Khagaria Assembly Elections 2015

Khagaria Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
POONAM DEVI YADAV Janata Dal (United) Won
64767
RAJESH KUMAR URF ROHIT KUMAR Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) 39202
MANOHAR KUMAR YADAV Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik) 12791
MUKESH KUMAR Independent 3701
SANJAY KUMAR Communist Party of India (Marxist) 3508
GOPAL KRISHNA KUMAR CHANDAN Independent 3115
MANOJ KUMAR Bahujan Mukti Party 2155
BIRENDRA KUMAR Independent 1348
BABITA DEVI Independent 1124
BIRENDRA YADAV Independent 917
SHIV NARAYAN SINGH Independent 787
GANESH THAKUR Garib Janta Dal (Secular) 753
UMESH THAKUR Naya Daur Party 646
None of the Above None of the Above 4687

Khagaria Assembly Elections Schedule

AC No Category Poll Phases Last Date of Nominations Date of Polls Result
149 GEN Phase I Sep 23rd 2015 Oct 12th 2015 Nov 8th 2015

About Khagaria Assembly Election Constituency

Khagaria legislative assembly segment is part of Khagaria Lok Sabha constituency. It is composed of the following: Khagaria municipality; Mansi community development block; Bhadas Dakshini, Bhadas Uttari,Kasimpur, Mathurapur, Bachhouta, Sanhouli, Ranko, Sansarpur, Gourashakti, Marar Dakshni, Marar Uttari, Rasounk, Uttar Marar, Rahimpur Uttari, Rahimpur Madhya, Rahimpur Dakshin, Labhganva, Kothia gram panchayats of Khagaria CD Block.


Electoral History of Khagaria Constituency in Bihar

Khagaria, one of the four assembly constituencies located in the district of the same name in the state of Bihar, is currently held by Poonam Devi Yadav of the Janata Dal (United) who retained the seat by defeating her nearest Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) rival Sushila Devi by a good margin of 26853 votes in the last general assembly polls to the state in 2010.

In that election, Poonam Devi Yadav polled 48841 votes, the LJP candidate who had the backing of the Rashtirya Janata Dal (RJD), secured 21988 votes and was followed Independent candidate Dharmendra Kumar who got 15237 votes. The Congress candidate Priti Verma was relegated to the fifth place with just 4553 votes. The Congress, which went to the polls alone, managed to win only four seats.

Poonam Devi Yadav, who had won the previous two elections in 2005 held in the months of February and November on the tickets of LJP and JD (U), is the wife of former Khagaria MLA Ranveer Yadav who had won the seat in 1990 as an independent by defeating his nearest rival Satyadev Singh of Congress. However, in the next assembly elections in 1995, Ranveer was defeated by Chandramukhi Devi of BJP who lost the next poll to Yogendra Singh of the CPM. In February 2005 assembly elections, Poonam Yadav, then an LJP candidate, won the seat by trouncing Chandramukhi Devi of the BJP.

While Sushila Devi is the daughter-in-law of former Khagaria MLA Ramsharan Yadav, who was elected in 1972, 1977 and 1980, Ranveer is the son of Haribalabh Yadav, a brother of Ramsharan Yadav. Ranveer, known for his muscle power, was charged of attempt to murder his cousin Bharat, husband of Sushila Devi. He was also convicted of carrying Lakshmipur-Taufir Diara carnage of 1985 in which nine persons lost their lives.

Khagaria is one of the six assembly constituencies that combine to form the parliamentary constituency of the same name which is currently held by Mehboob Ali Kaiser who had defeated Krishna Yadav of the Lalu Prasadís Rahstriya Janata Dal (RJD) by 76003 votes in the last general Lok Sabha elections in 2014 which paved the way of the formation of the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the centre.

Other five assembly segments that are part of Khagaria parliamentary constituency are Beldaur, Simri Bakhtiarpur, Hasanpur, Alauli and Parbatta.

Khagaria Assembly Election News 2015

Bihar phase-1 Polling ends turnout nears 52.6%

Updated on : Oct-13,2015

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 Khagaria 61.32%,.


Bridge is poll issue

Updated on : Oct- 1,2015

The proposed rail-cum-road bridge over the Ganga has turned out to be a poll issue in Khagaria. Itís been almost 13 years since the construction began on this bridge. In 2002, the then PM Atal Behari Vajpayee had laid the foundation of the 3.90 km bridge to connect Munger with Khagaria, as part of a major development initiative. The project cost has now gone up to Rs 2,500 crore from the original estimate of Rs 930 crore, but the bridge remains incomplete. Once completed, the bridge will serve as the main link connecting north and south-east Bihar regions via Munger and Khagaria. In the absence of any reliable communication link, people of Khagaria have to rely on the heavily congested Vikramshila setu near Bhagalpur to cross over.

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