Aam Aadmy Party (AAP) Cabinet of Ministers (when in power)
Arvind Kejriwal: Power, Finance, Home, Vigilance .
Girish Soni: development, Employment, SC/ST .
Somnath Bharti: Tourism, Law, Administrative reforms .
Saurabh Bhardwaj: Food and supply, Environment, Transport and Development .
Rakhi Birla: Women and Child Social Welfare, Women safety .
Manish Sisodia: PWD and Education, urban development .
AAP explains : in English
AAP explains : in Hindi
The AAP is a one-year old political party, which has its mass base in Delhi. It was formed in September last year, when Arvind Kejriwal, the party's present President, parted ways with veteran anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare. Kejriwal announced that his party would be called the Aam Aadmi Party, or the Party for the Common Man, and would fight all 70 seats in the Delhi Legislative Assembly elections.
The primary agenda of the AAP is to ensure a corruption-free political system in India, which would allow maximum transparency of how the government works. The AAP has promised to pass the Lokpal Bill, which will eventually result in a strong anti-corruption political system or the ‘Jan Lokpal' in the state of Delhi.
The AAP has raised everyday concerns of the people of Delhi. The AAP protested against increasing electricity and water bills when Kejriwal began an indefinite fast in March 2013 on the same issue. He urged the people of Delhi to not pay such inflated bills. The AAP demanded an audit of power and electricity supply in Delhi by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. In June 2013, the AAP joined hands with the auto-rickshaw drivers of Delhi to protest against the Delhi government's ban on advertisements on auto-rickshaws.
A significant achievement of the AAP is their public awareness campaign to educate the common man about the 'right to reject' option that voters can exercise in the electronic voting machines (EVM) from the upcoming elections. The NOTA (None of the above) option has been made available in the EVMs, following a Supreme Court ruling.
The AAP also works towards political decentralization in Delhi.
Contact details of AAP
- Official Website: http://www.aamaadmiparty.org/
- Office Address: Aam Aadmi Party, Ground Floor, A-119, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad - 201010
- Contact Number: +91-9718500606
- Email id: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Anti-corruption: The fight against corruption remains the prime agenda for the AAP, as it promises to enact the Jan Lokpal Bill within fifteen days of assuming power. This will cover all government servants, and those found guilty of corruption will face expulsion, imprisonment, and confiscation of personal property. Moreover, every government office will have a citizens’ charter to make it answerable to the public.
- Swaraj: The AAP has upheld the cause of de-centralizing power in Delhi, with Mohalla Sabhas acting as the de-facto local authorities. The Sabhas will have the power to carry out development projects and oversee administration. Further, the APP wants Delhi to be declared an independent state, so that the police can be directly controlled by the state government.
- Electricity reforms: The party promises that discoms will be scrutinized closely and the electricity bills brought down by about 50%. A plan to slowly transition to solar energy will also be put into effect.
- Water demands: The AAP promises that regular water supply will be made available throughout Delhi, irrespective of area. It also proposes to install water meters and launching projects to replenish Delhi’s water sources. Free water will be provided to households that consume less than 700 liters a day.
- Safety of Women: Several initiatives are promised by the party for the safety of women, such as proper lighting in parks and streets, creation of a Citizens’ Security Force, and quick justice to the victims.
- Education reforms: The AAP proposes to work on improving the quality of education in government schools. It will also regulate the fees and donations of private institutions. It also plans to open several new colleges and universities, besides regularizing teaching jobs.
Aam Aadmi Party Manifesto for Delhi
The much-awaited election manifesto for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been released for Delhi assembly elections 2013. The Arvind Kejriwal-lad party has touched upon several burning issues in the capital city, seeking to out-maneuver the rivals. These are highlighted below:
- Healthcare: The party will work to promote alternative systems of medicine, as well as start new hospital to reach the international standard of five beds for every 1,000 people.
- Village empowerment: Decisions pertaining to the villages of Delhi will be taken only by Gram Sabhas. Further, land acquisition in these villages won’t take place without approval of the Gram Sabhas.
- Sanitation: The party says it will work aggressively to connect all homes in Delhi to sewage systems. Local plants for waste management will be constructed, and heavy fines will be imposed on littering.
- Unauthorized colonies and slums: All the unauthorized colonies in Delhi will be regularized with the participation of Mohalla Sabhas. The people living in slums will be rehabilitated and provided flats and plots, with a clear focus on improving the living conditions.
- Unemployment: The party plans to boost local employment by providing loans to young entrepreneurs. It will also work to recruit for all open government positions.
- Economy: Contract labor will be abolished for works that are carried out throughout the year, thereby ensuring minimum wages. The party will also simplify the structure of VAT and oppose FDI in retail.
- Environment: The party plans on working on a war footing to ensure the pollution of Yamuna is minimized and encroachment is eliminated. Street vendors will be given fixed places and licenses to operate. The agenda also includes conservation of Delhi Ridge. Further, the Animal Welfare Board will be given power of enforcement.
- Transport: The party will ensure more stands for auto-rickshaws, and will work to eliminated black marketing and police harassment of the same. Auto fares will be regularly revised, as needed.
- Social justice: The party promises to work on a large scale to bring social justice. The Scheduled Castes will be provided zero-interest business loans, besides benefiting directly from welfare schemes. The safai karamchari posts will be regularized, and the Valmikis will be provided other avenues of livelihood. The functioning of the Delhi Waqf Board will be improved, and instances of false police cases against Muslims will be minimized. The party will also work to improve the living conditions of the 1984 riot victims, and will reopen cases that were wrongly closed. Further, Punjabi and Urdu will be provided the status of second languages in Delhi, and appropriate jobs will be filled for the same. The conditions of the disabled will also be improved by expanding the definition of disability and ensuring they get proper schooling and other facilities.
