Elections in Delhi (DL) 2014

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Invite BJP to form government AAP asks LG - April 19, 2014 03:55 PM

AAP has written to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, asking him to invite the BJP to form the government in Delhi & only call for Polls, if BJP says it is not inclined to do so.  Remember the Supreme Court has clarified that Lt Governor Najeeb Jung is free to restore or dissolve the Delhi assembly. 

Two-layered security for Delhi's over 20,000 EVMs - April 11, 2014 05:31 PM

A double layered security net has been thrown around Delhi's more than 20,000 electronic voting machines (EVMs), officials said Friday. At least two companies of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), comprising around 200 personnel, along with some other paramilitary forces are assisting Delhi Police personnel to guard a total of 21,967 EVMs kept in seven counting centres, one in each parliamentary constituency. Source: IANS

Delhi's first timers vote for change - April 11, 2014 10:30 AM

The majority of the over 300,000 first time voters in the national capital Thursday opted for change and desperately want the new government to bring development and clean governance. Of the over 12 million voters in Delhi, 337,000 exercised their franchise for the first time Thursday as they voted to elect seven Lok Sabha members - the Congress won all the seats in 2009 - from 150 candidates including 57 independents. Source: IANS

Delhi records highest voter turnout in three decades - April 11, 2014 10:18 AM

Delhi recorded its highest voter turnout in the last three decades with 64.77 percent polling. The capital saw a 64.88 percent turnout in the 1984 elections, held post the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi. The turnout in 2009 election was 51.85 percent. Source: IANS

Delhi voting percentage touches 60, poised to exceed 2009 figure - April 10, 2014 07:18 PM

Delhi recorded poll percentage of 60.1 till 5 p.m. for the Lok Sabha elections, surpassing the 2009 polling percentage and setting stage for a record polling in the national capital. The city is witnessing a high voltage three-cornered contest for its seven seats. Source: IANS

Delhi voting percentage poised to far exceed 2009 figure - April 10, 2014 04:16 PM

More than half of Delhi’s 12 million voters cast their ballots by late afternoon Thursday, surpassing the 2009 polling percentage, to pick seven Lok Sabha members in a high-voltage three-cornered contest. “The polling percentage till 3 p.m. was 52 percent. We are very happy with the polling percentage,” Chief Nodal Officer, Delhi Election Commission, Ankur Garg, told IANS. The 2009 percentage was 51.85 percent. In 2004; it was even lower at 47.09 percent. Source: IANS

62,000 Delhiites checked voters lists through SMS - April 10, 2014 12:12 PM

More than 62,000 electors in the national capital checked their names on the voters lists through a mobile phone message facility, an official of the poll panel said Thursday. The Election Commission started a message helpline number - 9211728082 - for the voters in the national capital, so that they could check their names on the list before going to the polling station to cast their ballot. Source: IANS

'Delhi will break all voting records' - April 10, 2014 10:46 AM

Delhi will break all voting records, Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev said Thursday as polling for the seven Lok Sabha seats is on in the national capital. "This time all records will be broken in Delhi... I am sure a lot of people, including youth and women, will come out and vote," he said after casting his vote. There are over 12 million voters in Delhi. Source: IANS

Sonia, Rahul, Kejriwal vote in Delhi - April 10, 2014 10:41 AM

Congress president Sonia Gandhi voted here Thursday in the Lok Sabha election. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal also voted in separate polling centres. Source: IANS

Polling begins in Delhi - April 10, 2014 07:50 AM

Voting for the capital's seven Lok Sabha seats began at 7 a.m. Thursday, officials said. Over 12 million people will cast their vote in Delhi which will witness a triangular fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress. Source: IANS

India needs strong government in Delhi: Modi - April 09, 2014 10:06 AM

India should have a strong government so that no country can dare challenge it or look down upon it, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said late Tuesday. "We need a strong government in New Delhi. A government other countries will look up to with awe and respect. No nation dare look us in the eye. We should deal with other countries on equal terms from a position of strength and not weakness," Modi said, addressing a huge election rally on the city's outskirts. Source:IANS

