|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|MD NEMATULLAH||Rashtriya Janata Dal||WON
|RAMPRAVESH RAI||Bharatiya Janata Party||61186|
|ANIRUDH PRASAD URF SADHU YADAV||Garib Janta Dal (Secular)||3914|
|MUKESH KUMAR RAI||Independent||3819|
|NEYAZ AHMAD||Bahujan Samaj Party||2887|
|RAJESH KUMAR SINGH||Samajwadi Party||2770|
|DHARMENDRA KUMAR GUPTA||Independent||2531|
|MANAGER SINGH||Communist Party of India||2311|
|DINESH KUMAR||Sarvajan Kalyan Loktantrik Party||1853|
|CHHOTE LAL CHOUDHARY||Independent||1282|
|DUDH NATH SINGH||Independent||1081|
|MANJU KUMARI||Bharatiya Bahujan Congress||606|
|SATYAJEET KUMAR PANDEY||Rajnaitik Vikalp Party||606|
|NAFIS HAIDAR||Janta Dal Rashtravadi||515|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||988|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|100||GEN||Phase IV||Oct 7th 2015||Nov 1st 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Barauli is a legislative assembly constituency is in Gopalganj district and a part of the same Lok Sabha constituency. The Barauli assembly segment has 2,39,638 voters of whom there are 1,26,458 male and 1,13,177 female. Barauli assembly segment comprises Manjha community development block and the Barauli Notified Area and Larauli, Mohadipur Pakaria, Bishunpura, Dewapur, Bagheji, Sonbarsa, Mahammadpur Nilami, Batardeh, Madhopur, Sarfara, Belsand, Nawada Chand, Sarean Narendra, Kalyanpur, Kahla and Moghal Biraicha gram panchayats of Barauli community development block.
Former BJP minister in Bihar government Ram Pravesh Rai had all the four assembly elections to the Barauli assembly seat since 2000. In all these elections his nearest rival was M Nematullah of the Rashtirya Janata Dal (RJD).
In the last election to the seat held in 2010, he had emerged victorious by a margin of 10414 votes. While he polled 45234 votes, M Nematullah received 34820 votes and was followed by Jitendra Prasad of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) who got 10591 votes. Asif Ghafoor of the Congress was relegated to the fifth place with 4768 votes. His grandfather, Abdul Ghafoor, was the former Chief Minister of Bihar and had represented the Barauli assembly seat four times.
In 2010, the Janata Dal (United) did not field its candidate in the Barauli assembly seat because under the seat sharing arrangement between the BJP and the Janata Dal (United) Barauli was contested by the former. However, as things stand today, 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 JD (U), the RJD and the Congress have joined forces to fight the BJP.
Earlier M Nematullah was elected from the Barauli assembly constituency in 1995 by defeating Ram Pravesh Rai. In that election, Nematullah entered the fray on the ticket of Janata Dal which later disintegrated into several splinter groups.
One of the six assembly segments located in the district of Gopalganj, Barauli had elected Braj Kishor Narayan Singh in 1972, Braj Kishor Narayan Singh had won the Baikunthpur assembly seat four times in a row from 1977.
Barauli is one of the six assembly segments that unite form the parliamentary constituency of Gopalganj currently represented by Janak Ram of the BJP who won it by defeating his nearest rival Jyoti Bharti of the Congress by a margin of 2,86,936 votes in the last Lok Sabha general elections in 2014.
BJP has fielded four-time MLA and the incumbent Ram Pravesh Rai from Barauli.
He is facing the electoral challenge from Mohammed Nematullah RJD
There is growing demand in Barauli for Mahant Yogi Adityanath as voters expect the Uttar Pradesh MP to campaign for his party candidates here in Bihar.
Gorakhpur MP is known for polarisation of voters. The presence of Mahant is all the more important for BJP given that the alliance of JD(U) and RJD is fielding Muslim candidates in the two constituencies of Barauli and Gopalganj Sadar. Yogi is likely to address gatherings as per a scheduled programme. While several other eastern UP MPs of the party would also be deployed on Bihar election duty.