Evidently, the Aam Aadmi Party has created the most ambitious manifesto to date. While it isn’t practical to assume that all these measures will get implemented, Delhi will witness a swift transformation even if a handful are.
List of Aam Aadmi Party Candidate
|Assembly Constituency No.||Assembly Constituency||Candidate Status||Candidate/s Name|
|1||Narela||Candidate Declared||Baljeet Singh Maan|
Baljeet Singh Mannis an AAP candidate who hails from the village called Hiranki, Delhi. He has completed his education up to the intermediate level. He was associated with the BJP and has managed to keep his political records free from corruption. Baljeet Singh Mann’s father was a soldier in the Azad Hind Fauj and was conferred as a freedom fighter by the Indian Government. Baljeet Mann was an active participant in the nationwide campaign against corruption started by Sri Anna Hazare and since then he has never looked back.
|2||Burari||Candidate Declared||Sanjeev Jha|
Sanjeev Jha is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Burari constituency. A young man of 34 years, he has worked to provide free education to children living in backward areas of Delhi. He also assists people who come from other parts of India to Delhi in search of jobs, through his organization ‘Navapallav’. He has been associated with several social causes for more than a decade. His transformation from a social activist to politics started from the India Against Corruption movement of Anna Hazare. Jha played an important role in structuring the movement’s youth wing.
|3||Timarpur||Candidate Declared||Harish Khanna|
Prof. (Dr.) Harish Khanna is Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate from Timarpur constituency. A PhD by education, he was a prominent figure during the Jan Lokpal movement. He has won the election of Delhi University Teachers' Association’s eight times. According to him, he has joined politics to materialize his three visions - prosperity of nation, adequate food for the poor, and justice for the vast poor populace. He lives in Vijay Nagar, Delhi and his property possessions comprise a house, a plot of land, and a shop. No legal case is pending against him, and he enjoys a clean image.
|4||Adarsh Nagar||Candidate Declared||Jagdeep Rana|
Jagdeep Rana is the Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate from Adarsh Nagar constituency of Delhi. His highest education is Medical Diploma and his sources of income are salary and rent. Rana lives in Tagire Marg, Keval Park, Azadpur, Delhi. Several houses and agricultural land are there in the name of his father and mother. A motorcycle is the only property in his name.
Rana has been associated with Jan Lokpal movement from its initial days. He started his political career as a student activist in the Aryabhatt College. His father was a Pradhan of Azadpur village. In Azadnagar, Rana had successfully steered a movement against theft in ration shops and oil.
|5||Badli||Candidate Declared||Mohan Krishan Sharma|
Mohan Krishna Sharma is the Badli constituency candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party. Some of his social activities include helping marry off economically backward young women, poor people not having any shelter, and poor children. His transformation from a social activist to politician started with regular participation in Anna Hazare’s movement. He has been a known figure in all the programs of Aam Aadmi Party. Sharma has an ancestral house, a shop, and a house in the names of his sons. He earns his livelihood from his transport business.
|6||Rithala||Candidate Declared||Harish Avasthi|
Harish Avasthi is the Rithala constituency candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party. He is a postgraduate and is a businessman by profession. Avasthi lives in Sector 11, Rohini, Delhi and owns a plot in Haldani. He was earlier a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Nigam Parshad. He has earlier contested as an independent candidate. He has a clean image and is a respectable person. He is associated with many cultural, social, and educational causes and movements. Avasthi has been raising issues pertaining to better life for the masses, for a long time.
Gajanand has studied only up to the tenth standard and is a businessman by profession. Currently there are no criminal cases registered against him. He resides in sector 22 of Rohini in New Delhi. Shri Gajanand once worked for the Congress; however, the highlight of his career is his involvement in various social welfare activities. He has actively contributed to promote the cause of deaf-dumb people, assisted in the marriages of girls from poor families, given financial support in the education of needy children, etc. It is this selfless nature that makes Shri Gajanand a perfect candidate for the Aam Admi Party.
|8||Mundka||Candidate Declared||Krishan Kumar|
Shri Krishan Kumar hails from the Rohtak district of Haryana and he is a resident of Rajinder Park, Nangloi in Delhi. He was a police constable but he took voluntary retirement from his job to support the cause of Anna Hazare, i.e., to make India corruption free. Currently he lives on his monthly pension and also earns money through farming from his property in Rohtak. Mr. Krishan Kumar has the support of his family, in fact both his sons are actively participating in the door to door campaign. If he is empowered, he wishes to immediately address the basic problems of Delhi like electricity, clean drinking water and sanitation.
|9||Kirari||Candidate Declared||Rajan Prakash|
Rajan Prakash is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Kirari constituency of Delhi. He is 32-year-old and has a postgraduate degree in journalism. Rajan has regularly volunteered for organ and blood donation. During his college days in the Banaras Hindu University, he used to help destitute patients in the Banaras hospital. For the last decade he has lent his journalism, scrip writing and documentary services to radio and television (DD News and 'Hamar TV', a Bhojpuri channel) media. His transformation from social activism to politics started when he was attracted to the Jan Lokpal movement, ultimately joining the Aam Aadmi Party.
