Ajay Dutt of AAP and Khushi Ram Chunar of BJP (Photo Credit: File/Facebook, Twitter)
Ever since Delhi was Union Territory of Delhi was formally declared as National Capital Territory of Delhi by the Sixty-ninth Amendment to the Indian constitution and elections resumed in 1993, Ambedkar Nagar Constituency had been a Congress bastion untill the rise of AAP in 2013. From 1993 to 2008, Prem Singh of the Congress party held the constituency for four consecutive terms. However, the party lost the ground after Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP stormed to power in 2013. Prem Singh lost for the first time against AAP's Ashok Kumar Chauhan. Singh, in fact came third and BJP's Khushi Ram Chunar was the runner-up.
Subsequently in 2015, AAP's Ajay Dutt registered a thumping victory by winning 68.38 per cent of the total votes polled. BJP's Ashok Kumar Chauhan was the distant second while Prem Singh of the Congress party came third. This year, AAP has again trusted Ajay Dutt, while the BJP has again banked on Khushi Ram Chunar. Yaduraj Chaudhary is the Congress candidate from the Ambedkar Nagar constituency.
The ruling Aam Aadmi Party is in a direct contest with the BJP and the Congress for the elections for the 70-member Delhi Legislative Assembly. Although it is being dubbed as a three-way contest, the AAP and the BJP are the two main challengers eyeing the Chief Minister’s post. The Congress, on the other hand, would be hoping to regain the lost bastion.
Delhi Assembly Elections: Ambedkar Nagar Constituency Result 2015
AAP: Ajay Dutt - 66,632 votes
BJP: Ashok Kumar Chauhan - 24,172 votes
Congress: Prem Singh - 5,336 votes
Delhi Assembly Elections: Ambedkar Nagar Constituency Result 2013
AAP: Ashok Kumar Chauhan - 36,239 votes
BJP: Khushi Ram Chunar - 24,569 votes
Congress: Prem Singh - 19,753 votes
Delhi Assembly Elections: Ambedkar Nagar Constituency Result 2008
Congress: Prem Singh - 30,467 votes
BJP: Suresh Chant - 25,630 votes
BSP: Prahlad Kumar Malviya - 12,362 votes
Delhi Assembly Elections: Ambedkar Nagar Constituency Result 2003
Congress: Prem Singh - 25,880 votes
BJP: Suresh Chand - 17,519 votes
BSP: Kailash - 3,679 votes
When Will Elections Be Held In Seelampur Assembly Constituency?
As per the schedule released by the Election Commission, voting for all 70 seats, including Seelampur, will be held on February 8, 2020. The result will be announced after votes are counted on February 11. The term of the current Assembly elected in 2015 will expire on February 22, 2020.