BJP's Vijender Gupta. (Photo Credit: File Photo )
Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 - Rohini Constituency: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijender Gupta has defeated Rajesh Bansiwala of the AAP by 12,648 votes in the Delhi Assembly elections on Tuesday. The BJP leader got 62,174 votes, while the AAP candidate could get 49,526 votes. Sumesh Gupta of Congress got 1,963 votes. Gupta is presently a member of the Legislative Assembly from this seat.
In the 2015 elections, Gupta was one of the three BJP candidates to win. He was also then president of the party’s Delhi unit. He had defeated Aam Aadmi Party candidate CL Gupta by a margin of 5,000 votes and appointed the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi assembly.
AAP’s Rajesh Garg had won the Rohini seat in the 2013 polls. Garg defeated then BJP’s sitting MLA Jai Bhagwan Aggarwal by a margin of nearly 1,500 votes.
Counting of the votes for the Delhi Assembly elections 2020 began on Tuesday at 8 am. The voting for all 70-seats of Delhi's Legislative Assembly elections was held on Saturday. Delhi witnessed a three-cornered contest between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. The North West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency consists of 10 Vidhan Sabha seats including Rohini, Narela, Rithala, Mundka, Mangolpuri, Kirari, Bawana, Nangloi Jat, Badli, and Sultanpur Majra.
It is to be noted that Rohini was one of the three seats which BJP won in the 2015 elections. Rohini has the lowest percentage of Scheduled Caste (4.98% per cent) population among all Delhi Assembly constituencies. This is the only seat which AAP had won in 2013, but lost in 2015.
In the 2020 elections, there were a total of 1,82,979 eligible electors, of which 95,302 were male, 87,665 female and 12 voters of the third gender. The electorate gender ratio in Rohini in 2020 is 919.87. Among the first-time voters in 2020 in Rohini, there are a total of 3022 voters in the 18-19 years age group.
In the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, Vijender Gupta of BJP won in this seat by defeating C L Gupta Advocate of AAP.
In 2013, Rajesh Garg of AAP won in this seat defeating Jai Bhagwan Aggarwal of BJP.
In the 2008 Assembly elections, Jai Bhagwan Aggarwal of BJP won in this seat defeating Vijender Jindal of INC.