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Delhi Assembly: Know your MLAs

Know all the 70 MLAs, their constituencies and profiles of the Delhi Assembly.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: February 11, 2015 3:24:03 pm
Kejriwal_759 Delhi Elections results: Know your MLAs. (Source: Express photo)


Vishesh Ravi (31) | Karol Bagh

Beat BJP’s Yogender Chandoliya by 32,880 votes
2013: He won by 1,750 votesVishesh

Profile: Businessman by profession, he has been a social worker since 1993 and assisted his father in forming the Delhi Vikas Sanstha, an organisation which assists people in taking up issues with civic bodies. Ravi also worked with BJP briefly.

Constituency: The main issues in Karol Bagh, known for its markets and its diverse population, were rising water and electricity prices and women’s safety.

Hazari Lal Chauhan (66) | Patel Nagar

Beat BJP’s Krishna Tirath by 34,638 votes
2013: Veena Anand (AAP) won by 6,262 voteshazari

Profile: A business man and social worker, he has studied up to Class IX.

Constituency: Civic issues related to parking, traffic and sewers dominated the battle here. Comprising resettlement colonies, the constituency has a number of Punjabi and Khatri voters.

Shiv Charan Goel | (53) Moti Nagar
Beat BJP’s Subhash Sachdeva by 15,221 votes
2013: Sachdeva won by 16,021 votesshiv-charan

Profile: Was an active participant in the Jan Lokpal andolan. Studied up to intermediate. Has provided support to orgnisations working for social welfare.

Constituency: It has a wide religious diversity, and also has several hospitals, general stores and commercial areas.

Surender Singh (36) | Delhi Cantt
Beat BJP’s K S Tanwar by 11,198 votes
2013: He won by 355 votessurender

Profile: A former NSG commando, he served in the Army for 14 years and retired after he lost his hearing during the rescue operations in Taj Palace Hotel during 26/11 attacks.

Constituency: Military officers, slum dwellers and government personnel constitute the primary voter base of the area.

Vijender Garg Vijay (51) | Rajender Nagar
Beat BJP’s R P Singh by 20,051 votes
2013: Singh won by 1,796 votesvijender

Profile: A BCom graduate from Delhi University. He formed teams to do door-to-door campaign for the AAP in his segment.

Constituency: The area is named after Dr Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India. It is bordered by the Central Ridge Protected Forest on the East and South, IARI on the West, and Karol Bagh on the North.

Arvind Kejriwal (46) | New Delhi
Beat BJP’s Nupur Sharma by 31,583 votes
2013: He won by 25,864 votesArvind Kejriwal, AAP, Delhi polls

Profile: A former Income Tax commissioner, Kejriwal left his job and became an RTI activist. The IIT-Kharagpur alumnus also started Parivartan, an NGO 13 years ago. A leading figure in the Jan Lokpal movement in 2011, Kejriwal fasted along with Anna Hazare and later formed the AAP.

Constituency: Largely considered the residence of top ministers and bureaucrats, New Delhi has been the stronghold of Congress. Dikshit won from the seat thrice.

Madan Lal (58) | Kasturba Nagar
Beat BJP’s Ravinder Choudhry by 15,896
2013: He won by 4,674 votesmadan-lal

Profile: A lawyer, Madan Lal worked in Patiala House Courts and was the founding president of Saket Bar Association.

Constituency: A Punjabi bastion, Kasturba Nagar, falls under the New Delhi parliamentary constituency. Main issues here are sewerage, drinking water, school, parks and parking.

Somnath Bharti (40) | Malviya Nagar
Beat BJP’s Dr Nandani Sharma by 15,897 votes
2013: He won by 12,000 votessomnath

Profile: An IIT-tian, Bharti is also a practising lawyer. He was an active member of the Jan Lokpal movement.

Constituency: Malviya Nagar was populated by refugees from Pakistan in the 50s. Today, up-scale areas share boundaries with unauthorised colonies that crave for basic amenities.

