RJD Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Early trends suggest RJD losing in Bihar

RJD Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Early trends suggest RJD losing in Bihar
RJD leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap during an election campaign rally for the Lok Sabha polls, at Patna, Sunday, May 12,2019.Photo)(
Early trends suggest that RJD may only get 2 votes while BJP and JDU may get 16 seats each.

BiharLeads 40/40

As per the Times Now-VMR Exit Poll predictions for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the RJD-Congress alliance might win about 10 seats in the state among the total 40.

Lalu Yadav’s RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal) faced the 2019 elections as part of the Grand Alliance consisting of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), Congress (INR), Vikashil Insan Party (VIP), and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) of Jitan Ram Manjhi. Their main opponent is the NDA alliance consisting of the BJP, JD (U) and LJP.

In the 2014 general elections for the Lok Sabha, the RJD-Congress-NC alliance secured only 6 seats out of 40. The BJP-led NDA scored 31 out of 40 Lok Sabha seats leaving Lalu’s RJD with 4 seats, the JD (U) with 2 seats and NCP with just 1 seat.

The Lok Sabha 2019 election will be a crucial phase in the history of Bihar politics and especially for the RJD since Lalu Prasad Yadav is now promoting his son Tejaswi Yadav. Lalu Yadav is now to wait and see for the result if the generational shift he has attempted this time will work with the voters or not.

Lalu’s family witnessed some rebellions during 2019 Lok Sabha elections within his own family. Lalu’s elder son Tej Pratap seems to have conveyed his displeasure with the selection of candidates by his younger brother Tejaswi Yadav.

In the Pataliputra constituency, Lalu Prasad’s eldest daughter Misa Bharati is contesting. She has been pitted against the BJP candidate Ram Kripal Yadav. Just before the elections 2014 for the Lok Sabha, Ram Kripal shifted loyalties and decided to face the elections on a BJP ticket. Ultimately he defeated Misa Bharati who fought for the RJD. Pataliputra constituency is now waiting to see if the results will suggest a close contest this time also.