|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|AKHTARUL ISLAM SHAHEEN||Rashtriya Janata Dal||Won
|RENU KUMARI||Bharatiya Janata Party||51428|
|SURENDRA PRASAD SINGH||Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)||2361|
|RANJAN KISHORE SHARMA||Independent||2131|
|SUBHASH PRASAD SINGH||Shivsena||1872|
|ALLAMA SHIBLI NOMANI HALAMI||Bahujan Samaj Party||1120|
|UPENDRA SINHA||Bahujan Mukti Party||870|
|MD. IQBAL FIROZ||Janta Dal Rashtravadi||554|
|SUBODH KUMAR PRASAD||Rashtriya Pragati Party||542|
|POONAM DEVI||Samajwadi Party||398|
|SHAD AHMED||Hind Congress Party||389|
|PREMJEET KUMAR||Akhil Bhartiya Mithila Party||381|
|VICKY KUMAR||National Janta Party (Indian)||272|
|RAM NATH PRASAD||Garib Janta Dal (Secular)||258|
|MD. TAHIR ARMAN||Naya Daur Party||230|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||1070|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|133||GEN||Phase I||Sep 23rd 2015||Oct 12th 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Samastipur Vidhan Sabha constituency is part of Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency. It is composed of the following: Samastipur municipality, Samastipur community development block; and Shahpur Baghauni, Bherokhara, Tajpur, Adharpur and Baghi gram panchayats of Tajpur CD Block. In 2015 election, Samastipur will be one of the 36 seats to have VVPAT enabled electronic voting machines.
One of the ten assembly constituencies located in the district of the same name in Bihar, Samastipur is currently represented by Akhtarul Islam Sahin of the Lalu led Rashtirya Janata Dal (RJD) who emerged victorious from the seat in the last assembly elections in 2010 by defeating the sitting Janata Dal (United)) MLA Ramnath Thakur by a close margin of 1827votes. In that election, while 42852 votes were polled in favour of Akhtarul Islam Sahin, Ramnath Thakur , son of former Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur, received 41025 votes and was followed by the Congress candidate Tarun Kumar who received 10938 votes.
Akhtarul Islam Sahin is one of the 22 MLAs of RJD who got elected to the Bihar legislative assembly in 2010 polls which witnessed the landslide victory of JD (U)-BJP coalition. Ramnath Thakur, a former minster in the Nitish Kumar cabinet, has been elected to the Rajya sabha on the ticket of the JD(U).
Earlier Samastipur assembly constituency has been represented by Ramnath Thakur who had won in 2000 and both elections in 2005 on the ticket of the JD (U). It is pertinent to note that two general assembly polls were held in 2005 in Bihar because the earlier one held in February threw hung assembly necessitating the holding of the second assembly polls in the month of November of the same year. In 2000 Ramnath Thakur had defeated the sitting Janata Dal MLA Ashok Singh who had won in 1985, 1990 and 1995.
Earlier Samastipur had sent Karpoori Thakur to the state legislative assembly in 1980 on the ticket of the Janata Party (Secular) led by former Prime Minister Charan Singh.
Samastipur is one of the seven assembly constituencies that combine to form the parliamentary constituency of the same name which is currently represented by Ram Chandra Paswan of the LJP who won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by defeating his nearest Congress rival Ashok Kumar by a close margin of 6872 votes.
Other six assembly constituencies that are parts of the Samastipur parliamentary seat are Rosera, Hayaghat, Kusheshwar Asthan, Kalyanpur and Warisnagar.
As the first round of Bihar elections ended on Monday, it was clear that the BJP-led NDA was faced with a major challenge in nine of the 10 assembly constituencies in Samastipur district. Barring Bibhutipur where the Left has a major presence, it was a direct contest in all other places between the BJP-headed grouping and the Grand Alliance of the JD-U, RJD and Congress.
In the 2010 polls, the Janata Dal-United won six seats when it was in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP as well as the Rashtriya Janata Dal won two seats each. In Samastipur, the Grand Alliance led by the JD-U banked on its support base in Kurmi, Yadav and Muslim communities and the development work done by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to emerge on top.
This seat is considered a strong bastion of socialists like former Bihar CM Karpoori Thakur till 2010 assembly election.Samastipur district this time is to feel a strong presence of BJP-led NDA against the RJD-JD(U)-Congress Mahagathbandhan in at least 9 out of 10 constituencies.BJP which made inroads in the district in 2010 and won Mohiuddin Nagar and Rosera seats with the JD(U) help as its then ally, is all set to give a tough time to the Mahagathbandhan in the district. The JD(U), which was with BJP, had won six seats while RJD got only two in the district.