2010 elections in India
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politics and government of
Legislative Assembly elections
The tenure of the Legislative Assembly of Bihar expired on 26 November. The Election Commission of India (ECI) decided on the dates of the polls.
The Janata Dal (United) was the largest party in the assembly after the 2005 election, and co-ruled with the Bharatiya Janata Party as part of the National Democratic Alliance. The incumbent chief minister was Nitish Kumar.
|Rank||Party||Seats contested||Seats won||Seat change||Vote share
|1||Janata Dal (United)||141||115||+ 27||22.61|
|2||Bhartiya Janata Party||102||91||+ 36||16.46|
|3||Rastriya Janata Dal||168||22||- 32||18.84|
|5||Indian National Congress||243||4||- 5||8.38|
|6||Lok Janshakti Party||75||3||- 7||6.75|
|7||Communist Party of India||56||1||- 2||1.69|
|7||Jharkhand Mukti Morcha||41||1||+ 1|