|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Result|
|MAHESHWAR PRASAD YADAV||Rashtriya Janata Dal||67313|
|VEENA DEVI||Bharatiya Janata Party||63812|
|ASHOK KUMAR SINGH||Independent||7826|
|VISHAL KUMAR||Janta Dal Rashtravadi||2822|
|VAKIL SAHANI||Sarvajan Kalyan Loktantrik Party||2421|
|ABDUL- WAHAB||Bahujan Samaj Party||2324|
|MD. NAJUL ANSARI||Independent||2112|
|RAGHUNANDAN PD SINGH||Independent||1885|
|JITENDRA YADAV||Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)||1698|
|AMRITA SINGH||Garib Janta Dal (Secular)||1418|
|DEVENDRA PRASAD YADAV||Samajwadi Party||1191|
|PRABHU SAHANI||Bajjikanchal Vikas Party||931|
|BRAJKISHORE RAY||Bharti Samudaya Party||701|
|JIVNESHWAR JHA||All India Forward Bloc||619|
|KAPILDEV SINGH||Bahujan Kranti Party (Marxwad-Ambedkarwad)||566|
|KAMESHWAR THAKUR||Bhartiya Janhit Dal||489|
|KAMALDEV RAM||Bahujan Mukti Party||456|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||1070|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|88||GEN||Phase IV||Oct 7th 2015||Nov 1st 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Gaighat legislative assembly constituency is in Muzaffarpur district and is a part of the Muzaffarpur Lok Sabha constituency. Gaighat assembly segment is home to 2,69,651 voters of whom 1,43,548 are men and 1,26,099 women. Gaighat assembly segment comprises Shivdaspur, Katra, Madhepura, Sonpur, Dhanaur and Berai South gram panchayats of Katra community development block; Bandra and Gaighat CD blocks.
One of the assembly constituencies located in the Muzaffarpur district in Bihar, Gaighat assembly constituency is currently being represented in the Bihar Legislative assembly by Veena Devi of the BJP who won the seat in 2010 general assembly polls to the state by defeating his nearest rival and sitting Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLA Maheshwar Prasad Yadav by a margin of 15987 votes.
In that election, whereas Veena Devi polled 56386 votes, Maheshwar Prasad Yadav received 40399 votes and was followed by Arti Devi of the Congress who managed to get just 6742 votes.
Earlier Maheshwar Prasad Yadav had romped home from the Gaighat assembly seat in both the elections in 2005 as an RJD nominee. While in 1990 he had entered the portals of the Bihar assembly as an Independent, his win in 1995 came on the ticket of the Janata Dal which over the period of time disintegrated into deferent splinter groups. In 1995 he had trounced Anand Mohan Singh who had floated the now defunct Bihar Peoples Party (BPP) and is now is now in jail for his involvement in the murder of an IAS officer.
Earlier Veerendra Kumar Singh had emerged victorious from the Gaighat in 1985 and 2000 to claim the seat for the Congress and the Janata Dal respectively. In 1980 Gaighat went in favour of the BJP whose candidate Jitendra Prasad Singh defeated the sitting Janata Party MLA Vinodanand Singh, the winner in 1977.
Aurai is one of the six assembly constituencies that combine to form the parliamentary constituency of Muzaffarpur which is currently represented by Ajay Nishad of the BJP who won the seat by defeating his nearest Congress rival Akhilesh Prasad Singh by a massive margin of 2, 22,422 votes in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections that elected the Narendra Modi government at the centre. Vijendra Chaudhary of the JD (U) came third in 2014 parliamentary elections to the Muzaffarpur. Vijendra Chaudhary has won the Muzaffarpur assembly seat four times (1995, 2000 and February as well as October/November 2005). Bijendra Chaudhary, who contested the Kurhani assembly seat in 2010 on the ticket of the LJP, was defeated by Manoj Kumar Singh of the Janata Dal (United) by a close margin of 1570 votes.
Other five assembly constituencies that fall under the Muzaffarpur Lok Sabha seat are Gaighat, Bochahan, Sakra, Kurhani and Muzaffarpur.
Veena Devi from BJP is ready to give a tough fight to Maheshwar Prasad Yadav of RJD in Gaighat.
Both are old rivals as they faced each other in the last assembly election in 2010.
Sitting BJP MLA Veena Devi represents Gaighat in the assembly.
In the 2010 assembly polls, she bagged 56,386 votes and defeated Maheshwar Prasad Yadav of RJD who won 40,399 votes.
However, there is resentment among the old guard of Muzaffarpur district unit of BJP. The party workers and leaders in the district are unhappy over tickets being distributed to new entrants. BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was shown black flags at Bhagwanpur Chowk and Motipur by his party workers. The district party leaders opposed the selection of MLAs from other parties as BJP candidates in Muzaffarpur district.