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Major setback for AAP as former legislator joins BJP
November 21, 2014 04:28 PM
Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator M.S. Dhir, who was denied a ticket by the party for the upcoming Delhi assembly polls, Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)."I was unhappy with AAP as they were given an opportunity by the people of Delhi to clean the system but they failed in their job. There is no democracy in the party," Dhir told reporters.Dhir said he was impressed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's work and was sure that the Delhi BJP would do well under Modi's leadership and guidance.Dhir, MLA from south Delhi's Jangpura constituency, was the Speaker of the 70-member Delhi assembly which stands dissolved now. (IANS)
Amit Shah meets Delhi BJP leaders ahead of polls
November 19, 2014 09:35 AM
BJP president Amit Shah yesterday met leaders of the party's Delhi unit, including all 31 former legislators and seven sitting parliamentarians, over preparations for the assembly election due early next year.According to sources, Shah directed that a 10-member team be set up in each of the 70 assembly constituencies.In addition, Delhi will be segregated on the basis of castes, and campaigning will be done keeping in mind the dominant group in a particular constituency, a party source stated.The sitting parliamentarians have been specially asked to supervise all campaign work that will begin soon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will himself monitor the poll preparations.(IANS)
Kejriwal woos youth, promises 800,000 jobs
November 16, 2014 08:49 AM
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal yesterday launched the party's Delhi Dialogue campaign and wooed the national capital's youth by promising 800,000 jobs, vocational training, stadia, new colleges and Wi-Fi across the city.Addressing a gathering of around 5,000 people at Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital, the former Delhi chief minister said that if voted to power, the Aam Aadmi Party "would create eight lakh jobs and train 10 lakh youth in the next five years".The party sought suggestions through chits. Some 800 were collected. "With this campaign we are giving two months' time to the people to tell us that what should be the blueprint of our party manifesto," party leader Yogendra Yadav said. The AAP convener also promised to better the sports infrastructure by building stadia in the city.He said all sports grounds in government schools would be opened to budding sportspersons for training.Kejriwal also announced a loan scheme for students passing out from Delhi's schools and wanting to pursue diploma or degree courses. He said no student would be denied a loan.The AAP leader also promised to open 20 new colleges on the outskirts of the capital in partnership with villages.( IANS)
AAP releases first list of 22 candidates
November 13, 2014 04:25 PM
AAP has released its first list of 22 candidates for Delhi elections to be held early next year. 1) Girish Soni - Madipur 2) Vishesh Ravi - Karol Bagh 3) Somnath Bharti - Malviya Nagar 4) Manoj Kumar - Kondli 5) Jagdeep Singh - Harinagar 6) Jarnail Singh - Tilak Nagar 7) Saurabh Bhardwaj - GK 8) Sanjeev Jha - Burari 9) Bandana Kumari – Shalimar Bagh 10) Satyendra Jain – Shakur Basti 11) Somdutt – Sadar Bazar 12) Cammando Surender - Delhi Cantt 13) Sandeep – Sultanpuri Majra 14) Anil Bajpai - Gandhi Nagar 15) Atul Gupta - VishwasNagar 16) Rajesh Rishi - Janakpuri 17) Gulab Singh - Matiala 18) Vijender Garg - RajenderNagar 19)  Kapil Mishra - Karawal Nagar 20) Jitender Tomar - TriNagar 21) ND Sharma - Badarpur 22) Bhavna Gaur - Palam
Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen wants to contest polls from Delhi
November 13, 2014 04:18 PM
After clean sweeping the 3 seats it contested elections from in Maharashtra, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), whose influence untill recently was restricted to just Hyderabad, is now considering contesting the assembly elections in Delhi early next year. MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi told a leading newspaper "establishing the party in Delhi is his top priority". Among the leaders MIM is speculated to be talking to is former JD(U) MLA from assembly seat of Matia Mahal, Shoaib Iqbal. Iqbal said "Yes, I'm talking to them but nothing is final. This time the community wants to consolidate the Muslim vote to stop communal forces from winning". (News Reports)

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
former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation in February 2014.

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.

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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

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
Assembly Constituencies70
Ruling PartyPresident rule
Opposition PartyPresident rule
Chief MinisterPresident rule
GovernorNajeeb Jung
Chief Electoral OfficerShri Vijay Dev
AddressOld St. Stephen College Building, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006

Delhi Election History

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.

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

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 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 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
1President's rule Feb 15, 2014Present 
2Arvind Kejriwal Dec 28, 2013Feb 14, 2014AAP
3Sheila Dikshit 20082013INC
4Sheila Dikshit 20032008INC
5Sheila Dikshit 19982003INC
6Sushma Swaraj 19971998BJP
7Sahib Singh Verma 19961997BJP
8Madan Lal Khurana 19931996BJP
9President's rule 19561993 
10G N Singh 19551956INC
11Chaudhary Brahm Prakash 19521955INC

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 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 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

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