Bihar election plan decoded: Know NDA's 'caste card' to defang Lalu-Nitish grand alliance

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New Delhi, Sept 23: Political parties are all set to take opponents in crucial Bihar Assembly election which is now less than a month away. It looks like Modi-led BJP doesn't want to leave any single stone unturned in trumping Nitish-led grand alliance(JDU, RJD and Congress).

Read more: Bihar Assembly Polls 2015: Full Coverage

Apparently, the Saffron brigade with its allies are trying all possible permutations-combinations to defeat grand alliance which is considered as champion of the caste based politics.

Bihar polls: NDA's 'caste card' revealed

Keeping in mind the fact that Nitish-Lalu party has good strength in backward class voters, BJP has fielded candidates from all section of the society.

Though, BJP keeps on harping about development issue, It has fielded good number of candidates from backward class including Yadav this time. Know how NDA has planed to decimate Lalu-Nitish alliance in coming poll.

Some facts

NDA has already announced 211 candidates out of 243, representing 17 different castes.

Bihar has 4.1 crore young voters(18-21 yr old). It is being believed that they hardly care about partisan politics.

For around 4 per cent young first time voters, only development matters the most.

Caste maze of NDA

Out of 153, 65 forward class candidates have been fielded by the BJP

  • Rajputs-30 
  • Bhumihar-18
  • Brahmin-14
  • Kayastha-3
  • 22 Yadav and 19

Backward class representation by BJP

  • 22 Yadav and 19 Vaishya
  • Koiry 6
  • Kurmi 3
  • OBC 14
  • SC 21
  • ST 1

Muslims candidates

  • BJP has fielded 2 candidates

LJP candidates

  • Paswan 5
  • Bhumihar 4
  • Rajput 4
  • Brahmin 2
  • Koiry 2
  • Yadav 1
  • Mallah 1
  • Muslims2

20 candidates by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi

  • Dalit 5
  • Muslims 5
  • Bhumihar 4
  • Rajput 1
  • Yadav 2
  • Koiry 2
  • Kurmi 1
  • Vaisya 1

17 candidates by Upendra Kuswaha led Rashtriya Lok Samata Party

  • Koiry 7
  • Kurmi 1
  • Bhumihar 2
  • Rajput 1
  • Brahmin 1
  • Yadav 1
  • Vaisya 1
  • Muslims 1
  • Dalit 2

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