|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|UPENDRA PASWAN||Rashtriya Janata Dal||Winner
|RAMANAND RAM||Bharatiya Janata Party||32376|
|SURYAKANT PASWAN||Communist Party of India||29185|
|SURESH SADA||Bhartiya Janhit Dal||1710|
|VINOD KUMAR DAS||Bahujan Samaj Party||1694|
|DASO PASWAN||Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik)||1619|
|UPENDRA KUMAR PASWAN||Bahujan Mukti Party||1310|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||3922|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|147||(SC)||Phase I||Sep 23rd 2015||Oct 12th 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Bakhri legislative assembly segment part of Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency. It is composed of the following: Bakhri, Dandari and Garhpura community development blocks; Pahsara(East), Nawkothi, Hasanpur Bagar, Rajakpur, Bishnupur, Samsa & Dafarpur gram panchayats of Naokothi CD Block. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.
One of the thirty-eight assembly constituencies belonging to the scheduled castes in Bihar, Bakhri is currently held by Ramanand Ram of the BJP who won the seat by defeating his nearest rival Ram Binod Paswan of the Ram Vilas Paswan headed Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) by a margin of 18412 votes in the last assembly elections to Bihar in 2010.
In the 2010 election to the Bakhri seat, while Ramanand Ram, the winner of the seat in 2000 as a Rashtirya Janata Dal (RJD), had polled 43871 votes, Ram Binod Paswan, former Communist Party of India (CPI) MLA, had secured 25459 votes and was followed by the CPI nominee Suryakant Paswan who secured 20836 votes.
Gautam Sada, who was nominated by the Congress to contest the Bakhri seat, came fourth with 11737 votes.
Earlier Ram Binod Paswan was elected from the Bakhri assembly constituency in 1985, 1990, 1995, in both the elections in 2005 on the ticket of the CPI. In 1980 too, the seat went in favour of the CPI whose nominee Ramchandra Paswan trounced Yugal Kishore Sharma of the Congress to win the seat. Ramchandra Paswan had also emerged victorious from the seat in 1972 and 1977. Yugal Kishore Sharma had also claimed the seat in 1967 and 1969 albeit on the ticket of the Communist Party of India (Marxists).
Last time the Congress won the Bakhri assembly seat was in 1962 when its candidate Medni Paswan claimed the seat by trouncing Yugal Kishore Sharma, who was in the fray on the ticket of the undivided CPI.
Bakhri is one of the seven assembly constituencies that combine to form the parliamentary constituency of Begusarai which is currently represented by Bhola Singh of the BJP who won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections that elected the Narendra Modi government at the centre. Other six assembly constituencies that fall under the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat are Bachhwara, Cheria Bariarpur, Teghra, Matihani, Sahebpur Kamal and Begusarai.
BJP has fielded Ramanand Ram in Bakhri constituency in Begusarai district. The party sources said they had deliberately selected candidates with an eye on caste equation at the grassroots level in each constituency. However, state BJP president Mangal Pandey said the party has not decided the candidates on caste lines but on their merit and acceptance among masses.