|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|AJEET SHARMA||Indian National Congress||Winner
|ARJIT SHASHWAT CHOUBEY||Bharatiya Janata Party||59856|
|BIJAY PD. SAH||Independent||15212|
|MD SHAHAB ALAM||Bahujan Samaj Party||954|
|RAVISHANKAR SINGH||Proutist Bloc, India||810|
|SYED BASHAR ALI||Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)||612|
|ARUNA DEVI||National Tiger Party||492|
|DAYARAM MANDAL||Bahujan Mukti Party||268|
|GOPAL BHARTI||Samajwadi Party||235|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||2500|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|156||GEN||Phase I||Sep 23rd 2015||Oct 12th 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Bhagalpur legislative assembly constituency is a part of Bhagalpur lok sabha constituency. It comprises Bhagalpur (Municipal Corporation) of Jagdishpur CD Block. Bhagalpur will be one of the 36 seats to have VVPAT enabled electronic voting machines. Bhagalpur assembly segment has a 2,97,119 eligible voters, out of whom 1,59,960 are men and 1,37,146 are women.
One of the seven assembly segments located in the district of the same name in Bihar, Bhagalpur assembly constituency is currently being represented by the sitting Congress MLA Ajeet Kumar Sharma who wrested the seat from the BJP by defeating its candidate and his nearest rival Nabhay Kumar Choudhary by a margin of 17,229 votes in a byepoll held on 21st August in 2014, necessitated due to the election of its sitting BJP MLA Ashwini Kumar Choubey to the Lok Sabha from the Buxar parliamentary constituency.
Out of the ten assembly seats that went to the polls in the bye-elections which took place after the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP won 4 whereas the RJD and the JD(U) was victorious on 3 and 2 seats respectively. The Congress won the Bhagalpur seats.
A bastion of the BJP, Bhagalpur has been won by the party and its earlier avatar Bhartiya Jan Sangh (BJS) for several times. Vijoy Kumar Mitra had emerged victorious form the seat in 1962, 1969, 1972, 1977 and 1990. While his first three wins came as a candidate of the BJS, he claimed the seat in 1977 as a nominee of the Janata Party by trouncing Talib Ansari of the Congress by a margin of 20247 votes.
In 1990 Mitra had won the seat for the BJP by defeating the Congress nominee Ishmail Khan. Sheo Chandra Jha of the Congress emerged winner from the seat in 1980 and 1985. In the assembly election to Bhagalpur in 1985, Sheo Chandra Jha polled 51755 votes to defeat his nearest Janata Party rival Faiyaz Bhagalpuri by a massive margin of 38759 votes. Vijoy Kumar Mitra was relegated to the fourth place with just 8666 votes. Ashwini Choubey, former health minister in the Nitish Kumar government, had won the Bhagalpur seat for five successive terms since 1995 (1995, 2000, 2005 February, 2005 October-November and 2010).
Bhagalpur is one of the six assembly constituencies the combination of which goes on to create the parliamentary constituency of the same name which is currently represented by Shailesh Kumar Mandal alias Bulo Mandal of the RJD who emerged as a giant killer by defeating Shahnawaz Hussain of the BJP in 2014 Lok Sabha elections by a margin 9,485 votes.
It was peaceful polling in the first phase of Bihar assembly election in which voters in 49 assembly constituencies exercised their franchise on Oct 12. The voter turnout recorded until 4 pm in Bhagalpur 48.57%.
The civil society members had decided to bring out a 'citizens charter' on the issues related to the development and industrial growth of Bhagalpur. Through citizens charter, they civil society members aim to highlight the burning issues in Bhagalpur. Apart from seeking the views of contestants in the elections, they also want firm commitment from them on the issues of Bhagalpur division.