Delhi braces for first three-way Lok Sabha battle - April 08, 2014 05:06 PM

Delhi will witness the first three-way Lok Sabha election Thursday when traditional foes BJP and Congress will have a competitor in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). An estimated 12 million voters will be eligible to take part in the day-long polling across 11,763 centers to pick seven MPs from among 150 candidates, including 57 independents. Source:IANS

Over 12 mn eligible to vote in Delhi: EC - April 08, 2014 04:59 PM

Over 12 million people are eligible to cast their votes in the national capital's seven Lok Sabha constituencies, an Election Commission official said Tuesday. "A total of 12,760,372 Delhiites will be eligible to cast their votes for the seven Lok Sabha seats Thursday, of which 7,057,648 are males and 5,657,785 are females while 839 fall in the 'others' category," Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev told reporters. Source:IANS

Kejriwal punched during Delhi campaign - April 08, 2014 02:06 PM

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was on Tuesday punched on the face by a man while he was campaigning. The attack, which took place in Sultanpuri, left Kejriwal with a swollen eye. The attacker was beaten up by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporters. Source:IANS

After 2013 poor show, good turnout at Rahul's Delhi rally - April 07, 2014 02:38 PM

A fairly strong crowd on Sunday attended a rally of Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, at the same venue where people were seen leaving during an election meeting addressed by the Congress vice president in November 2013. Congress workers were seen at the Virat Cinema Ground in Dakshinpuri, asking people to join in. Source: IANS

Rahul targets Modi on manifesto delay, women's security - April 07, 2014 02:19 PM

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi launched a multi-pronged attack on the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, accusing them of practicing "divisive politics" and seeking to attack their record of women rights. Addressing election rallies at Haryana's Panipat and Sirsa and in Delhi, Gandhi also hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party over delay in releasing its manifesto for the Lok Sabha poll.   Source: IANS

Congress keen to make Rahul's Sunday rally a success - April 04, 2014 06:06 PM

The Congress will be pulling out all the stops to ensure party vice president Rahul Gandhi's Sunday rally in the capital is a success, party sources said. His last outing in the south Delhi colony Nov 17, weeks before the Delhi assembly elections, was disastrous as many in the crowd left the rally midway, tired of waiting for him. Source:IANS

Kejriwal attacked while campaigning - April 04, 2014 05:53 PM

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was attacked while campaigning for the Lok Sabha election. Aam Aadmi Party supporters pounced on the unknown attacker and roughed him up before he was taken to a nearby police station. Kejriwal said later that he was punched while he was seeking votes for the AAP in south Delhi's Dakshinpuri area. Source:IANS

Delhi's 33 percent LS candidates are millionaires - April 03, 2014 01:48 PM

At least 33 percent of Delhi's Lok Sabha candidates are millionaires, says an analysis by the Association of Democratic Reforms. Of the total 150 candidates contesting in Delhi's seven parliamentary seats, 49 are millionaires. Congress MP Kapil Sibal is the richest with property valued Rs.114 crore. He is followed by another Congress MP, Mahabal Mishra, who owns Rs.38 crore property. Source:IANS

I will defeat Modi, never join BJP: Kejriwal - April 02, 2014 06:56 PM

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal vowed to defeat BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi and denied speculation that he might join the BJP. Addressing impromptu meetings in East Delhi in support of AAP candidate Rajmohan Gandhi, Kejriwal launched a vicious attack on both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress. Source: IANS

BJP & Congress afraid of elections says Kejriwal - April 01, 2014 04:48 PM

While campaigning for the AAP candidate for West Delhi Jarnail Singh at a rally in Dwarka, Arvind Kejriwal accused both BJP and Congress of pressurizing the Lt Governor to shelve Assembly polls in Delhi. He said that both the parties are scared of elections. Kejriwal claimed that "If elections are held tomorrow, AAP will get 50 seats”. 

