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Gopal Rai

Gopal Rai

Babarpur, Delhi

Aam Aadmi Party

Age: 44 | Gender: M


Zahid Ali

Gopal Rai will be contesting from Babarpur Assembly constituency for the third consecutive time. Currently, Rai is a Cabinet minister in the Kejriwal government holding the portfolios of employment, development, labour, general administration department, irrigation & flood control.

A member of the political affairs committee and national executive of the Aam Aadmi Party, Rai began his public life as an AISA-affiliated student activist at Lucknow University. As a result of his activism, Rai was once shot at, leading to him suffering some injuries which left him partially paralysed.

Known as a fiery orator, Rai is also credited with building the party?s base in the National Capital before the historic 2015 Assembly elections. Along with chief minister Kejriwal and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, Rai was at the forefront of the Jan Lokpal movement. He was in the eye of the storm in December 2013, when he got into a verbal spat with now Union minister Gen (retd) VK Singh over the Jan Lokpal Bill.

One of the founding members of the Aam Aadmi Party, Rai contested the 2013 Assembly election from Babarpur but lost to BJP veteran Naresh Gaur. He, however, made a comeback in the 2015 election by winning the seat comfortably.

In 2016, he resigned as the transport minister after facing charges of corruption in the ambitious app-based premium bus service scheme. While he denied any wrongdoing and insisted that the decision was taken in consultation with other stakeholders, he resigned citing health issues. However, he continues to hold the labour and rural development ministry.

In 2017, he was made the convenor of Delhi unit of the Aam Aadmi Party, with an eye on strengthening the party structure in the Union Territory after the debacle in the MCD polls. As the labour minister, Rai is credited with increasing the minimum wages in Delhi. The minimum wages for unskilled persons are now Rs 14,052, with those for semi-skilled and skilled persons at Rs 15,471 and Rs 17,033 respectively.

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Rs. 4.1 lakh


Post Graduate

Total income:

Rs. 4.1 lakh

Total Assets:

Rs. 90 lakh


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Movable Assets:

Rs. 32 lakh



Immovable assets:

Rs. 58 lakh

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Party and Candidate Wise Full Winner List

aap WON Gopal Rai 84,776 Votes 59.39% Votes
bjp Naresh Gaur 51,714 Votes 36.23% Votes
inc Anveeksha Jain 5,131 Votes 3.59% Votes
ppid Kali Ram 114 Votes 0.08% Votes
mep Prince Kumar 55 Votes 0.04% Votes
tsp Sadeque Muniroddin Shaikh 37 Votes 0.03% Votes
ind Jakir Chaudhary 54 Votes 0.04% Votes
ind Shivani Gaur 164 Votes 0.11% Votes
ncp Zahid Ali 150 Votes 0.11% Votes
bsp Dharm Singh 211 Votes 0.15% Votes
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