New Delhi (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Political Map of Delhi (National Capital Territory of Delhi) showing Parliamentary constituencies as of 2009 elections.

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]

Lok Sabha Duration Name of the Member Party Affiliation
First 1952-57 Sucheta Kripalani Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party
Second 1957-60 Sucheta Kripalani Indian National Congress
1961-62 Balraj Madhok Bharatiya Jana Sangh
Third 1962-67 Mehr Chand Khanna Indian National Congress
Fourth 1967-71 Professor Manohar Lal Sondhi Bharatiya Jana Sangh
Fifth 1971-77 Krishna Chandra Pant Indian National Congress
Sixth 1977-80 Atal Bihari Vajpayee Janata Party
Seventh 1980-84 Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
Eighth 1984-89 Krishna Chandra Pant Indian National Congress
Ninth 1989-91 Lal Krishna Advani Bharatiya Janata Party
Tenth 1991-92 Lal Krishna Advani Bharatiya Janata Party
1992-96 Rajesh Khanna Indian National Congress
Eleventh 1996-98 Jag Mohan Bharatiya Janata Party
Twelfth 1998-99 Jag Mohan Bharatiya Janata Party
Thirteenth 1999–2004 Jag Mohan Bharatiya Janata Party
Fourteenth 2004-09 Ajay Maken Indian National Congress
Fifteenth 2009-14 Ajay Maken Indian National Congress
Sixteenth 2014-Incumbent Meenakshi Lekhi Bharatiya Janata Party

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]

15th Lok Sabha: 2009 General Elections[edit]

General Election, 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

16th Lok Sabha: 2014 General Elections[edit]

General Election, 2014: New Delhi[3]
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
NOTA None of the above 5,589 0.58 ---
Majority 1,62,708 16.78 -7.77
Turnout 9,69,812 66.03 +10.20
BJP gain from INC Swing +11.71

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