Chandni Chowk (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Chandni Chowk [ edit ]
Current MP Harsh Vardhan
Party BJP
Elected Year 2014
State Delhi
Total Electors 1,447,230
Most Successful Party BJP (2 times)
Political Map of Delhi (National Capital Territory of Delhi) showing Parliamentary constituencies as of 2009 elections.

Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency (Hindi: चाँदनी चौक लोकसभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the seven Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in the Indian National Capital Territory of Delhi. This constituency came into existence in 1956.

Assembly segments[edit]

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

  1. Civil Lines
  2. Chandni Chowk
  3. Ballimaran
  4. Ajmeri Gate
  5. Kucha Pati Ram
  6. Matia Mahal
  7. Pahar Ganj
  8. Qasabpura

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

  1. Pahar Ganj
  2. Matia Mahal (Polling stations 1-83)
  3. Ballimaran
  4. Chandni Chowk
  5. Minto Road (Polling station 136)
  6. Ram Nagar (Polling stations 104-112)

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

  1. Adarsh Nagar
  2. Shalimar Bagh
  3. Shakur Basti
  4. Tri Nagar
  5. Wazirpur
  6. Model Town
  7. Sadar Bazar
  8. Chandni Chowk
  9. Matia Mahal
  10. Ballimaran

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[3] Party
1957 Radha Raman Indian National Congress
1962 Sham Nath Indian National Congress
1967 Ram Gopal Shalwale Bharatiya Jana Sangh
1971 Subhadra Joshi Indian National Congress
1977 Sikandar Bakht Janata Party
1980 Bhiku Ram Jain Indian National Congress
1984 Jai Prakash Agarwal Indian National Congress
1989 Jai Prakash Agarwal Indian National Congress
1991 Tarachand Khandelwal Bharatiya Janata Party
1996 Jai Prakash Agarwal Indian National Congress
1998 Vijay Goel Bharatiya Janata Party
1999 Vijay Goel Bharatiya Janata Party
2004 Kapil Sibal Indian National Congress
2009 Kapil Sibal Indian National Congress
2014 Harsh Vardhan Bharatiya Janata Party

Election Results[edit]

General Election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Chandni Chowk
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Dr. Harsh Vardhan 4,37,938 44.58 +10.62
AAP Ashutosh 3,01,618 30.71 N/A
INC Kapil Sibal 1,76,206 17.94 -41.73
Independent Dildar Hussain Beg 28,605 2.91 N/A
BSP Narendra Kumar Pandey 7,746 0.79 -2.60
NOTA None of the above 4,534 0.46 N/A
Majority 1,36,320 13.87 -11.84
Turnout 9,81,863 67.85 +12.64
BJP gain from INC Swing +10.64

General Election 2009[edit]

Indian general elections, 2009: Chandni Chowk
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Kapil Sibal 4,65,713 59.67 -11.49
BJP Vijender Gupta 2,65,003 33.96 +7.16
BSP Mohammad Mustaqeem 26,486 3.39 +2.59
Margin of victory 2,00,710 25.71 -18.65
Turnout 7,80,445 55.21 +2.17
INC hold Swing -11.49

General Election 2004[edit]

Indian general elections, 2004: Chandni Chowk
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Kapil Sibal 1,27,395 71.17 +35.95
BJP Smriti Irani 47,978 26.80
BSP Gian Prakash Saini 1,444 0.81 N/A
Majority 79,415 44.37 +43.39
Turnout 1,79,003 53.04 -1.24
INC gain from BJP Swing +31.25

General Election 1999[edit]

Indian general election, 1999: Chandni Chowk
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Vijay Goel 74,001 36.19 +2.06
INC Jai Prakash Agarwal 72,006 35.22 -9.70
JD(S) Shoaib Iqbal 52,721 25.79 N/A
Margin of victory 1,995 0.97 -9.81
Turnout 2,04,453 54.28 -3.24
BJP hold Swing +2.06

General Election 1996[edit]

Indian general election, 1996: Chandni Chowk
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Jai Prakash Agarwal 92,634 44.92
BJP J.K. Jain 70,390 34.13
Janata Dal Viresh Pratap Chaudhry 23,225 11.26
Margin of victory 22,244 10.78
Turnout 2,06,234 57.52
BJP hold Swing

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Coordinates: 28°39′40″N 77°13′37″E / 28.6610°N 77.2270°E / 28.6610; 77.2270