Potential Spoilers in Bihar Elections

Vote Katwas in Bihar Elections


With the Election Commission announcing the 5 phase schedule for Bihar elections we are set for a defining contest perhaps the most important one ahead of the 2017 Uttar Pradesh elections.

The contest is bipolar between BJP led alliance on one hand (which has Paswan, Kushwaha and Manjhi in its fold) and grand Janata alliance (which has Nitish, Lalu and Congress). Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Mulayam’s Samajwadi Party (SP) have left the grand Janata alliance unhappy with the seats they were allotted.

For the first time in many years Bihar does not face multi-cornered contest as most of the bigwigs have joined one or the other alliance. However, there are many small parties which can spoil the game plan of these two alliances namely Communist Party of India, Communist Party Marxist, CPI (ML), NCP, SP and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party. These parties have pockets of influence in the state…

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