Today in New Delhi, India
Jun 12, 2019-Wednesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: AB Vajpayee, LK Advani, Rajesh Khanna have represented New Delhi

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.

constituency watch Updated: May 07, 2019 10:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
New Delhi
lok sabha elections 2019,lok sabha elections,lok sabha
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.(HT Photo)

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:

State: 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

First Published: Mar 18, 2019 05:01 IST