|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results (No. of Votes)|
|RAJEEV KUMAR URF MUNNA YADAV||Rashtriya Janata Dal||Winner
|AJAY KUMAR||Bharatiya Janata Party||56850|
|MD. SADRUL KHAN||Independent||4934|
|LAKSHMI KANT||Communist Party of India||2743|
|RANI DEVI||Bahujan Samaj Party||2099|
|KEDAR SAHNI||Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik)||941|
|UPENDRA SAHANI||Sarvajan Kalyan Loktantrik Party||865|
|VINAY KUMAR VIPIN||Bahujan Mukti Party||763|
|DEVENDRA SINGH||Bajjikanchal Vikas Party||656|
|RAJESH KUMAR||Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party||596|
|BIRENDRA KUMAR||Akhil Bharatiya Hind Kranti Party||549|
|GHULAM MUSTAFA ANSARI||National Lokmat Party||425|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||273|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|90||GEN||Phase IV||Oct 7th 2015||Nov 1st 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Minapur is in Muzaffarpur district but is a part of the Vaishali Lok Sabha constituency. There are 2,32,112 eligible voters in the Minapur assembly segment. Out of these, the number of male voters is 1,23,583 while 1,08,521 are women. The Minapur assembly segment consists of Rampur Jaipal, Garha, Patiyasa, Jhaphan, Narma, Kafen Chaudhary, Narma and Narkatiya gram panchayts of Bochahan community development block; Minapur CD block.
Maoists infected Minapur Assembly constituency is currently held by Dinesh Prasad Kushwaha who retained it in the last general assembly elections in Bihar in 2010 by trouncing his nearest Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Rajeev Kumar alias Munna Yadav by a margin of 5402 votes. In that election, Dinesh Prasad Kushwaha, the sitting JD (U) MLA from the seat, polled 42286 votes against 36884 votes received by Munna Yadav who was followed by Shakal Deo Sahni of the Congress with 15346 votes.
In the election to the Minapur assembly seat held in October in 2005, Dinesh Prasad Kushwaha had defeated the sitting RJD MLA Hind Kesari Yadav who was elected in the previous assembly held in February that year. In the February poll, Hind Kesari Yadav had trounced Dinesh Prasad Kushwaha, then a sitting MLA who got elected in 2000 as an Independent.
Earlier Hind Kesari Yadav had won the Minapur Assembly constituency thrice in a row (1985, 1990 and 1995). While his win in 1985 came as a LKD nominee, he emerged victorious in 1990 and 1995 on the ticket of the Janata Dal.
During the hey-days of the Congress, Minapur had sent the Congress legislator Janak Singh to the Bihar legislative assembly in 1951, 1957, 1962 and 1969. The Communist Party of India (CPI) had also won the seat when Jankdhari Prasad Kushwaha had claimed it in 1980. He lost to Hind Kesari Yadav in the next assembly elections in 1985.
Minapur is one of the six assembly constituencies that combine to form the Lok Sabha constituency of Vaishali which is currently represented by Rama Kishore Singh of the Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) who won the seat by defeating his nearest rival and sitting RJD MP Raghuvansh Prasad Singh by a margin of 99267 votes in the 2014 parliamentary elections which resulted in the installation of Narendra Modi government at the centre. Earlier Raghuvansh Prasad, former Union Minister in the Manmohan Singh government, had won the Vaishali Lok Sabha seat five times in a row (1996, 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2009).
Other five assembly constituencies that fall under the Vaishali Lok Sabha constituency are Kanti, Baruraj, Paroo, Sahebganj and Vaishali
Ajay Kushwaha from BJP is facing a tough challenge from Rajendra Kumar alias Munna Yadav of RJD in Minapur.
In the last assembly election, Dinesh Kushwaha won from Minapur on a JD(U) ticket but rebelled against the party and joined the BJP in August 2015.
Union minister and RLSP founder Upendra Kushwaha took strong exception to BJP fielding Ajay Kushwaha, a relative of sittign MLA Dinesh Kushwaha.
RLSP chief recalled that BJP had assured to him that the sitting MLA of Minapur will be given the seat again.
But the saffron party went back on its assurance and fielded a relative of the sitting MLA, charged Upendra Kushwaha. Minapur is in Muzaffarpur district but is a part of the Vaishali Lok Sabha constituency. In the last election, Dinesh Prasad Kushwaha of JD (U) defeated RJD's Rajeev Kumar by a margin of 5,402 votes.