|10||Sultanpur Majra||Candidate Declared||Sandeep Kumar|
Sandeep Kumar is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Sultanpur Majra constituency of Delhi. He lives in Sultanpuri, New Delhi and has no property in his name. Kumar has always worked for the betterment of Balmiki society. He is well known in his locality as a representative of the RWA. Most interestingly, he has used his career as a means of serving the society. He has earned a good name among the poor populace in his locality by providing them legal services free of cost. He is a law graduate and has no pending legal proceedings against him.
|11||Nangloi Jat||Candidate Declared||Naveen Mehta|
|12||Mangolpuri||Candidate Declared||Rakhi Birla|
Rakhi Birla is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Mangolpuri. She lives in Mangolpuri, has an MA in Mass Communication, and is a journalist by profession. She works for a private news channel. Birla is a social activist and also works for the betterment of the Valmiki community. Politics is in her blood, as her father was himself associated with the Congress but left the party during the Jan Lokpal movement in 2011.
|13||Rohini||Candidate Declared||Rajesh Garg Rohiniwala|
Rajesh Garg Rohiniwala is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Rohini, Delhi. He is an undergraduate and is self-employed. In his locality people know him as a fiery RTI activist who raises demands of common people enthusiastically and fights for them. Due to his unrelenting struggle for the causes of the masses, many court cases have been filed against him. However, these have not deterred him from his uncompromising struggle for fighting for common people. He had a long-time association with the Congress, but left the party post the Jan Lokpal movement.
|14||Shalimar Bagh||Candidate Declared||Bandana Kumari|
Smt. Bandana Kumari lives in West Shalimar Bagh in New Delhi. She is a graduate and her means of livelihood is her husband’s earnings from business as well as income in the form of rent from tenants. She is currently engaged in the fight for protecting women’s rights, especially those who are poor. She is also associated with a social organization called “Nayi Pehal” that deals with women empowerment. Smt. Bandana Kumari was highly influenced by the Jan Lokpal movement and ever since then she has become an active campaigner of this movement.
|15||Shakur Basti||Candidate Declared||Satyendra Kumar Jain|
Shri Satyendra Kumar Jain resides in Saraswati Vihar in New Delhi. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and he is an architecture consultant by profession. He was an employee at CPWD which he left on account of rampant corruption in the department. Shri Satyendra Kumar Jain was an active contributor in the Jan Lokpal movement. He helped in the construction of the NGO called Drishti in Chitrakoot that mainly takes care of blind girls. He has often voluntarily contributed to several social causes and his association with a well known NGO called Sparsh that helps mentally retarded children in Delhi.
|16||Tri nagar||Candidate Declared||Jatinder Singh Tomar|
Jatinder Singh Tomar is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Tri Nagar constituency, Delhi. He is a law graduate and has a house in his name in Sakurpur, along with some family property. One of the greatest advantages for Tomar is that he has a close relationship with most people there because of family relations. Since 1990 he has fought for the basic needs of people in his area, such as health, education, sanitation, drinking water, electricity, etc. He also raises demands related to the elderly people, widows, and the disabled.
|17||Wazirpur||Candidate Declared||Praveen Kumar "Bheem"|
Praveen Kumar is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Wazirpur constituency, Delhi. He is popularly known as ‘Bheem’, owing to his playing the mythological character in the famous TV serial Mahabharat. He was also a great athlete and is well known in the athletics circuit. He had represented India in international tournaments like Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and Asian Games, and also won medals for the country. Owing to his contributions, India had honoured him with ‘Arjuna Award’. Kumar has also served India as a commander in BSF. He is 67 years of age and he lives on pension.
|18||Model Town||Candidate Declared||Akhileshpati Tripathi|
Shri Akhileshpati Tripathi is a resident of Azadpur, Delhi and has done Masters in Arts. However, currently he is dependent on his family for financial support. Right from the time he was a student Akhileshpati has been avidly involved in social welfare activities. He even went to jail many times while supporting the Jan Lokpal movement. When the Aam Aadmi Party was formed Akhileshpati Tripathi became a front runner in supporting all its causes. He risked his life while protesting against the corruption in rationing and black marketing in oil in Model Town.
|19||Sadar Bazar||Candidate Declared||Somdutt Sharma|
Shri Somdutt Sharma resides in Shastri Nagar, Delhi. He is a graduate and currently his occupation is Service. Somdutt Sharma was twice elected as the Student Union leader in Khalsa College. Being the chairman of the Shastri Nagar sports club, he is often seen organizing sports competitions. He does his bit for the society by arranging Free Medical check-up camps and gives financial assistance to poor students in their education. Shri Somdutt Sharma has been a strong supporter of Jan Lokpal movement and is currently involved in campaigning for Aam Aadmi Party.
|20||Chandni Chowk||Candidate Declared||Vikram Badhwar|
Vikram Badhwar is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Chandni Chowk constituency, Delhi. He is 44 years of age and is a businessman by profession. Badhwar has a flat in his name and lives at Rajpur Road, Delhi. He is a member of various business organizations,is involved in social work, and works for the betterment of businessmen. Badhwar’s political leaning started with participation in Anna Hazare’s movement. With the formation of the AAP, he helped in organizing the party. In the Aam Aadmi Party he is Vice President of the General Business and Industry wing.