Parmila Tokas (37) | R K Puram
Beat BJP’s Anil Kumar Sharma by 19,068 votes
2013: Sharma won by 326 votesparmila

Profile: She was elected independent councillor two years ago. Prior to that, she worked in her family’s real estate business and took part in social initiatives

Constituency: It is a Central government employees’ residential colony and is named after Saint Sri Ramakrishna.

Saurabh Bharadwaj (33) | Greater Kailash
Beat BJP’s Rakesh Kumar Gullaiya by 14, 583 votes
2013: He won by 13,092 votessaurabh

Profile: An engineer with a law degree, Bharadwaj said he joined politics to fight for the underprivileged.

Constituency: The voter base here constitutes the urban rich and the middle class. The area saw over 65 % turnout with a high record of first-time voters.

Pawan Kumar Sharma (44) | Adarsh Nagar
Beat BJP’s Ram
Kishan Singhal by 20,741
2013: Singhal won by 10,056 votespawan

Profile: A businessman and activist

Constituency: Adarsh Nagar falls under the Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency. The total electorate count in the constituency is 1,47,478.

Bandana Kumari (40) | Shalimar Bagh
Beat BJP’s Rekha Gupta by 10,978 votes
2013: She won by 10,651bandana

Profile: Bandana started the organisation ‘Nayi Pehal’ which works for women empowerment. She was also involved in Jan Lokpal movement.

Constituency: Shalimar Bagh has a diverse population in terms of occupation, income and religion. It was considered a traditional BJP stronghold.

Satyendar Jain (50) | Shakur Basti
Beat BJP’s s C Vats by 3,133 votes
2013: He won by 7,062 votessatyendar

Profile: An architect, Satyendra Jain was a CPWD employee who claimed he quit the job over corruption. He started his consultancy firm joining the AAP .

Constituency: This is a trader dominated constituency, comprising mainly of the Vaishya community.

Jitender SinghTomar (48) | Tri Nagar
Beat BJP’s Nand Kishore Garg by 22,311 votes
2013: Garg won by 2,809 votesjitendar

Profile: A lawyer by profession, he was earlier with the Congress and joined the AAP in 2013. He has been associated with the constituency for a long time. His first priority is to take up the parking problem in his constituency.

Constituency: It is a part of Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency.

Rajesh Gupta (36) | Wazirpur
Beat BJP’s Mahander Nagpal by 22,044 votes
2013: Nagapl won by 5,574 votesraj

Profile: He was given a ticket from Wazirpur after the AAP dropped Suresh Bhardwaj as it candidate for hiding some facts. Gupta is a businessman and was an AAP volunteer.

Constituency: It is an industrial area and is a part of Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency.

Akhilesh Pati Tripathi (30) | Model Town
Beat BJP’s Vivek Garg by 16,706 votes
2013: He won by 7,875 votesak

Profile: A postgraduate in ancient Indian history, Tripathi was a social activist prior to joining the AAP. He has raised issues of corruption, especially in rationing and black marketing in oil.

Constituency: Comprises primarily of Sikhs and Punjabis. It is located in Northwest Delhi.

Som Dutt Sharma (39) | Sadar Bazar
Beat BJP’s Parveen Kumar Jain by 34,315 votes
2013: He won by 796 votessom-dutt

Profile: Sharma was involved in students’ politics at DU. He was also involved in the Jan Lokpal movement before he joined AAP.

Constituency: A trade hub, Sadar Bazar had seen Congress wrest control from BJP 15 years ago. But even after three consecutive terms, Congress has been unable to solve basic issues here.

Alka Lamba (39) | Chandni Chowk
Beat BJP’s Suman Kumar Gupta by 18,287
2013: Cong’s Prahlad Singh Sawhney won by 8,243 votesalka-lamba

Profile: She joined the AAP in 2013 after being a member of the Congress for 20 years. Former DPCC General Secretary.

Constituency: It is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. Built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara, the market was once divided by canals to reflect moonlight, and hence its name.

Asim Ahmed Khan (38) | Matia Mahal
Beat Cong’s Shoiab Iqbal by 26,096 votes
2013: Iqbal (JDU) won by 2,891 votesasim

Constituency: It is a part of Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency.

