Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: AB Vajpayee, LK Advani, Rajesh Khanna have represented New Delhi
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former deputy prime minister Lal Krishna Advani, BJP leaders Jagmohan have been members of Parliament from the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat.
Bollywood star Rajesh Khanna has also represented the prestigious New Delhi constituency as a Congress leader after he won the by-election in 1992 against his colleague Shatrughan Sinha, who contested for the BJP. Rajesh Khanna retained his seat until 1996.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Meenakshi Lekhi is the current MP from the New Delhi constituency. She had defeated Ashish Khetan of the Aam Aadmi Party. Congress’ Ajay Maken also represented the constituency for two consecutive terms from 2004 to 2014.
People in the New Delhi constituency will vote on May 12 and results will be declared on May 23.
Here are some facts about one of the seven constituencies in Delhi:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: New Delhi
Date of polling: May 12
2019 candidates: Brijesh Goyal (AAP), Meenakshi Lekhi (BJP), Ajay Maken ( Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 162,708
Runner up name, party: Ashish Khetan, AAP
Number of voters in 2014: 969,812
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 65.08%
Number of women voters in 2014: 659,825
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,525