|21||Matia Mahal||Candidate Declared||Shaqeel Anjum Dehalvi|
Shakeel Anjum Dehalvi is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Matia Mahal constituency, Delhi. He is 50 years of age, is self-employed, and has a flat in his name. He is a social activist himself, and most importantly, is the son of the Late Anwar Dehalvi, freedom fighter and renowned social activist. Following in the footsteps of his father’s selfless path of social activism, Dehalvi always stands by the people living in Matia Mahal and areas surrounding it. Shaqueel is a publisher of the holy book of Islam, Quran, and fights for the rights of the poor people by helping them in getting ration and other government facilities.
|22||Ballimaran||Candidate Declared||Farhana Anjum|
Farhana Anjum lives in Farsh Khana, Delhi. Her education level is only up to the middle school and is presently managing her business. Her social service activities include organizing blood donation and health camps and providing full fledged assistance in the marriages of poor girls. Her long term association as the President of Pehchan Welfare Society amply proves the above mentioned facts. Farhana very bravely countered the government when it laid constraints on people going on Haj for a second time. In 2012, she even fought elections as a candidate of Rashtriya Lokdal, but lost by a mere 500 votes.
|23||Karol Bagh||Candidate Declared||Vishesh Ravi|
Vishesh Ravi is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Karol Bagh constituency, Delhi. He is a graduate and has his own business. His assets include a factory in his father’s name, a flat in his mother’s name, and a house in his own name. His address is B. C. Line Chowk, Goshala road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi.
Ravi gives most of his time to Delhi Vikas Sanstha, a non-profit organization that mainly helps people who have been prosecuted or harassed by different governmental organizations and others such as police, NDPL, BSES, DDA, MCD, NDMC, etc. His other social works include organizing mass marriage for poor people and blood-donation camps. He also assists meritorious students in getting proper education.
|24||Patel Nagar||Candidate Declared||Veena Anand|
Veena Anand is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Patel Nagar constituency, Delhi. She is an undergraduate and earns her living from a job. Her husband has a shop and she has a house in her name. Anand lives in East Patel Nagar, New Delhi. She was attracted to Aam Aadmi Party from her active participation in the Jan Lokpal movement. She is the president of Mahila Vikas Sanstha and vice president of Delhi Vikas Sanstha. In her locality she actively participates in organizing Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti and Guru Ravidas Jayanti. She is also associated with many social organizations and is an active social activist.
|25||Moti Nagar||Candidate Declared||Kuldeep Singh Chanana|
Kuldeep Singh is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Moti Nagar constituency, Delhi. He has been a social activist for the last 35 years. It is especially important to mention that he fought a fierce battle to save demolition of six hundred houses of poor people. He has been serving old-aged people by working in the Sai Vriddha Asram. In his locality he is known as a clean and honest person. Kuldeep wants to be in politics because he wants to serve the society in every way possible. He is a higher secondary passout and has a flat in Bawana in his name.
|26||Madipur||Candidate Declared||Girish Soni|
Girish Soni is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Madipur constituency, Delhi. He is 49 years of age and lives in Paschimpuri, New Delhi. He has a ‘Janata flat’, a scooter, and two cars in his name. After schooling, Soni completed a a course of ITI. He is a businessman by profession. He has socially worked with Bharat ki Janvadi Naujavan Sabha since 1980. As General Secretary of the organization in Madipur, he has fought for income generation and education for the masses. During the movement for electricity in homes and drinking water, he had visited every house and organized people in favor of this demand.
|27||Rajouri Garden||Candidate Declared||Seat Vacant, Candidate removed after discovering a criminal case against him.|
|28||Hari Nagar||Candidate Declared||Jagdeep Singh|
Shri Jagdeep Singh lives in Fateh Nagar, New Delhi. He has completed his education up to the intermediate level. Being an insurance licentiate he is an insurance agent by profession. There are no criminal cases registered against his name. Mr. Jagdeep Singh’s father was killed during the 1984 anti Sikh riots. Despite all odds he came out winners and today he is a self made man. He is often found financially assisting many of his poor clienteles. After the arrest of Anna Hazare he started taking active interest in all the activities of the Aam Aadmi Party. Currently he is doing door to door campaigning for the party to ensure 100 percent voting which according to him will increase their chances of winning.
|29||Tilak Nagar||Candidate Declared||Jarnail Singh|
Shri Jarnail Singh’s association with the Jan Lokpal movement and subsequently with the Aam Aadmi Party has been for a long time, in fact right from its inception. Being a former journalist he began his career with a salary of mere Rs. 500. However, his dedication and hard work paid off and today the 33 year old Jarnail Singh is the sole owner of a water purification plant.
|30||Janakpuri||Candidate Declared||Rajesh Rishi|
Shri Rajesh Rishi is a Bachelor’s degree holder and his occupation is business. He has no criminal history. Rajesh Rishi was so much impressed by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s speech on alternative farming that he left his three year old business of making sweets and started meeting farmers in different villages of Bihar with the purpose of educating them about alternative farming methods. The Jan Lokpal movement saw his participation right from the very beginning and since then Rajesh Rishi has been consistently involved in all the rallies and agitation associated with the movement.
|31||Vikaspuri||Candidate Declared||Mahendra Yadav|
Mahendra Yadav is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Vikaspuri constituency, Delhi. He is known as a person who participates actively in religious and social works. In Vikaspuri, he is well known for organizing blood-donation and medical camps. He was associated with the BJP for a decade. When Anna Hazare’s movement started, he joined it and made an appearance at the Ramlila Maidan regularly. In 2012 he ended his association with the BJP and also contested the election as an independent candidate. In fact, he won the election with a huge majority. Yadav is a class 10 passout. He earns his livelihood from business and rental income. He lives at Hastsal, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi.
