By TCN Staff
The results of the Bihar election are here. After several rounds of late-night counting, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) – comprising of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal United (JDU) and other small parties, has the required majority to form the government by winning 125 seats, while the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) led by Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) Tejaswi Yadav got 110 seats.
The Grand Alliance is a coalition of political parties which was formed ahead of the elections and comprises of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Indian National Congress (INC), and Left parties including Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] , Communist Party of India (CPI) and Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)(Liberation) [CPI(ML)(L)].
The Grand Alliance had fielded 33 Muslim candidates. TwoCircles.net looks at how these Muslim candidates fared in the electoral battlefield. We also look at the performance of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIN) from the 20 constituencies they fought from.
The Grand Alliance backed RJD candidate Israil Mansuri got 64,220 votes, defeating the Independent candidate Ajit Kumar by 10,454 votes. NDA stood at third place.
- Simri Bakhtiyarpur
The Grand Alliance supported RJD candidate Chaudhary Yusuf Meher won with 75,202 votes. Yusuf defeated Mukesh Sahni of the NDA backed Vikassheel Insaan Party by around 1900 votes.
The senior RJD leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui was the Grand Alliance candidate here and he lost to BJP candidate. Abdul Bari got 71,053 votes while BJP’s Murari Mohan Jha got 76,320 votes.
The Grand Alliance candidate Fayyaz Ahmed lost to BJP candidate Hari Bhushan Thakur by 10,469 votes. The Grand Alliance got 75,829 votes here.
Mohammad Kamran, a candidate of the Grand Alliance, won by 32,776 votes. He defeated the JDU candidate. Kamran obtained 79,019 votes.
The Grand Alliance backed candidate Mohammad Nehaluddin won by 9,219 votes. Nehaluddin got 62,886 votes while Independent candidate Pramod Kumar Singh, on the other hand, got 53,667 votes.
The Grand Alliance backed RJD candidate Javed Ansari was defeated by the BJP candidate Ram Narayan Mandal by 17,093 votes. Javed Ansari received 52,317 votes.
Syed Abu Dojana of the Grand Alliance lost by 9242 votes. Abu Dojana received 57,863 votes while JDU’s Dilip got 67,105 votes.
The RJD candidate Shamim Ahmed defeated JDU candidate Shyam Bihari Prasad by 27,377 votes. Shamim Ahmed received 84,970 votes.
The Grand Alliance candidate Reyazul Haque Raju was defeated by BJP candidate Rampravesh Rai by 14,493 votes. Raju received 66,933 votes.
The current MLA and Grand Alliance candidate Faisal Rahman was defeated by BJP candidate Pawan Kumar Jaiswal by 10,114 votes. Faisal Rahman got 89,678 votes.
The Grand Alliance candidate Haji Abdus Subhan was defeated by AIMIM candidate Ruknuddin Ahmed. Haji Abdus Subhan received 37,628 votes.
The Grand Alliance candidate Akhtarul Islam Shaheen won by nearly 4,000 votes. Akhtarul Islam Shaheen got 68,299 votes while JDU’s Ashwamedha Devi got 63,711 votes.
The Grand Alliance candidate Sarfaraz Alam lost by 7543 votes to his brother and AIMIM candidate Shahnawaz Alam. Sarfaraz Alam received 51,980 votes.
- Gaura Bauram
The Grand Alliance backed candidate Mohammad Afzal Khan was defeated by NDA-backed Vikassheel Insaan Party candidate Swarn Singh by 7519 votes. Afzal Khan received 51,970 votes.
The Grand Alliance backed candidate Shahid Alam finished third with 26,134 votes. AIMIM candidate Izhar Asfi won.
The Grand Alliance backed RJD candidate Saud Alam defeated Independent candidate Gopal Aggarwal by 23,509 votes. Saud Alam got 79,354 votes. JDU candidate Naushad Alam remains at number three.
The RJD candidate Ali Ashraf Siddiqui defeated JDU candidate Laxmikant Mandal by 7,481 votes. Ali Ashraf got 78,416 votes.
The Congress candidate Minnat Rahmani was defeated by JDU candidate Bijendra Prasad Yadav by 28,296 votes. The Grand Alliance backed Congress candidate Minnat Rahmani received 57,625 votes.
The Grand Alliance backed Congress Candidate Maskoor Ahmed Usmani lost to BJP’s Jibesh Kumar by 21,926 votes. Maskoor Ahmed Usmani received 65,395 votes.
The Grand Alliance backed Congress candidate Asif Ghafoor was defeated by BJP candidate Subhash Singh by 41,136 votes. Asif Ghafoor received 36,201 votes.
The two-time MLA from Bahadurganj and Grand Alliance candidate Tausif Alam was defeated by AIMIM candidate Anjar Naeem by 55,654 votes. Tausif Alam received 29,818 votes.
The Congress candidate from Grand Alliance Izharul Hussain from Kishanganj won by a mere 1221 votes. He defeated BJP candidate Sweety Singh. Izharul Hussain received 60,599 votes.
The Grand Alliance candidate and four-time MLA Abdul Jalil Mastan finished third with 31,475 votes. Bihar AIMIM president Akhtarul Iman defeated JDU candidate Saba Zafar by 52,296 votes.
The Congress candidate from the Grand Alliance, Abidur Rahman defeated JDU candidate Shagufta Azeem by 47,828 votes. Abidur Rahman got 1,02,855 votes.
The Congress candidate Shakeel Ahmed Khan defeated Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) candidate Chandrabhushan Thakur by 31,919 votes. Shakeel Ahmed received 70,517 votes. NDA’s JDU candidate Suraj Prakash stood third with 31,581 votes.
