Bihar Assembly Election 2020: 15% of the state’s vote bank is upper caste (Bhumihar, Rajput, Brahmin and Kayastha). The focus of the BJP and the Congress is on the upper classes, but for the first time, the RJD has tried to take risks. Gave to the aristocracy.
Bihar Assembly Election All political parties are engaged in scattering and gathering different sections of the society. Top opposition grand coalition Tejaswi Yadav With the exception of Father Lalu Yadav’s traditional theatrical vote bank Amar (Muslim Yadav), Nitish Kumar’s traditional theatrical vote bank ABC (ultimately backward race), trying to create a new social equation by touching the vote, Nitish RJD is trying to break my equation. He has also tried to break the BJP’s vote bank by keeping the political equation. Tejaswi’s attempt is to create a new vote bank alongside his daughter and do it in his court.
In this effort, the RJD, for the first time, has given tickets to the Ultimate Backward Classes (ABC) and upper caste candidates in a dozen of the 144 seats. In the last election, RJD has given tickets to only four and upper caste candidates to ABC. RJD has also given tickets to 30 women. In addition, the RJD has given 58 and 17 tickets to Yadav and Muslims, respectively, in two sections of its traditional vote bank.
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On the other hand, since the ABC and Mahadalit elections in 2005 and 2010, Nitish Kumar’s party has been the traditional vote bank for the JDU. The party has fielded 19 ABC, 15 Kushwaha and 12 Kurmi candidates this time. Nitish Kumar has also given election tickets to 17 Scheduled Castes. The JDU has tried to infiltrate my equation by giving tickets to 11 Muslims and 16 Yadavs.
The state has a vote bank of 26 per cent OBCs and 26 per cent ABCs. A large portion of OBCs are Yadavs, which is close to 14 per cent. Yadav is considered the RJD’s enduring vote bank. Besides, OBC has 6 percent Kushwaha and 4 percent Kurmi vote bank. Both have the influence of Nitish Kumar. However, Upendra Kushwaha has also claimed influence in the eight per cent Kushwaha community. Apart from these, 16 per cent of the vote bank belongs to Muslims. In the current political equation, RJD’s influence in this vote bank is visible, but the JDU is also trying to do it in its court. In the past, a large part of my equation supported Nitish.
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In Bihar, the share of the most backward class voters is around 226 per cent. These include Kamar, Kaharas, Swarnakar, Kumar, Tatwa, Chutar, Nauka, Malah, Dhanuk, Udyan, Nani etc. They were voting for different parties in the last elections but since 2005 most of them have been with Nitish. Now Stunning is trying to break it down. In the 2014 and 2019 elections, the party was leaning towards the BJP.
The Dalit vote share in the state is about 1 16 percent. About five per cent of them are Paswans, the rest are Mahadalit castes (Pasi, Rabidas, Dhobi, Chamar, Rajbangshi, Musahar, Gumbuj etc.), who have about 11 per cent vote bank. With the exception of Paswan, most of the Mahadalit castes have been leaning towards the JDU since 2010. Tejaswi is also trying to break it. Paswan’s inclination was towards the LJP from the very beginning.
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The 15 per cent vote bank in the state was centered on the upper castes (Bhumihar, Rajputs, Brahmins and Kayasthas) of the BJP and the Congress, but for the first time the RJDO has tried to enter and give a dozen tickets to upper caste candidates. The JDU has also given tickets to 10 Bhumihars, Raj Jan Rajputs and two Brahmins. On the other hand, the BJP is trying to get more tickets to vote for ABC and Yadav. In other words, all the parties are leaning towards each other’s traditional traditional vote bank. In such a situation, the party that is able to unite the voters will be equally victorious.