|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|SACHINDRA PRASAD SINGH||Bharatiya Janata Party||Won
|RAZIA KHATOON||Janata Dal (United)||38572|
|MANOJ KUMAR YADAV||Samajwadi Party||26430|
|RAMAYAN SINGH||Communist Party of India||4657|
|UMESH KUMAR SINGH||Independent||2243|
|SURESH MUKHIYA||Bahujan Samaj Party||1793|
|MAHTAB ALAM||Aam Janta Party Rashtriya||1454|
|BRAJESH OJHA||Sarvajan Kalyan Loktantrik Party||1393|
|PRAMOD GIRI||Garib Janta Dal (Secular)||1320|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||4260|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|16||GEN||Phase IV||Oct 7th 2015||Nov 1st 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Kalyanpur an assembly constituency is a part of estern Champaran Lok Sabha constituency. The areas like community development block of Kotwa, Bakhri, Parsauni Wazid, Barharwa Mahanand, Kalyanpur, Brindaban, Siswa Shobh, Siswa Kharar, Pakari Dixit, Gariba, Patna, Sitalpur, Shambhu Chak, Bhuwan Chhapra, Koela Belwa, North Gawandra, Bansghat and Kalyanpur CD block's Mani Chhapra gram panchayats came under the assembly constituency of Kalyanpur. There are 2,13,334 eligible voters of whom 1,15,365 men and 97,961 women.
Not to be confused with the assembly constituency of the same name in the Samastipur district of Bihar, Kalyanpur, one of the twelve assembly segments located in the Purvi Champaran district of the state, is currently held by Rajiya Khatoon of the Janata Dal (United) who won the seat in the last general assembly elections to the state in 2000 by defeating her nearest rival Manoj Kumar Yadav of Rashtirya Janata Dal (RJD) by a margin of 15402 votes.
In that election, Rajiya Khatoon, who had unsuccessfully contested the Kesaria assembly seat in 2005, polled 41163 votes, Manoj Kumar Yadav, son of former Kesaria CPI MLA Yamuna Yadav, received 25761 votes.
Wife of former Kesaria MLA Obaidullah, Rajiya Khatoon is one of the two sitting Muslim women MLAs in the current Bihar legislative assembly. Parveen Amanullah is the other who has joined the Aam Aadmi party (AAP). Since 1985, barring these two, no Muslim woman has been in the state assembly.
In the 2010 assembly election to Kalyanpur assembly constituency, which came into existence before that year following the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission, Ramayan Singh of the Communist Party of India (CPI) came third with 7400 votes and was closely followed by Rajeshwar Prasad Singh of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) with 6937 votes.
. The Congress nominee Anwar Alam Ansari came a distant seventh with 3060 votes. In 2010, the RJD and Ramvilas Paswan led Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) had contested the elections jointly. However equations have changed today. The BJP and the JD (U) have snapped their alliance and LJP is now a part of the NDA, the ruling dispensation at the Centre. The JD (U), the Congress and the RJD have come together to check the Modi juggernaut.
Kalyanpur is one of the six assembly constituencies that combine to form the parliamentary constituency of Purvi Champaran which is currently represented by Union BJP minister Radha Mohan Singh of the BJP who retained the seat by defeating his nearest RJD rival by a margin of Binod Kumar Srivastava votes in the last Lok Sabha elections in 2014.
Other five assembly constituencies are Govindganj, Kesaria, Harsidhi, Pipra and Motihari.
Raziya Khatoon from JD(U) will have a tough fight as she is facing Sachindra Prasad from BJP in this constituency which is part of East Champaran district. In fact, Raziya Khatoon fielded by the JD(U) from the Kalyanpur assembly seat in East Champaran district is the lone Muslim woman candidate who has been given ticket by the Grand Alliance which is contesting on 243 seats. While JD(U) is bound to get the votes of Muslims, Yadavs and OBCs, the BJP candidate is trying hard to win the support of large sections of the voters on the issue of development agenda. Moreover, Prasad is banking on the growing popularity of PM Modi in this constituency.