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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: This is why Tej Pratap shifted from Mahua to Hasanpur

What changed the political equation in Bihar? The elder son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and former Health Minister of Bihar Tej Pratap Yadav has changed his seat. Tej Pratap has left his old Mahua seat and has chosen the Hasanpur seat of Samastipur. Tej Pratap will file nomination from Hasanpur seat on Tuesday to face JDU MLA Rajkumar Rai.

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Bihar Assembly Election 2020: This is why Tej Pratap shifted from Mahua to Hasanpur
Tej Pratap Yadav with his mother and former Bihar CM Rabri Devi, before going to file his nomination. Source: Facebook/@TejPratapYadavOfficial.
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This time in Bihar assembly elections, the alliance and political equations have changed, leaders are also forced to change their constituency. The most discussed is the elder son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and former Health Minister of Bihar Tej Pratap Yadav, who has chosen the Hasanpur assembly constituency Samastipur district, leaving his old Mahua seat. Tej Pratap will file nomination from Hasanpur seat on Tuesday, and he will face JDU MLA Rajkumar Rai. 

What is the political meaning of changing seats?

Along with the nomination of Tej Pratap Yadav, RJD Chief Ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav is also doing his election campaign from the constituency of his brother. By rallying from here, Tejashwi Yadav wants to give Bihar a political message by creating an atmosphere favouring his elder brother. However, it is an important question of what is the political mathematics behind Tej Pratap Yadav's leaving Mahua seat and contesting from Hasanpur seat.

Tej Pratap Yadav had won the Mahua seat from the Mahua seat in the 2015 assembly elections and reached the House, but this time the equations have changed. Nitish Kumar is with the NDA, and there were discussions about Aishwarya Rai contesting from the Mahua seat. Chandrika Yadav had also indicated that Aishwarya could contest the Mahua seat, Tej Pratap decided to contest the Yadav-dominated Hasanpur seat.

However, JDU did not field Aishwarya Rai from Mahua seat but instead fielded a female candidate from RJD's core vote bank Muslim community. JDU has nominated former RJD Minister  Ilyas Hussain's daughter Asma Parveen as its candidate. Mahua seat is considered Yadav and Muslim majority.

JDU has attempted to put the Muslim candidate in its favour by fielding a Muslim candidate. Not only this, but the traditional vote of BJP is also with JDU. It would be risky for Tej Pratap Yadav to enter the election field from here in such a situation. That is why Tej Pratap has decided to try his luck from Hasanpur.

The Hasanpur assembly constituency is considered a Yadav dominant seat, and the Kushwaha voters are also in a good number. If you look at the Hasanpur assembly constituency seat's history, this seat has always been a flag bearer of the Yadav community since 1967. Gajendra Prasad Himanshu, who comes from the Yadav community, has represented the region by winning this seat eight times. Himanshu has been a local as well as a committed leader of the socialist ideology.

Sunil Kumar Pushpam has also represented Hasanpur twice. Rajendra Prasad Yadav has won elections on the Congress ticket in the year 1985. After delimitation in 2010, this seat has been occupied by JDU for two consecutive times. Rajkumar Rai of JDU has won this seat twice, who belongs to the Yadav caste.

The total number of voters on the Hasanpur seat is 2 lakh 40 thousand 948, in which the number of Yadav voters is more. Tej Pratap Yadav is getting into the field by considering it a safe seat for himself, who faces Rajkumar Rai of his Yadav society. It is to be seen whether Tej Pratap feeds political gulp on Hasanpur.

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