Elections in Delhi

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Elections in Delhi, the National Capital Territory 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 needs 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]

The Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are the major political parties in Delhi. In the past, various parties such as Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) and Janata Party (JP) were also influential in the territory.

Lok Sabha elections[edit]

Year Lok Sabha Election Party-wise Details
1951 First Lok Sabha Total: 4. INC: 3, KMPP: 1
1957 Second Lok Sabha Total: 5. INC: 5
1962 Third Lok Sabha Total: 5. INC: 5
1967 Fourth Lok Sabha Total: 7. BJS: 6, INC: 1
1971 Fifth Lok Sabha Total: 7. INC: 7
1977 Sixth Lok Sabha Total: 7. Janata Party/BLD: 7.
1980 Seventh Lok Sabha Total: 7. Congress(Indira): 7
1984 Eighth Lok Sabha Total: 7. INC: 7
1989 Ninth Lok Sabha Total: 7. BJP: 4, INC: 2, JD: 1
1991 Tenth Lok Sabha Total: 7. BJP: 5, INC: 2
1996 Eleventh Lok Sabha Total: 7. BJP: 5, INC: 2
1998 Twelfth Lok Sabha Total: 7. BJP: 6, INC: 1
1999 Thirteenth Lok Sabha Total: 7. BJP: 7
2004 Fourteenth Lok Sabha Total: 7. INC: 6, BJP: 1
2009 Fifteenth Lok Sabha Total: 7. INC: 7
2014 Sixteenth Lok Sabha Total: 7. BJP: 7

Vidhan Sabha elections[edit]

Year Vidhan Sabha Election Party-wise Details Chief Minister Party
1952 First Assembly Total: 48. INC: 39, Bharatiya Jana Sangh: 5 Chaudhary Brahm Prakash
Gurmukh Nihal Singh
INC
Vidhan Sabha abolished, 1956–93
1993 Second Assembly Total: 70. BJP: 49, INC: 14 Madan Lal Khurana
Sahib Singh Verma
Sushma Swaraj
BJP
1998 Third Assembly Total: 70. INC: 52, BJP: 15 Sheila Dikshit INC
2003 Fourth Assembly Total: 70. INC: 47, BJP: 20 Sheila Dikshit INC
2008 Fifth Assembly Total: 70. INC: 43, BJP: 23 Sheila Dikshit INC
2013 Sixth Assembly Total: 70. BJP: 31, AAP: 28, INC: 8 Arvind Kejriwal AAP
2015 Seventh Assembly Total: 70. AAP: 67, BJP: 3 Arvind Kejriwal AAP

Metropolitan Council elections[edit]

Election Year Council Minister Party-wise break-up
1972 Indian National Congress: 44/56, Jana Sangh: 5
1977 Kedar Nath Sahani (JP) Janata Party: 46/56, Congress: 10
1983 Indian National Congress: 34/56, BJP: 19

Municipal Corporation elections[edit]

Election Year Council Minister Party-wise break-up
2007 BJP: 164/272, Indian National Congress: 67
2012 BJP: 142/272, Indian National Congress: 77
2017 BJP: 181/270, Aam Aadmi Party: 48

References[edit]

4. ^ "Delhi Assembly Election Results 2015: AAP leads with 66 seats, BJP stuck at 3"

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