Elections in Delhi

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Elections in Delhi, a territory and capital of India are conducted in accordance with the Constitution of India. The Assembly of Delhi creates laws regarding the conduct of local body elections unilaterally while any changes by the state legislature to the conduct of state level elections need to be approved by the Parliament of India. In addition, the state legislature may be dismissed by the Parliament according to Article 356 of the Indian Constitution and President's rule may be imposed.

Main Political Parties[edit]

INC: Indian National Congress, INC(I): Indira Congress
BJP: Bharatiya Janata Party, BJS or JS: Bharatiya Jana Sangh (precursor of BJP)
BLD: Bharatiya Lok Dal, JP: Janata Party

Lok Sabha elections[edit]

Election Year Lok Sabha Election Party-wise Result
1951-1952 1st Lok Sabha Indian National Congress: 3/4 (3 out of 4), KMPP: 1 [1]
1957 2nd Lok Sabha Congress: 5 out of 5 [2]
1962 3rd Lok Sabha Indian National Congress
1967 4th Lok Sabha Bharatiya Jana Sangh: 6/7, Cong: 1
1971 5th Lok Sabha Congress: 7/7
1977 6th Lok Sabha Janata Party a.k.a. Bharatiya Lok Dal: 7/7
1980 7th Lok Sabha Congress (I): 6/7, Janata Party: 1
1984 8th Lok Sabha Indian National Congress: 7/7
1989 9th Lok Sabha BJP+Janata: 4+1, Congress: 2
1991 10th Lok Sabha Bharatiya Janata Party: 5/7, Cong: 2
1996 11th Lok Sabha BJP: 5, Congress: 2
1998 12th Lok Sabha National Democratic Alliance (BJP): 6/7, Cong: 1
1999 13th Lok Sabha BJP: 7/7
2004 14th Lok Sabha United Progressive Alliance (INC): 6/7, BJP: 1
2009 15th Lok Sabha United Progressive Alliance (INC): 7/7
2014 16th Lok Sabha National Democratic Alliance (BJP): 7/7

Vidhan Sabha elections[edit]

Election Year Chief Minister Party-wise break-up
1951-1952 Pre Assembly Total: 48. Indian National Congress: 39, Jana Sangh: 5
1972 Pre Assembly Indian National Congress: 44/56, Jana Sangh: 5
1977: Pre Assembly
Metropolitan Council
Kedar Nath Sahani (JP) Janata Party: 46/56, Congress: 10
1983: Pre Assembly Indian National Congress: 34/56, BJP: 19
1993: 1st Assembly Madan Lal Khurana
Sahib Singh Verma
Sushma Swaraj
Total: 70. Bharatiya Janata Party: 49/70, INC: 14
1998: 2nd Assembly Sheila Dixit Indian National Congress; 52/70, BJP: 15
2003: 3rd Assembly Sheila Dixit Indian National Congress: 47, BJP: 20
2008: 4th Assembly Sheila Dixit Indian National Congress: 43, BJP: 23
2013: 5th Assembly Arvind Kejriwal (AAP) BJP-31, AAP-28 and INC-08 [3]
2015: 6th Assembly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistical Report on Lok Sabha Elections 1951-52". Election Commission of India. 
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on Lok Sabha Elections 1957". Election Commission of India. 
  3. ^ "Kejriwal Becomes CM". Economic Times. 23 December 2013. 

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