New Delhi (Lok Sabha constituency)

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New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 7 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in the Indian National Capital Territory of Delhi. This constituency came into existence in 1951. Famous film actor, Rajesh Khanna lost here by a close margin in 1999 to Jagmohan.

Assembly segments[edit]

From 1966-93, New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency comprised the following Delhi Metropolitan Council segments:

  1. Sarojini Nagar
  2. Laxmibai Nagar
  3. Gole Market
  4. Bara Khamba
  5. Minto Road
  6. Jangpura
  7. Kasturba Nagar
  8. Lajpat Nagar.

From 1993-2008, it comprised the following Delhi Vidhan Sabha segments:[1]

  1. Sarojini Nagar (Polling stations 1-93)
  2. Gole Market (Polling stations 1-100)
  3. Minto Road (Polling stations 1-135)
  4. Kasturba Nagar (Polling stations 1-21 and 23-114)
  5. Jangpura
  6. Matia Mahal (Polling stations 84-108)

Following the delimitation of the parliamentary constituencies, since 2008, it comprises the following Delhi Vidhan Sabha segments:[2]

  1. Karol Bagh
  2. Patel Nagar
  3. Moti Nagar
  4. Delhi Cantt
  5. Rajinder Nagar
  6. New Delhi
  7. Kasturba Nagar
  8. Malviya Nagar
  9. R K Puram
  10. Greater Kailash

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1951 Sucheta Kripalani Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party
1957 Sucheta Kripalani Indian National Congress
1961 by-election Balraj Madhok Bharatiya Jana Sangh
1962 Mehr Chand Khanna Indian National Congress
1967 Manohar Lal Sondhi Bharatiya Jana Sangh
1971 Mukul Banerji Indian National Congress
1977 Atal Bihari Vajpayee Janata Party
1980 Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
1984 Krishan Chandra Pant Indian National Congress
1989 Lal Krishna Advani Bharatiya Janata Party
1991 Lal Krishna Advani Bharatiya Janata Party
1992 by-election Rajesh Khanna Indian National Congress
1996 Jag Mohan Bharatiya Janata Party
1998 Jag Mohan Bharatiya Janata Party
1999 Jag Mohan Bharatiya Janata Party
2004 Ajay Maken Indian National Congress
2009 Ajay Maken Indian National Congress
2014 Meenakshi Lekhi Bharatiya Janata Party

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Thus from past records/results shows that this prestigious seat which covers the important institutions like Parliament House, Supreme Court, Central Government Offices, Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Prime Minister's Residence and residence of all the top civil, judicial, military, diplomatic enclave has been an Opposition ( Jana Sangh / Janata Party/ BJP) stronghold.

Election Results[edit]

16th Lok Sabha: 2014 General Elections[edit]

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Indian general elections, 2014: New Delhi[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Meenakshi Lekhi 4,53,350 46.75 +11.71
AAP Ashish Khetan 2,90,642 29.97 N/A
INC Ajay Makan 1,82,893 18.86 -40.73
Majority 1,62,708 16.78 -7.77
Turnout 9,69,812 66.03 +10.20
BJP gain from INC Swing +11.71

15th Lok Sabha: 2009 General Elections[edit]

Indian general elections, 2009: New Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Ajay Maken 4,55,867 59.59
BJP Vijay Goel 2,68,058 35.04
BSP Trilok Chand Sharma 22,364 2.92
YFE Major Sangeeta Tomar 2,099 0.27
SP Aamer Ahmed Madni 1,732 0.23
Majority 1,87,809 24.55
Turnout 7,65,018 55.83
INC hold Swing

14th Lok Sabha: 2004 General Elections[edit]

Indian general elections, 2004: New Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Ajay Makan 1,05,415 52.04
BJP Jagmohan 92,631 45.73
BSP Vikram 1,983 0.93
Independent Sanjay Kumar Yadav 680 0.34
Independent Javed Abidi 397 0.20
Majority 12,784 6.31
Turnout 2,02,557 44.59
INC hold Swing

13th Lok Sabha: 1999 General Elections[edit]

Indian general election, 1999: New Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Jag Mohan 1,24,626 54.95
INC R. K. Dhawan 96,733 42.65
Independent Ram Kumar Azad 1,579 0.69
NCP J.L. Jahrat 1,161 0.51
Independent Rajendra Singhal 781 0.34
Majority 27,893 12.30
Turnout 2,26,758 41.78
BJP hold Swing

12th Lok Sabha: 1998 General Elections[edit]

Indian general election, 1998: New Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Jagmohan 1,39,905 54.36
INC R. K. Dhawan 1,07,258 41.67
Janata Dal Hukum Singh 4,060 1.57
BSP Khem Chand Jatav 2,582 1.00
RJD Swaraj Bala 1,081 0.42
Majority 32,647 12.69
Turnout 2,57,355 50.21
BJP hold Swing

11th Lok Sabha: 1996 General Elections[edit]

Indian general election, 1996: New Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Jagmohan 1,39,945 54.34
INC Rajesh Khanna 81,630 31.70
Janata Dal Shoaib Iqbal 17,905 6.95
IC(T) Madan Singh Bisht 5,027 1.95
Independent Dharam Dutt 1,933 0.75
Majority 58,315 22.64
Turnout 2,57,513 50.95
BJP hold Swing

10th Lok Sabha: 1991 General Elections[edit]

Indian general election, 1991: New Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Lal Krishna Advani 93,662 43.40
INC Rajesh Khanna 92,073 42.66
Janata Dal Manju Mohan 20,439 9.47
Janata Party Himanshu Pandey 2,834 1.31
BSP Om Parkash 641 0.30
Majority 1,589 0.74
Turnout 2,15,834 47.32
BJP hold Swing

9th Lok Sabha: 1989 General Elections[edit]

Indian general election, 1989: New Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Lal Krishna Advani 1,29,256 55.54
INC V. Mohini Giri 97,415 41.85
Independent Maharaj Kumar 848 0.36
Independent Harkesh Singh Ujjainwal 728 0.31
Independent Rattan 531 0.23
Majority 31,841 13.69
Turnout 2,32,744 54.19
BJP gain from INC Swing

8th Lok Sabha: 1984 General Elections[edit]

Indian general election, 1984: New Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Krishna Chandra Pant 1,31,932 67.86
BJP Kanwar Lal Gupta 59,046 30.37
Independent Karuna Lal 514 0.26
Independent Harish Dhingra 442 0.23
Independent Rup Lal Mehta 393 0.20
Majority 72,886 37.49
Turnout 1,94,413 63.93
INC gain from BJP Swing

7th Lok Sabha: 1980 General Elections[edit]

Indian general election, 1980: New Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Atal Bihari Vajpayee 94,098 48.52
INC(I) C. M. Stephen 89,053 45.92
JNP(S) Rajinder Puri 4,682 2.41
INC(U) Mukul Banerjee 762 0.39
Independent Yogeshwar Bhagwan 664 0.34
Majority 5,045 2.60
Turnout 1,93,933 64.41
BJP gain from INC(I) Swing

6th Lok Sabha: 1977 General Elections[edit]

Indian general election, 1977: New Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee 1,25,936 71.26
INC Shashi Bhushan 48,750 27.58
Independent Urmila 628 0.36
Independent Maharaj Kumar 580 0.33
Independent Laxmi Kant Jha 529 0.30
Independent Virendra Kumar 321 0.18
Majority 77,186 43.68
Turnout 1,76,744 65.29
Janata Party gain from INC Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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