|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|SAMTA DEVI||Rashtriya Janata Dal||WON
|SUDHA DEVI||Lok Jan Shakti Party||51783|
|HARENDRA PRASAD||Bahujan Samaj Party||7999|
|SARJU PARSAD||Republican Party of India||3287|
|RAMOTAR MANJHI||Samras Samaj Party||2627|
|SREECHAND DAS||Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)||2408|
|DILEEP PASWAN||Bahujan Mukti Party||2303|
|PRAMOD MANZI||Pragatisheel Magahi Samaj||1346|
|MUNNI DEVI||Krantikari Vikas Dal||1307|
|BALKUNWAR MANJHI||Apna Dal||1059|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||7328|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|228||(SC)||Phase II||Sep 21st 2015||Oct 16th 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Barachatti is located in the Gaya district and belongs to the Gaya (SC) Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency. A total of 2,55,215 people in the Barachatti constituency as eligible voters, out of whom 1,33,030 are males and 1,22,162 are females. The Barachatti assembly segment comprises Ilra, Nawan, Parariya, Kurmawan, Shekhwara, Itra, Atiya, Jhikatiya, Bara and Mora Mardana gram panchayats of Bodh Gaya community development; Barachatti community development; and Mohanpur community development block. Only candidates coming from the Scheduled Castes (SCs) are eligible to contest the Barachatti assembly seat.
One of the ten assembly constituencies located in the Gaya district of Bihar, Barachatti is currently represented Jyoti Devi of the by the Janata Dal (United) who had won it in the last assembly elections to the state in 2010 by defeating former MLA and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) nominee Samta Devi by an impressive margin of 23746 votes. In that election, while Jyoti Devi, a relative of former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi , polled 57550 votes, Samta Devi , daughter former Barachatti MLA Bhagwati Devi, received 33804 votes.
Barhan Bhuiyan, who entered the fray as a Congress candidate, was relegated to the sixth place with just 2675 votes. The Congress had won the seat last time in 1985.
While Jyoti Devi's daughter is married to the son of Jitan Ram Manjhi, Samta Devi is the daughter former Barachatti MLA Bhagwati Devi who had won the seat three times (1977, 1995 and 2000).
In the previous assembly elections held in 2005 October/November, Jitan Ram Manjhi had claimed the Barachatti seat by trouncing Samta Devi who was given ticket by the RJD in place of her brother Vijay Manjhi who had won the previous assembly elections just nine months ago in 2005. Jitan Ram Manjhi left Barachatti for the Makhdumpur assembly constituency in the neighbouring Jehanabad district in 2010 and is the sitting JD (U) MLA from the seat.
Earlier Jitan Ram Manjhi had emerged victorious from the Barachatti assembly seat in a by-election held in 1996 when Bhagwati Devi , who had won the seat by defeating her BJP rival Ram Swaroop Paswan in 1995, resigned from the seat after she was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1996. In the next assembly elections in 2000, Bhagwati won the seat by defeating her Samata Party rival Rajesh Kumar by a margin 10,664 votes.
Reserved for the candidates belonging to the scheduled caste, Barachatti is one of the five seats in the Gaya district which are being represented by JD (U) legislators.
Barachatti is one of the seven assembly constituencies that combine to create the Gaya parliamentary constituency currently represented by Hari Manjhi of the BJP who retained the seat by defeating his nearest RJD rival Ramji Manjhi by a margin of 115504 votes in the last parliamentary elections in 2014. Jitan Ram Manjhi, who entered the fray on the ticket of the JD (U), was relegated to the third place.
Sherghati, Bodh Gaya, Gaya Town, Belaganj, Wazirganj and Guraru are the other six assembly constituencies falling under Gaya Lok Sabha seat reserved for candidates belonging to scheduled castes.
Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi's relative Samata Devi Manjhi will be contesting in JD(U) ticket from Barachatti in Gaya district. In Barachatti, both Sudha Manjhi from BJP and Samata Devi from JD(U) are Mushars, a mahadalit community. The members of Mahadalit community are predominant in this constituency and both candidates have a equal chance of winning from here.