|32||Uttam Nagar||Candidate Declared||Deshraj Raghav|
Deshraj Raghav is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Uttam Nagar constituency, Delhi. He is 47 years of age and is a business person by profession. He has many plots in his and his wife’s name, along with a car and land in Rajasthan. He was associated with Congress for a long time and was the General Secretary of the Nazafgarh District Congress. When he got involved in Anna Hazare’s movement, he faced the ire of the Congress leaders. At last he decided to part his association with Congress and contested the Nigam elections as an independent candidate successfully. Now he is an AAP candidate.
|33||Dwarka||Candidate Declared||Ravi Suryan|
Ravi Suryan is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Dwarka constituency, Delhi. He lives in East Sagarnagar, New Delhi, and is a business person by profession. Rent is another source of income for him. Suryan has a car and two houses in his name. He is associated with social work for quite some time. He organizes cultural functions and also mass marriage ceremonies to help the poor marriageable. Suryan also runs a free homeopathy clinic for the needy since 2000. He was earlier associated with the BJP and had handled their youth wing, business cell, and farmers’ front. Currently, he is with the AAP and looking forward to serve people of Dwarka.
|34||Matiala||Candidate Declared||Gulab Singh Yadav|
Shri Gulab Singh Yadav hails from Village Ghummanheda, Matiala. He has studied up to the intermediate level and currently earns his livelihood through his business. Right from his childhood he was passionate about sports and he had the opportunity to represent Delhi State junior hockey team. He was the member of the team that won the Nehru Cup Hockey Tournament held in 1992. Being a socially aware individual he whole heartedly participated in the anti-corruption movement led by Anna Hazare.
|35||Najafgarh||Candidate Declared||Mukesh Kumar Dagar|
Mukesh Kumar Dagar is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Najafgarh constituency, Delhi. He lives in Malikpur village, Najafgarh, and is a Master’s in Computer Applications. Mukesh is 36 years of age and runs a business for livelihood. He has a house in his wife’s name and also holds shares. He is an active RTI activist and has filed many cases against corrupt school officials and employees for overhauling the education system. By using his RTI tool he has nailed many school officials and also helped sanctioning of funds to the tune of Rs. 4 crore for development of women Panchayats and parks.
|36||Bijwasan||Candidate Declared||Col. Devindra Sehrawat (Retd)|
Col. Devindra Sehrawat (Retd.) is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Bijwasan constituency, Delhi. He lives in Prakash House, Mahipalpur, Delhi and can be contacted at email@example.com and 9811699588. He is a postgraduate and lives on his pension and income from rent. Sehrawat has a house in his name. He is 48 years of age and has fought for the rights of the farmers in getting compensation for forgoing their lands. Sehrawat also lends support to the farmers’ causes by writing articles for magazines and newspapers.
|37||Palam||Candidate Declared||Bhawna Gaur|
Bhawna Gaur is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Palam constituency, Delhi. She has B.A. and B.Ed. degrees and runs her own business. She has a house in her mother’s name. A legal proceeding started against her in the year 1999 but has been closed in 2009. She was a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) from a young age and was an active worker of the BJP. She once contested the Nigam elections as a BJP candidate and won the election too. She was also the minister of BJP’s Delhi Pradesh Cooperative Cell. She has joined AAP to change the lives of people.
|38||Delhi Cantt||Candidate Declared||Commando Surinder Singh|
Commando Surinder Singh is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Delhi Cantt constituency, Delhi. Singh is a retired NSG Commando and is 35 years of age. He has a car, savings from the money he received after retiring from the army, and an ancestral house. He stays at Piru Vihar, Delhi and has an M.A. degree.
Commando Surinder Singh was a dedicated soldier in the Indian Army. He was involved in operations such as Operation Black Thunder, Operation Sadbhavna, Operation Parakram, and the Kargil War. While fighting with terrorists in 26/11 Mumbai attack he got injured and lost his hearing capability due to injury. He actively participated in the Jan Lokpal movement and is now an AAP member who wants to bring change in the political scenario.
|39||Rajinder Nagar||Candidate Declared||Vijender Garg(Vijay Garg)|
Vijender Garg (Vijay Garg) is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Rajinder Nagar constituency, Delhi. He is a graduate, and a furniture businessman by profession. He has 2,700 yards of agricultural land in Haryana, along with a flat and shop in the name of his wife in Inderpuri. He lives at Inderpuri, New Delhi. Vijender has a clean image in the society and social work is in his blood. He along with his family has been in social work for many decades. He has actively participated in organizing blood-donation, increasing AIDS awareness, and organizing medical camps. Garg was earlier associated with the Congress but now has joined the AAP.
|40||New Delhi||Candidate Declared||Arvind Kejriwal|
|41||Jangpura||Candidate Declared||Maninder Singh Dhir|
Maninder Singh Dhir is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Jangpura constituency, Delhi. He is a postgraduate and a businessman by profession. He also receives additional rental income. He has been twice awarded with the president’s award. Currently, he is the chief warden of Civil Defense. He actively works with the Red Cross Society and organizes Blood Donation camps with the organization. Dhir is a retired professional from State Trading Corporation, and has a house in his name.
|42||Kasturba Nagarnew||Candidate Declared||Madan Lal|
Madan Lal is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Kasturba Nagar constituency, Delhi. He lives in Kotla and his educational background includes M.A and LL.B. He was the founder director of Bar Association, Saket Court, and director of the Patiala House Court (2006-07). Lal always strives for the betterment of economically and socially backward people belonging to scheduled castes. He is associated with the Bhule-Bisre Kalakar Cooperative Society of Patel Nagar since the year 1982. Along with the organization, he lobbied for the interests of the artists. He has also organized programs in foreign countries, consequently helping in propagating the glory of Indian culture there. In his locality he is known as an honest and brave social worker.
