Bihar Assembly

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The Legislative Assembly of Bihar, also known as the Bihar Vidhan Sabha, is the lower house of the bicameral legislature of Bihar. It consists of 243 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at Patna, the capital of the state.

The term of the Legislative Assembly is five years. However, it may be dissolved earlier than that by the Governor on the request of the Chief Minister. The last legislative Assembly elections in Bihar were held in Nov 2020.

The Legislative Assembly of Bihar, also known as the Bihar Vidhan Sabha, is the lower house of the bicameral legislature of Bihar. It consists of 243 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at Patna, the capital of the state.

The term of the Legislative Assembly is five years. However, it may be dissolved earlier than that by the Governor on the request of the Chief Minister. The last legislative Assembly elections in Bihar were held in Nov 2020.

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Data on the Legislative Assembly of Bihar, also known as the Bihar Vidhan Sabha.
Bihar Assembly | India | 2010 - 2024 | Data, Charts and Analysis
Data and insights on past and present Bihar Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha), including party composition, and MLA's demographic and financial profile.
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01/01/2010 To 31/12/2024
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SEAT SHARE
Seat Share - Parties
Source: ECI
Seat Share - Alliance

The 17th Legislative Assembly of Bihar formed post the elections held in Oct/Nov 2020 consists of 243 MLAs. The NDA coalition comprising of BJP, JD(U), HAMS, VSIP won 125 seats collectively in the 2020 Assembly elections taking them comfortably past the majority mark of 124 seats to form the government. There were subsequent changes in the Lok Sabha with some MLAs switching party loyalties and bye-elections held due to the death of some MLAs.

  • BJP has the majority with 81 seats and together with its NDA allies accounts for 131 seats and leads the government.
  • RJD has the second-largest majority with 78 seats and sits in the opposition. The INDIA alliance, of which RJD is a part, has 111 MLAs
  • All other parties together account for just 1 seat

Key leaders in the Assembly:

  • Speaker: Nand Kishore Yadav (BJP)
  • Chief Minister: Nitish Kumar - JD(U)
  • Leader of the Opposition: Tejashwi Yadav (RJD)
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MLA PROFILE
Education
Source: ADR
  • The MLAs in the current Assembly are more qualified than those in the previous Assembly
  • 37% MLAs in the current Assembly have little to no education (grade 12 or below), in comparison to 42% in the previous Assembly.
  • 31% MLAs in the current Assembly are Graduates, in comparison to 26% in the previous Assembly.
  • 31% MLAs in the current Assembly are highly qualified (professionals and above) in comparison to 29% in the previous Assembly.
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Gender Mix
Source: ECI
  • Only 12% MLAs in the current Assembly are women
  • The percentage of women in the Bihar Legislative Assembly has declined from 14% in 2010 to 12% in 2020
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