP candidate and ex. RJD minister, Raghvendra Pratap is winning this seat. 3- Arrah- BJP is winning 4- Agiaon (SC)- CPIML has edge in close fight with JDU.
5- Tarari- CPIML has edge in close fight with IND candidate, Sunil Pandey. 6- Jagdishpur- RJD has edge. 7- Shahpur- Tossup 8- Brahampur- RJD has edge
9- Buxar- Tossup 10- Dumraon- Contest between CPIML and JDU in Dumaron. 11- Rajpur (SC)- Tossup 12- Ramgarh- RJD is winning 13- Mohania (SC)- Very close contest between RJD and BJP.
14- Bhabua- RJD has edge 15- Chainpur- Very close contest between BJP and BSP 16- Chenari (SC)- Very close contest between JDU and INC.
17- Sasaram- RJD has edge 19- Dinara- BJP has edge 20- Nokha- RJD is winning this seat.21- Dehri- BJP candidate has edge 22- Karakat- CPIML candidate has edge.
All ACs of Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada district of Magadh Region of Bihar go in for polls in First Phase
Seatwise Predicted Winner in all assembly constituencies of Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada district
1- Goh- RJD has edge over BJP in very close fight. 2- Obra- RJD is winning this seat. 3- Nabinagar- Very close contest between RJD and JDU 4- Kutumba (SC)- Congress has edge
5- Aurangabad- BJP is winning this seat. 6- Rafiganj- RJD has edge 7- Gurua- BJP is winning this seat. 8- Sherghati- JDU has edge
9-Imamganj (SC)- Ex. CM, Jitan Ram Manjhi is on sticky wicket. 10-Barachatti (SC)- Very close contest between RJD and HAM.
11-Bodh Gaya (SC)- Very close contest between RJD and BJP. 12-Gaya Town- BJP is winning 13- Tikari- HAM is winning 14- Belaganj- RJD is winning in Belaganj.
15- Atri- RJD has edge 16- Wazirganj- Very close contest between INC and BJP.
17- Rajauli (SC)- Very close contest between RJD and BJP. 18- Hisua- Close contest between INC and BJP
19- Nawada- . Independent candidate, Shravan Kumar has edge over JDU and RJD 20- Gobindpur- Md. Kamran is giving tough contest to JDU candidate, Purnima Yadav.
Latest Bihar Elections 2020 Live Updates
PM Modi today spoke about Bihari pride and brave Bihari soldiers in Galwan and Pulwama. Tejashwi Yadav today attacked the NDA accusing the alliance of bringing up issues like religion and caste instead of speaking about development.
A new Times Now CVoter survey has found that 20% of voters are yet to decide whom to vote.
BJP releases manifesto for Bihar. Promises free COVID-19 vaccine for entire Bihar population once created.
Amit Shah is confident of winning Bihar because of the caste equations
Bihar may be poor but a 153 crorepati candidates are contesting in this election
There is no escape from Bahubali netas in Bihar elections, read this from India Today.
Read our latest analysis on Exit Polls in BiharNoted Analyst Shashi Kumar Singh's tweet yesterday seemed to suggest NDA heading for defeat in Bihar
In the meanwhile Tejashwi Yadav accused Nitish Kumar of being unfair with Chirag Paswan and also that LJP and BJP were in alliance in Bihar. In the meanwhile Chirag Paswan claimed that LJP will win more seats than JD(U)
The Latest Crowdwisdom360 analysis of Google Searches shows RJD surging. If the formula remains the same as 2019 Lok Sabha election, both alliances could end up with almost equal vote share.
BJP had strongly attacked LJP and Chirag Paswan over the last 2 days because Nitish apparently warned BJP that their alliance could be impacted. Chirag Paswan once again attacked Nitish Kumar for trying to create misunderstanding between LJP and BJP
The BJP attacked the Congress for fielding ' Jinnah Supporter' Maskoor Usmani.
The RJD Mahagathbandhan has released its manifesto - Waiver of Farm Loans, 10 lakhs new jobs, Same Pay for Same Work, Labour Distress Centre, Scrap New Farm Laws etc
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Released its second list, many of its candidates are ex-BJP leaders
Chirag Paswan claimed that he was still a Modi Loyalist and he was only upset with Nitish Kumar
The RJD alliance (Mahagatbandhan) has released the name of all 243 candidates across the state.
The Election Commission has said that Analysts, Tarot readers, astrologers are not allowed to predict the results of an election during voting period. There is a ban on exit polls and opinion polls during this period
Union Minister Amit Shah was silent when Chirag Paswan informed him about this plan to go solo in the forthcoming election
Loktantrik Janata Dal Chief Sharad Yadav's Daughter and former MP Kali Yadav joined Congress.
Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan says that his father Late Ram Vilas Paswan motivated him and his party to contest upcoming Bihar election alone.
