|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|SUDARSHAN KUMAR||Indian National Congress||Leading
|SHEO KUMAR||Rashtriya Lok Samta Party||30689|
|ANIL SHANKAR SINHA||Nationalist Congress Party||4420|
|PREETAM KUMARI||Bahujan Samaj Party||2661|
|RAJESHWARI PRASAD||Communist Party of India||2460|
|KRISHNA MURARI KUMAR||Independent||1102|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||5626|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|170||GEN||Phase I||Sep 23rd 2015||Oct 12th 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Barbigha legislative assembly seat is part of Nawada lok sabha constituency. Barbigha comprises CD Blocks Barbigha and Shekhopursarai; Gram Panchayats Gaway, Audhe, Pain, Lodipur, Kosra, Kusumbha, Kare, Hathiyawan, Mehus & Katari of Sheikhpura CD Block. There are a total of 1,89,938 eligible voters amongst all the voters in the constituency, there are 1,01,320 males and 88,611 females.
One of the two assembly segments located in the Sheikhpura district in Bihar, Barbigha is currently being represented by Gajanand Shahi alias Munna Shahi, who retained the seat for the Janata Dal (United) by defeating Ashok Choudhary of the Congress by a margin of 3047 votes in the last general assembly elections to Bihar in 2010.
In that election, while Gajanand Shahi polled 24136 votes, Ashok Choudhary, currently the president of Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee, received 21089 votes and was followed by Sudarshan Kumar of the Ram Vilas Paswan led Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) with 20149 votes.
Barbigha, which was deserved before the 2010 elections, was won by Ashok Choudhary in 2000 and February elections in 2005. He served as a minister in the Rabri Devi government. He was once sent to the jail for his in connection with murder of veteran Congress leader and former Sheikhpura and Barbigha MLA Rajo Singh. His father Mahavir Chowdhary, a veteran Congress leader, had won successive four elections to the Barbigha seat since 1980. He had emerged victorious in 1980, 1985, 1990 and 1995. Barbigha was made a reserved constituency for the scheduled castes in 1977.
In the October/November polls in 2005, Barbigha was won by Ramsundar Ram Kanaujia (R.R. Kanaujia) who had defeated Mahavir Chowdhary who entered the fray as his son was in jail. R.R. Kanaujia had unsuccessfully contested the Agiaon seat in the Bhojpur district on the ticket of Janata Dal (secular) in 2010.
Rajo Singh was elected from the seat in 1972 as an independent. He was elected an MP from the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat in 1998 and 1999.
Barbigha is one of the six assembly segments the combination of which goes on to create the parliamentary constituency of Nawada which is currently represented by Giriraj Singh of the BJP who won it by defeating Raj Ballabh Yadav of RJD by a margin of 140157 votes in 2014 Lok Sabha elections that elected the NDA government at the centre. Kaushal Yadav of the JD (U) was relegated to the third place. Bhola Singh, who was the winner of the Nawada Lok Sabha seat in 2009 as a BJP nominee emerged victorious from the Begusarai parliamentary constituency in Bihar on the ticket of the BJP.
Other assembly segments located in the Lok Sabha constituency of Nawada are Rajauli, Hisua, Nawada, Gobindpur and Warsaliganj.
The great grandsons of first Bihar CM Sri Krishna Sinha, popularly known as Sri Babu, and grandson of late Rajo Singh, another towering personality of the region, are in the fray in the Barbigha constituency in Sheikhpura district. The forward castes, mostly Bhumihar Brahmins, play a decisive role in the winning of candidates here if one goes by the past elections. In a telling commentary on the caste factor at work in the assembly election, all the major contestants here belong to Bhumihar caste.
Anil Shankat Sinha, a product of St Paul's School, Darjeeling, and the graduate from Pune University, is in the fray for the first time on NCP ticket. On the other hand, Rajo Singh's grandson Sudarshan Kumar, an inter passed from B N College, Patna, is the Congress nominee. He had also contested the 2010 assembly polls on LJP ticket.Sri Babu's another great grandson Amritansh Anand is also trying his luck as an Independent candidate.