Voters in the Nabinagar constituency under Aurangabad district will cast their poll on October 28 or the first phase of Bihar meeting elections. The two-time MLA of the Janata Dal (United), Virender Kumar Singh, is having a look to protected a third term on the Nabinagar meeting seat in Bihar. The JD(U) leader had defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Gopal Narayan Singh in the 2015 meeting polls by a margin of 5,261 votes.
Thirteen candidates, including four Independents, are contesting to win this constituency, which falls under the Karakat parliamentary constituency in Bihar. Excluding Virender Kumar Singh, other leaders in the fray are Nationalist Congress Party’s Gopal Nishad, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party’s Dharmendra Kumar, Lok Jan Shakti Party’s Vijay Kumar Singh, Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Vijay Kumar Singh Alias Dabloo Singh, leader of Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik) Baban Kumar, Pragatisheel Magahi Samaj’s Bhashkar Kumar Verma and Rashtriya Jan Jan Party’s Ranjan Kumar Tiwari.
Anuj Kumar Singh, Devpujan Prasad, and Ranjan Kumar are contesting independently. Two women candidates- Independent Sanju Devi and Swaraj Party (Loktantrik’s) Malti Devi are also fighting for the Nabinagar meeting seat.
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A complete of 2.64 voters are likely to come to a decision the destiny of the candidates. In 2015, the constituency had witnessed a voter turnout of around 53%. The Rajput, Yadav and Ravidas communities play a major role in electing the MLA for Nabinagar.
The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by chief minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar is up against the opposition’s grand alliance, a coalition of the Congress, CPI, CPM and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) under the leadership of the RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav. The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has determined to fly alone in the 2020 meeting polls.
After people across 71 constituencies ballot their votes on October 28, voting on the remaining 172 seats will be held on November 3 and November 7 while the result of all three phases will be announced on November 10. This is the first electoral exercise taking place in the country all the way through the coronavirus pandemic, which is why social distancing norms and other protocols will be followed at all polling booths.