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Kalam urges AAP government to bring in mobile laboratories
July 03, 2015 09:59 AM
Former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam on Thursday urged the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to introduce mobile skill development laboratories for school children in the national capital. Kalam said the Delhi government should introduce skill development in the school curriculum since India would need 300 to 500 million skilled labour force. "There is a need to completely change the university education syllabus and secondary school education syllabus. During the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th class, 25 percent of the time has to be allotted for skill development programme," he said. Source: IANS
Sisodia inspects Bhati Mines school after drug complaint
July 03, 2015 09:45 AM
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday tweeted about a surprise inspection of a government-run school in the Bhati Mines area of south Delhi. Sisodia then went on to re-tweet another post that claimed the students in the school were addicted to drugs. This message was originally shared by his personal assistant on microblogging site Twitter. "Conducted a sudden inspection at a school in Bhati Mines area," the minister tweeted. His personal assistant, Amar Deep Tiwari's tweet said: "Deputy CM got a complaint that a few students of the school consume drugs. Vice-principal of the school also accepted this." Source: IANS
Congress slams Delhi's Rs.526 crore publicity budget
July 02, 2015 05:40 PM
Congress leader Ajay Maken on Thursday criticised the Delhi government's decision to hike its publicity budget from Rs.24 crore to Rs.526.19 crore, calling it an attempt to "purchase the media". The government defended the move. "Delhi is not a rich state. Crores of rupees cannot be spent on publicity or for advertisements," Maken said. He also took to Twitter and posted: "No money has been spent on infrastructure development, but the government has decided to spend Rs.520 crore on publicity. Is it to purchase the media?" However, the Delhi government's spokesperson Nagendra Sharma told IANS: "This is the first time when the Delhi government has created a head for information and publicity department. So, it is clear that the government has voluntarily allowed itself to be audited." Source: IANS
Some AAP members getting perks from Delhi government
July 02, 2015 10:28 AM
The Delhi government has admitted that a few members of the Aam Aadmi Party were getting benefits like official house and cars. This was revealed by the government in a reply to BJP legislator O.P. Sharma's question in the Delhi assembly on Tuesday. The government said that these members were appointed as co-terminus staff with it. Bibhav Kumar, private secretary to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and Aswathi Muralidharan, joint secretary to the chief minister, have been allotted houses. The salary of these people, who are in the grade pay of Rs.8,700, is equivalent to senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, the government said. Source: IANS
Two ACB chiefs issue comes up in Kejriwal-Jung meeting
July 02, 2015 10:16 AM
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, and the issue of the two chiefs of the Anti-Corruption Branch and home secretaries working in the city government is learnt to have come up. Kejriwal was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minster Manish Sisodia. Government officials, however, described it as a "routine" meeting. Currently, the Delhi government has two acting home secretaries after the city government removed central government appointee Dharam Pal as the home secretary and gave his charge to secretary to the chief minister Rajendra Kumar. Source: IANS

Delhi Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Election Results 2015

Pie chart showing 2015 Election Results for Delhi party wise. Also shown along are 2013 and 2008 pie charts showing the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and Others.
Delhi Assembly 2015 Party Wise Results
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Delhi Cabinet Ministers 2015

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal was today sworn-in as Delhi’s Chief Minister by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung at the Ramlila Maidan. He is the seventh CM of the national capital. He took oath along with six other ministers in front of a large gathering of around 50,000 people. Manish Sisodia is the Deputy Chief Minister, while Kapil Mishra, Satyendra Jain, Asim Ahmad, Gopal Rai and Sandeep Kumar are the other ministers in his cabinet. Immediately after his swearing-in ceremony, he spent six hours in office and announced to take steps by early next week to fulfill his promises. of MinisterMinistryConstituency (from where he won)
1Arvind KejriwalChief MinisterNew Delhi
2Manish SisodiaEducation, Urban Development, FinancePatparganj
3Kapil MishraHealth and Law departmentKarawal Nagar
4Satyendra JainPower, Home, Industries, PWD and Irrigation and Flood ControlShakur Basti
5Asim AhmadFood and Civil Supplies, Environment and ForestMatia Mahal
6Gopal RaiTransport, Labour, Rural Development and General AdministrationBadarpur
7Sandeep KumarWomen and Child WelfareSultanpur Majra

Delhi Election Results 2015 Summary

Delhi's historical folklore was already enriched with a vast number of tales and anecdotes, but on 10 February 2015, another glorious chapter was added to it. In the Delhi assembly elections of 2015, the AAP cavalry came bludgeoning and trampled everything that came its way. The BJP was at the receiving end this time. The 49 day rule of AAP and Arvind Kejriwal proved more than enough to enable them to win comfortably against an ever strengthening BJP. The AAP has got the number, better than it ever imagined. It now has to deliver on the promises.

Delhi Political Parties Candidate List
BJP Candidate List Congress Candidate List Aam Aadmy Party Candidates

Delhi Assembly Elections 2015

Delhi is all set for fresh elections in February 2015. All the major political parties are gearing up for the elections and have formed strategies for effective campaigning in the city. The elections are going to be largely an AAP versus BJP affair.
The Congress party, that governed Delhi for three consecutive terms from 1998 to 2013, seems a mere shadow of its past. Political experts are of the view that the BJP may be able to capitalise on the 'Modi Wave' once again and may emerge as the single largest party with clear majority this time around. While AAP is going to give tough competition to the BJP, it might not be able to reach the clear majority mark. But yet the possibility of a fractured mandate can not be denied.