Imran Hussain (33) | Ballimaran
Beat BJP’s Shayam Lal Morwal by 33,877 votes
2013: Haroon Yusuf (Cong) had won by 8,093 votes

Profile: He is a businessman and former councillor. He contested on a BSP ticket from the same seat in 2013.

Constituency: Ballimaran is a part of Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency. It was reorganised by the delimitation commission in 2008.

Col Devinder Sehrawat (49) | Bijwasan
Beat BJP’s Prakash Rana by 19,536 votes
2013: Rana won by 2,414 votesCol-dev

Profile: Served in the Army for over 20 years. Apart from initiating several campaigns to restore farmers’ rights, it is to his credit that amendments were made in the Land Acquisition Bill.

Constituency: It covers part of Vasant Kunj, Mahipalpur, Rangpuri, Nangal Dewat, Bijwasan, Samalkha, Bamnauli, Kapashera and Shahbad Mohammadpur.

Bhavna Gaur (44) | Palam
Beat BJP’s Dhram Dev Solanki by 30,849 votes
2013: Solanki won by 8,372 votesbhavina

Profile: A social activist, she was a part of the Jan Lokpal Andolan. She was elected councillor in the past.

Constituency: Palam is a residential colony in Southwest Delhi. The area was conceived in the 1970s and has a population of 1,15,382 as per 2011 Census.

Naresh Yadav (42) | Mehrauli
Beat BJP’s Sarita Chaudhary by 16,951 votes
2013: Parvesh Singh Sahib (BJP) won by 4,564 votesnaresh

Profile: An advocate, he joined the AAP just a day before nominations closed for 2015 elections. He replaced local leader Govardhan Singh from Mehrauli, against whom the party found criminal charges.

Constituency: Mehrauli, earlier known as Mihirawali, which means Home of Mihir, was founded by King Mihir Bhoja of the Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty. It is one of the seven ancient cities that make up the present state of Delhi.

K S Tanwar (52) | Chhatarpur
Beat BJP’s B S Tanwar by 22,240
2013: Tanwar won by 16,124 votestanwar

Profile: Former chairman of the South Municipal Corporation standing committee, and BJP councillor from Bhati (Chattarpur constituency), he joined the AAP after he was denied a ticket by the BJP.

Constituency: Chhatarpur has the second largest temple complex in the country — Shri Adhya Katyani Shakti Peeth Mandir.

Prakash (26) | Deoli
Beat BJP’s Arvind Kumar by 63,937 votes
2013: He won by 17,108 votesprakash

Profile: The youngest MLA in these elections, Prakash is an MCom graduate and worked as an assistant manager in a MNC.

Constituency: The area has a large number of resettlement and unauthorised colonies. Over 64 per cent people voted here.

Ajay Dutt (39) | Ambedkar Nagar
Beat BJP’s Ashok Kumar by 42,460
2013: Ashok Kumar won by 11,670 votesajaydutt

Profile: A management graduate from Amity University, Dutt was an old party volunteer before he was fielded from Ambedkar Nagar this time.

Constituency: A Congress stronghold since 1958, voters in Ambedkar Nagar are vocal about issues here.

Dinesh Mohaniya (36) | Sangam Vihar
Beat BJP’s Shiv
Charan Lal Gupta by 43,988 votes
2013: He won by 777 votesdinesh

Profile: His name had come up in’s sting operation. Mohaniya, a businessman, took part in the India Against Corruption movement.

Constituency: With nearly 1.5 lakh voters, this South Delhi constituency is home to a large number of migrants.

Avtar Singh Kalkaji (51) | Kalkaji
Beat BJP’s Harmeet Singh Kalka by 19,769 votes
2013: Kalka won by 2,044 votesavtar

Profile: Singh joined the AAP after the Lok Sabha polls. A resident of Govindpuri, Singh has won the Delhi Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee elections.

Constituency: The area is well-known for the Kalkaji Mandir.

