|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|RAGHAW SHARAN PANDEY||Bharatiya Janata Party||Winner
|BHISHM SAHANI||Janata Dal (United)||66293|
|MD. KAMRAN AZIZ||Bahujan Samaj Party||8292|
|SAKET KUMAR PATHAK||Independent||2507|
|SHESH NATH CHAUDHARY||Independent||2463|
|MD. AKBAR KHAN||Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik)||2355|
|ARUN KUMAR PATHAK||Shivsena||1031|
|BHOLE NATH YADAV||Independent||879|
|BHIKHARI PRASAD||Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)||774|
|ATUL KUMAR SHUKLA||Independent||743|
|MAJISTER YADAV||Samajwadi Party||486|
|AMAR CHAUDHARY||Jharkhand Mukti Morcha||482|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||2753|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|4||GEN||Phase IV||Oct 7th 2015||Nov 1st 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Bagaha assembly segment is located in the western Champaran district and comes under Valmiki Nagar parliamentary constituency. Bagaha constituency covers Bagaha community development block which includes Bagaha nagar parishad; and Gram Panchayats - Bairagi, Vairati Bariarwa, Chamawalia, Sonbarsha, Kharhat Tribhauni and Paikwalia Maryadpur of Sidhaw CD Block. There are 2,56,066 eligible voters of whom 1,38,102 are males while 1,17,954 are females.
One of the nine assembly constituencies located in the Paschim Champaran district of Bihar, Bagaha is currently held by Prabhat Ranjan Singh who won the seat as a Janata Dal (United) candidate in the last Bihar assembly polls in 2010 by defeating his nearest rival Ram Prasad Yadav by a massive margin of 49055 votes. While 67510 votes were polled in favour of Prabhat Ranjan Singh, Ram Prasad Yadav, who contested on the ticket of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), received 18455 votes and was followed by Md. Kamran of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) who got 18341 votes.
The BJP did not field its candidate as it was in alliance with JDU in that election. However, as things stand today, the BJP and the JD (U) have parted ways and the Lok Janashakti Party (LJP), the ally of the RJD in the last assembly elections, is now a part of the BJP led NDA, the ruling dispensation at the Centre. The RJD, the JD (U) and the Congress have come together to check the Narendra Modi wave which is sweeping many parts of the country.
Before 2010, Bagaha assembly seat was reserved for the candidates belonging to scheduled castes. The seat was won by Purnmasi Ram five times in a row from 1990. While his first two wins in 1990 and 1995 came as a nominee of the Janata Dal, he emerged victorious from the seat in 2000 as a member of the RJD. He won both the two elections in 2005 on the ticket of the JD (U).
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. Purnmasi Ram resigned from the seat in 2009 following his election to the Lok Sabha. In the byepoll held to the seat in that year, Kailash Baitha of the JD (U) emerged victorious by defeating the Congress candidate Naresh Ram.
Purnmasi Ram unsuccessfully contested the Valmiki Nagar parliamentary constituency against Satish Chandra Dubey of the BJP in the last Lok Sabha polls which paved the way for the Narendra Modi government at the centre.
Bagaha is one of the six assembly constituencies that combine to form the parliamentary constituency of Valmiki Nagar. Other five assembly constituencies are Narkatiaganj, Lauriya, Valmiki Nagar, Ramnagar, and Sikta.
Retired petroleum secretary Raghav Sharan Pandey will contest from Bagaha on BJP ticket. Bhishma Sahni from JD(U) is expected to give a tough fight to Pandey in this seat. CPI has fielded Bhikhari Prasad in this constituency. JD (U)'s Prabhat Ranjan Singh defeated Ram Prasad Yadav of RJD by a huge margin of 49,055 votes to win the Bagaha assembly seat in the 2010 Assembly election.