October 2005 Bihar Legislative Assembly election

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Bihar Assembly elections were held twice in the year 2005. There was a fractured verdict in the February 2005 Assembly Election. Since no government could be formed in Bihar, fresh elections were held in October–November the same year.

Bihar legislative assembly election Oct 2005

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243 Legislative Assembly seats
Turnout45.85%
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  The Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar meeting with the Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia to finalize Annual Plan 2007-08 of the State, in New Delhi on February 14, 2007 (Nitish Kumar) (cropped).jpg The Leader of Opposition, Bihar, Shri Sushil Kumar Modi in New Delhi on January 08 (cropped2).jpg Rabri Devi presenting a cheque for Rs. 10 crore on behalf of the State Government to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh for the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, in New Delhi on January 04, 2005 (cropped).jpg
Leader Nitish Kumar Sushil Modi Rabri Devi
Party JD(U) BJP RJD
Alliance NDA NDA UPA
Leader since 2005 2005 1997
Last election 55 37 75
Seats after 88 55 54
Seat change Increase33 Increase18 Decrease21

Bihar close-up.PNG
District map of Bihar

CM before election

Rabri Devi
RJD

Elected CM

Nitish Kumar
JD(U)

The Janata Dal (United) emerged as the majority seat winner after the Oct- Nov 2005 election, and ruled along with the Bharatiya Janata Party (2nd Highest) as part of the National Democratic Alliance. The incumbent chief minister was Nitish Kumar.

One of the oldest political parties in India, The Indian national Congress surprisingly finished 4th and 5th in both the elections respectively.

ScheduleEdit

Bihar Assembly elections were held in four phases in October 2005. A total of 2135 candidates were contested from the 243 constituencies in the Bihar Assembly elections of October 2005. Out of 2135 candidates in the October 2005 elections, male and female candidates were 1999 (93%) and 136 (7%) respectively.

Pole Event and Place Phase-I Phase-II Phase-III Phase-IV
Counting of Votes 22 November 2005 22 November 2005 22 November 2005 22 November 2005
Issue of notification 23 September 2005 28 September 2005 19 October 2005 26 October 2005
Last Date for making nominations 30 September 2005 5 October 2005 26 October 2005 2 November 2005
Scrutiny of nominations 1 October 2005 6 October 2005 27 October 2005 3 November 2005
Last Date for withdrawal of candidature 3 October 2005 8 October 2005 29 October 2005 5 November 2005
District Name
  1. Patna^
  2. Kaimur
  3. Rohtas
  4. Buxar
  5. Aurangabad
  6. Gaya
  7. Arwal
  8. Jehanabad
  9. Nawada
  10. Jamui
  11. Banka
  1. Bhagalpur
  2. Munger
  3. Lakhisara
  4. Sheikhpur
  5. Begusarai
  6. Khagaria
  7. Katihar
  8. Purnea
  9. Vaishali
  10. Muzaffarpur
  11. Samastipur
  1. West Champaran
  2. East Champaran
  3. Sitamarhi
  4. Sheohar
  5. Darbhanga
  6. Madhubani
  7. Supaul
  8. Saharsa
  9. Madhepura
  10. Araria
  11. Kishanganj
  1. Patna
  2. Nalanda
  3. Saran
  4. Siwan
  5. Gopalganj
Total No. of Assembly Constituencies 61 69 72 41
Status Done Done Done Done
^ Masaurhi, Phulwari, Bikram, Paliganj.
Total No. of Assembly Constituencies 243
Assembly Constituencies reserved for Scheduled Castes 39
No. of Electors 5.27 crores
No. of Polling Booths Estimated 7,300 more Auxiliary Polling Stations will be added to 50,063 booths of last Assembly elections.
Source: India Election

Summary of resultsEdit

Party Party Flag Seats Contested Seats Won Seats Change Efficiency Vote Share
Janata Dal (United)   139 88 (+)33 63.30% 20.46
Bharatiya Janata Party 102 55 (+) 18 53.92% 15.65
Rashtriya Janata Dal   175 54 (-)21 30.81% 23.45
Lok Janshakti Party   203 10 (-) 19 4.92% 11.10
Indian National Congress 51 9 (-) 1 17.64% 6.09%
Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation   85 5 (-) 2 5.88% 2.37%
Bahujan Samaj Party 212 4 (-) 2 4.17%
Communist Party of India   35 3 0 2.09%
Samajwadi Party 158 2 (-) 2 2.52%
Nationalist Congress Party   8 1 (-) 2 0.79%
Communist Party of India (Marxist)   10 1 (-) 1 0.68%
Akhil Jan Vikas Dal   12 1 (+) 1 0.21%
Independent   766 10 (-) 7 8.77%

Detailed resultEdit

 
Bihar Assembly Election, 2005

Bihar Assembly elections were held in four phases in October 2005. A total of 2135 candidates were contested from the 243 constituencies in the Bihar Assembly elections of October 2005. Out of 2135 candidates in the October 2005 elections, male and female candidates were 1999 (93%) and 136 (7%) respectively.

