Rajauli, one of the seats that was contested in first phase of Bihar assembly elections 2020, was reserved for candidates from the Scheduled Caste (SC) community. The vidhan sabha segment is located in Nawada district of the eastern state. The Election Commission declared the results, with RJD's Prakash Veer winning against BJP's Kanhaiya Kumar by a margin of around 12,000 votes. Bihar Election Results 2020: NDA Wins Another Term With 125 Seats.
Rajauli primarily witnessed an electoral contest between the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The seat was among the 71 constituencies that went to polls in the first phase of elections in Bihar, scheduled on October 28. In the 2015 elections, the constituency was bagged by Prakash Veer of the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led party. 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
Scrutiny of Nominations
Last date for Nomination Withdrawal
From the Mahagathbandhan, the Rajauli seat was allotted to the RJD, whose sitting MLA Prakash Veer been renominated. The rival NDA camp allowed BJP to contest from the seat. The latter has fielded Kanhaiya Kumar, who won the seat in 2010.
The elections in Bihar was the first major electoral battle after the outbreak of COVID-19. The pre-poll surveys had 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.