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Bihar Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections and Results 2015

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List of Bihar Assembly Constituencies

A.C. No.Assembly Constituency NameA.C. No.Assembly Constituency Name
1Valmiki Nagar123Hajipur
2Ramnagar124Lalganj
3Narkatiaganj125Vaishali
4Bagaha126Mahua
5Lauriya127Raja Pakar
6Nautan128Raghopur
7Chanpatia129Manhar
8Bettiah130Patepur
9Sikta131Kalyanpur
10Raxaul132Warisnagar
11Sugauli133Samastipur
12Narkatia134Ujiarpur
13Harsidhi135Morwa
14Govindganj136Sarairanjan
15Kesariya137Mohiuddinnagar
16Kalyanpur Sc138Bibhutpur
17Pipra139Rosera
18Madhuban140Hasanpur
19Motihari141Cheria Bariarpur
20Chiraia142Bachwara
21Dhaka143Teghra
22Sheohar144Matihani
23Riga145Sahebpur Kamal
24Bathnaha146Begusarai
25Parihar147Bakhri
26Sursand148Alauli
27Bajpatti149Khagaria
28Sitamarhi150Beldaur
29Runisaidpur151Parbatta
30Belsand152Bihpur
31Harlakhi153Gopalpur
32Benipatti154Pirpainti
33Khajauli155Kahalgaon
34Babubarhi156Bhagalpur
35Bisfi157Sultanganj
36Madhubani158Nathnagar
37Rajnagar159Amarpur
38Jhanjharpur160Dhuraiya
39Phulparas161Banka
40Laukaha162Katoria
41Nirmali163Belhar
42Pipra Supaul164Tarapur
43Supaul165Munger
44Tribeniganj166Jamalpur
45Chhatapur167Surajgarha
46Narpatganj168Lakhisarai
47Raniganj169Sheikhpura
48Forbesganj170Barbigha
49Araria171Asthawan
50Jokihat172Biharsharif
51Sikti173Rajgir
52Bahadurganj174Islampur
53Thakurganj175Hilsa
54Kishanganj176Nalanda
55Kochadhaman177Harnaut
56Amour178Mokama
57Baisi179Barh
58Kasba180Bakhtiarpur
59Banmankhi181Digha
60Rupauli182Bankipur
61Dhamdaha183Kumhrarh
62Purnia184Patna Sahib
63Katihar185Fatwa
64Kadwa186Danapur
65Balrampur187Maner
66Pranpur188Phulwari
67Manihari189Masaurhi
68Barari190Paliganj
69Korha191Bikram
70Alamnagar192Sandesh
71Bihariganj193Barhara
72Singheshwar194Arrah
73Madhepura195Agiaon
74Sonbarsa196Tarari
75Saharsa197Jagdishpur
76Simri Bakhtiarpur198Shahpur
77Mahishi199Barhampur
78Kusheshwarasthan200Buxar
79Gora Bauram201Dumraon
80Benipur202Rajpur
81Alinagar203Ramgarh
82Darbhanga Rural204Mohania
83Darbhanga205Bhabua
84Hayaghat206Chainpur
85Bahadurpur207Chenari
86Keoti208Sasaram
87Jale209Kargahar
88Gaighat210Dinara
89Aurai211Nokha
90Minapur212Dehri
91Bochaha213Karakat
92Sakra214Arwal
93Kurhani215Kurtha
94Muzaffarpur216Jahanabad
95Kanti217Ghosi
96Baruraj218Makhdumpur
97Paroo219Goh
98Sahebganj220Obra
99Baikunthpur221Nabinagar
100Barauli222Kutumba
101Gopalganj223Aurangabad
102Kuchaikote224Rafiganj
103Bhore225Gurua
104Hathua226Sherghati
105Siwan227Imamganj
106Ziradei228Barachatti
107Darauli229Bodh Gaya
108Raghunathpur230Gaya Town
109Daraundha231Tikari
110Barharia232Belaganj
111Goriyakothi233Atri
112Maharajganj234Wazirganj
113Ekma235Rajauli
114Manjhi236Hisua
115Baniapur237Nawada
116Taraiya238Gobindpur
117Marhaura239Warsaliganj
118Chapra240Sikandra
119Garkha241Jamui
120Amnour242Jhajha
121Parsa243Chakai
122Sonepur 


About Bihar Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Constituencies

Originally consisting of 152 members, the Legislative Assembly of Bihar came into being in 1937. The first-ever general elections in the state were held in 1952 in conformity to the provisions of the Constitution of India. The state was divided into 331 assembly constituencies, for which 330 members were directly elected while the one was nominated. The number of constituencies was reduced to 318 in the second general elections of Bihar in 1957. The number of members in the assembly was again raised from 318 to 325 in 1977. However, it again came down to 243 in 2000, when the Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000 was enacted by the Parliament of India and the state of Jharkhand was created.

243 Constituencies
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203
General
38
Scheduled Caste
2
Scheduled Tribes

Bihar Assembly Elections 2015

The next assembly elections in the state of Bihar are due to be held in late 2015 as the five-year term of the present legislative assembly is going to end on 29th November this year. Though the Election Commission of India has hinted that the legislative assembly elections in Bihar may take place in September or October, it has not yet announced any official dates for the elections. The ruling party JD (U) is ready to take on its political rivals once again; however, its prime rival party Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) led by former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has joined hands with it to fight the BJP juggernaut. Six parties including major players like JD (U), RJD and Samajwadi Party have collectively formed a new entity known as ‘Janata Parivar’. The BJP, on the other hand, has teamed up with state parties like Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) led by Ram Vilas Paswan, Hindustani Awami Morcha and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party to defeat the Janata Parivar.