|43||Malviya Nagar||Candidate Declared||Somnath Bharti|
Somnath Bharti is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Malviya Nagar constituency, Delhi. He has an M.Sc. degree from the IIT, and a degree in Law. While pursuing a career in Law, he made his profession into a means to fight for social causes and justice. In the infamous Delhi gang rape case, Bharati fought for eight young boys who were falsely convicted by the police. He was the president of IIT Alumni Association and has always been an active member of Jan Lokpal movement.
|44||R K Puram||Candidate Declared||Shazia Ilmi|
Shazia Ilmi is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the R. K. Puram constituency, Delhi. By profession, she is a journalist and has been a correspondent for The Times of India, Star News, Zee News, etc. Ilmi played an important role in Anna Hazare’s Jan Lokpal movement and then joined the Aam Aadmi Party to bring change in the society. In the fields of environment, woman empowerment and other related issues, she has done commendable work. She is 43-year-old and jointly owns a flat in her and her husband’s name. She is an MA in Journalism and lives in Greater Kailash, Delhi.
|45||Mehrauli||Candidate Declared||Narender Singh Sejwal|
Narender Singh Sejwal is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Mehrauli constituency, Delhi. He lives in Lado Sarai, New Delhi and his declared assets include land in Chhattisgarh and ancestral property in Delhi. He is a graduate, and a businessman by profession. From the beginning of Jan Lokpal movement, Sejwal is associated with it. In his locality he regularly participates in religious events. He is also involved in various social works. Sejwal helps in relief work for those who are displaced from Kashmir to Delhi.
|46||Chhatarpur||Candidate Declared||Hrishipal Pehalwan|
Hrishipal Pehalwan is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Chhatarpur constituency, Delhi. He lives in Ayannagar Village, Delhi and earns his living from rental income. He also owns land in his village. Pehalwan takes special interest in wrestling and that’s why in Aryannagar he runs a wrestling arena. He teaches wrestling to youth as well as kids. Free lodging service is offered by him to those who want to appear for the BSF exams.
Prakash is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Deolinew constituency, Delhi. He lives in Tigri Extension, New Delhi and is an M.Com. Prakash is 25 years of age. His declared assets include only a motorcycle. He works in an MNC as an assistant manager and has been associated with awareness campaigns since his student life. One of his various social works includes helping people in his locality in maintaining complete documentation so that they don’t get deprived of government schemes. As an extension of social work, he has helped uneducated people with opening of bank accounts. He also helps in arranging free education for children of the economically backward families. Prakash was attracted towards the Aam Aadmi Party ever since he participated in Jan Lokpal movement.
|48||Ambedkar Nagar||Candidate Declared||Ashok Kr. Chauhan|
Ashok Kr. Chauhan is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Ambedkar Nagar constituency, Delhi. He lives in Freedom Fighter Enclave, IGNOU Road, New Sarai, Delhi. He schooling lasted till class 10th, and he has three flats in his name. There is no legal case ever filed against him. He is well known in his locality as a person who is interested in cricket. He is also well known as a social activist in his area. Chaunhan has always fought to rectify the local issues and problems. He joined the AAP to improve the existing politics in the country.
|49||Sangam Vihar||Candidate Declared||Dinesh Mohaniya|
Dinesh Mohaniya is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Sangam Vihar constituency, Delhi. He has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and runs a printing business. He also has a shop in his name. This 36-year-old social activist-turned-politician lives at F- 3/333, Sangam Vihar, Delhi. Dinesh used to teach children living on roads when he was in Deshbandhu college. After that he concentrated in business. When the movement of Anna Hazare started he actively participated in it wholeheartedly. That was where he started transforming from a social activist into a politician. At present he is a member of the AAP and is steadfast in bringing change to the society by winning the Sangam Vihar constituency.
|50||Greater Kailash||Candidate Declared||Saurabh Bhardwaj|
Saurabh Bhardwaj is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Greater Kailash constituency, Delhi. He lives in Chirag Village Delhi, New Delhi. He is 34 years of age and has an ancestral house. He works as an engineer in a private firm and his education includes B.Tech and LL.B. Bharadwaj was earlier happily working as any other bright person of his age, but the horrendous incident of the rape of a poor girl in 2005 completely changed his life. He wanted to provide justice to the girl but from practical experience learned that knowledge of law is essential in getting justice. That became the motivation to study law and today he helps the poor people with legal assistance. He is well known for raising voice for the causes related to poor students, blind people, elderly, and people affected by flood.
|51||Kalkaji||Candidate Declared||Dharambir Singh|
Dharambir Singh is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Kalkaji constituency, Delhi. His education includes B.Com. and LL.B. He has inherited a family house and has no pending legal proceedings against him. He is a lawyer by profession, and has additional income in the form of rent. From 2007 to 2012 he was a Councilor of Srinivaspuri and during that period he did a lot of work for the area. Currently, he is working on plantation, patriotic songs, and local problems through the Delhi Gan Parishad Sanstha.
