Though New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency is the oldest seat, the Assembly constituency was created in 2008. (Photo Credit: News Nation)
Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 – New Delhi Constituency: Delhi- India's seat of power – will vote for the crucial Assembly Elections on February 8 next month. According to the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India, the results of the polls will be declared on February 11. From incumbent Aam Aadmi Party to challengers BJP and Congress, the 70-seat constituency will witness the tough, three-cornered battle. Among these constituencies, the New Delhi Assembly seat is relatively the new entrant in the politics of national capital. Though New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency is the oldest seat, the Assembly constituency was created in 2008. The seat came into existence after the 2008 delimitation exercise. The New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency consists of following segments: New Delhi, RK Puram, Delhi Cantt, Patel Nagar, Moti Nagar, Rajinder Nagar, Karol Bagh, Greater Kailash, Malviya Nagar and Kasturba Nagar.
Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: Date And Result
Delhiites will vote on February 8, 2020 for all 70 seats of Delhi Legislative Assembly. The results will be announced on February 11, 2020. The term of the current Assembly elected in 2015 will expire on February 22, 2020.
New Delhi Assembly Constituency: Total Number Of Voters
As per the latest information available with the Election Commission, according to the 2019 data, there were 1,43,497 (Male Voters: 78,587 and Female Voters: 64905) eligible voters in the New Delhi Assembly constituency.
New Delhi Assembly Constituency: Candidates
From left: Romesh Sabharwal (Congress), Sunil Yadav (BJP) and Arvind Kejriwal (AAP) are among key contestants.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal is the sitting MLA from the constituency. Romesh Sabharwal from Congress and Sunil Yadav from BJP will fight against Kejriwal for the high-pitched battle. Interestingly, this VVIP constituency has seen a maximum number of candidates contesting the polls. Apart from Kejriwal, 27 others are contesting from New Delhi.
New Delhi Assembly Constituency: Key Issues
From the ongoing anti-CAA protests to rising inflation and job crisis, several local issues will also impact the mood of the voters. Though caste politics doesn't play a major role in the politics of New Delhi constituency, there are many urban issues that may influence the choice of people. Local issues of bad roads, sealing drive and better policing are some of the key issues of this VIP constituency.
Delhi Assembly Elections 2015: New Delhi
In the 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections, Arvind Kejriwal got 64.34 per cent of the votes and won New Delhi constituency. He defeated BJP's Nupur Sharma and Congress leader Kiran Walia. The total voter turnout stood at 89,207.
Delhi Assembly Elections 2013: New Delhi
In the 2013 Delhi Assembly Elections, Arvind Kejriwal got 53.46 per cent of the votes and won New Delhi constituency. He defeated BJP's Vijender Gupta and the then Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The total voter turnout stood at 82,847.
Delhi Assembly Elections 2008: New Delhi
In the 2008 Delhi Assembly Elections, Sheila Dikshit got 52.20 per cent of the votes and won New Delhi constituency. She defeated BJP's Vijay Jolly and BSP's Rajiv Singh. The total voter turnout stood at 76,203.