Bihar Legislative Assembly election, October 2005

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Bihar legislative assembly election Oct 2005
India
Feb 2005 ←
→ 2010

243 Legislative Assembly seats
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Laluprasadyadav.jpg
Leader Nitish Kumar --- Laloo Prasad Yadav
Party JD(U) BJP RJD
Alliance NDA NDA
Leader since 2005 --- 1997
Last election 55 37 75
Seats after 88 55 54
Seat change +33 +18 -21

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Ram Vilas Paswan --
Party LJP INC
Leader since 2000[citation needed] --
Last election 29 10
Seats after 10 9
Seat change -19 -1

Bihar close-up.PNG

District map of Bihar

CM before election

President's rule

Elected CM

Nitish Kumar
JD(U)

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

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.

Schedule[edit]

Bihar Assembly elections were held in four phases in October 2005. A total of 2135 candidates contested from the 243 constituencies in the Bihar Assembly elections of October 2005. Out of 2135 candidates in 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
# Patna^
# Kaimur
# Rohtas
# Buxar
# Aurangabad
# Gaya
# Arwal
# Jehanabad
# Nawada
# Jamui
# Banka
# Bhagalpur
# Munger
# Lakhisara
# Sheikhpur
# Begusarai
# Khagaria
# Katihar
# Purnea
# Vaishali
# Muzaffarpur
# Samastipur
# West Champaran
# East Champaran
# Sitamarhi
# Sheohar
# Darbhanga
# Madhubani
# Supaul
# Saharsa
# Madhepura
# Araria
# Kishanganj
# Patna
# Nalanda
# Saran
# Siwan
# Gopalganj
Total No. of Assembly Constituencies 61 69 72 41
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^ 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 Results[edit]

Party Party Flag Seats Contested Seats Won Seats Change Efficiency Vote Share
Janata Dal (United) JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG 139 88 (+)33 63.30% 20.46
Bharatiya Janata Party 102 55 (+) 18 53.92% 15.65
Rashtriya Janata Dal RJD Flag.svg 175 54 (-)21 30.81% 23.45
Lok Janshakti Party No flag.svg 203 10 (-) 19 4.92% 11.10
Indian National Congress Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg 51 9 (-) 1 17.64% 6.09%
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation South Asian Communist Banner.svg 85 5 (-) 2 5.88% 2.37%
Bahujan Samaj Party 212 4 (-) 2 4.17%
Communist Party of India SUCI flag.svg 35 3 0 2.09%
Samajwadi Party 158 2 (-) 2 2.52%
Nationalist Congress Party NCP-flag.svg 8 1 (-) 2 0.79%
Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI-M-flag.svg 10 1 (-) 1 0.68%
Akhil Jan Vikas Dal No flag.svg 12 1 (+) 1 0.21%
Independent No flag.svg 766 10 (-) 7 8.77%

Detailed Result[edit]

Bihar Assembly Election, 2005

Bihar Assembly elections were held in four phases in October 2005. A total of 2135 candidates contested from the 243 constituencies in the Bihar Assembly elections of October 2005. Out of 2135 candidates in 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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