Vikassheel Insaan Party

Indian political party

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Vikassheel Insaan Party
PresidentMukesh Sahani
FounderMukesh Sahani
Founded4 November 2018 (2 years ago) (2018-11-04)
IdeologyNishad Community Development
ECI StatusUn recognized
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Bihar Legislative Assembly
4 / 243
Seats in Bihar Legislative Council
1 / 75
Election symbol
Boat with Man & Sail[1] Chunav Chinh.png

Vikassheel Insaan Party is an Indian political party, formally launched on November 4, 2018, by a Bollywood set designer Mukesh Sahani, who campaigned for the Bharatiya Janata Party during the 2015 Bihar Legislative Assembly election. They contested in three Lok Sabha constituencies in 2019. They are Madhubani, Muzaffarpur and Khagaria but failed to win any seats. The support base for the party consists mainly of the Nishad community, which comprises 20 sub-castes of fisherman and boatmen. [2][3][4][5][6]

2020 Bihar Assembly elections

VIP party was initially aligned to the Mahagathbandhan but amidst confusion in seat sharing due to regressive stance taken by Rashtriya Janata Dal to not give required importance to its small allies, Mukesh Sahani walked out of the alliance. He was welcomed by National Democratic Alliance, and was given a total of 11 seats to contest.[7] The party was successful, and though Sahani himself lost the election, his party won four seats which made it a crucial determinant of the NDA's majority in the house. Recognizing his importance, Sahani was given the ministerial birth in Nitish's cabinet.[8]

See also


  2. ^ "Why Bihar Grand Alliance Has Given VIP Entry to a Party With Zero Election Experience". News18. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Bihar: RJD leaving 3 LS seats for Vikas Sheel Insaan Party an attempt to win back Dalits and backward castes". National Herald. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Tejashwi Yadav Welcomes New Entrant To Mahagathbandhan In Bihar". Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  5. ^ Bisht, Akash. "'Son of Mallah': Once the BJP's star campaigner, now the Grand Alliance's big hope in Bihar". Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  6. ^ Nair, Sobhana K. (23 May 2019). "Caste calculus goes for a toss in the north". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  7. ^ "BJP gives 11 seats to VIP from its quota for Bihar polls". Times of India. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Ex-Bollywood stage designer Mukesh Sahani sworn into Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's cabinet". Republic world. Retrieved 25 November 2020.

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