Congress exudes confidence at Sonia Gandhi's rally in Delhi - March 31, 2014 04:19 PM

Sonia Gandhi's rally in Delhi on Sunday turned out to be a huge success. Just 10 days before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, around 20,000 people gathered at the campaign rally. All the Congress leaders were confident of winning the elections. After its defeat in the Delhi Assembly elections, Congress party leaders presented a united picture and were determined to get back their lost ground.

Sonia Gandhi's rally in Delhi today - March 30, 2014 06:26 PM

In order to get back its position in Delhi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address a rally in the national capital today. The rally will be held at Ajmal Khan Park in Karol Bagh in New Delhi constituency. The leaders of the Congress party feels that Gandhi’s rally will strengthen the party’s confidence before the General Elections 2014 take place in Delhi on April 10.

BJP's unique idea to secure votes - March 28, 2014 02:58 PM

Ramesh Bidhuri, BJP's candidate from South Delhi has come up with the unique idea for his poll campaign. He has decided on having door-to-door meetings with people and the party workers. "This way, the workers feel that I am one of them. They feel like family and thus, work harder towards reaching out to the electorate," he says. He does not believe in making lofty promises. To secure votes he has come up with the idea of "Sankalp Patra" wherein he will get written assurance from the people that they would vote for BJP.
Delhi, the capital of India, is situated on the west bank of the river Yamuna. It is bounded by Uttar Pradesh on the east and south, Haryana on the west and Uttarakhand on the north. It is a metropolitan region and is spread over 1,484 square kilometres of area. Though constitutionally Delhi is a union territory, it is regarded as a state in India. It has its own judiciary (Delhi High Court), legislature (the Legislative Assembly) and executive council of Ministers with the Chief Minister as the head.

Quick facts for Delhi General Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
Assembly Constituencies 70
Ruling PartyPresident rule
Opposition PartyPresident rule
Chief MinisterPresident rule
GovernorNajeeb Jung
Chief Electoral OfficerSh. Vijay Dev
AddressOld St. Stephen College Building, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006

The General elections 2014 will take place in the NCT of Delhi during the Phase 3 i.e. 10th April 2014.

No. of ElectorsMale electorsFemale electorsNo. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of IndiaNo. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)

Delhi (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information

Dates and Schedule Delhi 2014 Opinion Poll List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Delhi
Delhi Elections News Campaigning Strategies Delhi Election History
Delhi Assembly Elections 2013 Delhi Election Results 2013 Political Parties of Delhi
Administration of Delhi State Legislative Assembly of Delhi List of Chief Ministers of Delhi
List of Governors of Delhi Election Commission of Delhi CEO of Delhi
Parliamentary Elections Result candidate list of Delhi

Delhi General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014 - Dates and Schedule

Delhi General Elections 2014 Important Dates

The table below represents the important dates associated with the Delhi General Elections 2014 and when are elections going to be held in Delhi, the date of issue of notification, nominations and much, more.

Phase 3
No of PCs going to poll 7(PC no. 1 to 7) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification 15 Mar 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations 22 Mar 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations 24 Mar 14 (Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature 26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 10 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes 16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be completed 28 May 14 (Wed)

Delhi 2014 Lok Sabha Opinion Poll

The opinion polls such as CNN-IBN & CSDS, India Today Group, and Headlines Today predict a victory by the AAP, while a survey conducted by ABP Nielsen predicts that 50% of the voters want Narendra Modi of the BJP to be the future Prime Minister of India. The C-Voter survey predicts equal share for the AAP and the BJP. However, recent controversies, followed by Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation as the Chief Minister of Delhi, are likely to help the AAP. A survey conducted by NDTV revealed that 49% Delhi citizens responded that Kejriwal’s resignation will prove to be an added advantage in the upcoming parliamentary election. So far, the INC has little or almost no support in the national capital.

CNN-IBN & CSDS Poll Survey 2014: AAP will manage 4-6 seats while BJP may win 1-3 Lok Sabha seats.

Delhi CSDS Poll Survey 2014  by CNN-IBN

India TV C-Voter poll: BJP and AAP are set to win 3 Lok Sabha seats each while the Congress party is expected to bag a single seat.

