Rajesh Gupta

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Rajesh Gupta
Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly
for Wazirpur
Assumed office
Feb 2015
Preceded byDr Mahender Nagpal
Personal details
Political partyAam Aadmi Party

Rajesh Gupta is an Indian politician and member of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi (M.L.A.). He has also been the Parliamentary Secretary of Health in the state. He is a member of Aam Aadmi Party and represents Wazirpur (Assembly constituency) of Delhi.[1]

Rajesh Gupta was born on 2 November 1978 at LNJP Hospital, Delhi. He completed his schooling from Tyagi Public School. During his late teenage years he was actively involved into theatre. He generally performed street plays and nukkad nataks through which he tried to spread awareness in the society. He always wanted to do something different and contribute towards it. The Anti-corruption movement was a major icebreaker for his career in politics. He left a flourishing Shoe Business and a budding career in theatrics to join Aam Aadmi Party and started his journey of change.

He actively participated in Anti-Corruption Protest led by Anna Hazare in 2011. He did a lot of campaigning during the 2013 Assembly elections. Eventually he fought for the post of MLA in 2015 Delhi Elections and won.

Rajesh Gupta had won Delhi Assembly Elections in 2015 with a margin of 22,044 votes by defeating Dr. Mahender Nagpal of BJP and Hari Shankar Gupta of Indian National Congress (INC), both former MLAs. He had secured 61,208 votes followed by Dr. Mahender Nagpal who got 39,164 votes and Hari Shankar Gupta got 8,371 votes out of 111,585 total votes polled in this assembly constituency.

Political career[edit]

From 26 November 2012 he had been a volunteer, Aam Aadmi Party.[citation needed] Since 8 February 2015 he has been a spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party.[citation needed]

Member of Legislative Assembly (2015 - 2020)[edit]

10 February 2015 till 2020 he was a member of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi.

Member of Legislative Assembly (2020 - present)[edit]

Since 2020, he is an elected member of the 7th Delhi Assembly.

Committee assignments of Delhi Legislative Assembly[2]

Electoral performance[edit]

Delhi Assembly elections, 2020: Wazirpur [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AAP Rajesh Gupta 57,331 52.64 -2.21
BJP Mahender Nagpal 45641 41.91 +6.81
INC Harikishan Jindal 3501 3.21 -4.29
BSP Mustqim Ahmed 889 0.82 -0.24
NOTA None of the above 477 0.44 +0.02
Majority 11,690 10.73 -9.02
Turnout 1,09,654 60.50 -7.92
AAP hold Swing -2.21


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Election result". Election commission of India. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Committee System in Legislative Assembly of National Capital Territory of Delhi" (PDF). Legislative Assembly National Capital Territory of Delhi. Retrieved 17 September 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Delhi Legislative Assembly National Capital Territory Of Delhi Composition Of House Committees 2021-2022". Archived from the original on 26 December 2021. Retrieved 17 September 2022.
  4. ^ "General Legislative Election 2020". Election Commission of India.
State Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly
from Wazirpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)