Profile of the 17th Bihar Legislative Assembly

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Profile of the 17th Bihar Legislative Assembly

The results of the elections to the 17th Bihar Legislative Assembly were declared today.  There are 243 assembly seats in the state.  In this context, we analyse data on the profile of the incoming Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and compare it with the previous Assembly.

 NDA has the majority with 125 seats; RJD is again the single largest party with 75 seats

Political Party

2020

2015

Rashtriya Janata Dal

75

80

Bharatiya Janata Party

74

53

Janata Dal (United)

43

71

Indian National Congress

19

27

Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)

12

3

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen

5

0

Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular)

4

1

Political Party

2020

2015

Vikassheel Insaan Party

4

0

Communist Party of India

2

0

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

2

0

Independent

1

4

Lok Jan Shakti Party

1

2

Bahujan Samaj Party

1

0

Rashtriya Lok Samata Party

0

2

Number of young MLAs reduces; women’s representation remains similar

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62% of the MLAs have at least a bachelors degree

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Sources: Election Commission of India (results.eci.gov.in); Bihar Assembly Website (vidhansabha.bih.nic.in/Knowyourmla.html); Candidate Affidavits uploaded on ECI; PRS.

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