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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: East Delhi seat is one of the largest in Delhi

The BJP’s Maheish Girri defeated the Aam Aadmi Party leader Rajmohan Gandhi by more than 190,400 votes to win the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. The AAP’s Atishi Marlena will contest from the seat this year.

constituency-watch Updated: May 07, 2019 11:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
People waiting in a queue to cast their vote during the Delhi Assembly Elections in 2015.
People waiting in a queue to cast their vote during the Delhi Assembly Elections in 2015.(HT file photo)
         

The East Delhi parliamentary constituency, one of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, was won by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the general election in 2014.

The BJP’s Maheish Girri defeated the Aam Aadmi Party leader Rajmohan Gandhi by more than 190,400 votes to win the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. The AAP’s Atishi Marlena will contest from the seat this year.

Sandeep Dikshit, the son of Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, had won the East Delhi seat in the general election in 2009.

Voting will be held in East Delhi on May 12 in the sixth phase of the general election. The results of the seven-round Lok Sabha election 2019 will be declared on May 23.

Here are some facts about East Delhi Lok Sabha seat:

State: Delhi

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: East Delhi

Date of polling: May 12

2019 candidates: Atishi (AAP), Gautam Gambhir (BJP), Arvinder Singh Lovely (Congress)

Sitting MP, party: Maheish Girri, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 190,463

Runner up name, party: Rajmohan Gandhi, AAP

Number of voters in 2014: 1,196,336

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 65.39%

Number of women voters in 2014: 806,253

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,634