East Delhi is the most densely populated constituency of Delhi. The 2,473,271-strong electorate comprises of a high percentage of Dalits, backward classes, including Gujjars and Uttaranchalis.
In view of the large population that has settled here from various parts of the country, it is also known as the "mini-India". It also has large areas of group housing societies in Patparganj, IP Extension and Mayur Vihar.
The constituency comprises of 20 Delhi Assembly segments stretching from Narela in the North to Ghazipur in the East.
Once a Congress bastion owing to the unchallenged power of the veteran Congress leader HKL Bhagat, this parliamentary constituency has undergone a sea change over the years. BJP's Lal Bihari Tiwari is the sitting MP.