|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|SUNITA SINGH CHAUHAN||Janata Dal (United)||Winner33785|
|MD. NASIR AHAMAD||Lok Jan Shakti Party||28210|
|AKHILESH KUMAR SINGH||Independent||6976|
|SHATRUGHAN SAHANI||Communist Party of India||5063|
|RAM SAKAL SAHANI||Sarvajan Kalyan Loktantrik Party||3343|
|BINDESHWAR RAM||Bahujan Samaj Party||2571|
|KHUSHANANDAN RAY||Samajwadi Party||2120|
|CHANDESHWAR DAS CHANAKYA||Bharatiya Yuva Party (Democratic)||1425|
|USHA DEVI||Garib Janta Dal (Secular)||1391|
|RAMGYAN KUMAR||Bharat Nirman Party||1176|
|MD NOOR ALAM||VANCHITSAMAJ INSAAF PARTY||1140|
|DILIP KUMAR MISHRA||National Janta Party (Indian)||944|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||1647|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|30||GEN||Phase IV||Oct 7th 2015||Nov 1st 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Belsand is in Sitamarhi district and is a part of Sheohar Lok Sabha constituency. Belsand assembly segment consists of Tariani community development block in Sheohar district and Parsauni and Belsand CD blocks in Sitamarhi. There are 2,18,989 eligible voters out of which 1,16,544 are male and 1,02,444 are female.
Located in the Sitamarhi district in Bihar, Belsand is currently held by Sunita Singh of the Janata Dal (United) who had won the seat in 2010 by defeating his nearest rival and sitting Rashtirya Janata Dal (RJD) MLA Sanjay Kumar Gupta by a good margin of 19580 votes. While Sunita Singh, a former Belsand Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) MLA, received 38139 votes, Sanjay Kumar Gupta secured 18559 votes and was followed by Tahir Anish Kha of the Congress with 13996 votes. Upendra Sahni, who had contested the Belsand seat in 2010 on the ticket of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), came fourth with 8301 votes.
In 2010, the congress had won only four seats in 2010 assembly polls to Bihar. The Janata Dal (United) did not nominate any candidate because it went to the polls in alliance with the BJP in the last assembly polls in Bihar. While the BJP managed to claim 91 seats, the JD (U) candidates emerged victorious from 115 constituencies. The Rashtirya Janata Dal (RJD), which contested the elections together with the LJP, put up a dismal performance by winning only 22 seats.
Earlier Sunita had won the Belsand assembly seat in February polls in 2005 on a Lok Janshakti Party ticket by defeating the sitting RJD MLA Ram Swarth Rai who was elected from the seat in the previous assembly elections in 2000 by trouncing her (Sunita’s) husband Rana Randhir Singh Chauhan, who was in the fray as a Samata Party nominee. She joined the JDU and unsuccessfully the next Assembly elections in October/November in 2005 against the RJD’s Sanjay Kumar Gupta.
Vrishin Patel , former education minister in the Nitish Kumar cabinet, had won the Belsand assembly seat on the ticket on Samata Party in a byepoll in 1996. The byepoll was necessitated due to the resignation of the sitting Janata Dal MP Raghubans Prasad Singh who was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Vaishali parliamentary constituency in 1996. Raghubans Prasad Singh went on to win all the next Vaishali Lok Sabha elections until he was defeated in the last general parliamentary elections.
Raghubans Prasad Singh has successfully contested the Belsand assembly seat in 1977, 1980, 1985 and 1995. Rajput dominated Belsand went in favour of the Congress last time in 1990 when its nominee Digvijay Pratap Sin won the seat by defeating Raghubans Prasad Singh.
Belsand is one of the six assembly constituencies that unite to form the Sheohar parliamentary constituency currently represented by Rama Devi of the BJP who retained the seat in the last parliamentary elections in 2014. Other five assembly constituencies are Chiraia, Madhuban, Sheohar, Riga and Dhaka.
LJP has fielded Mohammed Naseem Ahmed to fight electoral battle against the sitting MLA Sunita Singh of JD(U).
The JD(U) candidate holds an upper hand as Naseem may have to contend with rebel activties from LJP cadres.
Expelled LJP general secretary and two-time MLA Nagina Devi alleged that she did not get a ticket to contest in Belsand as she could not muster the 'huge amount' asked for by the party.
Nagina, who wanted to contest for Belsand seat on the LJP ticket, alleged that the ticket was given to Mohammed Nassem Ahmed for a 'very high price'.
Though Nagina has decided not to contest the polls, she will campaign against LJP candidates all over the state.
Sunita Singh of JD (U) is the sitting MLA of the constituency.
She defeated Sanjay Kumar Gupta with a huge margin of 19,580 votes in the assembly elections of 2010. Sunita Singh won 38,139 votes as compared to Gupta's 18,559 votes. The assembly segment of Belsand is a part of Sheohar Lok Sabha constituency.