Rahul Gandhi to campaign in all three phases of Bihar election.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address 12 rallies in upcoming Bihar election between October 23 to November 3.
In first phase of Bihar election, 153 Crorepatis in fray.
Bihar Election 2020 Dates
The Bihar Election 2020 is scheduled to take place from 28th October. The election will be held in three phases. Of 243 Assembly seats of Bihar, in first phase 71 seats will go into polls. First phase will be held on 28th October.
In Second phase, which will be held on 3rd November, 94 seats will be go in for polls while in 3rd phase or last phase 78 seats will go in for polls. The last phase of Bihar election will take place on 7th November. The counting of votes and result declaration will be done on 10th November 2020.
Bihar Election 2020 Dates : Highlights
Bihar Election 2020 Alliances and Candidates
Bihar Election 2020 is a direct fight between two alliance. National Democratic Alliance led by JDU in Bihar and Mahagathbandhan led by RJD in Bihar.
The two big partners of NDA in Bihar, JDU and BJP will be contesting on almost equal number of seats. JDU will be contesting on 122 Assembly seats while BJP would be contesting on 121 seats in upcoming Bihar election.
Smaller allies of NDA like HAM and VIP will be contesting on JDU and BJP quota. From JDU's quota, 7 seats will be contested by Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM while from BJP's quota, Mukesh Sahani's Vikassheel Insaan Party will be contesting on 11 seats.
In Mahagathbandhan, RJD grabbed a large share of seats. They will be contesting on 144 seats, Congress on 70 seats and Left Party will be contesting on 29 Assembly seats.
Chirag Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party split up from NDA in Bihar and his party will be contesting on 135 seats in upcoming Bihar election.
LJP's Phasewise Seats Contesting
Phase 1 : 41 Phase 2 : 53 Phase 3 : 41
LJP is contesting against JDU on113 (all except Sikta, Sursand), against VIP on 10 seats (all except Bahadurganj) on HAM on 6 seats (all except Makhdumpur) and agianst BJP on 6 seats (Raghopur, Lalganj, Bhagalpur, Rosera, Narkatiaganj, Govindganj).
Bihar Election 2020 : Head to Head Contest
BJP vs RJD 61 seats BJP vs Cong 37 seats
BJP vs CPIML 8 seats BJP vs CPI 3 seats
BJP vs CPM 1 seat JDU vs RJD 71 seats
JDU vs Cong 28 seats JDU vs CPIML 10 seats
JDU vs CPI 3 seats JDU vs CPM 3 seats
VIP vs RJD 9 seats VIP vs Cong 1 seat
VIP vs CPIML 1 seat HAM vs INC 4 seats
HAM vs RJD 3 seats
Bihar Election 2020 : What Happened in the 2015 Assembly Election?
In 2015, BJP fought in the name of Prime minister Modi on the other hand grand alliance fought under the leadership of Nitish Kumar and his 'good' governance. In the absence of a strong opposition face and a solid caste alliance, the grand alliance of Congress, RJD and JDU won a thumping majority in the 2015 elections by capturing 178 seats out of 243.
After the win of 2015, things didn’t go smoothly for the “Sushasan Babu” due to continues allegations of corruption against his government and charges on Lalu Yadav’s fodder scam. In 2017 charges of corruption were leveled against his Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav.
CM Nitish Kumar broke from the grand alliance rejoined National Democratic Alliance. In 2019, NDA performed well in Bihar in Lok Sabha elections in 2019 by wining 39 seats out of 40. However, the state politics was not favourable to the NDA and Nitish.
Bihar Election 2020 : Opinion Polls
As per the latest Opinion poll published by Crowdwisdom360 covering 83 seats of 10 Districts namely, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda, Gaya, Patna, Samastipur, Banka, Araria, Paschim Champaran and Madhubani, NDA is ahead in 38 Assembly seats while RJD+ is ahead in 48 seats.
In 2015, NDA won 50 of the 83 Assembly seats from above mentioned 10 Districts while RJD+ won 33 seats.
Times Now CVoter recently released an opinion poll. Here are the seat predictions BJP -86 JD(U) - 70 HAM -4 NDA - 160
RJD - 56 Congress -15 Left - 5 RJD+ - 76
As per Times Now CVoter opinion poll, NDA is predicted to win about 48% of the votes while RJD+ is predicted to win 36% of the votes.
As per Opinion Poll released by ABP News- C Voters, NDA is expected to win 151 seats, RJD+ is expected to win 74 seats and Others are expected to win 18 seats in upcoming Bihar election.
Bihar Election 2020 Phase wise Seats Going in for Polls
Bihar Elections 2020: Phase 1
List of the Assembly Constituencies going to polls in Phase-1:
Kahalgaon, Sultanganj, Amarpur , Dhoraiya (SC), Banka, Katoria (ST), Belhar, Tarapur, Munger, Jamalpur, Suryagarha, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpur, Barbigha, Mokama, Barh, Masaurhi (SC), Paliganj, Bikram, Sandesh, Barhara, Arrah, Agiaon (SC).
