Makhdumpur Assembly Elections 2015

Makhdumpur Assembly Election Candidates List and Results

Name of the Candidate Party Name Results
SUBEDAR DASRashtriya Janata Dal66631
JITAN RAM MANJHIHindustani Awam Morcha (Secular)39854
DHANANJAY KISHORCommunist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)4705
KUNJAN KUMARRastriya Sadabahar Party2196
RAMANUJ PASWANNaya Daur Party2178
MRITUNJAY PASWANBahujan Samaj Party2045
ARUN KUMARBharatiya Inqalab Party1843
KUSUM DEVISamras Samaj Party1375
KOMAL PASWANSamajwadi Party1366
AWADH PASWANRashtriya Jan Jan Party1300
PARMANAND PASWANRepublican Party of India1282
NARESH CHAUDHRIBahujan Mukti Party1052
ASHA DEVIGarib Janta Dal (Secular)880
None of the AboveNone of the Above3536

Makhdumpur Assembly Elections Schedule

AC No Category Poll Phases Last Date of Nominations Date of Polls Result
218 (SC) Phase II Sep 21st 2015 Oct 16th 2015 Nov 8th 2015

About Makhdumpur Assembly Elections Constituency

Makhdumpur is a legislative assembly constituency in Jahanabad Lok Sabha constituency of the state. There is total of 2,10,506 people as eligible voters in the Makhdumpur assembly constituency amongst all the voters of the constituency, there are 1,11,723 males and 98,780 females. The Makhdumpur legislative assembly segment comprises Nonhi, Sulemanpur, Maniyawan, Pinjaura, Dedhsaiya, Nerthua, Amthua and Badhauna gram panchayats of Koka community development block; and Makhdumpur community development block. The Makhdumpur constituency is reserved for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs).

Electoral History of Makhdumpur Constituency in Bihar

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is the sitting MLA from the seat which he won in the last general assembly elections to Bihar as a candidate of the Janata Dal (United) by defeating his nearest Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) nominee Dharmraj Paswan by a margin of 5085 votes in a direct fight.

Jitan Ram Manjhi, who was expelled from the JD (U) for his refusal to step down from the post of Chief Minister in favour of Nitish Kumar, had won from the Barachatti seat in Gaya district in the previous assembly elections held in 2005 October/November.

In the 2010 election to the Makhdumpur assembly constituency located in the Jahanabad district, which was made reserved for the candidates belonging to the scheudeld castes before the 2010 assembly polls, Shankar Swaroop of the Congress came a distant third with just 4625votes.

In the previous assembly elections held in October/November 2005, Makhdumpur assembly seat went in favour of Krishnandan Prasad Varma of the RJD who trounced the sitting JD(U) MLA Ramashray Prasad Singh who emerged victorious from Makhdumpur in the previous assembly election held in February in 2005 as a Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) nominee by trouncing former minister Bagi Kumar Verma.

A former prominent Bihar politician and former minister Ramashray Prasad Singh was elected from the Warsaliganj assembly constituency 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.

Bagi Kumar Verma was elected from the Makhdumpur assembly seat in 2000 and 1995.

Makhdumpur has also been represented by Ramjatan Sinha, former Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee president, who won the Makhdumpur assembly thrice in 1977, 1985 and 1990. He later joined the LJP.

Makhdumpur 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.

Makhdumpur Assembly Election News 2015

Manji faces tough test

Mahadalit leader and Hindustani Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi is in danger of losing his existing seat Makhdumpur. That could be a huge embarrassment to him and his senior partner the BJP. He will have to work very hard to retrieve his fortunes. Manjhi's influence has taken a dip in Makhdumpur.
That has more to do with the fact that at a local level there is a certain degree of anti-incumbency against Manjhi, both among members of mahadalits and among upper castes. Rival RJD has fielded a local Subedar Das belonging to Chamar community to take on Manjhi. Das's personal rating is good and is assured of strong voting from Yadav and Muslim community.

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