|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Result|
|LALIT KUMAR YADAV||Rashtriya Janata Dal||70557|
|NAUSHAD AHMAD||Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular)||36066|
|CHANDRAKANT SINGH||Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik)||6690|
|JAY KANT JHA||Independent||3686|
|MD JASIM HAIDER||Independent||3018|
|RAM DAYAL SAHNI||Bahujan Samaj Party||2925|
|SANICHARI DEVI||Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)||1624|
|MITHILESH KUMAR YADAV||Samajwadi Party||1345|
|SHIV NARAYAN MANDAL||Shivsena||1321|
|RAVI RANJAN||Bhartiya Janhit Dal||570|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||4671|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|82||GEN||Phase V||Oct 8th 2015||Nov 5th 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Darbhanga Rural is a legislative assembly constituency in the district of the same name in Bihar. It is a part of the Darbhanga parliamentary constituency of the state. The assembly constituency of Darbhanga Rural has 2,50,633 eligible voters, amongst whom are 1,34,841 men and 1,15,792 women. Darbhanga Rural covers Bhalpatti, Nazra Mohammada, Sonki, Adalpur, Nainaghat, Atihar, Muria, Balha, Loam, Bijuli, Khutwara, Chhotaipatti, Kharua, Dhoi, Ghorghatta and Dularpur gram panchayats of Darbhanga community development block; Manigachhi CD block.
One of the ten assembly constituencies located in the Darbhanga district in Bihar, Darbhanga Rural is currently represented by Lalit Yadav of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) who retained the seat for the party in the last assembly polls to Bihar in 2010 by defeating his nearest rival Ashraf Hussain of the Janata Dal (united) by a simple margin of 3676 votes. Ashraf Hussain had quit the RJD a few months ago before the elections. A total of fifteen candidates contested the seat.
In that election, Lalit Yadav, who was twice elected MLA from the erstwhile Manigacchi assembly constituency, polled 29776 votes, Ashraf Hussain received 26100 votes and was followed by Madan Kumar Yadav with 12485 votes. Madan Kumar Yadav entered the fray as an independent after being denied ticket by the RJD. Similarly Shamshad Ahmad Khan, who came fourth, entered the fray as an Independent after being denied ticket by the JD (U). The Congress candidate Abdul Hadi Siddiqui was relegated to the sixth place with just 4240 votes.
In the assembly elections in 2010, four assembly seats in the Darbhanga district were contested by the JD(U), while the remaining six seats were allotted to the its then ally BJP.
Darbhanga Rural is one of the 22 seats won by the RJD in the last assembly polls in Bihar. The BJP and the JD (U) had claimed 91 and 115 seats respectively. Darbhanga Rural, which as reserved assembly constituency before 2010, was won by Pitamber Paswan of the RJD in 2000 and 2005 February and 2005 October/November elections. In the 2005 October/November elections he had defeated Ram Chandra Paswan of the JD (U) by 10394 votes.
Earlier Darbhanga Rural was represented by three terms by late Jagdish Chaudhary who emerged victorious from the seat in 1977, 1980 and 1990 as the nominees of Janata Party, Janata Party (Secular) and Janata Dal respectively. He was defeated in 1985 by Ramchandra Paswan, then a Congress candidate.
Darbhanga Rural is one of the six assembly constituencies that combine to form the parliamentary constituency of Darbhanga which is currently represented by Kiriti Azad of the BJP who won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Other five assembly constituencies that are parts of the Darbhanga parliamentary seat are Alinagar, Gaura Bauram, Benipur, Darbhanga and Bahdurpur.
Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular (HAM-S) has chosen to field Naushad Alam against five-term MLA Lalit Kumar Yadav of JD(U) in Darbhanga Rural. NDA candidate is trying to split the vote banks of JD(U) which primarily consists of Muslims and Yadavs in Darbhanga. CPI(ML) too has fielded Shanichari Devi, a farm labour leader from the Musahar community, in Darbhanga Rural. Darbhanga Rural was reserved for the candidates belonging to the scheduled castes until 2008. It was thrown open to all as recommended by the Delimitation Commission. RJD's Lalit Kumar Yadav represents Darbhanga Rural in the assembly at present. He defeated Ashraf Hussain of JD(U) in the 2010 election. Yadav got 29,776 votes, while Hussain settled for 26,100 votes.