Harsidhi (SC), a constituency based in West Champaran district of Bihar, went to polls in the second phase of assembly elections 2020. The seat was reserved for candidates of the scheduled caste community. The vidhan sabha segment has shown fluctuating results over the past two decades. Polling in the seat was scheduled on November 3, whereas, the results were declared on November 10. Krishnanandan Paswan of the BJP was declared the winner. Bihar Election Results 2020: NDA Wins Another Term With 125 Seats.

The Harsidhi assembly segment is among the 94 seats that went to polls in the second phase of elections in Bihar. The seat, in 2000 and 2005 elections, was won by the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). In 2010, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) succeeded in wresting the seat, followed by a Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) victory in 2015. 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

The Mahagathbandhan candidate from Harsidhi seat was sitting MLA Kumar Nagendra Bihari of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). The rival NDA camp allowed BJP to contest from the seat, which fielded former MLA Krishna Nandan Paswan.

The assembly elections in Bihar was the first major poll battle after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic. The opinion polls, ahead of the start of elections, flagged the anti-incumbency wave against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar but gave the edge to the JD(U)-BJP-led ruling camp.

MLA CandidatesPartyVotes
Krishnanandan Paswan (Current MLA)BJP84615
Kumar Nagendra BihariRJD68930
Jagdish RamIND617
Sunil KumarNCP533
Satya PrakashPeoples Party of India (Democratic)375
Dinesh Kumar ChaudharyIND1674
Ramesh KumarRLSPNA

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