The main chiefs of the Grand Alliance in Bihar have established their roots deep within the Bihar politics. Their ideology continues to dominate the mentality of the people. The recent statistics shows that Bihar lacks in most of the parameters set by the government as an indicator of development. Unfortunately the people allegedly were not aware about this and believed that what they have got in Bihar is sufficient for them to sustain in today’s competitive world. So they often ignore the fact that there is room for a lot of development in Bihar.
In 2016 the people of Bihar voted for Nitish Kumar, and not the grand alliance. It was just the fact that he was allied with them that the grand alliance in Bihar won. Had he been with BJP, they would have won elections. The irony was that Nitish’s own party got less number of seats than Lalu Yadav’s, who literally rode on the back of Nitish Kumar for the entire election campaign.
Ahead of 2019 Gerneral Elections, BJP lost bypolls to all three Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. The by-elections in Bihar were seen as referendum on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s decision last year to dump Lalu Yadav and the Congress and partner with BJP. With Lalu Yadav in jail now, his son Tejashwi Yadav fronted the RJD’s campaign in Bihar and these by-elections were also seen to test his leadership.
Out of total 243 seats in Bihar Legislative Assembly, BJP has 53, JD(U) has 70 LJP has 2, and RLSP has 2. Independents are 4. Opposition jointly makes 111 seats, where RJD 80, INC 27, CPI (M-L) L 3, HAM (Se) 1.vacant seat is 1.