|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|SATYADEO SINGH||Janata Dal (United)||Won
|ASHOK KUMAR VERMA||Rashtriya Lok Samta Party||29557|
|RAJENDRA YADAV||Bahujan Samaj Party||8896|
|PROF. RAM JATAN SINHA||Independent||6285|
|BINDAL KUMAR ALIAS INDAL YADAV||Shivsena||5868|
|AVADHESH KUMAR||Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)||3960|
|DR.SATYENDRA PRAKASH YADAV||Garib Janta Dal (Secular)||1711|
|NAGMANI||Samras Samaj Party||1187|
|RANJIT KUMAR SINGH ALIAS RANJIT YADAV||Rashtriya Janvikas Party (Democratic)||1029|
|AMRENDER SINGH||Lok Dal||890|
|BRAJESH KUMAR "GURU"||AARAKSHAN VIRODHI PARTY||813|
|SHAFIKUR RAMAN||Janta Dal Rashtravadi||794|
|SURENDRA PRASAD YADAV||Independent||749|
|ANJANI KUMAR RAJU||Independent||707|
|RUPESH KUMAR||SOCIALIST UNITY CENTRE OF INDIA (COMMUNIST)||584|
|RAM PRABESH YADAV||Shoshit Samaj Dal||501|
|SHIV KUMAR SINGH||Independent||487|
|KAUSHLENDRA KUMAR||Pragatisheel Magahi Samaj||356|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||2551|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|215||GEN||Phase II||Sep 21st 2015||Oct 16th 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Kurtha legislative assembly constituency n the Arwal district and a part of Jahanabad Lok Sabha constituency. Kurtha assembly segment comprises Puran, Chauhar, Karpi, Aiyara, Dorra, Purainiya Shekha, Narga, Nagwan, Khajuri, Kochahasa, Rohai, Pariyari, Murarhi and Kinjar gram panchayats of Karpi community development block; Kurtha community development block; and Sonbhadra Banshi Suryapur community development block.
Located in the Maoist affected Arwal district of Bihar, Kurtha assembly seat is currently held by Satyadev Singh who retained it for the JD(U) in the last assembly elections to the state in 2010 by defeating his nearest rival and former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLA Shivbachan Yadav bya margin of 9493 votes.
In that election, while Satyadev Singh polled 37633 votes, Shivbachan Yadav received 28140 votes and was distantly followed by Ashok Kumar of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) who secured 5461 votes. The sitting MLA Suchitra Sinha, who entered the fray on the ticket of the Congress, was relegated to the sixth place with 2297 votes.
In the previous assembly elections held in October/November 2005, Kurtha assembly seat went in favour of Suchitra SInha, then a JD (U) nominee, who defeated former Janata Dal MLA Sahdeo Prasad Yadav who was in the fray as an RJD candidate. In February polls in that year she had won the seat on the ticket of Lok Janashakti Party (LJP).
Suchitra Sinha is the wife of Nagmani who was elected from the seat in 1977 as a nominee of the now defunct Soshit Samaj Dal founded by his father and former deputy Chief Minister Jagdeo Prasad. Known for switching loyalties at the drop of hat, Nagmani had won the seat in 1995 as an independent.
Shiv Bachan Yadav had won the Kurtha seat in 2000 by trouncing Mundrika Singh Yadav of the JD (U) who was earlier elected in 1990 on the ticket of the Janata Dal.
A former prominent Bihar politician and former minister late Ramashray Prasad Singh was elected from Kurtha assembly constituency in 1972 on the ticket of the Congress. He emerged victorious from Makhdumpur in the assembly elections held in February in 2005 as a Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) nominee by trouncing former minister Bagi Kumar Verma.
He was also elected from the Warsaliganj assembly constituency in Nawada district in 1995 on the ticket of the Congress. He lost the next assembly election in 2000 from Konch Assembly constituency in Gaya district.
Kurtha is one of the six assembly segments the combination of which goes on to create the parliamentary constituency of Jahanabad currently held Arun Kumar of Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP), an alliance partner of the BJP in Bihar. Arun Kumar had won the seat in 2014 Lok Sabha elections by defeating former Bihar minister Surendra Yadav of the RJD by a margin of 42340 votes.
A maximum of 23 candidates are left to contest for the Kurtha seat in Arwal district in the second phase of Bihar election. The RLSP, a constituent of NDA front, has fielded Ashok Verma from Kurtha assembly seat. State Congress former president Ram Jatan Sinha resigned from primary membership of the party following denial of ticket for the assembly election.
Sinha who was appointed chairperson of Pradesh Manifesto Committee wanted to contest either from Jehanabad or Kurtha seat in Arwal district.
However, none of the two seats came to the kitty of Congress when the Mahagathbandhan finalised its seats. Sinha has now decided to contest as an independent candidate from Kurtha seat. Satyadev Kushwaha from JD(U) will lock horns with RLSP's Ashok Verma in Kurtha.