The Nawada vidhan sabha segment is also the main city of Nawada district of Bihar. The seat went to polls in the first phase of assembly elections, scheduled on October 28. Result was declared by the Election Commission on November 10. Vibha Devi of the Rashtriya Janata Dal was declared the winner by the EC. Bihar Election Results 2020: NDA Wins Another Term With 125 Seats.

Along with Nawada, 70 other constituencies would be contested in the first round of elections on October 28. The assembly segment has thrown fluctuating results over the past two decades. While the RJD had won in 2015, the seat was bagged by the JD(U) in 2010. The incumbent MLA from the seat was RJD's Rajballabh Prasad. 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 Nawada seat was allotted to the RJD, which had won the seat in 2015. From the rival NDA camp, the JD(U) is contesting. While the latter has fielded Kaushal Yadav, the RJD candidate from the seat was Vibha Devi.

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.

MLA CandidatesPartyVotes
Dhirendra Kumar Sinha MunnaIND9684
Vibha Devi (Current MLA)RJD72435
Dinesh PrasadIND583
Bablu KumarIND540
Naresh RavidasIND528
Bawan YadavIND505
Rajesh Kumar NiralaHindustani Awam Manch (United),470
Sharwan Kumar S/o-Deva MahtoIND46125
Rajendra Prasad SahuIND4032
Kaushal YadavJD(U)34567
Satish KumarPeoples Party of India (Democratic)327
Vineshwar YadavIND1606
Shravan Kumar S/o-Maholal SaoIND1197
Dhirendra KumarRLSPNA
Shashi Bhushan KumarLJPNA

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