Chanpatia, the constituency located in West Champaran district of Bihar, went to polls in the second phase of upcoming assembly elections scheduled on November 3. The vidhan sabha segment is considered a bastion of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The party has been winning the seat consecutively since the last five elections. This round of poll marked their sixth consecutive victory as BJP candidate Umakant Singh was declared the winner by EC. Bihar Election Results 2020: NDA Wins Another Term With 125 Seats.
In the second round of elections, when Chanpatia went to polls, 93 other constituencies were also contested. The results were declared on November 10, when the Election Commission of India had scheduled the counting of votes. Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 Phase 2 Dates And Schedule: Voting on November 3, Results to be Declared on November 10.
Schedule of Bihar Phase 2 Elections
|Last Date For Filing Nomination||October 16|
|Scrutiny of Nominations||October 17|
|Last date for Nomination Withdrawal||October 19|
|Voting Date||November 3|
|Result Date||November 10|
From the Mahagathbandhan, the Chanpatia seat was allotted to the Congress, which had last won the seat in 1972. The party had fielded Abhishek Ranjan from the constituency. From the NDA camp, the BJP retained the seat, and issued the ticket to Umakant Singh. In the 2015 assembly polls, BJP's Prakash Rai had emerged the winner with a margin of less than 500 votes against his JD(U) rival.
The elections in Bihar was the first major electoral battle after the outbreak of COVID-19. The pre-poll surveys have given the edge to the JD(U)-BJP-led NDA camp, despite stating the possibility of an anti-incumbency factor against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
|Tripurari Kr. Tiwari @ Manish kasyap||IND||9239|
|Umakant Singh (Current MLA)||BJP||83828|
|Ravisagar Bharati||Aazad Samaj Party (Kanshi Ram)||730|
|Shekh Firoz||Vanchit Samaj Party||690|
|Om Prakash Jaiswal||IND||346|
|Bipin Nath Tiwari Alias Bipin Tiwari||Loktantrik Jan Swaraj Party||339|
|Sanjay Ram||Proutist Sarva Samaj||322|
|Rajeev Ranjan||The Plurals Party||297|
|Santosh Kumar Gupta||RLSP||NA|
|Prakash Rai (Current MLA)||BJP||61304|
|N. N. Sahi||JD(U)||60840|
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