Begusarai Vidhan Sabha seat is said to be one of the most important constituencies when it comes to elections in Bihar. It was also one of the only 36 seats in the state, where elections took place through VVPAT in the 2015 Assembly Elections. BJP's Kundan Kumar won the seat in Bihar Assembly Elections 2020. The 2020 Bihar Assembly Polls took in 3 phases, and not the usual 5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first phase of Bihar Assembly Polls 2020 took place on October 28 (for 74 seats), second on November 3 (for 94 seats), and third on November 7 (78 seats).
Amita Bhushan of the Indian National Congress party was the incumbent MLA from the Begusarai seat. In the 2015 Bihar Assembly Elections, she defeated Surendra Mehta of the BJP by a victory margin of nearly 20,000 votes from Begusarai. However, in the 2010 Assembly elections in Bihar, it was BJP’s Surendra Mehta who won the Begusarai seat. The main contenders for the 2020 Assembly Elections were Kundan Singh of the BJP and Amita Bhushan of the Congress.
It was a 4-way battle amongst BJP-JD(U), Congress+RJD+Other Left Parties, LJP, and Great Democratic Secular Front. The NDA won the election with 125 seats.
|BHASKAR KUMAR||The Plurals Party||913|
|KUNDAN KUMAR (Current MLA)||BJP||74217|
|MANOJ KUMAR SINGH||Rashtriya Jan Jan Party||707|
|AMARJEET SAH||Aam Janmat Party,||678|
|SURYA PRAKASH HISARIYA||Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik)||677|
|RAMASHISH SHARMA||Log Jan Party - Secular,||540|
|VARUN KUMAR||Shoshit Samaj Dal||515|
|RAJENDRA KUMAR ALIAS RAJA||IND||3438|
|ARJUN KUMAR||SOCIALIST UNITY CENTRE OF INDIA (COMMUNIST)||340|
|ASHUTOSH KUMAR ALIAS HIRA PODDAR||IND||1936|
|NAND KUMAR SAH||Bahujan Mukti Party||1813|
|DR. MIRA SINGH||IND||1616|
|DEV KANT SINGH||Jai Prakash Janata Dal||1466|
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