Nerela was represented by Sharad Kumar in the last assembly elections held in 2015, who won the seat by a margin of 96143. Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party secured a spectacular victory in the last Delhi Assembly elections, winning 67 of the 70 seats. The BJP had won 3 seats while the Congress was wiped out from the national capital.
Arvind Kejriwal has projected education, health, and power as key achievements during his tenure. The BJP, on the other hand, has relied on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charisma.