About Delhi Assembly Election 2014
The first assembly elections in Delhi were held in 1993 in which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was victorious. The assembly elections will be held in Delhi by the end of 2014 as Delhi is presently under President's Rule after Arvind Kejriwal's resignation in
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 the landslide victory in General Elections, BJP is confident of getting a clear majority in the state assembly elections also. Congress is all set to regain its lost ground. On the other hand, AAP will have to start from the scratch. A new strategy has to be planned to garner votes in Delhi.
As per the reports, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is taking into consideration the option of forming the government in Delhi with the help of Congress and AAP. The reports claim that several MLAs from the Congress and the AAP have approached BJP to form the government.
Delhi Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014
After 15 years BJP finally won in Delhi. It was a sweeping victory of BJP as it bagged all the seven seats of Delhi. 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 have won. The capital state of India and the political ground of the country, Delhi, has seven Lok Sabha seats for which elections took place after every five years. The 2013 Assembly elections saw a historical victory of newborn Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), but the resignation by Arvind Kejriwal from the Chief Ministerial's post led to the President's rule in the state. The Indian National Congress (INC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are the major competitors in the state. Delhi participated in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections for its seven seats and around 64% of Delhi voted in the polls. There was a tough fight among the bigwigs of politics from several political parties. The exit polls speculated the victory of the BJP in Delhi which was proved right after the party's outstanding victory.
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|| |
|Ruling Party||President rule|
|Opposition Party||President rule|
|Chief Minister||President rule|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Sh. 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 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
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 It 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 needs attention.
Law & Order: Just like the problem of corruption, the problem of law and order in Delhi requires lot of attention. What is required is action. The most important good for public is its safety.
Water: Despite having excess of water the city continues to face water crisis till date, a condition which will only get worse in future.
Electricity and women safety issues were the areas of focus of all the parties during the elections.
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 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|
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.
|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 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.
|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
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Delhi Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise
Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Delhi Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
Delhi 2014 Party Wise ResultsBelow shown is the result for all important candidates for Delhi Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
INC constituency:Chandni Chowk
Votes so far: 176206
BJP constituency:Chandni Chowk
Votes so far: 437938
INC constituency:East Delhi
Votes so far: 203240
INC constituency:New Delhi
Votes so far: 182893
INC constituency:North East Delhi
Votes so far: 214792
BJP constituency:North East Delhi
Votes so far: 596125
AAP constituency:North West Delhi
Votes so far: 523058
INC constituency:North West Delhi
Votes so far: 157468
BJP constituency:South Delhi
Votes so far: 497980
BJP constituency:West Delhi
Votes so far: 651395
Raj Mohan Gandhi
AAP constituency:East Delhi
Votes so far: 381739
Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofDelhi with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.
|South Delhi||Winner||Ramesh Bidhuri|
|Runner up||Col Devender Sehrawat|
|North West Delhi||Winner||Udit Raj|
|Runner up||Rakhi Birla|
|East Delhi||Winner||Mahesh Giri|
|Runner up||Raj Mohan Gandhi|
|Chandni Chowk||Winner||Harsh Vardhan|
|West Delhi||Winner||Parvesh Verma|
|Runner up||Mahabal Mishra|
|New Delhi||Winner||Meenakshi Lekhi|
|Runner up||Ajay Maken|
|North East Delhi||Winner||Manoj Tiwari|
|Runner up||Anand Kumar|
Last Updated on August 16, 2014