Delhi CVoter opinion poll 2014  by India TV

Headlines Today-CVoter opinion poll: 2 seats may be won by BJP while AAP is expected to bag 5 seats out of the seven Lok Sabha seats. The Congress party may not win even a single seat.

Delhi CVoter opinion poll 2014  by Headlines Today

ABP Nielsen opinion poll 2014: 50% Delhiites wish Narendra Modi to be the next Prime Minister while 37% of them expect Arvind Kejriwal to hold the post. Only 10% of Delhiites wish to see Rahul Gandhi as the next Prime Minister of India.

Delhi opinion poll 2014  by ABP Nielsen

India Today Group Survey: AAP will probably win 5 seats in the national capital.

List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Delhi

According to the number of voters living in various regions, the National Capital Territory of Delhi is divided into seven constituencies. Out of these, one constituency (North West Delhi) is reserved for SC candidates. In order to arrive at better administration, these constituencies are divided into various segments.

PC No.PC NamePC No.PC Name
1Chandni Chowk5North West Delhi
2North East Delhi6West Delhi
3East Delhi7South Delhi
4New Delhi 

Campaigning Strategies

Rahul Gandhi addressed Delhi on 17 January, beginning his speech by expanding on the successful and steady ten years of Congress rule in India. He referred to the RTI as the biggest success of the party, and declared that it has changed the political scenario of the country for good. He is especially focusing on women and youth empowerment, and aims to open up the system to the common man.

Narendra Modi spoke to the Delhi public on 20 January and seemed to have more success than Gandhi. He tore apart Gandhi’s arguments and stated that a change in political scenario is what the country needs now. He declared that he would build the nation, tackle inflation, offer more job opportunities, and undertake developmental project all over the country.

The AAP recently started its Lok Sabha campaign by launching a “Jhadoo Chalao Yatra” on 15 February. Although the party has risen to a swift victory, there is a definite division of voters post the resignation of Kejriwal. While some consider to this as an advantage for the party, others are viewing it as lack of focus. The party has centered its campaign on corruption in the system.

Delhi Election History

It has its own judiciary (Delhi High Court), legislature (the Legislative Assembly) and executive council of Ministers with the Chief Minister as the head.

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 or 'The Council of States', Rashtrapati Bhavan or 'the Official Residence of the President of India' and the Supreme Court of India. Delhi has seven Lok Sabha constituencies and seventy Legislative Assembly constituencies. 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

Delhi Assembly Elections 2013

Results for the 2013 Delhi Assembly polls were announced on Sunday, December 8. The Congress which was in power in the capital for the last fifteen years faced a major defeat winning only 8 out of the 70 Assembly constituencies in Delhi. BJP won 32 seats, falling short by 3 seats to reach the half-way mark. A significant entry into the political game was made by nascent Aam Aadmi Party, which 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 has taken most political rivals by surprise. Harsh Vardhan, BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate won in the Krishna Nagar constituency. Since no single political party managed to gain the magic number of winning 36 constituencies in order to form the Delhi government, it has resulted in a hung assembly. According to AAP press statements, it will not provide alliance to the BJP in Delhi, thereby declining possibilities of a coalition government in the capital.

Delhi Election Results 2013


Polling statistics of Delhi Assembly Elections 2013

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 CongressBJP - Bharatiya Janata PartyBSP - Bahujan Samaj Party
CPIM - Communist Party of India, MarxistCPI - Communist Party of IndiaSP - Socialist Party
KMPP - Kisan Majdoor Praja PartyAISCF - All India Scheduled Caste FederationFBL (MG) - F.B (Marxist Group)
RSP - Revolutionary Socialist PartyRRP - Akhil Bharatiya Ram Rajya ParishadHMS - Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha

The regional parties in Delhi
Shiromoni Akali DalRashtriya Janata DalAam Aadmi Party

India Elections 2013
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Delhi Assembly elections 2013 FAQ

Administration of Delhi

The supreme governing authority of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) is in the hands of the Government of Delhi. The NCT consists of 11 districts, 27 tehsils, 59 census towns, more than 300 villages and 3 local municipal corporations. The local municipal corporations of Delhi are namely, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), the Delhi Cantonment Board and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). The civic administration of Delhi is controlled by the MCD. The ceremonial head of the state of Delhi is the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi who is appointed by the President of India. The real head of Delhi is the Chief Minister, who is vested with the important executive functions. He/she has a council of ministers who assist him/her in various departments in the proper governance of Delhi.

