Chandni Chowk Constituency (Photo Credit: PTI)
With majority of exit polls predicting a massive victory for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, on the other hand, is confident of surging into power after 21 long years. Chandni Chowk is one of the key constituencies where the BJP is eyeing to register a victory. Former Aam Aadmi Party legislator Alka Lamba is testing her luck from the Chandni Chowk seat on a Congress ticket in the Delhi Assembly election. Lamba is up against Suman Kumar Gupta of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Parlad Singh Sawhney of the Aam Aadmi Party. Interestingly, Lamba and Sawhney have both won Chandni Chowk before — Lamba held this seat from 2015 to 2019 whereas Sawhney won from here four times from 1998 to 2013.
Model Town: BJP’s Kapil Mishra is leading
Shakur Basti: AAP’s Satyendra Jain leading
Sadar Bazar: AAP’s Som Dutt leading
Tri Nagar: AAP’s Preeti Tomar leading
Ballimaran: AAP’s Imran Hussain leading
Wazirpur: AAP’s Rajesh Gupta Leading
Adarsh Nagar: AAP’s Pawan Sharma leading
Shalimar Bagh: BJP’s Rekha Gupta leading
Matia Mahal: AAP’s Shoaib Iqbal leading
Chandni Chowk: AAP’s Parlad Singh Sawhney leading
According to Election Commission, Aam Aadmi Party candidate Imran Hussain is leading from Ballimaran. BJP’s Lata trails.
AAP’s Akhilesh Pati Tripathi takes lead in Model Town
In 2013 and 2015, Gupta unsuccessfully contested against Parlad Singh Sawhney and Alka Lamba.
BJP’s Suman Kumar Gupta is contesting from this seat for the third time — 2013, 2015 and 2020.
In the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP got close to 53 per cent votes while the Congress had to settle with just 29 per cent.
Chandni Chowk assembly seat is a part of Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency, which is being held by Dr. Harsh Vardhan of the BJP.
In the last five assembly elections, Chandi Chowk has voted for Congress four times except for the last polls held in 2015.
In this election both the leaders — Alka Lamba and Parlad Sawhney— have switched sides with Lamba fighting on a Congress ticket and Sawhney on AAP's.
AlLa Lamba won this seat when she was with AAP and Sawhney won Chandni Chowk when he was with the Congress.