Sahi Ram (53) | Tughlakabad
Beat BJP’s Vikram Bidhuri by 33,701 votes
2013: Ramesh Bidhuri won by 5,946 votessahi-ram

Profile: A former BSP candidate, he contested from the constituency in 2013 but lost to BJP’s Ramesh Bidhuri. He joined the AAP recently.

Constituency: Well known for a ruined fort built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, the founder of Tughlaq dynasty. He established the third historic city of Delhi.

Narayan Dutt Sharma (42) | Badarpur
Beat BJP’s R S Bidhuri by 47,583
2013: Bidhuri had won by 13854 votesnarayan-dutt

Profile: A social activist, Sharma was associated with the Jan Lokpal Andolan.

Constituency: Badarpur is a historical town in South Delhi. In the 2013 elections, Badarpur, for the first time in 20 years, had elected a BJP candidate.

Girish Soni (49) | Madipur
Beat BJP’s Raj Kumar by 29,387 votes
2013: He won by a margin of 1,103 votesgirish

Profile: An ex-MLA, he is the Dalit face of the AAP. A businessman, Soni has been part of various youth associations since the 1980s

Constituency: A resettlement colony, Madipur’s inhabitants have traditionally been BJP supporters.

Jarnail Singh (41) | Rajouri Garden
Beat SAD’s Majinder Singh Sirsa by 10,036 votes
2013: Sirsa won by 11,008 votesjar

Profile: Journalist-turned political activist, he first made news for throwing a shoe at former finance minister Chidambaram. He is also known for his continued fight for justice for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims.

Constituency: It is an upscale market and residential area in West Delhi. The population is largely Punjabi — those who migrated to Delhi following the Partition.

Jagdeep Singh (44) | Hari Nagar
Beat BJP’s Avtar Singh by 26, 496 votes
2013: He won by 8,876 votesjagdeep

Profile: Singh runs an insurance business and claims that his interaction with poor patients while visiting hospitals drew him to social work and eventually into politics.

Constituency: The area is a mixed bag of unplanned houses, big market areas amidst posh bungalows and DDA flats. Lack of drinking water and parking space, rising prices, garbage disposal are some of the issues here.

Jarnail Singh (33) | Tilak Nagar
Beat BJP’s Rajiv Babbar by 19,890 votes
2013: He won by 2,088 votesjarnail

Profile: He is the owner of a water purifier company.

Constituency: It is a suburban area with majority Sikh population and is a popular shopping destination.

Rajesh Rishi (50) | Janakpuri
Beat BJP’s Jagdish Mukhi by 25,580 votes
2013: Mukhi won by 2,644 votesrajesh

Profile: A sweet vendor by profession. A speech by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam inspired him to join politics. He has also worked in villages in Bihar for three years, after which he joined the Jan-Lokpal movement.

Constituency: It is a major residential colony in West Delhi and is one of the most well-planned and affluent areas in Delhi.

Mahinder Yadav (50) | Vikaspuri
Beat BJP’s Sanjay Singh by 77,665 votes
2013: He won by 405 votesmahinder

Profile: He is a social worker and was associated with the BJP for over 10 years. But he broke away from the BJP and joined the Jan Lokpal movement and later the AAP.

Constituency: A Punjabi resettlement colony in West Delhi, Vikaspuri is a planned urban residential colony. It underwent a boom the 1990s.

Naresh Balyan (38) | Uttam Nagar
Beat BJP’s Pawan Sharma by 30,419 votes
2013: Sharma won by 5,346 votesnaresh_balyan

Profile: Balyan is a social worker. He quit the BJP to join the AAP.

Constituency: Situated in West Delhi, Uttam Nagar is densely populated. It mainly consisted of several villages which are now completely urbanised.

Adarsh Shastri (41) | Dwarka
Beat BJP’s Parduymn Rajput by 39,366 votes
2013: Rajput won by 5,197 votesadarsh

Profile: Shastri is the grandson of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri. He served as the sales head of Apple, India, before quitting to enter politics. Contested Lok Sabha polls 2014 unsuccessfully from Allahabad.

Constituency: It is an up-market and one of the most sought-after residential areas/sub city, located in the Southwest district. It is named after the legendary Dwaraka kingdom.

