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No manifesto for Delhi polls, only vision document: BJP
January 29, 2015 03:40 PM
The BJP on Thursday said that it will not issue a manifesto for next month's Delhi assembly elections but a vision document which will be released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party's chief ministerial candidate, Kiran Bedi. "The BJP will not have a manifesto for Delhi. We will have a vision document which will be released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kiran Bedi," senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar told the media in New Delhi. He informed that Modi will address four rallies in the capital on Jan 31, Feb 1, Feb 3 and Feb 4. Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay added that every day till Feb 6, the party will ask five questions to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal. Delhi goes to polls on Feb 7 and counting would be held on Feb 10. Source: IANS
Kiran Bedi has two voter ID cards
January 29, 2015 10:20 AM
BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Delhi assembly polls Kiran Bedi has two voter identity cards from separate addresses in New Delhi, according to the Election Commission records. A scrutiny of the electoral rolls on the website of Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer showed that Bedi has voter ID cards from two addresses -- 2 Kothi, near Talkatora Stadium, Talkatora Lane, and 56, Uday Park. The Talkatora Lane address bears the voter ID card number SJE0047969, while the Uday Park address bears the card number TZD1656909. An EC official said that the matter was being investigated and it would take necessary action after ascertaining whether Bedi had filed a request to cancel one of the cards. Meanwhile, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader said that it was for the poll panel to sort out the matter. "Maybe, there is some confusion or mis-communication but it is for the EC to look into the matter," said the leader. Source: IANS
Congress promises housing for Delhi's slum dwellers
January 29, 2015 10:17 AM
The Congress on Wednesday said that it would provide housing to all slum dwellers in Delhi if voted to power, a day after party vice president Rahul Gandhi promised right to shelter to the poor in the national capital. "If we come to power, we will pass a bill in the assembly which will benefit all the slum dwellers of the capital. This bill will ensure multi-storey flats of 25 to 40 square metre area to every family living in slums," Congress campaign chief for Delhi Ajay Maken said. The slums in Delhi with a population of nearly 18 lakh were once a stronghold of the Congress. The Congress lost badly in the 2013 assembly polls, and the Aam Aadmi Party made major inroads into these areas. Source: IANS
BJP might get majority in Delhi: Opinion poll
January 29, 2015 10:04 AM
The BJP might get a majority in the upcoming Delhi assembly elections by winning 37 seats in the 70-member house, an opinion poll suggested on Wednesday. The opinion poll, conducted by India TV-CVoter, said that there would be no change in the Aam Aadmi Party's tally which got 28 seats in the 2013 assembly polls while the Congress' seats would go down from 8 to 5. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged 31 seats while its ally Shiromani Akali Dal won one seat in the last assembly elections. In the vote share projections, the survey said that the BJP might get 45 percent votes, closely followed by the AAP with 40 percent and the Congress with 10 percent. Delhi goes to the polls on Feb 7 and ballots would be counted on Feb 10. Source: IANS
Will bring Jan Lokpal, says Kejriwal
January 28, 2015 10:09 AM
Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that his party was still committed to bring anti-graft Jan Lokpal legislation in the capital. Addressing people at party's Delhi Dialogue campaign in east Delhi, the former chief minister said: "Media kept saying that we forgot Jan Lokpal bill, but we were waiting for the end (of campaigning). It (the bill) is the only way to remove corruption." After ruling Delhi for 49 days, Kejriwal had resigned on Feb 14, 2014 over the failure to introduce the Jan Lokpal bill in the assembly. Source: IANS

Delhi Assembly Election Dates / Schedule 2015

EventDates
Issue of NotificationJan 14, 2015
Last date of making NominationsJan 21, 2015
Scrutiny of NominationsJan 22, 2015
Last date for withdrawal of CandidaturesJan 24, 2015
Date of Poll Feb 07, 2015
Counting of VotesFeb 10, 2015
Date of CompletionFeb 12, 2015

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 2015 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 2015

Parliamentary Constituencies
7
Assembly Constituencies70
Ruling PartyPresident's rule
Opposition PartyPresident's rule
Chief MinisterPresident's rule
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.

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 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 : ceo_delhi@eci.gov.in; ceodelhi.hqr@gmail.com

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Last Updated on 30 January, 2015.


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