|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|AVIDUR RAHMAN||Indian National Congress||Won
|AJAY KUMAR JHA||Lok Jan Shakti Party||52623|
|DR(CAPT.) S. R. JHA||Communist Party of India||5898|
|HAIDER YASIN||Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik)||4862|
|SHAD AHMAD||Samajwadi Party||3377|
|VIJAY KUMAR MISHRA||Independent||3113|
|MD. SARVAR ALAM||Independent||2714|
|MIR MANSOOR ALAM||Independent||918|
|NASIM||Bahujan Mukti Party||691|
|BHUMANAND RISHI||Rashtriya Jankranti Party||655|
|PANKAJ KUMAR GUPTA||National Janta Party (Indian)||541|
|PRAMOD BACHCHAN||Janta Dal Rashtravadi||439|
|MD. IZHAR ALAM||Independent||425|
|MAHMOOD REZA||Socialist Janata Party||417|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||3924|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|49||GEN||Phase V||Oct 8th 2015||Nov 5th 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Araria legislative assembly constituency is part of Lok Sabha constituency as well. Araria assembly segment covers Araria Nagar Parishad and Araria community development block. The Araria assembly constituency has a total of 2,56,968 voters of whom 1,36,921 male and 1,20,040 female voters.
Araria is one of the six assembly constituencies located in the parliamentary constituency of the same name in Bihar. The Araria assembly segment covers Araria Nagar Parishad and Araria community development blocks. This assembly constituency has a total of 2, 56,968 voters of whom there are 1, 36,921 male and 1, 20,040 female voters.
One of the six assembly constituencies located in the district of the same name in Bihar, Araria assembly constituency was won in 2010 general assembly polls to the Bihar Legislative assembly by Zakir Hussain Khan of Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) who had defeated his nearest rival Narayan Kumar Jha of the BJP by an impressive margin of 18061 votes.
. In that election, whereas Zakir Hussain Khan, a former Bahujan Samaj Party MLA from Forbesganj assembly seat, polled 49532 votes, Narayan Kumar Jha received 31471 votes and was followed by Moidur Rahman of the Congress who managed to secure 18344 votes.
Zakir Hussain Khan, one of the three MLAs of LJP who got elected to the Bihar legislative assembly in 2010 polls which witnessed the landslide victory of JDU-BJP coalition, bade adieu to his party in 2011 and is now a JD (U) legislator. The other two legislators of the LJP have also joined the JD (U) bandwagon.
In a byelection to the Araria assembly seat in 2009, LJP candidate Vijay Kumar Mandal wrested the seat from the BJP which has won from here in both the elections in 2005. In both occasions Pradeep Kumar Singh was the BJP candidate.
It has to be borne in mind that Bihar went to the assembly polls twice in 2005 because the earlier one held in February threw hung assembly necessitating the holding of the second assembly polls in the month of November of the same year. Bijay Kumar Mandal had emerged victorious from Araria also in 1995 and 2000. He unsuccessfully contested the Sikti assembly seat in 2010 on the ticket of the LJP.
Araria had also been represented by Bihar heavyweight politician and turncoat Tasilmuddin who was elected from the seat in 1980. Tasilmuddin was a minister in the UPA government led by Manmohan Singh.
Araria is one of the six assembly segments that combine to form the parliamentary constituency of the same name which is currently represented by Tasilmuddin of the RJD who won it by defeating his nearest rival and sitting MP Pradeep Kumar Singh by a margin of 146506 votes in the last Lok Sabha general elections in 2014.
Abidur Rehman of Congress is taking on the NDA candidate here in Araria. AIMIM is contesting the Bihar assembly polls in Muslim-dominated constituencies in Seemanchal comprising Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria and Katihar districts. Muslims form 16.5% of Bihar's 105 million population.
Asaduddin Owaisi has said that his party (AIMIM) will fight elections from the Seemanchal region. Araria, Purnea, Kishanganj, Katihar come under this region. In Kishanganj, there are about 70% Muslim voters, in Katihar about 45%, in Araria it is 48-49% and in Purnea too the percentage of Muslim population is above 40%. While the NDA is targeting the upper castes, extremely backward classes and dalits, the Grand Alliance is wooing backward castes and Muslims in Araria district.
But if MIM is going to field candidates in Muslim dominated areas, then this will cut into the vote share of the Grand Alliance. The assembly seat of Araria is occupied by LJP's Zakir Hussain Khan, who won 49,532 votes in the November 2010 assembly elections. He defeated Narayan Kumar Jha of BJP by 18,061 votes.