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About Delhi Assembly Elections
The first assembly elections in Delhi were held in 1993 in which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was victorious. Presently, Delhi is under President's rule after
In the 2013 Assembly elections, there were 11,753 polling stations with 11.9 million eligible voters out of which 6.6 million were men and 5.3 million were women while there were 405,000 first time voters.
After its landslide victory in General Elections, BJP is confident of getting a clear majority in the state Assembly elections too, so it is bracing for fresh polls in the state. The Congress will try its best to regain its lost ground. On the other hand, AAP will have to start from the scratch, a new strategy has to be planned by it to win back the confidence of voters in Delhi.
As per media reports, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was taking into consideration the option of forming the government in Delhi but now it has decided to contest fresh elections and win a clear mandate.
Delhi Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014
The capital state of India and the political ground of the country, Delhi has seven Lok Sabha seats for which elections take place after every five years. After 15 years, it was a sweeping victory of BJP as it bagged all the seven seats of Delhi in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. All the BJP candidates - Dr Harshvardhan from Chandni Chowk, Manoj Tiwari from North East Delhi, Mahesh Girri from East Delhi, Parvesh Verma from West Delhi, Ramesh Bidhuri from South Delhi, Udit Raj from North West Delhi and Meenakshi Lekhi from New Delhi had won. There was a tough fight among the bigwigs of politics from several political parties. The exit polls predicted major victory for the BJP in Delhi which was proved right.
Quick facts for Delhi Elections 2014
|Parliamentary Constituencies|| |
|Ruling Party||President rule|
|Opposition Party||President rule|
|Chief Minister||President rule|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Shri Vijay Dev|
|Address||Old St. Stephen College Building, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006|
Delhi Election History
Delhi has a rich political tradition. From the ancient times, Delhi has been the seat of power and the capital of various dynasties and empires such as the mythical capital Indraprastha in the Mahabharata, the capital of the Delhi Sultanate, Lodhi Dynasty, Mughals, the British as well as independent India. New Delhi, the capital city of India as well as part of the Union Territory of Delhi, houses the major administrative and political buildings and institutions namely Lok Sabha or (The House of People), Rajya Sabha (The Council of States), Rashtrapati Bhavan (the Official Residence of the President of India) and the Supreme Court of India. There are national as well as regional political parties in Delhi.
Over the recent decades, a number of parties have formed coalitions in order to rule in Delhi. The BJP governed Delhi from 1993, with Madan Lal Khurana as the Chief Minister. See Delhi Assembly Election 2013 Results
The National Capital Territory of Delhi consists of 70 assembly constituencies and seven parliamentary constituencies. Delhi has its own Lieutenant Governor, council of ministers and Chief Minister. The Lieutenant Governor is the head of the State and is appointed by the president of India. The judiciary consists of the Delhi High Court and the two lower courts namely the Small Causes Court for civil cases and the Sessions Court for criminal cases. The Supreme Court of India is also located here. Delhi has three local municipal corporations namely, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and Delhi Cantonment Board.
Issues of the state
Villages: Though regarded as urban villages, they continue to face developmental inequalities. Some villages lack even the basic facilities of water supply, hospitals and first aid. Transport and frequent power failures are other areas that need attention.
Law & Order: Just like the problem of corruption, the problem of law and order in Delhi requires lot of attention.
Water: Despite having excess of water, the city continues to face water crisis till date, a condition which may only get worse in future.
Electricity and women’s safety have been the areas of focus of all the parties during the elections.
Delhi Assembly Elections 2013
The 2013 Assembly elections saw a historical victory of the newborn Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The Congress which was in power in the capital for the last 15 years faced a major defeat winning only 8 out of the 70 Assembly constituencies in Delhi. BJP won 31 seats, falling short by 4 seats to reach the half-way mark. The nascent AAP debuted in the Delhi elections winning as many as 28 seats. Other political parties bagged 2 seats. AAP President Arvind Kejriwal defeated Sheila Dikshit in the New Delhi constituency with a huge margin of over 25,000 votes. AAP’s success took most political rivals by surprise. But the resignation by Arvind Kejriwal from the Chief Minister’s post led to President's rule in the state. The Delhi Assembly has been kept in suspended animation.
|Delhi Political Parties Candidate List|
|BJP Candidate List||Congress Candidate List||Aam Aadmy Party Candidates|
Political Parties of Delhi
Because of its importance as a political nucleus of India, Delhi has both national as well as regional political parties.
|The national parties|
|INC - Indian National Congress||BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party||BSP - Bahujan Samaj Party|
|CPIM - Communist Party of India, Marxist||CPI - Communist Party of India||SP - Socialist Party|
|KMPP - Kisan Majdoor Praja Party||AISCF - All India Scheduled Caste Federation||FBL (MG) - F.B (Marxist Group)|
|RSP - Revolutionary Socialist Party||RRP - Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya Parishad||HMS - Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha|
|The regional parties in Delhi|
|Shiromoni Akali Dal||Rashtriya Janata Dal||Aam Aadmi Party|
List of Chief Ministers of Delhi
The Chief Minister of Delhi leads the Council of Ministers. Of the eight Assembly elections held in Delhi so far, five were won by the Congress party. Following is the list of Chief Ministers of Delhi.
|S. No.||Chief Minister||From||To||Party Name|
|1||President's rule||Feb 15, 2014||Present|
|2||Arvind Kejriwal||Dec 28, 2013||Feb 14, 2014||AAP|
|7||Sahib Singh Verma||1996||1997||BJP|
|8||Madan Lal Khurana||1993||1996||BJP|
|10||G N Singh||1955||1956||INC|
|11||Chaudhary Brahm Prakash||1952||1955||INC|
List of Governors of Delhi
The executive body of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is headed by the Lieutenant Governor. He is the constitutional head of the Government of Delhi. Delhi has seen the election of Lt. Governors 20 times, the list of which is given below.
|S.No.||Name of Governor||From||To|
|1||Najeeb Jung||July 2013||Present|
|2||Tejendra Khanna||Apr 9, 2007||July, 2013|
|3||Banwari Lal Joshi||Jun 9, 2004||Apr 9, 2007|
|4||Vijai Kapoor||Apr 20, 1998||Jun 9, 2004|
|5||Tejendra Khanna||Jan 4, 1997||Apr 20, 1998|
|6||Prasannabhai Karunashankar Dave||May 4, 1992||Jan 4, 1997|
|7||Markandey Singh||Dec 1990||1992|
|8||Arjan Singh||Dec 1989||Dec 1990|
|9||Romesh Bhandari||Aug 1988||Dec 1989|
|10||Harkishan Lal Kapoor||Nov 1985||Aug 1988|
|11||Mohan M.K. Wali||Nov 1984||Nov 1985|
|12||Shri P.G. Gavai, I.A.S.||April 1984||Nov 1984|
|13||Jagmohan||Sep 1982||Mar 1984|
|14||Sundar Lal Khurana||1981||Sep 1982|
|16||Dalip Rai Kohli||1978||1979|
|20||Aditya Nath Jha||Nov 1, 1966||1970|
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi
The Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi is Vijay Dev. He is an IAS officer from the 1987 Delhi cadre and has a B.Tech. degree from the IIT Delhi. On the eve of National Voters’ Day, he received an award for Best Electoral Practices from the President.
Sh. Vijay Dev
addressOld St. Stephen College Building, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006
Office Phone: 23977130
Last Updated on November 17, 2014