|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|SHYAM BAHADUR SINGH||Janata Dal (United)||Winner
|BACHHA PANDAY||Lok Jan Shakti Party||50585|
|IRFAN AHMED||Communist Party of India||3107|
|DHANANJAY KUMAR SINGH||Bahujan Samaj Party||2481|
|NIRAJ KR. TIWARI||Independent||2060|
|RIJWAN AHMAD||Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik)||2014|
|ABDUL GAFAR ANSARI||Bhartiya New Sanskar Krantikari Party||1613|
|UMESH KUMAR SINGH||Independent||1446|
|KAMLESH KUMAR PRASAD||Independent||1193|
|MD. AZAZUL HAQUE||Samras Samaj Party||1039|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||2871|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|110||GEN||Phase IV||Oct 7th 2015||Nov 1st 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Barharia is a legislative assembly segment in the Siwan district is also a part of the Siwan Lok Sabha constituency. Barharia assembly constituency consists of Pachrukhi community development block and Dindayalpur, Tarwara, Chaukhi Hasan, Kunwa, Hariharpurlalgarh, Rasulpur, Bhaluara, Padrauna Khurd, Sikandarpur, Koirigawa, Bhopatpur, Balapur, Rampur, Madhopur, Rachhopali, Barasara, Bhamopali, Barharia, Hardobara, Sadarpur, Bahadurpur, Tetahli, Bahuara Kadir and Nawalpur gram panchayats of Barharia community development block. There are a total of 2,52,024 voters among these 1,35,748 are men and 1,16,270 are women.
One of the eight assembly constituencies located in the Siwan district of Bihar, Barharia was won by Shyam Bahadur Singh of the Janata Dal (United) in the last assembly polls to Bihar in 2010. In that election, Shyam Bahadur Singh had secured 53707 votes to trounce Mahamad Mobin of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) by a margin 25121 votes.
Mahamad Mobin, who received 28586 votes, was distantly followed by independent candidate Shankar Jee TiwarI who polled 5568 votes.
The BJP did not field its candidate as it was in alliance with JDU in 2010. However, as things stand today, the BJP and the JD (U) have parted ways and the Lok Janashakti Party (LJP), the ally of the RJD in the last assembly elections, is now a part of the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the ruling dispensation at the Centre. The RJD, the JD (U) and the Congress have come together to check the BJP.
Barharia assembly constituency came into being before the last general assembly elections to Bihar in 2000 following the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission. It is one of the six assembly segments that combine to for the parliamentary constituency of Siwan currently represented by Om Prakash Yadav of the BJP who retained the seat for himself by defeating his nearest rival Hena Shahab of the RJD by a margin of 113784 votes in the last Lok Sabha general elections in 2014. While former CPIML MLA from Darauli, Amar Nath Yadav, came third with 81,006 votes, the JD (U) candidate Manoj Kumar Singh was relegated to the fourth place with 79,239 votes.
Om Prakash Yadav had won the seat in 2009 as an Independent candidate. He was defeated by Shahabuddin, the dreaded strongman of Siwan, in 2004 when he entered the fray on the ticket of the Janata Dal (United). Hena Shahab is the wife of Shahabuddin.
Sitting MLA Shyam Bahadur Singh of JD(U) is pitted against the NDA candidate.
Shyam Bahadur Singh of JD (U) represents the Barharia constituency in the assembly.
Despite Muslims having a prominent role in the outcome of the poll, it is said, NDA candidate is having an edge as the sitting JD(U) MLA suffers from anti-incumbency factor.
The chance of BJP or its alliance partner RLSP or IJP winning the seat is bright given the track record of Shyam Bahadur Singh in Barharia. He won 53,707 votes in the assembly elections held in 2010 and defeated RJD's Mahamad Mobin, who managed 28,586 votes. Barharia is a assembly segment in the Siwan district and is also a part of the Siwan Lok Sabha constituency.