Delhi Elections 2015 Latest News And Live Updates
Delhi Assembly Constituencies Election Summary
The AAP did far better in Delhi assembly election of 2015 than what Congress managed in the 2014 General elections. The Arvind Kejriwal led party reminded one of the historic win registered by former PM Rajiv Gandhi in 1984 general elections. The AAP emerged victorious in 67 of the 70 assembly constituencies of Delhi, is no less than a miracle. The BJP was reduced to a mere 3 seats, while the Congress and the rest were wiped out completely. But the AAP will have the immense pressure of expectations to deliver on the promises it made.
Delhi Assembly Elections Polling Statistics and Summary
The Delhi assembly elections became an event that caught the imagination of all of India and were not limited to Delhi only as far as its impact is concerned. The national capital of Delhi waited for a year for this moment to come, when it exercised its franchise to elect a government.
The people of Delhi did come out in higher number to vote this time as compared to 2013. Over 67 percent of electorate turnout was recorded on Saturday, just a notch above what it was in 2013 when it saw 66 percent of balloting.
About Delhi Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Constituencies
There are 70 constituencies of the Delhi Vidhan Sabha. These came into existence after the delimitation of constituencies in 2008.
Out of the 70 constituencies,12 are reserved for the Scheduled Castes.
810 candidates contested in the 2013 assembly elections. Out of these, 70 were women. Congress and Aam Aadmi Party fielded candidates for all 70 seats.
The Bhartiya Janata Party was represented by 68 candidates in the polls, while the Bahujan Samaj Party fielded 69. The Communist Party of India (CPI) fielded ten candidates, while the Communist Party of India (Marxist) fielded three. Nine candidates contested elections on Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) ticket. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) fielded two candidates.
23 candidates contested for the Burari assembly constituency, while only four candidates contested for the Patel Nagar assembly constituency.
Under the general category, Vikas Puri assembly constituency has the largest number of voters (2,89,593), whereas Delhi Cantt has the least (1,11,668).
Under the SC category, the Bawana constituency holds the largest electorate, with a total of 276,393 voters, whereas the Ambedkar Nagar constituency has the smallest number (1,25,995).
According to the statistics, Narela is the largest constituency in terms of area (143.42 sq km).
List of Delhi Assembly Constituencies
Map showing Delhi Assembly Constituencies
The tables below represent the assembly election results for the state of Delhi untill now starting from the most recent year 2015.
Delhi Assembly Election Results 2015
|Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)||67|
|Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||3|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||0|
|Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||31|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||8|
|Janata Dal (United) (JD)(U)||1|
|Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)||1|
|Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)||28|
|Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||23|
|Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP)||1|
|Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)||2|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||43|
|Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||20|
|Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)||1|
|Janata Dal (Secular) JD(S)||1|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||47|
|Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||15|
|Janata Dal (JD)||1|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||52|
|Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||49|
|Janata Dal (JD)||4|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||14|
|Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)||19|
|Janata Party (JNP)||1|
|Lok Dal (LKD)||2|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||34|
|Janata Party (JNP)||46|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||10|
|All India Bhartiya Jan Sangh (BJS)||5|
|Indian National Congress (Organisation) (NCO)||2|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||44|
|Communist Party of India (CPI)||3|
|All India Bhartiya Jan Sangh (BJS)||5|
|Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha (HMS)||1|
|Indian National Congress (INC)||39|
|Socialist Party (SP)||2|
March 3, 2015
In its first term in office, Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government lasted just 49 days before making a hasty exit. In its second term, in less than a month, the party is once again in crisis and this time it is Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘dual’ role between party and government that is the trigger that could well blow into a major inner party conflict. Is the controversy justified? One must seek answers from past experiences of political parties and the impact of ...Read More
February 27, 2015
BJP rode into power on the back of a massive mandate. But this did not come without a bitter fight with a rising AAP that viewed itself as a serious alternative to a jaded UPA II and BJP, which is perceived as communal. Vicious political upstaging Accusations flew thick and fast between the BJP and AAP and once the General Elections saw BJP eliminating all opposition, AAP withdrew into obscurity. No one gave the party a serious chance to make ...Read More
February 24, 2015
Spectacle and Arvind Kejriwal seem inseparable. The Aam Aadmi Party supremo’s second innings as Delhi chief minister, after a huge mandate, is as spectacular as his first one – devoid of any compunction of playing to the gallery. Consider him resuming his Janata Darbars even before he is settled in Delhi! He still lives at his wife’s official accommodation at Kaushambi in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh and it is here that he is holding his Janata Darbars. Doesn’t this sound weird ...Read More
February 19, 2015
How often did we find on national television channels the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders shooting down the Aam Aadmi Party’s promises as “utter lies” given the limitations of the Delhi government in implementing such promises? The BJP attacks on the AAP were based on the fact that Delhi was still not a full-fledged state and that any city government in Delhi therefore, had to depend on the Centre. The BJP’s reason therefore was that only a BJP government could yield ...Read More
February 18, 2015
At least three news items, within a couple of days of the Aam Aadmi Party taking control of Delhi, catch attention: Government water tankers reaching those parched unauthorised localities of the national capital that they had never visited before Early morning cleaning of drains in some other unauthorised colonies, which was a rarity The Delhi cabinet deciding, in its very first sitting on 16 February, to ban demolition in residential areas So hasn’t the new government in Delhi made a ...Read More
February 16, 2015
After Delhi, can Punjab be the next big haul for the Aam Aadmi Party? After all, it is the only state from where the AAP could win seats (four seats to be more precise) in the last general elections. So, shouldn’t the AAP now embark on a plan to do well in Punjab straightaway to make a dent in the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party citadel well on time when it goes to poll in 2017? Yet there is some ...Read More
February 14, 2015
It was on 14 February 2014 when Arvind Kejriwal had unceremoniously vacated the chief minister’s chair in a whiff – a decision that had surprised everybody. With a quirk of irony, exactly a year later – on 14 February 2015 – he swears in again as the Chief Minister of Delhi. St. Valentine’s Day has a special significance for the bespectacled leader and his Aam Aadmi Party. During this intervening period, he and his party have seen it all – ...Read More
February 14, 2015
A friendly next door neighbour persona, middle class appearance and uncharismatic personality make Arvind Kejriwal one of those middle class office-going people who are perennially grappled with the vagaries of existence. Like millions of youth, his non-elitist demeanour makes him look like any other morsel in the crowd. At the most, the only things that could have made Arvind Kejriwal stand out in the crowd were his IIT degree and the tag of (former) Indian Revenue Service officer – qualifications ...Read More
February 13, 2015
It is all about statecraft when two state heads meet. In ordinary circumstances, the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal, the new Chief Minister of Delhi, could have been seen in this light. But it cannot be. After all, wasn’t it the very first meeting between the vanquished and the victor (in that order)? Remember a defeated Porus who demanded Alexander the great to treat him like a king – “Treat me, O Alexander, like a king”. ...Read More
February 11, 2015
Narendra Modi’s war cry in Delhi is set to haunt him now. “Whatever happens in Delhi reflects the happening in the country,” he had said while kick-starting the Bharatiya Janata Party’s election campaign in Delhi on 10 January. In the election, Modi or BJP’s myth of invincibility was shattered! That the AAP could stage a spectacular comeback by bagging an incredible 67 of the 70 seats in Delhi and completely decimate the BJP could well prove a turning point in ...Read More
Last Updated on 6 March, 2015.