Tarari, Jagdishpur, Shahpur, Brahampur, Buxar, Dumraon, Rajpur (SC), Ramgarh, Mohania (SC), Bhabua, Chainpur, Chenari (SC), Sasaram, Kargahar, Dinara, Nokha, Dehri, Karakat, Arwal, Kurtha, Jehanabad, Ghosi, Makhdumpur (SC), Goh, Obra, Nabinagar, Kutumba (SC), Aurangabad, Rafiganj.
Gurua, Sherghati, Imamganj (SC), Barachatti (SC), Bodh Gaya (SC), Gaya Town, Tikari, Belaganj, Atri, Wazirganj, Rajauli (SC), Hisua, Nawada, Gobindpur, Warisaliganj, Sikandra (SC), Jamui, Jhajha, Chakai.
Bihar Election 2020 Alliances and Candidates : Phase I
In Phase I of Bihar election, total 71 seats will be going in for polls. Of 71 seats, BJP will be contesting on 29 seats, JDU will be contesting on 35 seats, HAM will be contesting on 6 seats and VIP on 1 seat.
RJD will be contesting on 42 seats in Phase I, Congress will be contesting on 21 seats and CPI(ML) will be contesting on 8 seats.
Bihar Assembly Election 2020 Alliances and Candidates : Result of Phase I in 2015
In 2015 Bihar Assembly election of the seats going in for voting in Phase I of Bihar Assembly election, RJD won 27 seats, JDU won 18 seats, BJP won 13 seats, Congress 1 seat, HAM 1 seat, RLSP 1 seat, CPIML 1 seat and Independent won 1 seat.
Bihar Elections 2020 : Phase 2
List of the Assembly Constituencies going to polls in Phase -2
Nautan, Chanpatia, Bettiah, Harsidhi (SC), Govindganj, Kesaria, Kalyanpur, Pipra, Madhuban, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Runnisaidpur, Belsand, Madhubani, Rajnagar (SC), Jhanjharpur, Phulparas, Kusheshwar, Asthan (SC), Gaura, Bauram, Benipur, Alinagar.
Darbhanga Rural, Minapur, Kanti, Baruraj, Paroo, Sahebganj, Baikunthpur, Barauli, Gopalganj, Kuchaikote, Bhore (SC), Hathua, Siwan, Ziradei, Darauli, (SC), Raghunathpur, Daraunda, Barharia, Goriakothi, Maharajganj, Ekma, Manjhi, Baniapur, Taraiya, Marhaura, Chapra, Garkha(SC), Amnour, Parsa, Sonepur, Hajipur, Lalganj, Vaishali, Raja Pakar (SC).
Raghopur, Mahnar, Ujiarpur, Mohiuddinnagar, Bibhutipur, Rosera (SC), Hasanpur, Cheria-Bariarpur, Bachhwara, Teghra, Matihani, Sahebpur, Kamal, Begusarai, Bakhri (SC), Alauli (SC), Khagaria, Beldaur, Parbatta, Bihpur, Gopalpur, Pirpainti (SC), Bhagalpur.
Nathnagar, Asthawan, Biharsharif, Rajgir (SC) Islampur, Hilsa, Nalanda, Harnaut, Bakhtiarpur, Digha, Bankipur, Kumhrar, Patna Sahib, Fatuha, Danapur, Maner, Phulwari (SC).
Bihar Elections 2020: Phase 3
List of the Assembly Constituencies going to polls in Phase -3
Valmiki Nagar, Ramnagar (SC), Narkatiaganj, Bagaha, Lauriya, Sikta, Raxaul, Sugauli, Narkatia, Motihari, Chiraia, Dhaka, Riga, Bathnaha (SC), Parihar, Sursand, Bajpatti, Harlakhi, Benipatti, Khajauli, Babubarhi, Bisfi, Laukaha, Nirmali, Pipra.
Supaul, Triveniganj (SC), Chhatapur, Narpatganj, Raniganj (SC), Forbesganj, Araria, Jokihat, Sikti, Bahadurganj, Thakurganj, Kishanganj, Kochadhaman, Amour, Baisi, Kasba, Banmankhi (SC), Rupauli, Dhamdaha, Purnia, Katihar, Kadwa, Balrampur, Pranpur, Manihari (ST).
Barari, Korha (SC), Alamnagar, Bihariganj, Singheshwar (SC), Madhepura, Sonbarsa (SC), Saharsa, Simri, Bakhtiarpur, Mahishi, Darbhanga, Hayaghat, Bahadurpur, Keoti, Jale, Gaighat, Aurai, Bochahan (SC), Sakra (SC), Kurhani, Muzaffarpur, Mahua, Patepur (SC) Kalyanpur (SC) Warisnagar, Samastipur, Morwa, Sarairanjan.