State Legislative Assembly of Delhi

The Delhi Legislative Assembly popularly known as the Vidhan Sabha was first formed on 17th March 1952 under the Government of Part-C States Act of 1951. It is a unicameral legislature and has 70 MLAs or Members of the Legislative Assembly. It is situated in the Old Secretariat Building on Raisina Hills. The term of the Vidhan Sabha is 5 years, unless it is dissolved earlier. Periodic elections are held to elect members of the Vidhan Sabha. There are three sessions of the Delhi Legislative Assembly - budget, winter and monsoon. The members of the Delhi Legislative Assembly consist of many female candidates, as well as SC and ST candidates. The present speaker of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha is AAP candidate M S Dhir. Shri Amrish Kumar Singh is the Deputy Speaker. Shiela Dikshit is the Leader of the House and Shri Vijay Kumar Malhotra is the Leader of the Opposition.

List of Chief Ministers of Delhi

The Chief Minister of Delhi heads the party achieving majority in the Elections in Delhi assembly. He also leads the Council of Ministers. Of the eight assembly elections held in Delhi so far, five were won by the Congress party. The years 1956-1993 saw the imposition of President’s Rule. Following is a list of Chief Ministers of Delhi.

SI no.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Chaudhary Brahm Prakash 19521955INC
2G N Singh 19551956INC
 President's rule 19561993
3Madan Lal Khurana 19931996BJP
4Sahib Singh Verma 19961997BJP
5Sushma Swaraj 19971998BJP
6Sheila Dikshit 19982003INC
7Sheila Dikshit 20032008INC
8Sheila Dikshit 20082013INC
9Arvind Kejriwal December 28, 2013February 14, 2014AAP
 President's rule February 15, 2014Present

List of Governors of Delhi

The executive body of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is headed by the Lieutenant Governor. He is elected to be the constitutional head of the Government of Delhi. Delhi has seen the election of Lt. Governors twenty times, the list of which is given below.

Sl No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Aditya Nath JhaNov 1, 19661970
2M.C. Pimputkar19701971
3Baleshwar Prasad19711974
4Krishan Chand19741978
5Dalip Rai Kohli19781979
6JagmohanFeb 19801981
7Sundar Lal Khurana1981Sep 1982
8JagmohanSep 1982Mar 1984
9Shri P.G. Gavai, I.A.S.April 1984Nov 1984
10Mohan M.K. WaliNov 1984Nov 1985
11Harkishan Lal KapoorNov 1985Aug 1988
12Romesh BhandariAug 1988Dec 1989
13Arjan SinghDec 1989Dec 1990
14Markandey SinghDec 19901992
15Prasannabhai Karunashankar DaveMay 4, 1992Jan 4, 1997
16Tejendra KhannaJan 4, 1997Apr 20, 1998
17Vijai KapoorApr 20, 1998Jun 9, 2004
18Banwari Lal JoshiJun 9, 2004Apr 9, 2007
19Tejendra KhannaApr 9, 2007July, 2013
20Najeeb JungJuly 2013Present

Election Commission of Delhi

The Election Commission of Delhi was formed after the first General Election of 1950. It is based in Nigam Bhawan of Delhi. In March 2004, the Commission was further strengthened by the addition of 17 new posts and 2 more in August 2005. The commission is headed by the CEO of Delhi and its role is to ensure the unbiased and smooth operation of all the elections in Delhi.

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
e-mailceo_delhi@eci.gov.in, ceodelhi.hqr@gmail.com

Last Updated on March 26, 2014

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