Patna:- The party lost MLC seat in its stronghold Gopalganj in a setback for Lalu Yadav’s RJD. In the Bihar Legislate Council Polls held for 24 seats, the ruling NDA in Bihar came on the top. The NDA won 13 (BJP 7, JDU 5 and RLJP 1) while the RJD could only manage 6 seats of the 24 MLC seats.
One seat was won by Congress which contested polls solo while one independent backed by it also secured victory. Four independents also managed to secure a victory while NDA’s constituent RLJP led by Pashupati Paras won one seat.
Via ballot paper, the voting in 24 local authority constituencies was held on April 4 and nearly 1.32 lakh voters decided the fate of 185 candidates across 534 polling booths, one each for every administrative block.
In this year’s poll as well caste played an important role where caste has always played an important role in elections in Bihar and in Bihar MLC elections, candidates belonging to the Bhumihar and Rajput castes won the maximum seats. Six candidates from the Rajput caste won out of the 24 seats.
Belonging to the Bhumihar caste winning candidates were Kartikeya Kumar (RJD) from Patna, Rajeev Kumar (BJP) from Gopalganj, Rajiv Kumar (Congress) from Begusarai. In Aurangabad, Rohtas, Bhagalpur, East Champaran, Saharsa and Muzaffarpur Rajput castes candidates won from these areas.
In Vaishali, Nawada, Nalanda, Madhubani and Gaya candidates belonging to Yadav community won and the candidates belonging to the Vaishya community won in six districts while it was observed that not a single Muslim or Dalit candidate won any of the 24 seats.
Published By : Ankit Singh
Edited By : Khushi Thakur