|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Result|
|RAVI JYOTI KUMAR||Janata Dal (United)||62009|
|SATYDEO NARAIN ARYA||Bharatiya Janata Party||56619|
|AMIT KUMAR PASWAN||Communist Party of India||4668|
|PARMESHWAR PRASAD||Communist Party of India (Marxist)||4574|
|SURENDRA KUMAR ARYA||Maanavvaadi Janta Party||3676|
|SUNIL RAVIDAS||Jharkhand Mukti Morcha||3099|
|MOSAFIR DAS||Bahujan Samaj Party||1436|
|NANDU RAJBANSHI||Akhil Hind Forward Bloc (Krantikari)||1300|
|SHIVNATH KUMAR NIRALA||Samajwadi Party||893|
|MAHESH PASWAN||Bharat Bhrashtachar Mitao Party||621|
|NEHRU PASWAN||Bharatiya Inqalab Party||492|
|MAMTA KUMARI||Samras Samaj Party||445|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||1395|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|173||SC||Phase III||Oct 1st 2015||Oct 28th 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Rajgir is a legislative assembly constituency s located in the Nalanda district and a part of the Nalanda Lok Sabha constituency. There are a total of 2,58,951 voters in the Rajgir assembly segment amongst all the voters in the constituency, there are 1,35,075 males and 1,23,871 females.
Rajgir assembly segment covers Sarbahadi, Sakraul, Paroha, Korai, Tetrawan, Tungi, Palatpura, Muraura, Singthu, Mahamadpur, Nakatpura, Hargawan, Tiuri, Pawa and Chhabilapur gram panchayats of Bihar community development block; Gorma and Silao (Notified Areas), Gorawan, Pawadih, Mahuri, Kul Fatehpur, Barakar, Sabait, Ghostawan, Dharhara, Nanand and Karianna gram panchayats of Silao community development block; Rajgir (Notified Area) and Nai Pokhar gram panchayats of Rajgir community development block; and Giriyak community development block.
Barring the assembly election in 1990, all the elections to the Rajgir assembly seat since 1977 have elected the BJP leader Satya Narayan Arya who won it for the eighth time in the last general assembly elections to Bihar in 2010 by defeating his nearest Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) rival Dhananjay Kumar by an impressive margin of 26951 votes.
In that election, Satya Narayan Arya, a former Mines and Minerals Minister in the Nitish Kumar led NDA government, polled 50648 votes, the LJP nominee received 23697 votes and was followed by Moni Devi of the Congress who secured votes. Bechan Paswan, who was nominated by the Communist Party of India (CPI), came fourth with 4713 votes.
Satya Narayan Arya, who has been winning the Rajgir seat consecutively since 1995 as a nominee of the BJP, lost in 1990 to Chander Dev Prasad Himanshu of the CPI who was also elected from here in 1972 by defeating the sitting MLA Yadunandan Prasad who entered the fray as an NCO nominee. Yadunandan Prasad had claimed the seat in the previous assembly elections in 1967 and 1969 on the ticket of the Bhartiya Jana Sangh, the earlier avatar of the BJP.
While Satya Narayan Arya had emerged victorious from Rajgir in 1977 on the ticket of the Janata Part, he won the next two assembly elections (1980 and 1985) for the BJP.
Reserved for the candidates belonging to the scheduled castes, Rajgir is one of the seven assembly constituencies located in the Nalanda district of Bihar. Asthawan, Biharsharif, Islampur, Hilsa, Nalanda and Harnaut are the other assembly seats located in the district. All of these are currently held by the JD(U) legislators.
Rajgir is one of the seven assembly constituencies that unite to form the Nalanda parliamentary constituency currently represented by Kaushalendra Kumar of the JD (U) who retained the seat by defeating his nearest LJP rival Satyanand Sharma by a margin of 9627 votes in the last parliamentary elections in 2014. The JD (U) managed to win only two Lok Sabha seats in 2014.
Biharsharif, Rajgir, Islampur, Hilsa, Nalanda and Harnaut are the other six assembly segments located in the Nalanda parliamentary constituency.
Police inspector Ravi Jyoti has decided to shed khaki for khadi.
The police officer has quit service to contest from Rajgir assembly constituency in Nalanda district, the home district of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, on a JD(U) ticket.
Unlike policemen who have unfriendly image among masses, this police officer had very cordial relations with people wherever he was posted.