|52||Tughlakabad||Candidate Declared||Manoj Rai|
Manoj Rai is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Tughlakabad constituency, Delhi. He lives in Pul Prahaladpur, New Delhi and is a full-time businessman. In his own name he has a car, a shop, and ancestral land. Raj is 30 years of age and his highest education is 10th standard. From a young age he is associated with social work. At a tender age of 22 years he was elected as Vice President of his Resident Welfare Association, solely because he had the indomitable spirit of advocating the problems faced by people in their daily lives. He raises public issues in Municipal Corporation of Delhi and other government departments. He has arranged computer education for children belonging to the underprivileged section of the society. He is associated with the Jan Lokpal movement from its initial days.
|53||Badarpur||Shortlist Declared||Narayan Dutt Sharma|
Narayan Dutt Sharma is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Badarpur constituency, Delhi. He lives in Molar Bund extension, Badarpur, Delhi. Narayan is 40 years of age and is a businessman by profession. He has a plot and a house in his name. One of the greatest aspects of Narayan’s image among the general populace is that of a person who stands by them during crisis. He is also active in the cultural and social programs in his locality. After joining the AAP, since its inception, he has been at the forefront in all demonstrations and related movements.
|54||Okhla||Shortlist Declared||Irfan Ullah Khan|
Irfan Ullah Khan is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Okhla constituency of Delhi. He lives in Zakir Nagar, Jamia Nagar, Delhi and is 60 years of age. Agricultural income supports his livelihood. He has a flat in Delhi and an ancestral home, which is jointly owned by him and his wife. He has been associated with politics from his college days. He was the president of the student union in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) during his college life. During Indira Gandhi’s tenure as Prime Minister, the AMU’s minority character was dissolved. Against this he started a movement, which resulted in restoring of the minority character of the college. He was an active participant in the JP movement. He has experience of contesting elections (Lok Sabha and Assembly) on ticket of two parties, Janata Dal and Lokdal. Currently, he is the President of the Coordination Committee of Jamia Nagar.
|55||Trilokpuri||Candidate Declared||Raju Dhingan|
Raju Dhingan is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Trilokpuri constituency of Delhi. He is 40 years of age and lives in Block 22, Trilokpuri, Delhi. He is dependent on his family for sustenance. In Valmiki Samaj he has held several important positions. Dhingan is also an active RW member. He used to work for the CISF and that’s where he started serving his nation. Among the youth of his locality Raju Dhingan is a popular figure. He provides free training on Body Building to youths, especially those who want earn a living through it.
|56||Kondli||Candidate Declared||Manoj Kumar|
Manoj Kumar is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Kondli constituency of Delhi. He is 35 years of age and lives in Ghadoli Dairy Colony, Mayur Vihar, Delhi. Kumar runs a property business and has a floor in Mayur Vihar. In his locality he is known as a helpful person and avid social worker. Manoj Kumar is also an International Human Rights Commission member and has played an important role in the Jan Lokpal movement and the other movements arising from it.
|57||Patparganj||Candidate Declared||Manish Sisodia|
Manish Sisodia is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Patparganj constituency of Delhi. He is 41 years of age and lives in Pandav Nagar, Delhi. He has a Diploma in Journalism and his occupations are writing and social work. Sisodia has a house in Vasundhara and another in Pandav Nagar. While he was fighting against corruption, legal cases were filed against him by the targeted politicians. With his leadership skills, he has come up as one of the leading figures in the Jan Lokpal movement. By profession, he is a journalist and has worked for the All India Radio and Zee news. Later he got involved in the struggle for passing the RTI Act. In fact, he played an important role to lay the foundation of the Jan Lokpal movement. He fasted for ten days and also went to jail with Anna Hazare.
|58||Laxmi Nagar||Candidate Declared||Vinod Kr. Binny|
Vinod Kr. Binny is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Laxmi Nagar constituency of Delhi. He is 40 years of age and lives in Dallupura, Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi. Vinod is dependent on shared income of the family. In terms of assets, he has a car and shares worth of Rs. 5 lakh. He is not a novice in politics, having won twice from the assembly as an independent candidate. His constant work for the constituency has earned him a good name. His performance in the first stint increased his popularity and doubled his vote share in the next election. Binny organizes Muhalla Sabhas on a regular basis. He is a firm believer in Swaraj. From 2009 to 2011 he was a Congress member. Once he joined the anti-corruption campaign, he left the Congress and joined the AAP.
|59||Vishwas Nagar||Candidate Declared||Dr. Atul Gupta|
Dr. Atul Gupta is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Vishwas Nagar constituency of Delhi. He is 55 years of age and lives in Narvana Apartments, I.P. Extension, Delhi. From the initial days he has been a part of Jan Lokpal movement. During the time of the Jantar Mantar agitation he organized the medical team. In his locality he is well known for his social initiatives. Dr. Gupta conducts medical camps on a regular basis. He was Chairman of east Delhi’s Indian Medical Association (IMA). At present he is a senior member of the Delhi Medical Association.
|60||Krishna Nagarnew||Candidate Declared||Ishrat Ali Ansari|
Ishrat Ali Ansari is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Krishna Nagar constituency of Delhi. He lives at Ramesh Park, Laxmi Nagar and owns ancestral property. He is a lawyer by profession, practicing at the Supreme Court. He has always raised his voice against wrong policies and stood for the needs of the poor and oppressed people of the society. During the Emergency in 1975, Ansari opposed the act vehemently and was therefore put in prison for 19 months. After this he contested from the Amroha Lok Sabha seat thrice and won by a margin of more than 1 lakh votes. He is associated with the Bidi workers of UP for last 25 years.
