63 out of 70 Congress candidates forfeit deposit

President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee also lost her deposit from the Greater Kailash seat.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: February 10, 2015 8:35 pm
ajay maken, congress, delhi polls, delhi elections, 63 of the 70 Congress candidates forfeited their deposit in the Delhi Assembly polls, which witnessed AAP’s landslide victory.

As many as 63 of the 70 Congress candidates, including senior leaders Ajay Maken, Kiran Walia, Haroon Yousuf and Yoganand Shastri, forfeited their deposit in the Delhi Assembly polls, which witnessed AAP’s landslide victory.

President Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee also lost her deposit from the prestigious Greater Kailash seat.

While they could not win a single seat, candidates from seven constituencies, including Badli, Chandni Chowk, Jangpura, Laxmi Nagar and Matia Mahal, managed to save their deposit.

In Sadar Bazar constituency, Congress’ face for Delhi election, Maken, polled 16,331 votes. While AAP’s Som Dutt bagged 67,507 votes and won the election, BJP’s Praveen Kumar Jain got second position with 33,192 votes.

Former Delhi Minister Kiran Walia was washed away in the AAP wave, managing a mere 4781 votes in the New Delhi constituency. AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal got 57,213 votes and won the seat with a handsome margin.

Deposits of three BJP candidates were also forfeited, including in Badli.

Although no AAP candidate lost deposit, the party came third in Mustafabad seat.

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  1. Gokula Nanda Rath
    Feb 10, 2015 at 10:26 pm
    Congress can't expect regaining its earlier position unless it changes its leadership & dependence on Nehru-hi family.
    1. M
      Monalisa Oak
      Feb 11, 2015 at 4:39 am
      Congress should stick to that mighty hi [although no relation to Mahatma] name to fight all future elections - embly or otherwise - that way it will be completely wiped out from the political stage in India. It is the age of crusaders of anti-corruption like AK49 and would be activist-turn politicians to come on the stage to paint their wagons and win elections in the years ahead! Who knows after AAP there would be All India Common Man's Party on the horizon?
      1. Shyamal Ganguly
        Feb 11, 2015 at 1:21 am
        I am sooooo glad that Sharmishtha, Pranab Mukherjee's daughter forfeited her deposit. She was propped up by CONGRESS only because she was President's daughter. All her qualifications were in dancing, not in social work. Congress must promote from within people without pedigree (Alsatian, Labrador, Poodle). That is democracy.
        1. C
          Feb 11, 2015 at 2:17 am
          Congress won 15 years and if they lose once, so what ? Has any one of us won even once? Where were the news papers before the results. Indian express failed to gauge the public. Where was the voice of the common man with its myriad reporters. Let us all mourn for next 5 years