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Clear stand on conversions: Kejriwal to government
December 20, 2014 02:00 PM
The Narendra Modi government should clear its stand on religious conversions in the country, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal said in New Delhi on Saturday. "First of all, the government should clear its stand. The prime minister should clear his stand on it," Kejriwal said in response to his party's stand on the issue. He was speaking to reporters on the sideline of a programme at St. Stephen's college. "This party came to power on the promise of development but there has been none in the past six months," he said. "They talk about love jihad, religious conversion, and in Delhi, where there have been no riots in the past 35 years, they initiate one," Kejriwal said. "Had they told people that they would indulge in all this, people would have voted accordingly," he said. Source: IANS
Will improve government schools: Kejriwal
December 20, 2014 01:54 PM
Promising to improve the condition of government schools and making them as "attractive as private ones", Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said good education was the basic right of every child. Addressing a function organised by NGO Teach For India at St. Stephen's college in New Delhi, the former Delhi chief minister said government schools in Delhi were in a bad shape "because of vested interests". "We are not against schools being run by private organisations but some of them are run by big businessmen and politicians who have destroyed the government schools so that they can have a large number of students in order to earn more and more," Kejriwal said. Source: IANS
Delhi CEO transferred, Chandra Bhushan Kumar to replace
December 18, 2014 02:30 PM
Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vijay Dev has been transferred to Chandigarh. Dev will be the advisor to the Union Territory Administrator of Chandigarh from now on. Delhi will see former CEO of Arunachal Pradesh Chandra Bhushan Kumar as its new CEO. The Union Mnistry of Home Affairs passed the transfer orders of the 1987-batch AGMUT cadre IAS officer Vijay Dev  on December 15. Dev will be in place of the 1983- batch AGMUT cadre IAS officer KK Sharma who took charge of the office on April 15, 2011.
UP, Delhi to work on development of border areas
December 17, 2014 10:11 AM
Uttar Pradesh and Delhi have agreed to work on a plan to develop areas on the border of the two states, an official said on Wednesday. This was decided after a meeting between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and the Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung in the union capital on Tuesday. An official said that it was decided to have encroachment free and planned development in the Yamuna region. The official also said that land allotment for extension of educational institution campuses was also discussed by the Delhi government. A consensus was arrived at in the meeting that chief secretaries of both the governments would survey land records and take a decision on land utilization. The Delhi Lt. Governor and the Uttar Pradesh chief minister directed officials of their respective states to schedule the next meeting so that satisfactory results are yielded within two months. Source: IANS
Delhi HC bar calls for strike on Wednesday
December 17, 2014 09:49 AM
The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) called for a strike on Wednesday to protest Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda's decision to table a bill to enhance the pecuniary jurisdiction of the district courts in parliament this week. Calling for "total abstention from work"  on Wednesday in protest against the decision, the DHCBA said: "It is a matter of regret that such a unilateral assurance has been given without even affording an opportunity of hearing to the principal stakeholder - the DHCBA." The association's decision to go on a strike came a day after the district court bar associations suspended their week-long strike in all six districts courts in the capital on the issue. The DHCBA and the district court bar associations have been in loggerhead for several years now over the bill - which plans to reduce workload of the Delhi High Court by transferring thousands of civil suits, valued up to Rs.2 crore, to the six district courts. Source: IANS

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 Chadrabhushan Kumar
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 Chadrabhushan Kumar.

Sh. Chadrabhushan Kumar

addressOld St. Stephen College Building, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006
Office Phone: 23977130;

Last Updated on December 09, 2014

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