The Janata Dal (United) was the largest party in the seat after the Oct- Nov 2005 election, and ruled along with the Bharatiya Janata Party as part of the National Democratic Alliance. The incumbent chief minister was Nitish Kumar.

Party No. of candidates No. of elected No. of votes %
Janata Dal (United) 139 88 4819759 20.46%
Bharatiya Janata Party 102 55 3686720 15.65%
Rashtriya Janata Dal 175 54 5525081 23.45%
Lok Jan Shakti Party 203 10 2615901 11.10%
Indian National Congress 51 9 1435449 6.09%
Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation 85 5 559326 2.37%
Bahujan Samaj Party 212 4 981464 4.17%
Communist Party of India 35 3 491689 2.09%
Samajwadi Party 158 2 594266 2.52%
Nationalist Congress Party 8 1 186936 0.79%
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 10 1 159906 0.68%
Akhil Jan Vikas Dal 7 1 49869 0.21%
Indian Justice Party 36 0 51004 0.22%
Shivsena 15 0 44562 0.19%
All India Forward Bloc 3 0 42749 0.18%
Samata Party 20 0 28374 0.12%
Kosi Vikas Party 1 0 27071 0.11%
Rashtriya Lok Dal 13 0 21998 0.09%
Jai Jawan Jai Kisan Mazdoor Congress 8 0 19045 0.08%
Ambedkar National Congress 8 0 14396 0.06%
Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party 2 0 11037 0.05%
Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) 8 0 12026 0.05%
Apna Dal 8 0 9179 0.04%
Gondvana Gantantra Party 7 0 8756 0.04%
Janata Dal (Secular) 6 0 7672 0.03%
Revolutionary Socialist Party 3 0 5920 0.03%
Rashtravadi Janata Party 3 0 7150 0.03%
Shoshit Samaj Dal 7 0 6421 0.03%
Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha 5 0 5135 0.02%
Akhil Bharatiya Jan Sangh 8 0 5790 0.02%
Bharatiya Ekta Dal 2 0 3815 0.02%
Buddhiviveki Vikas Party 3 0 4096 0.02%
Jharkhand Disom Party 2 0 4351 0.02%
Proutist Sarva Samaj Party 2 0 3938 0.02%
Rashtriya Samanta Dal 2 0 4056 0.02%
Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party 2 0 1337 0.01%
Muslim League Kerala State Committee 2 0 1848 0.01%
Akhil Bharatiya Ashok Sena 1 0 1450 0.01%
Akhil Bharatiya Desh Bhakt Morcha 2 0 2690 0.01%
Amra Bangalee 2 0 3104 0.01%
Awami Party 1 0 1833 0.01%
Jai Hind Party 1 0 1531 0.01%
Jawan Kisan Morcha 2 0 1864 0.01%
Jai Prakash Janata Dal 2 0 2710 0.01%
Krantikari Samyavadi Party 1 0 2721 0.01%
Lok Dal 2 0 2402 0.01%
Lok Sewa Dal 1 0 2557 0.01%
National Loktantrik Party 3 0 2632 0.01%
Rashtriya Kamjor Varg Party 1 0 1359 0.01%
Republican Party of India 1 0 2430 0.01%
Bajjikanchal Vikas Party 1 0 400 0.00%
Bharatiya Momin Front 1 0 445 0.00%
Bharat Mangalam Parishad 1 0 1069 0.00%
Janata Party 1 0 942 0.00%
Pragatisheel Manav Samaj Party 1 0 407 0.00%
Rashtriya Garib Dal 1 0 1167 0.00%
Republican Party of India (A) 1 0 1089 0.00%
Samajik Jantantrik Party 1 0 553 0.00%
Independent 746 10 2065744 8.77%
Total: 2135 243 23559191 100%

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