The JD (U) has already started campaigning in the state despite the fact that the elections schedule has not yet been declared. The Election Commission of India is expected to announce the dates for the elections soon.

Map showing Bihar Assembly Constituencies

Bihar Assembly Constituency



Assembly Election Results of Bihar

The tables below represent the assembly election results for the state of Bihar until now, starting from the most recent year - 2014.

2014 Assembly By-election Results

PartySeats
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)4
Congress (INC)1
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) +
Janata Dal (United) JD (U)
5
Others0
Total10
PartySeats
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)91
Communist Party of India (CPI)1
Indian National Congress (INC)4
Janata Dal (United), JD(U)115
Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP)3
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)22
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)1
Independent (IND)6
Total243
PartySeats
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)55
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)4
Communist Party of India (CPI)3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)1
Indian National Congress (INC)9
Nationalist Congress Party (Ncp)1
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Lenninist) (Liberation), CPI(Ml)(L)5
Janata Dal (United), JD(U)88
Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP)10
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)54
Samajwadi Party (SP)2
Akhil Jan Vikas Dal (AJVD)1
Independent (IND)10
Total243
PartySeats
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)37
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)2
Communist Party of India (CPI)3
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)1
Indian National Congress (INC)10
Nationalist Congress Party (Ncp)3
Janata Dal (United), JD(U)55
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)75
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Lenninist) (Liberation), CPI(Ml)(L)7
Samajwadi Party (SP)4
Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP)29
Independent (IND)17
Total243
PartySeats
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)67
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)5
Communist Party of India (CPI)5
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)2
Indian National Congress (INC)23
Janata Dal (United), JD(U)21
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Lenninist) (Liberation), CPI(Ml)(L)6
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)12
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)124
Samata Party (SAP)34
United Goans Democratic Party (UGDP)2
Kosal Party (KSP)2
Marxist Co-Ordination (MCOR)1
Independent (IND)20
Total324
PartySeats
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)41
Communist Party of India (CPI)26
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)6
Indian National Congress (INC)29
Janata Dal (Jd)167
Samata Party (SAP)7
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)2
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)10
Jharkhand People'S Party (Jpp)2
Samajwadi Party (SP)2
Bhartiya Pragatisheel Party (Bpp)1
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Lenninist)(Liberation), CPI(Ml)(L)6
Champaran Vikas Party (CVP)1
Jharkhand Party (JKP)1
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (Mardi), JMM(M)3
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha(Soren), JMM(S)6
Marxist Co-Ordination (MCOR)2
Independent (IND)12
Total324

PartySeats
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)39
Communist Party of India (CPI)23
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)6
Indian National Congress (INC)71
Janata Dal (JD)122
Janata Party (JP), JNP(JP)3
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)19
Indian Peoples Front (IPF)7
Jharkhand (Jkd)1
Marxist Co-Ordination (MCOR)2
Socialist Party (Lohia), SPP(L)1
Independent (IND)30
Total324
PartySeats
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)16
Communist Party of India (CPI)12
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)1
Indian Congress (Socialist) (ICS)1
Indian National Congress (INC)196
Janta Party (JNP)13
Lok Dal (LKD)46
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)9
Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUC)1
Independent (IND)29
Total324
PartySeats
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)21
Communist Party of India (CPI)23
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)6
Indian National Congress (I) INC(I)169
Indian National Congress (U), INC(U)14
Janata Party (JP) JNP(JP)13
Janata Party (Secular) - Ch. Charan Singh, JNP(SC)42
Janata Party (Secular) Raj Narain, JNP(SR)1
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)11
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Suc)1
Independent (IND)23
Total324
PartySeats
Communist Party of India (CPI)21
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)4
Indian National Congress (INC)57
Janata Party (JNP)214
Jharkhand (JKD)2
All India Jharkhand Party (JKP)1
Shoshit Samaj Dal (Akhil Bhartiya) (SSD)1
Independent (IND)24
Total324
PartySeats
Bharatiya Jan Sangh (BJS)25
Communist Party of India (CPI)35
Indian National Congress (INC)167
Indian National Congress (Organisation) (NCO)30
Samyukta Socialist Party/Socialist Party (SOP)33
Swatantra (SWA)1
Progressive Hull Jharkhand Party (Shibu Group) (HJS)1
Hindustani Shoshit Dal (HSD)3
Jharkhand (Jkd)1
All India Jharkhand Party (JKP)3
Bihar Prant Hul Jharkhand (PHJ)2
Independent (IND)17
Total318
PartySeats
Bharatiya Jan Sangh (BJS)34
Communist Party of India (CPI)25
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)3
Indian National Congress (INC)118
Praja Socialist Party (PSP)18
Sanghata Socialist Party (SSP)52
Swatantra (SWA)3
Forwar Bloc (FBL)1
Janata Party (JNP)14
Bharatiya Kranti Dal (BKD)6
Lok Tantrik Congress (LTC)9
Bihar Prant Hul Jharkhand (PHJ)5
Shoshit Dal (SHD)6
Independent (IND)24
Total318
PartySeats
Bharatiya Jan Sangh (BJS)26
Communist Party of India (CPI)24
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)4
Indian National Congress (INC)128
Praja Socialist Party (PSP)18
Republic Party of India (RPI)1
Sanghata Socialist Party (SSP)68
Swatantra (SWA)3
Jan Kranti Dal (JKD)13
Independent (IND)33
Total318
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Last Updated on August 10, 2015


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