|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Result|
|TEJASHWI PRASAD YADAV||Rashtriya Janata Dal||91236|
|SATISH KUMAR||Bharatiya Janata Party||68503|
|RAKESH RAUSHAN||Samajwadi Party||5220|
|RIZWANUL AZAM||Janta Dal Rashtravadi||4800|
|RAMBABU BHAGAT||Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)||2538|
|OM PRAKASH SINGH||Independent||1373|
|SURESH YADAV||Bahujan Samaj Party||1213|
|RAJESH RAUSHAN||Aap Aur Hum Party||992|
|SATISH KUMAR SINGH||Independent||962|
|KUMAR SAMEER RAJA YADAV||Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik)||936|
|RAM SAWROOP RAY||National Janta Party (Indian)||843|
|UMESH MAHTO||Sarvajan Kalyan Loktantrik Party||642|
|GOVIND PANDIT||Praja Raj Party||400|
|AKHILESH KUMAR||Gareeb Aadmi Party||378|
|PARAM HANS SINGH||Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha||343|
|DURGA DEVI||Krantikari Vikas Dal||330|
|YUGESHWAR CHAURASIA||Rashtriya Samanta Dal||285|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||903|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|128||GEN||Phase III||Oct 1st 2015||Oct 28th 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Raghopur is a legislative assembly constituency in the Vaishali district is a part of the Hajipur Lok Sabha constituency. Raghopur has 2,91,668 eligible voters, amongst whom 1,59,199 are men and 1,32,468 are women. Raghopur assembly segment consists of Bidupur and Raghopur community development blocks.
Once represented by Lalu Prasad, Raghopur in the Vaishali district of Bihar is currently held by Satish Kumar of the Janata Dal (United) who came to the forefront of the national attention when he won the seat in the last general assembly elections to the state in 2010 by defeating Lalu Prasad’s wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi by a comfortable margin of 13006 votes in a direct contest.
In that election to Raghopur, while Satish Kumar received 64222votes, Rabri Devi, who became the Bihar Chief Minister when Lalu got entangled in the infamous fodder scam, secured 51216 votes and was distantly followed by the independent candidate Rijwanul Azam who got just 3877 votes. The Congress nominee Chandra Devi was relegated to the fifth place with 3824 votes.
In the previous Bihar general assembly elections held in the month of October/November in 2005, Raghopur was won by Indradeo Prasad who had earlier lost to Bhupendra Narayan Singh in the election held in February that year. The October/November polls were necessitated due to the hung assembly thrown by the February elections.
In 2010, Rabri Devi had also lost the Sonepur in the Saran district to Vinay Kumar Singh of the BJP by a margin of 20685 votes. Rabri Devi had earlier claimed the Raghopur seat in both the elections in 2005. Lalu Prasad had emerged victorious from the seat in 1995 as a nominee of the Janata Dal. He had also won Sonepur seat in 1980 and 1985 on the tickets of Charan Singh led Janata party (secular) and Lok Dal respectively.
Raghopur is one of the six assembly constituencies that combine to form the parliamentary constituency of Hajipur which is currently represented by Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan who won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by defeating his nearest Congress rival Sanjeev Prasad Toni by a huge margin of 2,25,500 votes. The former Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U) sitting MP Ram Sundar Das was relegated to the third place. Ram Sundar Das who headed the Janata Party government in 1979. His son Sanjay Kumar is the JD(U) MLA from Raja Pakar reserved constituency in the Vaishali district of Bihar.
Other five assembly constituencies that are parts of the Hajipur parliamentary seat are Mahua, Hajipur, Lalganj, Raja Pakar and Mahnar.
Once considered as the impregnable fortress of the RJD, Raghopur is witnessing an interesting battle.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s younger son Tejaswi Yadav is locked in a tough contest with sitting MLA Satish Kumar Yadav.
Satish joined the BJP after not being given the ticket by the Janata Dal (United).
The Yadav-dominated Raghopur elected Lalu Prasad in 1995 and 2000 and Rabri Devi won the seat in the two assembly elections held in 2005.
But the RJD fortress was swept away by the Nitish Kumar wave in the 2010 assembly polls when Rabri lost to the then JD(U) candidate Satish Kumar.