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The Bihar has 40 Lok Sabha constituencies and Begusarai is one of them.
As per the last census report, Begusarai houses 29,68,539 people. Out of them, 13.52% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 0.04% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 19.13% of voters are from urban areas while 80.87% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 17,78,759. Of them, 9,49,825 and 8,28,934 are male and female voters respectively.
In the previous elections, BJP's Bhola Singh defeated Md. Tanveer Hasan from RJD. The margin was 58,335 votes.
A total of 61% voters cast their vote in these elections.
Begusarai witnessed a three-cornered contest between popular candidate Kanhaiya Kumar of CPI, BJP's Giriraj Singh and RJD's Tanvir Hasan.
Bharatiya Janata Party's Giriraj Singh swept Begusarai by a vote margin of 422,217. Communist Party of India's Kanhaiya Kumar managed to garner only 269976.