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AAP’s Naresh Yadav wins Mehrauli assembly seat in Delhi polls 2020

Aam Aadmi Party’s Naresh Yadav has won the Mehrauli seat

assembly-elections Updated: Feb 11, 2020 17:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Delhi
A man after casting his vote during Delhi Assembly elections at a polling station in Nizamuddin New Delhi, India, on Saturday, February 8, 2019.
A man after casting his vote during Delhi Assembly elections at a polling station in Nizamuddin New Delhi, India, on Saturday, February 8, 2019. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

After the counting of votes on Mehrauli constituency, Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Naresh Yadav has emerged as a winner. Mehrauli Assembly seat is under the South Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. Delhi went to poll on February 8.

The candidates who contested the Delhi Assembly Elections 2020 from the Mehrauli Assembly seat are:

• Kusum Khatri– Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

• A A Mahender Chaudhary – Indian National Congress (INC)

• Naresh Yadav – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

• D K Chopra – Others

• Jai Singh Ujjain - Others

• Kamal Singh – Others

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Mehrauli is one of 70 assembly constituencies in the national capital and falls under the South Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. Delhi has 1,46,92,136 registered voters in 2020. Delhi voted for a new assembly on February 8 over 14.7 million voters deciding the fate of 672 candidates. The voter turnout was recorded at 61.46 per cent according to the Election Commission’s Voter Turnout app at 10:26 pm, down from 67.47 per cent in the 2015 assembly election.

According to the Election Commission, there are 1,46,92,136 electors in Delhi and the voting will be held at 13,750 polling booths. Around 90,000 officials will be deployed to ensure free and fair polls in Delhi.

Mehrauli assembly constituency had 1,81,305 registered voters in 2015. Of them, 1,03,227 were male voters and 78,062 were females. Mehrauli seat recorded 62.8 percent voter turnout in 2015. Around 0.3 per cent of voters opted for None of The Above. Naresh Yadav of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) defeated Sarita Chaudhary of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) by 16,951 votes in the 2015 Delhi assembly elections. Six candidates were vying for the Mehrauli assembly seat in 2015. AAP’s Naresh Yadav received 58,125 votes, while BJP’s Sarita Chaudhary got 41,174 votes. Congress’ Satbir Singh garnered 11,233 votes.

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