Knowledge | How previous polls guided the seat sharing technique between BJP and JD(U) in Bihar elections


The BJP received greater than 45% of the city votes it contested within the 2015 Meeting election, at the least 7% factors larger than its contested vote share in all different areas. Then again, in 2015, JD(U) received solely 37.7% of the city votes it contested

Within the Bihar Meeting elections, the NDA has chosen to discipline candidates from the BJP in additional than 80% of the city seats. In distinction, in rural areas, the JD(U) has the higher hand. The BJP’s sturdy present within the city seats within the current polls, the place the JD(U) is comparatively weaker, might have influenced such a seat-sharing pact. In distinction, each the RJD and the Congress have maintained related vote shares throughout the rural-urban divide within the current polls. And so, for the 2020 polls, the RJD’s and the Congress’ candidates are equally unfold amongst all of the areas.

NDA’s rural-urban divide

The BJP received greater than 45% of the city votes it contested within the 2015 Meeting election, at the least 7% factors larger than its contested vote share in all different areas. Then again, in 2015, JD(U) received solely 37.7% of the city votes it contested. Notably, after becoming a member of the NDA for the 2019 LS elections, the JD(U)’s city efficiency dramatically improved. The desk lists contested vote share (a celebration’s votes divided by whole votes polled in seats contested by the social gathering).

NDA’s vote share in 2015 and 2019

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No clear divide

There isn’t a important rural-urban skew for the Grand alliance events within the ‘grand alliance.’ In 2015, when the alliance received [JD(U) was part of it in 2015], help was drawn equally from all of the areas. Once they misplaced in 2019, help was withdrawn equally from all areas. The desk lists contested vote shares throughout rural-urban areas.

Grand alliance’s vote share in 2015 and 2019


 

Seat-sharing

The agricultural-urban divide within the NDA’s seat-sharing deal is clear. The BJP is contesting in 81% of the city seats and the JD(U) in 14.3%. In distinction, the selection of seats within the ‘grand alliance’ reveals no clear divide. The tables listing the % of seats contested out of the whole city/rural seats.


 

^The agricultural-urban seats had been segregated primarily based on night time lights knowledge from the SHRUG database which is used as a proxy for electrification or financial exercise, which in flip differentiates a rural space from an city space. The information for the 2019 elections is calculated primarily based on leads secured within the Meeting segments.

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