|61||Gandhi Nagar||Candidate Declared||Anil Kumar Vajpayi|
Anil Kumar Vajpayi is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Gandhi Nagar constituency. He is 56 years of age and lives in Raghbarpura Gandhinagar, Delhi. Vajpayi is a businessman and has a flat, co-owned with his brother. Politics runs in his blood because he hails from a family of freedom fighters. He joined politics during his student days, and later worked in the Congress party, soon becoming the head of the Delhi Congress Committee. He is a staunch critic of Sheila Dixit and has also burnt her effigy to express his disapproval. He is an active member of the Gandhinagar RWA. He regularly visited the Ramlila Maidan and the Jantar Mantar during the Jan Lokpal movement, even though he was with the Congress at that time.
|62||Shahdara||Candidate Declared||Balbir Singh|
Balbir Singh is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Shahdara constituency of Delhi. His highest education is Diploma (Electrical). There is no legal proceeding going on against him and he has been socially active. He raises issues related to the poor and the masses. He is still fighting for the regularization demands of 30,000 workers at electricity companies.
|63||Seemapuri||Candidate Declared||Dharmender Singh Koli|
Dharmender Singh Koli is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Seemapuri constituency of Delhi. He is a class 12 passout and is dependent upon his family for livelihood. He has been volunteering for the Parivartan Aandolan for a long time. When Arvind Kejriwal started the Parivartan movement from Sundar Nagari, he had participated in it along with his elder sister. Singh has been fighting for the cause of poor for quite some time. He did commendable work in starting the government scheme of admitting children of lower economic strata in private schools. Koli wants to complete the unfinished works of Late Santosh Koli in Seemapuri.
|64||Rohtas Nagar||Candidate Declared||Mukesh Hooda|
Mukesh Hooda is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Rohtas Nagar constituency of Delhi. He is 51 years of age and lives at DDA Flats, Northern Loni Road. Hooda's educational background includes an M.A. and an LL.B. He lives on his pension (from the Indian Air Force) and earning from practicing law. He helps underprivileged people with legal help. He got attracted to Anna Hazare’s movement and is now involved with the causes of the AAP.
|65||Seelampur||Candidate Declared||Masood Ali Khan|
Masood Ali Khan is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Seelampur constituency of Delhi. He lives in Seelampur, Delhi and his highest education is B.A. Khan has a house in his name, and an ancestral house in Bulandsahar. He has carved his name in the society as an active social activist known for raising popular demands, touching lives of people, and steering movements for social causes.
|66||Ghondanew||Candidate Declared||Dataram Bainsla|
Dataram Bainsla is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Ghonda (New) constituency of Delhi. Though he is only 9th standard passout, he has done a lot of work in the field of education. Bainsla is in the managing committee of many schools. He contested the assembly election in the year 1998 and got around 11,000 votes, coming second. His dual source of income includes agriculture and rent. He has an ancestral house on a 200-yard plot, a house, and 60 bighas of agricultural land. The house is in the name of his wife. Bainsla currently lives at New Usmanpur (B-Block), Delhi.
|67||Babarpur||Candidate Declared||Gopal Rai|
Gopal Rai is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the the Babarpur constituency of Delhi. He hails from a freedom fighter family. Throughout his student days he was associated with student movements through the ISU and AISA, and raised several issues. When he was in college, an attempt was made on his life by some rogue elements who opposed his political activities. He survived the gun shot but suffered severe damages. From the very beginning of the Jan Lokpal movement, he has participated actively. Rai has always fought for the rights of the masses. In fact, he has also fasted at the Jantar Mantar twice.
|68||Gokalpur||Candidate Declared||Devi Dayal(Murtiwale)|
Devi Dayal (Murtiwale) is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Gokalpur constituency of Delhi. He is 48 years of age and lives at Gali No. 2/3, Ganga Vihar, Delhi. His highest educational qualification is graduation and he earns his living by making and selling statues. He is a great sculptor and enthusiastically participates in social causes. Dayal has always contributed to religious institutions, both madrasas and temples. He also helps underprivileged marriageable youths to get married through group marriage programs. In Sundarnagari, he has helped in temple construction. For construction of madrasa, he has donated his six-yard plot.
|69||Mustafabad||Candidate Declared||Kapil Kumar Dhama|
Kapil Kumar Dhama is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Mustafabad constituency of Delhi. He is 28-year-old and lives in Prem Vihar, Shiv Vihar, Delhi. His highest educational qualification is graduation. Dhama works part-time in a private company. He has inherited six bighas of agricultural land from his family. After his graduation he started preparation for civil services. However, the Jan Lokpal movement was catching imagination of the Indian youth at that time and Dhama also jumped into the movement. After getting involved in the movement he decided to serve the people through social work and politics. In July 2012, he founded Umeed, an organization that focuses on educating children belonging to poor families.
|70||Karawal Nagar||Candidate Declared||Kapil Mishra|
Kapil Sharma is the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from the Karawal Nagar constituency of Delhi. He is 33-year-old and lives in Yamuna Vihar, Delhi. His highest education is Masters in Social Work, and he works in Amnesty International. He has a flat in Ghaziabad and a car in his wife’s name. His social activism mainly revolves around environment. When the Commonwealth Village was under construction it caused permanent damage to the Yamuna River and the surrounding areas. He played a decisive role in opposing the same. He also initiated a movement for maintenance of labor rights while the construction work was on its way. To organize the protest, he arranged a march from Delhi to Agra, routed through Mathura, for the sole purpose of public awareness. When the Commonwealth scam happened, he was among the handful few to raise a voice.
Last Updated on February 18, 2014