BJP’s Anil Kumar Bajpai wins Gandhi Nagar Assembly seat
BJP’s Anil Kumar Bajpai wins Gandhi Nagar seat. He contested against INC’s Arvinder Singh Lovely and AAP’s Naveen Chaudhary.Updated: Feb 11, 2020 19:22 IST
On Gandhi Nagar seat, Anil Kumar Bajpai who contested under Bharatiya Janata Party took an early lead and converted it into a win. Bajpai also won the seat in 2015 General election but on an AAP’s ticket. He left Aam Aadmi Party and joined BJP in 2019.
Delhi went to poll on February 8, 2020, to elect a new government as Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) completes its term on February 22, 2020.
Gandhi Nagar Assembly seat is under the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.
The candidates who contested in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 from the Gandhi Nagar Assembly seat are:
Anil Kumar Bajpai – Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Arvinder Singh Lovely – Indian National Congress (INC)
Tikraj Singh - Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
Naveen Chaudhary – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Ravindra Kumar – Independent
Md. Haroon - Independent
Mukesh Kumar – Independent
In the 2015 elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Anil Kumar Bajpai had won the seat. He defeated Jitender Chaudhary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a margin of 7,482 votes. In 2019, Bajpai left AAP and joined BJP.
Gandhi Nagar Assembly, in 2015, had 1,68,775 electors. Out of the total number of electors, 95,791 were males and 72,982 were females. In 2015, the constituency witnessed 66.7 per cent voter turnout.
Arvinder Singh Lovely, a veteran political leader who held several portfolios under Sheila Dikshit-led government in Delhi, contested on INC’s ticket this year. This time, Anil Kumar Bajpai contested on BJP’s ticket, he is a former AAP member. Naveen Choudhary who contested on AAP’s ticket is a social worker and a first time contestant.
This year seven candidates contested from the Gandhi Nagar Assembly seat. In 2015, nine candidates contested.