SP, BSP, AIMIM fail to make an impact in Bihar

New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, NCP and the AIMIM, which contested the Bihar assembly polls, have failed to make an impact with their voteshares getting restricted to 2 per cent or below.

Percentage-wise, around 2.5 per cent voters hit the ‘none of the above’ button which is placed as the last option on the electronic voting machine.

According to data available with the Election Commission, BSP, which contested all the 243 seats, managed a total of 7.5 lakh votes or two per cent of the total votes polled.

BSP had decided to go it alone in Bihar unlike arch rival Samajwadi Party which first became a part of the ‘grand alliance’ but later joined hands with NCP to form a ‘third front’ which too could not last long.

Samajwadi Party had contested 85 seats in Bihar and could manage 3.80 lakh votes. Percentage-wise, its share was one per cent.

The NCP, which walked out of the ‘grand alliance’ over seat allocation, had contested 40 seats. Percentage-wise, its voteshare was 0.5 per cent or 148843 votes.

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), which contested in six seats mainly in the Muslim-dominated Seemanchal region, managed 80,248 votes or 0.2 per cent of the total votes polled.

The final percentage and the total number of votes might be different as the Election Commission is yet to give out final results.