|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|ANIRUDDH KUMAR||Rashtriya Janata Dal||53594|
|AKHILESH KUMAR||Bahujan Samaj Party||12070|
|SURENDRA PASWAN||Communist Party of India||2791|
|PRABHAT SINGH||Samajwadi Party||683|
|SUBRAT KUMAR YADAV||Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik)||503|
|PRAMOD KUMAR NIRALA||Garib Janta Dal (Secular)||421|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||3711|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|180||GEN||Phase III||Oct 1st 2015||Oct 28th 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Bakhtiarpur is a legislative constituency in the Patna district and a part of the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency of Bihar. There are 2,33,439 voters in the Bakhtiarpur assembly constituency amongst them 1,26,373 are men and 1,07,061 are women. Bakhtiarpur assembly segment would cover Bakhtiarpur, Daniawan and Khusrupur community development blocks.
One of the assembly constituencies located in the Patna district of Bihar, the Yadav dominated Bakhtiarpur is currently represented by Anirudh Kumar Yadav who won the seat by defeating his nearest rival and sitting BJP MLA Vinod Yadav by a margin of 14745 votes in the last general assembly elections to the state held in 2010. While Anirudh Kumar Yadav, who contested on the ticket of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), polled 52782 votes, Vinod Yadav secured 38037 votes and was followed by Subodh Kumar of the Mayawati led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) who got 7834 votes.
The RJD had won only 22 seats in the last assembly polls in Bihar. The BJP and the JD (U) had claimed 91 and 115 seats respectively.
Vinod Yadav had emerged victorious from the Bakhtiarpur seat in October/November assembly elections in 2005 by defeating Anirudh Kumar Yadav who had won the seat by defeating him in the previous assembly in February in that year. It has to be noted 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 October of the same year.
Vinod Yadav had also won the Bakhtiarpur assembly seat in 2000 by defeating yhr sitting MLA Brajnandan Yadav who entred the fray on the ticket of the RJD. Brajnandan Yadav had won the seat in the previous assembly polls in 1995 on the ticket of the Janata Dal which later on disintegrated into several splinter groups such as RJD, JD (U), Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and JD(S).
Earlier Babubarhi assembly seat had sent Mahendra Narain Jha of the Congress to the Bihar legislative assembly in 1980 when he had defeated Dev Narayan Yadav.
In the past, Ramlakhan Singh, father of Nitish Kumar, had unsuccessfully contested the assembly elections from Bakhtiarpur as a candidate of the C. Rajgopalachari's Swatantrata Party.
Bakhtiarpur is one of the six assembly constituencies that unite to form the Patna Sahib parliamentary constituency currently represented by Shatrughan Sinha of the BJP who retained the seat by defeating his nearest Congress rival Kunal Singh of the Congress by an impressive margin of 2,65,805 votes in the last parliamentary elections in 2014. The JD (U) candidate Dr. Gopal Prasad Sinha was relegated to the third place.
Digha, Bankipur, Kumhrar, Patna Sahib and Fatuha are the other assembly constituencies falling under Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat.
Aniruddh Kumar of RJD will take on Ranvijay Singh from BJP in this constituency falling under Patna district. Bakhtiarpur in Patna district is one of the worst areas affected by poor water supply. Most of the households don't get piped water supply at all. Even in the capital city of Patna, only 44.7% households have access to piped water, according to a survey by an Institute for Human Development-Delhi associate fellow in 2014-15. An FIR was lodged against BJP candidate from Bakhtiyarpur Ranvijay Singh alias Lallu Mukhiya under Sec. 188 of IPC and Prevention of Animal Cruelty Act, 1960.