Delhi seems concerned about the same lot of grim issues that have continued to hurt its status as the national capital for long. Poor water supply and power outages, weak infrastructure, corruption, crime against women, problem of law and order, unemployment and pollution are still the issues that are going to be at the core of the assembly elections.

About Delhi Assembly Elections

The first elections for the Delhi Legislative Assembly were held in 1993 in which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged victorious. The last assembly elections were held in Delhi in 2013 in which Aam Aadmi Party won as many as 28 seats and formed its government with outside support of Indian National Congress (INC). 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 including 405,000 first time voters. Presently, Delhi is under President's rule ever since former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned in February 2014.

After its landslide victory in General Elections 2014, the BJP is confident of getting a clear majority in the state Assembly elections and is looking forward to fresh polls in the national capital. The Congress will try its best to regain its lost ground. On the other hand, AAP will have to start from scratch. It has to plan a new strategy to win back the confidence of voters in Delhi.

Inside the page
Quick facts for Delhi Elections Delhi Election History Administrative structure
Issues of the state Delhi Assembly Elections 2013 Political Parties of Delhi
State Legislative Assembly of Delhi List of Chief Ministers of Delhi List of Governors of Delhi
Latest News And Update Party Wise LS Election Results 2014 List of Winning Candidates of 2014 LS Elections of Delhi

Unknown facts about Delhi Elections

  • Only seven Chief Ministers have ruled over Delhi in its political history. The last one, Arvind Kejriwal, has served the shortest term for only 49 Days, just three short of Sushma Swaraj's (52 days).
  • All the Union Territories of India represent 1 seat Lok Sabha seat, except for Delhi which accounts for seven.
  • All seven Union Territories of India make a total of 100 Assembly seats collectively. Delhi has 70 while Puducherry accounts for the remaining 30. Five Union Territories do not have a Legislative Assembly.
  • The President's rule has there been imposed only once in Delhi's history. It came into force when Arvind Kejriwal tendered his resignation from the post of Delhi CM on 15th February 2014.
  • Delhi did not have a chief minister for more than 37 years between 1st November 1956 and 2nd December 1993. This is the longest period of time for which a state/UT did not have a chief minister.

  • The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) formed the government in Delhi within the shortest span of time since its formation. The party came into existence in November 2012 and formed the government in Delhi in December 2013.
  • Delhi accounts for more seats (seven) in the Lok Sabha than that of eleven states and other six Union Territories of India.
  • North West Delhi is the only parliamentary seat of Delhi that is reserved for a Scheduled Caste (SC) candidate. Delhi has 12 assembly seats reserved for SCs, none for STs.
  • Chaudhary Brahm Prakash was the youngest (and first) Chief Minister of Delhi when he assumed office at the age of 34 in 1952. While Sheila Dikshit is the oldest to have held the office of the CM at the age of 60.
  • Gurmukh Nihal Singh was not only the second chief minister of Delhi, he also served as the first ever governor of the state of Rajasthan.

Delhi Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

Delhi has seven Lok Sabha seats for which elections take place after every five years. BJP bagged all the seven seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. It achieved this feat after 15 years. All the BJP candidates won. These include 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. 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

Parliamentary Constituencies
Assembly Constituencies70
Ruling PartyAam Aadmi Party
Opposition PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Chief MinisterArvind Kejriwal
Lt. GovernorNajeeb Jung
Chief Electoral OfficerShri Chadrabhushan Kumar
AddressOld St. Stephen College Building, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006

Delhi Election History

Delhi, the national capital of India, is situated on the west bank of the river Yamuna. Delhi shares its borders with Uttar Pradesh to the east, and with Haryana to the north, west and south. It is a metropolitan region and is spread over 1,484 sq km. 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 its head.

New Delhi, the capital 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.

In the past few years, a number of parties have formed coalitions in order to govern Delhi. The BJP governed Delhi from 1993, with Madan Lal Khurana as the Chief Minister. See Delhi Assembly Election 2013 Results

Administrative structure

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 (just like the Governor in other states) is the nominal 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 lack basic infrastructure. Some villages do not have even basic facilities such as water supply, hospitals and proper sanitation. Transport and frequent power failures are other areas of concern that need attention.

Law & Order: Just like the problem of corruption, the issue of law and order in Delhi requires lot of attention.

Water: Delhi continues to face acute water crisis, a condition which may only get worse in future.

Electricity and women’s safety have been the main focus of all the parties during the elections.

Delhi Assembly Elections 2013

The 2013 Assembly elections witnessed the remarkable success of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new political party. 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. BJP won the most with 31 seats, falling short by just 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, who with support from the Congress, went on to form the government. But Arvind Kejriwal's resignation from the Chief Minister’s post led to President's rule in the state. The Delhi Assembly has been kept in suspended animation.

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

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 MinisterFromToParty Name
1Arvind Kejriwal February 14, 2015PresentAAP
2President's rule Feb 15, 2014February 14, 2015 
3Arvind Kejriwal Dec 28, 2013Feb 14, 2014AAP
4Sheila Dikshit 20082013INC
5Sheila Dikshit 20032008INC
6Sheila Dikshit 19982003INC
7Sushma Swaraj 19971998BJP
8Sahib Singh Verma 19961997BJP
9Madan Lal Khurana 19931996BJP
10President's rule 19561993 
11G N Singh 19551956INC
12Chaudhary Brahm Prakash19521955INC

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 appointment of Lt. Governors 20 times, the list of which is given below.

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

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi

The Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi is Chadrabhushan Kumar.
Sh. Chadrabhushan Kumar
Address :Old St. Stephen College Building, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006
Office Phone : 23977130
E-mail :;

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