Motihari in Champaran is the region where our father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi first started his Satyagraha movement. The region has a large agriculture belt and in the last few elections, it has emerged as a BJP stronghold owing to the largely upper caste vote bank.
Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh is the incumbent MP. However, caste arithmetic may be tilted differently this time with the entry of Upendra Kushwaha's Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), who is fielding Akash Kumar Singh, the son of Congress Rajya Sabha MP Akhilesh Singh.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) is fielding Hina Shahab, wife of convicted criminal Mohammad Shahabuddin and BJP/JDU combine is fielding Kavita Singh, wife of Ajay Singh, a rival and a strong man in Siwan.