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Masaurhi is a city and a Nagar Parishad in Patna district in the Indian state of Bihar. Few will know that it was Yadav farmers who, in 1927, talked to Swami Sahajanand Saraswati to aid them in their struggles against the Bhumihar Brahmin zamindars of Masaurhi, and that it was from that beginning that the most powerful movement in India, the Bihar Provincial Kisan Sabha, emerged.
As of 2001[update] India census, Masaurhi had a population of 46,943. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Masaurhi has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 65%, and female literacy is 46%. In Masaurhi, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Masaurhi is located at.
Poonam Devi of JD(U) won the Masaurhi seat (assembly constituency no. 187) defeating Raj Kishore Prasad representing RJD in October 2005 and an independent candidate in February 2005. Dharmendra Prasad of RJD defeated Poonam Devi representing SAP in 2000. Ganesh Prasad Singh of Janata Dal defeated Poonam Devi representing Congress in 1995. Yougeswar Goup of IPF defeated Poonam Devi representing Congress in 1990. Poonam Devi of Congress Ganesh Prasad Singh of LKD in 1985. Ganesh Prasad Singh representing Janata Party (SC) defeated Rabindra Prasad of Janata Party (SR). Ramdeo Prasad Yadav of Janata Party defeated Raj Kishore Prasad of Congress in 1977.
189 Masaurhi (SC) assembly constituency covers Masaurhi and Dhanarua community development blocks.
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