AAP’s Gopal Rai wins Babarpur Assembly seat
Babarpur seat was won by AAP’s Gopal Rai. He contested against BJP’s Naresh Gaur and INC’s Anveeksha Jain.Updated: Feb 11, 2020 17:29 IST
Gopal Rai, who contested under the ticket of Aam Aadmi Party wins Babarpur Assembly seat. Rai, who regularly uses Twitter, took to the micro-blogging site after his win and dropped a tweet. Written in Hindi, the translated post reads, “Whenever there has been a fight between hate and love, hate lost and love won.”
AAP candidate Gopal Rai, was leading in Delhi Assembly Election 2020 from Babarpur seat when the counting started. In 2015 Assembly Election, Rai contested from the same seat under AAP’s ticket. At that time, he defeated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Naresh Gaur by the margin of 35,488 votes.
Rai, when the counting started also took to Twitter to share a post about Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Written in Hindi, his translated tweet reads, “Arvind Kejriwal’s work for people of Delhi will bring victory for the party in the election.”
दिल्ली चुनाव में अरविंद केजरीवाल की जनता के लिए काम करने वाली देशभक्ति की होगी जीत।— Gopal Rai (@AapKaGopalRai) February 11, 2020
प्रचंड बहुमत से @AamAadmiParty की बनेगी सरकार ।
Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government came to power in 2015 in Delhi. Now, after 5 years, the current government is going to complete its term on February 22, 2020. To select a new government, Delhi went to poll on February 8, 2020. For 70 constituencies, including Babarpur, the polling was conducted in a single phase.
Babarpur Assembly seat is located in the Shahdara district of Delhi and it falls under North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. In the 2015 Assembly elections, thirteen candidates contested for the seat. To select Babarpur’s MLA, around 66 per cent voters in the constituency exercised their franchise.
This year, ten candidates from different political parties contested for Babarpur Assembly seat. They are:
Anveeksha Jain - Indian National Congress
Naresh Gaur - Bharatiya Janata Party
Gopal Rai - Aam Aadmi Party
Zahid Ali - Nationalist Congress Party
Dharm Singh - Bahujan Samaj Party
Kali Ram - Peoples Party of India (Democratic)
Prince Kumar - Mazdoor Ekta Party
Sadeque Muniroddin Shaikh - Tipu Sultan Party
Jakir Chaudhary - Independent
Shivani Gaur – Independent
The sitting MLA of Babarpur, Gopal Rai (AAP) defeated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Naresh Gaur in 2015 Delhi assembly elections. While Rai secured 75,928 or 59.3 per cent of the votes, Gaur managed to garner 40,440 or 31.6 per cent of the votes. Rai defeated Gaur by a margin of 35,488 votes. Zakhir Khan of Indian National Congress grabbed the third spot with 9,916 votes.