|Name of the Candidate||Party Name||Results|
|KHURSHID URF FIROJ AHMAD||Janata Dal (United)||Won
|DILIP VARMA||Bharatiya Janata Party||67035|
|BIRENDRA PRASAD GUPTA||Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)||5639|
|AJEET KUMAR URF MUNNA SINGH||Independent||2551|
|VIKRAM BHAIYA||Bahujan Samaj Party||1414|
|AASMA KHATOON||Janta Dal Rashtravadi||822|
|DHARMESH PRASAD VARMA||Samajwadi Party||693|
|GOPAL DUTTA JHA||Independent||592|
|IRSHAD SHEKH||Rashtriya Samanta Dal||320|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||5579|
|AC No||Category||Poll Phases||Last Date of Nominations||Date of Polls||Result|
|9||GEN||Phase V||Oct 7th 2015||Nov 1st 2015||Nov 8th 2015|
Sikta aassembly segment is in Paschim Champaran district and is a part of the Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha constituency. Mainatanr and Sikta community blocks, Somgarh, Barawa Barauli, and Bhavta gram panchayats of Narkatiaganj CD Block came under Sikta assembly constituency. The constituency of Sikta has 2,21,759 eligible voters- 1,17,612 males and 1,04,141 females.
One of the nine assembly constituencies located in the Paschim Champaran district of Bihar, Sikta assembly constituency is currently being represented by Dilip Verma who won the seat as an Independent candidate by defeating her nearest Janata Dal (United) rival Khurshid Urf Firoj Ahmad by a margin of 8779 votes in the last Bihar assembly polls held in 2010. In that election, while Dilip Verma polled 49229 votes, the JD (U) nominee received 40450 votes and was followed by Ghanshyam Prasad of the Lok Janashakti Party (LJP) with 8779 votes.
Faiyazul Azam, who had contested on the ticket of the Congress, was relegated to the sixth place with just 3187 votes. Earlier Dilip Verma had been elected from the Sikta assembly constituency in 1991, 1995, 2000 and 2005. While he won the February election in 2005, he lost the November poll in that year. It is pertinent to note that Bihar went to the assembly polls twice in 2005 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.
Dilip Verma is the brother of Alok Prasad Verma, who unsuccessfully contested as a Congress nominee against the BJP's Satish Chandra Dubey from the Narkatiaganj assembly seat in 2010. Alok Prasad Verma's wife Rashmi Verma is the sitting BJP MLA from Narkatiaganj assembly constituency which she won in August by-poll last year.
As things stand today, the BJP and the JD (U) have parted ways and the Lok Janashakti Party (LJP), the ally of the RJD in the last assembly elections, is now a part of the BJP led NDA, the ruling dispensation at the Centre. The RJD, the JD (U) and the Congress have come together to check the Narendra Modi wave which is sweeping many parts of the country.
Sikta is one of the six assembly constituencies that combine to form the parliamentary constituency of Valmiki Nagar which is currently represented by Satish Chandra Dubey of the BJP who won the seat by defeating his nearest Congress rival Purnmasi Ram by a margin of 117793 votes in the last Lok Sabha elections in 2014.
Other five assembly constituencies are Lauriya, Valmiki Nagar, Ramnagar, Narkatiaganj and Bagaha.
Sitting MLA Dilip Verma is now standing on the BJP ticket in Sikta, a part of West Champaran district. Verma will be facing a challenge from Khurshid Alam from Sikta of JD(U) As an Independent candidate Verma won the seat in 2010 by capturing 49,229 votes and defeated Khurshid Urf Firoz Ahamad of JD(U), who secured 40,450 votes. Independent MLA from Sikta Dilip Verma has said a few months ago the Bihar government has totally failed to develop industry in the state, unlike Gujarat, that has led to its backwardness.