Indian general election, 2009 (Bihar)

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Indian general election in Bihar, 2009
2004 ←
April–May 2009

40 seats
  First party Second party
Leader Nitish Kumar (JD(U)) Lalu Prasad Yadav
Seats won 32 4

The Indian general election, 2009 in Bihar were held for 40 seats with the state going to polls in the first four phases of the general elections. The major contenders in the state were the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Indian National Congress and the Fourth Front. NDA consisted of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (United) whereas the fourth front was constituted of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP).

The results indicated the complete reversal of the last election, where the NDA won this state in a landslide securing 32 out of 40 seats. The victory is mostly credited to the work of Nitish Kumar and JD(U), and this is the only state where the NDA has had the most success since, they were defeated by Congress and allies, in all the other states, leading to their heavy losses for the NDA in the election.

After disagreement with the UPA on seat sharing, Lalu Prasad Yadav of the Rashtriya Janata Dal joined hands with Lok Janshakti Party and Ram Vilas Paswan, and joined the Fourth Front, with Samajwadi Party. This move proved to be disastrous, since LJP couldn't win a single seat, and RJD were reduced to 4 seats in the Lok Sabha. After the election Laloo Prasad Yadav, admitted that it was a mistake to leave the UPA, and gave unconditional support to Manmohan Singh and the newly formed UPA government.

Voting and results[edit]

Source: Election Commission of India[1]

Results by Alliance[edit]

JD(U) 20


12 RJD 4 INC 2
TOTAL (2009) 32 TOTAL (2009) 4 TOTAL (2009) 4
TOTAL (2004) TOTAL (2004) TOTAL (2004)

List of Elected MPs[edit]

Constituency Winning Candidate Winning Party
Araria Pradeep Kumar Singh Bharatiya Janata Party
Arrah Meena Singh JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Aurangabad Sushil Kumar Singh JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Banka Digvijay Singh (Putul Kumari – 2010 mid-term poll) No flag.svg Independent
Begusarai Dr. Monazir Hassan JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Bhagalpur Syed Shahnawaz Hussain Bharatiya Janata Party
Buxar Jagada Nand Singh RJD Flag.svg Rashtriya Janata Dal
Darbhanga Kirti Azad Bharatiya Janata Party
Gaya Hari Manjhi Bharatiya Janata Party
Gopalganj Purnmasi Ram JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Hajipur Ram Sundar Das JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Jahanabad Jagdish Sharma JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Jamui Bhudeo Choudhary JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Jhanjharpur Mangani Lal Mandal JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Karakat Mahabali Singh JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Katihar Nikhil Kumar Choudhary Bharatiya Janata Party
Khagaria Dinesh Chandra Yadav JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Kishanganj Mohammad Asrarul Haque Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg Indian National Congress
Madhepura Sharad Yadav JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Madhubani Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav Bharatiya Janata Party
Maharajganj Prabhu Nath Singh RJD Flag.svg Rashtriya Janata Dal
Munger Rajiv Ranjan Singh Alias Lalan Singh JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Muzaffarpur Captain Jai Narayan Prasad Nishad JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Nalanda Kaushalendra Kumar JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Nawada Bhola Singh Bharatiya Janata Party
Paschim Champaran Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal Bharatiya Janata Party
Pataliputra Ranjan Prasad Yadav JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Patna Sahib Shatrughan Sinha Bharatiya Janata Party
Purnia Uday Singh Alias Pappu Singh Bharatiya Janata Party
Purvi Champaran Radha Mohan Singh Bharatiya Janata Party
Samastipur Maheshwar Hazari JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Saran Lalu Prasad RJD Flag.svg Rashtriya Janata Dal
Sasaram Meira Kumar Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg Indian National Congress
Sheohar Rama Devi (politician) Bharatiya Janata Party
Sitamarhi Arjun Roy JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Siwan Om Prakash Yadav No flag.svg Independent
Supaul Vishwa Mohan Kumar JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Ujiarpur Aswamedh Devi JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)
Vaishali Raghuvansh Prasad Singh RJD Flag.svg Rashtriya Janata Dal
Valmiki Nagar Baidyanath Prasad Mahto JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG Janata Dal (United)


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