Gulab Singh (36) | Matiala
Beat BJP’s Rajesh Gahlot by 47,004 votes
2013: Gahlot won by 4,002 votesgulab

Profile: Singh belongs to Ghumanhera, Najafgarh and is a sportsperson. He was a member of the Junior Delhi hockey team.

Constituency: Matiala is part of West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency along with nine other Assembly segments.

Kailash Gahlot (40) | Najafgarh
Beat INLD’s Bharat Singh by 1,555 votes
2013: Ajit Singh Kharkhari (BJP) won by 9,768 voteskailash

Profile: Gahlot is a Supreme Court lawyer with over 15 years of experience. He is also involved with Sri Ram School for bringing quality education to Najafgarh and is the founder of Youthink, an initiative for under-privileged youth.

Constituency: It is located at the outskirts of Delhi and has a mixture of rural and urban population. It is best known as the hometown of cricketer Virender Sehwag.

Praveen Kumar (30) | Jangpura
Beat BJP’s M S Dhir by 20,450 votes
2013: Dhir won the seat by 1,744 votespraveen

Profile: Social worker. Worked as the Officer on Special Duty to Manish Sisodia. Before joining politics, he worked as a manager of an MNC

Constituency: Jangpura constituency’s demographic profile cuts across class and financial background. Has been a Congress bastion for the last 15 years.

Amanatullah Khan (41) | Okhla
Beat BJP’s Braham Singh by 64,532 votes
2013: Asif Muhammed Khan (Cong) won by 26,545 votesamantaullah

Profile: A businessman. In 2013, contested on an LNJSP ticket and secured 3,747 votes

Constituency: The present campus of Jamia Millia Islamia was established here in 1925. The Okhla Mandi is an important wholesale markets in Delhi.

Raju Dhingan (41) | Trilokpuri
Beat BJP’s Kiran Vaidya by 29,754 votes
2013: He won by 17,685 votesraju

Profile: Dhingan served in the CISF. He now provides free training to youth in body-building.

Constituency: The key issues in this Sikh dominated area were women’s issues, inflation and electricity and water tariffs.

Manoj Kumar (35) | Kondli
Beat BJP’s Hukaam Singh by 24,759 votes
2013: He won by 7,490 votesmanoj

Profile: A property dealer, Kumar was also part of Anna Jan Lokpal movement.

Constituency: Once known for wholesale markets, Kondli, with a population of 1,57,000, was transformed into an urban village in 1975. The area is marked by a lack of civic amenities.

Manish Sisodia (42) | Patparganj
Beat BJP’s Vinod Kumar Binny by 28,761 votes
2013: he won by 11,476 votessisodia

Profile: A former journalist with Zee News and All India Radio, Sisodia was also an RTI activist before he joined the Jan Lokpal movement.

Constituency: It comprises people from various strata of society.

Nitin Tyagi (41) | Laxmi nagar
Beat BJP’s B B Tyagi by 4,846 votes
2013: Vinod Kumar Binny (AAP) won by 7,752 votesnitin

Profile: The AAP in-charge for East Delhi, Tyagi holds a post graduate diploma in business management from IMT, Ghaziabad

Constituency: The constituency is a mix of industrial and residential areas — comprising both unauthorised and regularised colonies. Located near the Yamuna, the area is congested and lacks a proper drainage system.

S K Bagga (57) | Krishna Nagar
Beat BJP’s Kiran Bedi by 2,277 votes
2013: Harsh Vardhan (BJP) 43,150 votesbagga

Profile: A civil lawyer, Bagga mostly deals in cases related to income-tax, sales tax and VAT. He practices in the Supreme Court. Formerly a member of the Congress, Bagga joined the AAP before the Lok Sabha elections.

Constituency: It is an urban ward situated in East Delhi in the Trans-Yamuna area. It is surrounded by Vishwas Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Preet Vihar and Geeta Colony.

