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Shoaib Iqbal

Shoaib Iqbal

Matia Mahal, Delhi

Aam Aadmi Party

Age: 61 | Gender: M

Israr Ahmed

Shoaib Iqbal, a veteran of Delhi politics, will be fighting his seventh straight election from his pocket borough of Matia Mahal - a Muslim dominated constituency. He joined the Aam Aadmi Party just a few days before the candidate list was announced.

Iqbal was a permanent figure in the Delhi Assembly between 1993, when he first won on a Janata Dal ticket, and 2014. In the 1998 election, he again won comfortably on a Janata Dal ticket. He switched over to the Janata Dal (Secular) in 2003 and maintained his grip over the seat. Between 2003 and 2008, he also served as the deputy speaker of the Assembly. In fact, it is to be noted that in 1993, 1998 and 2003 elections, Iqbal secured over 50 percent of the voteshare.

However, in the 2008 polls, when he contested on a Lok Janshakti Party ticket, his voteshare for the first time dipped to less than 40 percent. However, he managed to keep his hold on the seat intact. In the anti-Congress wave election of 2013, when the AAP made a spectacular debut winning 28 seats, Iqbal barely managed to retain his seat for the fifth time. He managed to defeat Congress? Mirza Javed Ali by less than 3,000 votes.

Iqbal, a perennial turncoat, switched his allegiance to the Congress party before the 2015 elections. However, he tasted defeat this time as he lost his seat to Asim Ahmed Khan of the AAP.

Interestingly, when Iqbal was in Congress, he had said that Kejriwal should be sent to jail. He had also questioned Kejriwal over his silence on the burning issue of Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens. However, with the veteran leader now in the AAP, it would be interesting to see whether he would be able to take back his pocket borough.

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Serious IPC Counts:

Pan given:





Rs. 7.7 lakh


12th Pass

Total income:

Rs. 7.7 lakh

Total Assets:

Rs. 1.4 crore


Political Activist, Business

Movable Assets:

Rs. 97.8 lakh



Immovable assets:

Rs. 41.2 lakh

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Rs. 21.7 lakh

Candidate Affidavit Data:

Party and Candidate Wise Full Winner List

aap WON Asim Ahmed Khan 47,584 Votes
inc Shoaib Iqbal 21,488 Votes
bjp Shakeel Anjum Dehlvi 9,105 Votes
ind Mohd Sami 430 Votes
bsp Ravi Anand 396 Votes
ind Umar Farooq 215 Votes
nota None of the Above 203 Votes
bmup Shafi Dehlvi 164 Votes
ind Shoaib Ahmed 161 Votes
iuml Imran Husain 131 Votes
ind Shahzaman 122 Votes
ind Mohammad Ahmed Saifi 91 Votes
jknpp Mehfuz Khan 90 Votes
garpa C P Sunil 45 Votes
ind Shueb Ahmed Khan 43 Votes
ind Prem Nath 29 Votes
hcp Moazam Khan 19 Votes
rpia Tariq Mirza 19 Votes
21 115944 61714 54212 10 AAP

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