Tejashwi will have an easy win from this Yadav bastion, as support for him has also grown among different communities of the constituency. The constituency has elected his father Lalu Prasad Yadav twice in 1995 and 2000 polls, and then chose his mother Rabri Devi in 2005. Satish Kumar Yadav, who is contesting on a BJP ticket against Tejashwi in these polls, won the seat as a Janata Dal (United) candidate in 2010. The contest has become easier for Tejashwi as Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party has fielded Rakesh Roshan, a Rajput who was previously with the BJP. He is expected to gain a section of upper caste votes, which are considered to be the primary vote bank of the saffron party.
Although the Yadavs are the most vocal community in its support to the opposition alliance, or the Mahagathbandhan – comprising RJD, Congress, and the Left parties, the poor across communities believe that Tejashwi would be a better chief minister than Nitish Kumar.