Anil Kumar Bajpai (57) | Gandhi Nagar
Beat BJP’s Jitender by 7,482 votes
2013: A S Lovely (Cong) won by 16,961 votesanil-kumar

Profile: Formerly with the Congress, Bajpai joined the AAP in 2013. He is the vice-president of the Confederation of the Residents’ Welfare Association (RWA) of the NCR and president of the Gandhi Nagar RWA.

Constituency: It is a middle-income commercial-cum-residential area in East district. It is well known for being Asia’s biggest ready-made garments/textile market.

Ram Niwas Goel, 64 | Shahdara
Beat BJP’s Jitender Singh Shunty by 11,731 votes
2013: Shunty won by 15,117 votesram

Profile: He was a BJP MLA from 1993-1998, who joined the AAP before the Lok Sabha elections. He runs a pathological laboratory and free ambulance services in Vivek Vihar, Suraj Nagar and Shahdara.

Constituency: Situated on the banks of the Yamuna, it is one of the oldest localities in Delhi and an integral part of Old Delhi.

Sanjeev Jha (35) | Burari
Beat BJP’s Gopal Jha by 67,950 Votes
2013: He won by 10,351 votessanjeev

Profile: Jha was involved in Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement and was engaged in an organization ‘Navpallav’ that assisted migrants.

Constituency: Burari, which had the most number of candidates in fray, recorded a 65.13% turnout.

Pankaj Pushkar (42) | Timarpur
Beat BJP’s Rajni Abbi by 20,647 votes
2013: Harish Khanna (AAP) won by 3,383 votes

Profile: Pursued his MA from Chaudhry Charan Singh University, Meerut.

Constituency: One of the seven electoral constituency, Timarpur comprises DU and Wazirabad areas. It is a predominantly a government residential area.

Rajendra Pal Gautam (46) | Seemapuri
Beat BJP’s Karam Vir by 48,821 votes
2013: Dharmender Singh (AAP) won by 11,976 votesrajender-pal

Profile: An advocate. Gautam got his law degree from Delhi University in 1993.

Constituency: The constituency is mainly rural.

Sarita Singh (28) | Rohtas Nagar
Beat BJP’s Jitender Mahajan by 7,874 votes
2013: Jitender Kumar (BJP) won by 14,943 votes

Profile: Completed his Masters in Sociology from Delhi University before getting into social work.

Constituency: It is a part of Northeast Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.

Mohammed Ishraque (53) | Seelampur
Beat BJP’s Sanjay Jain by 27,887 votes
2013: Mateen Ahmed (Cong) won by 21,728 votes

Profile: Studied till Class V. He was a social worker before he joined active politics.

Constituency: It is a part of the Northeast Delhi Lok Sabha constituency and was established to relocate those displaced after their homes in North and Central Delhi were demolished during the Emergency.

Shri Dutt Sharma (54) | Ghonda
Beat BJP’s Sahib Singh Chauhan 8,093 votes
2013: Chauhan won by 11,932 votesshri-dutt

Profile: A social activist, he has studied up to Class XII.

Constituency: It is an affluent residential area of Northeast district.

Gopal Rai (39) | Babarpur
Beat BJP’s Naresh Gaur by 35,488
2013: Gaur won by 4,507 votesgopal

Profile: AAP National executive and Political Affairs Committee member. He started his political career as an AISA left activist in Lucknow University. He then joined the Anna Hazare movement.

Constituency: Babarpur is a part of Northeast Delhi parliamentary constituency. It has been a BJP bastion.

Fateh Singh, 51 | Gokalpur
Beat BJP’s Ranjeet Singh by 31,968 votes
2013: Singh won by 1,922 votesfateh-singh

Profile: Former BJP MLA and ex-deputy speaker of the Delhi Assembly, he joined the AAP in 2014.

Constituency: It is part of the Northeast Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.

Jagdish Pradhan [BJP] (60) | Mustafabad
Beat Cong’s Hasan Ahmed by 6,031 votes
2013: Ahmed had won by 1,896 votesjagdish

Profile: He left the Congress for the BJP in 2009 and has been a councillor from the area. A businessman, he belongs to the Gujjar community.

Constituency: Mustafabad is a census town in Northeast district.

