The Congress, which contested 70 seats as part of the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan in the 2020 Bihar Assembly elections, managed to win only 19, securing only 9.5 per cent of the total vote share.
Congress on Friday called a legislative meeting of its leaders at Sadbhawana Bhawan, the party’s state headquarters in Patna to discuss its performance in the 2020 Bihar Assembly elections. The meeting, attended by Congress Bihar unit chief Madan Mohan Jha and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also witnessed a physical altercation between two sides.
During the discussion on who will be the representative for Congress MLAs in Bihar, a fight broke out between Maharajganj MLA Vijay Shankar Dubey and MLA from Vikram Siddharth. It is being said that MLA Siddharth’s supporters called Vijay Shankar Dubey a ‘thief’, a charge which angered the Maharajganj MLA’s own supporters which led to exchange of abusive words between the two sides and resulted in a fistfight.
The Congress contested 70 seats during the 2020 Bihar Assembly elections as part of the RJD-led mahagathbandhan with Tejashwi Yadav as its chief ministerial face. While the RJD emerged as the largest party in the state, the Congress managed to win a meager 19 out of the 70 seats it contested.
Party leaders have blamed the ticket distribution by the Congress in Bihar as the reason for its abysmal electoral performance. Some even went as further as to say that if the Congress could have pulled its own weight and managed to win even 10-15 more seats, the mahagathbandhan could have easily crossed the 122-mark in the 243-member Bihar Assembly.
According to the Election Commission, Congress garnered 9.5 per cent of the total vote share in Bihar in the Assembly elections.