The Grand Alliance backed Congress candidate Zakir Hussain was defeated by BJP candidate Vidyasagar Kesari by nearly 19,000 votes. Zakir Hussain received 82,381 votes.
The Grand Alliance backed Congress candidate Tauqir Alam lost to BJP candidate Nisha Singh by 3,266 votes. Tauqeer Alam received 76,326 votes.
The Congress candidate Afaque Alam won by 17,081 votes against Lok Janshakti Party candidate Pradeep Kumar Das. Afaque Alam got 77,110 votes.
The Left candidate Quyamuddin Ansari was defeated by BJP candidate Amarendra Pratap Singh by 3,105 votes. Quyamuddin Ansari got 67,250 votes.
Aftab Alam, the Left candidate of the Grand Alliance, lost to BJP’s Ram Surat Kumar by 48,008 votes. Aftab Alam received 42,359 votes.
The Left candidate and sitting MLA Mahbub Alam emerged victorious over NDA-backed Vikassheel Insaan Party candidate Varun Kumar Jha by 53,078 votes. Mahbub Alam received 1,03,746 votes.
The Congress candidate Mohammad Kamran was defeated by BJP candidate Narayan Prasad by 26,106 votes. Congress candidate Kamran received 52,437 votes.
Asadudin Owaisi led All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) has surprised everyone with its performance in the elections, emerging victorious in five seats out of the 20 seats it contested. We look at its performance in all seats.
- Sherghati – No possible effect on the results.
RJD – 50548 votes (37.23%)
JDU – 33707 votes (24.82%)
AIMIM – 14022 votes (10.33%)
- Phulwari – No possible effect on the results.
CPIML – 51570 votes (45.32%)
JDU – 40379 votes (35.49%)
AIMIM – 2645 votes (2.32%)
- Sahebpur Kamal – No possible effect on the results.
RJD – 64270 votes (41.45%)
JDU – 50424 votes (32.36%)
AIMIM – 7889 votes (5.07%)
- Sahebganj – No possible effect on the results.
VIP – 81036 votes (44.27%)
RJD – 65643 votes (35.86%)
AIMIM – 4048 votes (2.21%)
- Bahadurganj – No possible effect on the results.
AIMIM – 47235 votes (46.45%)
VIP – 30735 votes (30.23%)
INC – 13185 votes (12.97%)
- Araria – No possible effect on the results.
INC – 91856 votes (54.53%)
JDU – 50349 votes (29.89%)
AIMIM – 7670 votes (4.55%)
- Amour – No possible effect on the results.
AIMIM – 71016 votes (55.48%)
JDU – 30292 votes (23.67%)
INC – 14802 votes (11.56%)
- Chhatapur – No possible effect on the results.
BJP – 77322 votes (45.15%)
RJD – 63766 votes (37.23%)
AIMIM – 1801 votes (1.05%)
- Baisi – No possible effect on the results.
AIMIM – 67370 votes (38.14%)
BJP – 51793 votes (29.32%)
RJD – 37628 votes (21.3%)
- Jokihat – No possible effect on results but elections witnessed a triangular fight.
AIMIM – 59523 votes (34.22%)
RJD – 51980 votes (29.98%)
BJP – 48892 votes (28.1%)
- Kasba – No possible effects on results, but the 2% vote cut made it a bit difficult for INC which is now in a narrow margin.
INC – 41468 votes (36.35%)
LJP – 38782 votes (33.99%)
AIMIM – 2552 votes (2.24%)
- Kochadhaman – No possible effects on results.
AIMIM – 69525 votes (51.06%)
JDU – 38211 votes (28.06%)
RJD – 18688 votes (13.72%)
- Kishanganj – No possible effects on results, but elections witnessed a triangular fight.
INC – 45515 votes (36.36%)
BJP – 33628 votes (26.86%)
AIMIM – 33193 votes (26.52%)
- Manihari – No possible effects on the results.
INC – 82253 votes (45.81%)
JDU – 61574 votes (34.11%)
AIMIM – 2458 votes (1.37%)
- Narpatganj – No possible effects on the results.
BJP – 77962 votes (49.1%)
RJD – 56359 votes (35.49%)
AIMIM – 4900 votes (3.09%)
- Sikta – The constituency witnessed a strong fight, but the fight was against CPIML instead of INC. JDU fielded a Muslim candidate and BJP supported an independent candidate.
CPIML – 44788 votes (28.5%)
INDEPENDENT (BJP backed?) – 43506 votes (27.69%)
JDU (Muslim candidate) – 33298 votes (21.19%)
AIMIM – 7805 votes (4.97%)
- Pranpur – No possible effects on the results and not a single loss of vote.
BJP – 71206 votes (41.01%)
INC – 65626 votes (37.8%)
AIMIM – 438 votes (0.25%)
- Raniganj – Possible chance of effecting the result on paper. But the biggest catch is Raniganj has only around 5% Muslim population and AIMIM candidate was a non-Muslim, Roshan Devi.
JDU – 81874 votes (44.12%)
INC – 79479 votes (42.88%)
AIMIM – 2411 votes (1.3%)
- Barari – Possible chance of effecting the results, but AIMIM candidate was non-Muslim and multiple Muslim candidates got around 9000 votes.
JDU – 81320 votes (44.71%)
RJD – 70473 votes (39%)
AIMIM – 6564 votes (3.61%)
- Thakurganj – No possible effects on the results, but JDU fielded a Muslim candidate and BJP backed an independent candidate.
RJD – 60613 votes (43.12%)
INDEPENDENT – 37802 votes (26.89%)
AIMIM – 18045 votes (12.84%)
– With the inputs from Aquil Hussain