Kahalgaon, the constituency located in Bhagalpur district of Bihar, was contested in the first phase of assembly elections 2020. The vidhan sabha seat went to polls on October 28. The assembly segment was one of the Congress bastions in the state, being represented seven times by party veteran Sadanand Singh. The Election Commission declared BJP's Pawan Kumar Yadav as winner from the seat in this elections. Bihar Election Results 2020: NDA Wins Another Term With 125 Seats.
Kahalgaon was among the 71 constituencies that went to polls in the first phase of elections. Result of the electoral battle was declared on November 10, when the Election Commission had scheduled the counting of votes for all seats in Bihar. Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 Phase 1 Dates And Schedule: Voting on October 28, Results to be Declared on November 10.
Schedule of Bihar Phase 1 Elections
|Last Date For Filing Nomination||October 8|
|Scrutiny of Nominations||October 9|
|Last date for Nomination Withdrawal||October 12|
|Voting Date||October 28|
|Result Date||November 10|
From the Mahagathbandhan, the Kahalgaon seat was re-allotted to the Congress. Sitting Congress MLA Sadanand Singh paved the way for the nomination of his son Shubhanand Mukesh. The rival NDA camp has allotted the seat to the BJP, which announced Pawan Kumar Yadav as its candidate. In the 2015 assembly polls, Sadanand had defeated his nearest rival - Niraj Kumar Mandal of the LJP - by a margin of over 30,000 votes.
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.
|MANOJ KUMAR YADAV||Vanchit Samaj Party||798|
|RAMCHANDRA MANDAL||Bharatiya Jan Kranti Dal (Democratic)||725|
|BHAGERATH KUMAR||Bharatiya Samta Samaj Party||718|
|GULAM AHMAD||Bhartiya Sablog Party||643|
|PRATIMA DEVI||Bhartiya Party (Loktantrik)||368|
|BIJAY KUMAR YADAV||IND||3107|
|ANUJ KUMAR MANDAL||NCP||2105|
|KRISHNA KUMAR MANDAL||BSP||1350|
|ANIL YADAV||Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik)||1275|
|PAWAN KUMAR YADAV (Current MLA)||BJP||115538|
|Sadanand Singh (Current MLA)||INC||64981|
|Niraj Kumar Mandal||LJP||43752|
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