South Delhi (Lok Sabha constituency)

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South Delhi Lok Sabha constituency (Hindi: दक्षिण दिल्ली लोकसभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the seven Lok Sabha constituencies in the Indian National Capital Territory of Delhi. This constituency came into existence in 1966.

The seat was a stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party for many years but in 2009, after delimitation, INC won this seat.[1] As of 2014, Ramesh Bidhuri of the BJP is the MP representing the constituency.[2]

Assembly segments[edit]

From 1966 to 1993, South Delhi Lok Sabha constituency comprised the following Delhi Metropolitan Council segments:

  1. Delhi Cantt
  2. Okhla
  3. Malviya Nagar
  4. R K Puram
  5. Hauz Khas
  6. Ashok Nagar
  7. Tilak Nagar
  8. Rajouri Garden

From 1993 to 2008, it comprised the following Delhi Vidhan Sabha segments:[3]

  1. Okhla
  2. Kalkaji
  3. Malviya Nagar (Polling stations 1–60 and 71–128)
  4. Hauz Khas
  5. R K Puram
  6. Delhi Cantt
  7. Janakpuri (Polling stations 1–91)
  8. Hari Nagar
  9. Tilak Nagar
  10. Rajouri Garden
  11. Sarojini Nagar (Polling stations 94–107)
  12. Gole Market (Polling stations 101–109)
  13. Kasturba Nagar (Polling stations 22 and 115–119)

Following the delimitation of the parliamentary constituencies, since 2008, it comprises the following Delhi Vidhan Sabha segments:[4]

  1. Bijwasan
  2. Palam
  3. Mehrauli
  4. Chhatarpur
  5. Deoli
  6. Ambedkar Nagar
  7. Sangam Vihar
  8. Kalkaji
  9. Tughlakabad
  10. Badarpur

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 BJP    INC    AAP    BJS    Janata Party  

Election Member Party
1967 Balraj Madhok Bharatiya Jana Sangh
1971 Shashii Bhushan Indian National Congress
1977 Vijay Kumar Malhotra Janata Party
1980 Charanjit Singh Indian National Congress
1984 Lalit Maken Indian National Congress
1985 By-election Arjun Singh Indian National Congress
1989 Madan Lal Khurana Bharatiya Janata Party
1991 Madan Lal Khurana Bharatiya Janata Party
1996 Sushma Swaraj Bharatiya Janata Party
1998 Sushma Swaraj Bharatiya Janata Party
1999 Vijay Kumar Malhotra Bharatiya Janata Party
2004 Vijay Kumar Malhotra Bharatiya Janata Party
2009 Ramesh Kumar Indian National Congress
2014 Ramesh Bidhuri Bharatiya Janata Party

Election Results[edit]

2014 general election[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: South Delhi [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Ramesh Bidhuri 4,97,980 45.17 +8.65
AAP Col Devinder Sehrawat 3,90,980 35.46 +35.46
INC Ramesh Kumar 1,25,213 11.36 −37.91
Independent Ruby Yadav 56,749 5.15 N/A
NOTA None of the Above 4,010 0.36 N/A
Majority 1,07,000 9.71 −3.04
Turnout 11,02,410 62.98 +15.84
BJP gain from INC Swing +8.65

2009 general election[edit]

Indian general elections, 2009: South Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Ramesh Kumar 3,60,278 49.27 +2.36
BJP Ramesh Bidhuri 2,67,059 36.52 −13.73
BSP Kanwar Singh Tanwar 88,120 12.05 +11.19
CPI Shrichand Tanwar 5,244 0.72 N/A
Majority 93,219 12.75 +9.41
Turnout 7,31,294 47.41 +7.54
INC gain from BJP Swing +2.36


2004 general election[edit]

Indian general elections, 2004: South Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra 2,40,654 50.25 −2.00
INC R.K. Anand 2,24,649 46.91 +0.66
Independent Shiv Khera 4,832 1.01 +1.01
BSP Surjeet Singh Assie 4,100 0.86 +0.66
Majority 16,005 3.34 −2.66
Turnout 4,78,876 39.87 −2.00
BJP hold Swing −2.00

1999 general election[edit]

Indian general election, 1999: South Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra 2,61,230 52.25 −5.99
INC Dr. Manmohan Singh 2,31,231 46.25 +8.50
Independent Mohammad Sarif 2,846 0.57 N/A
BSP Narender Nath Shukla 1,021 0.20 −1.60
Majority 29,999 6.00 −14.49
Turnout 4,99,937 41.87
BJP hold Swing −5.99

1998 general election[edit]

Indian general election, 1998: South Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Sushma Swaraj 3,31,756 58.24 +3.55
INC Ajay Maken 2,15,043 37.75 +4.23
BSP Nisha Gotam 10,260 1.80 N/A
Independent Jagjit Singh 1,185 0.21 N/A
Majority 1,16,713 20.49 −0.68
Turnout 5,69,597
BJP hold Swing +3.55


1996 general election[edit]

Indian general election, 1996: South Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Sushma Swaraj 2,94,570 54.69 +15.20
INC Kapil Sibal 1,80,564 33.52 +3.63
IC(T) Manoj Prabhakar 17,690 3.28 N/A
Majority 1,14,006 21.17 +11.96
Turnout 5,38,551
BJP hold Swing +15.20


1991 general election[edit]

Indian general election, 1991: South Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Madan Lal Khurana 2,08,728 39.49 −21.17
INC Romesh Bhandari 1,58,005 29.89 −8.25
Majority 48,723 9.21 −13.30
Turnout 5,28,550
BJP hold Swing −21.17


1989 general election[edit]

Indian general election, 1989: South Delhi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Madan Lal Khurana 2,82,904 60.66
INC Subhash Chopra 1,77,910 38.14
Majority 1,04,994 22.51
Turnout 4,66,370
BJP gain from INC Swing

References[edit]

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 28°30′14″N 77°12′50″E / 28.5040°N 77.2140°E / 28.5040; 77.2140