Kapil Mishra (35) | Karawal Nagar
Beat BJP’s Mohan Singh Bisht by 44,431 votes
2013: Bisht won by 3,083 voteskapil

Profile: A social worker and “public policy campaigner”, Mishra has worked with international organisations such as Greenpeace and Amnesty International. His entire campaign in Karawal Nagar was based on the issue of lack of sewers and cleanliness in the area.

Constituency: It is a census town in Northeast Delhi.

Sharad Kumar (40) | Narela
Beat BJP’s Neel Daman Khatri by 40,292 votes
2013: Khatri won by 23,545 votessharad

Profile: He had contested on a BSP ticket in 2008 but did not win.

Constituency: It is a sub-city in Northwest Delhi and forms the border with Haryana.

Ajesh Yadav (47) | Badli
Beat Congress’s Devender Yadav by 35,376 Votes
2013: Yadav had won by 23,109 votesajesh

Profile: A businessman. He studied political science from Delhi University. He contested elections from Badli on a BSP ticket in 2008 but did not win.

Constituency: It is one of the oldest and largest villages in Delhi. The constituency has an electorate of 2,00,994.

Mohinder Goyal (51) | Rithala
Beat BJP’s Kulwant Rana by 29,251 votes
2013: Rana won by 25,826 votes

Profile: A property dealer, he studied up to Class X. He joined the AAP in 2013. This is the first time he contested elections.

Constituency: It is a part of Northwest Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.

Ved Parkash (41) | Bawana
Beat BJP’s Gugan Singh by 50,023 votes
2013: Singh had won by 25,639 votesved_prakash

Profile: A businessman by profession, he was earlier a member of the Congress but left to join the AAP. He studied mass communication.

Constituency: Bawana is a census town in the Northwest district. Was originally a Jat village.

Sukhvir Singh (53) | Mundka
Beat BJP’s Azad Singh by 40,826 votes
2013: Rambir Shokeen (Ind) won by 7,134 votessukhvir

Profile: A retired government servant, he was chosen as the Mundka candidate a day before the last day of filing nominations. He pursued his Masters in Economics from University of Nagaland.

Constituency: Mundka is a census town in West Delhi. It is the birthplace of former chief minister Late Dr Sahib Singh Verma.

Ritu Raj Govind, 26 | Kirari
Beat BJP’s Anil Jha by 45,172 votes
2013: Jha won by 48,526 votesritu

Profile: AAP volunteer from Mundka, brought to Kirari after 2013 elections. Revived party’s performance in Lok Sabha in the constituency.

Constituency: It is a part of Northwest Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.

Sandeep Kumar (32) | Sultanpur Majra
Beat BJP’s Parbhu Dayal by 64,439 votes
2013: Jai Kishen (Cong) won by 1,112 votes

Profile: Advocate; been with the AAP since Kejriwal movement.

Constituency: It is a part of Northwest Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.

Raghuvinder Shokeen (48) | Nangloi Jat
Beat BJP’s Manoj
Kumar Shokeen by 37,024 votes
2013: Shokeen won by 11,015 votes

Profile: Independent councillor from Kamruddin Nagar in 2007. BJP councillor from Nihal Vihar in 2012. Joined the AAP in February 2013.

Constituency: It is a census town in West district. At one point, it was mostly inhabited by the Jat clan.

Rakhi Birla, 27 | Mangolpuri
Beat Congress’ Raj
Kumar Chauhan by 22,699 votes
2013: She won by 10,585 votesrakhi

Profile: A journalist, Birla has been working with the Valmiki Society.

Constituency: With 26 colonies and two villages, Mangolpuri’s 14 lakh voters face persistent water and power woes.

Vijender Kumar Gupta (51) [BJP] | Rohini
Beat AAP’s C L Gupta 5,367 votes
2013: Rajesh Garg (AAP) won by 1,872 votes.

Profile: Former Delhi BJP chief. Represented Rohini ward twice as councillor. Contested and lost against Kejriwal in New Delhi in 2013.

Constituency: Considered a BJP stronghold, Rohini was the venue for Modi’s first rally in Delhi after he was made the PM candidate.

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