Bharatiya Janata Party
Age: 56 | Gender: M
The Leader of Opposition in the outgoing Assembly, Vijender Gupta will contest from the BJP stronghold of Rohini. Gupta, a Bania by caste, was only one of the three BJP candidates to win the Assembly election amid the unprecedented Aam Aadmi Party wave. In the last election, he narrowly defeated CL Gupta of the AAP by a margin of over 5,000 votes.
The BJP leader has assets worth Rs 1.48 crore, while his wife owns immovable assets worth Rs 5.35 crore, according to his election affidavit. He declared an income of nearly Rs 10.66 lakh in the income tax returns filed for 2018-19, from Rs 6.28 lakh shown in returns filed for 2015-16.
Gupta is a veteran of Delhi politics, having started his career as a student leader in Delhi University. He was a secretary of the Janta Vidyarthi Morcha in 1983 as well as the vice-president of the Delhi University Students Union in the 1980s.
He rose to prominence as a capable councillor from Rohini, a ward which he represented thrice between 1997 and 2012. As per media reports, he is often credited for making Rohini a model municipal unit. He also served as the chairman of the standing committee of the MCD between 2007 and 2009.
As the Delhi BJP chief in 2012, he helmed his party to a massive win in the municipal polls for the newly created North Delhi Municipal Corporation, East Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation. After the win, Gupta began to be touted as a probable chief ministerial candidate of the BJP in the 2013 elections.
However, he lost the 2013 polls to AAP chief and incumbent chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. The Shri Ram College alumni was later appointed the Leader of Opposition when he won his Assembly seat in the 2015 election braving the AAP wave. In August 2019, Gupta had to face suspension from the Assembly for the duration of the session for using unparliamentary language and creating ruckus over the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.
Serious IPC Counts:
Rs. 10.7 lakh
Rs. 27.5 lakh
Rs. 10.9 crore
Holding position as Member of Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi
Rs. 4 crore
Rs. 6.9 crore
Candidate Social URL:
Rs. 1.1 crore
Party and Candidate Wise Full Winner List
|PARTY||CANDIDATE NAME||STATUS||% VOTES|
|bjp WON||Vijender Gupta||62,174 Votes||53.67% Votes|
|aap||Rajesh Nama Bansiwala||49,526 Votes||42.75% Votes|
|inc||Sumesh Gupta||1,963 Votes||1.69% Votes|
|bdp||Rajbir||64 Votes||0.06% Votes|
|ind||Rajesh Garg||977 Votes||0.84% Votes|
|ind||Sheela Rani||117 Votes||0.1% Votes|
|bsp||Arun Kumar Chadha||237 Votes||0.2% Votes|
|CONSTITUENCY NO.||TOTAL VOTERS||MALE VOTERS||FEMALE VOTERS||OTHER VOTERS||2020 WINNER|
|bjp WON||Vijender Gupta||59,866 Votes|
|aap||C L Gupta Advocate||54,499 Votes|
|inc||Sukhbir Sharma||3,399 Votes|
|nota||None of the Above||557 Votes|
|bsp||Deepak Kumar||349 Votes|
|ind||Sarabjit Singh||66 Votes|
|CONSTITUENCY NO.||TOTAL VOTERS||MALE VOTERS||FEMALE VOTERS||OTHER VOTERS||2015 WINNER|
|aap WON||Rajesh Garg||47,890 Votes|
|bjp||Jai Bhagwan Aggarwal||46,018 Votes|
|inc||K K Wadhwa||13,954 Votes|
|bsp||Arun Kumar Chadha||1,039 Votes|
|nota||None of the Above||838 Votes|
|ind||Rahul Kumar||241 Votes|
|CONSTITUENCY NO.||TOTAL VOTERS||MALE VOTERS||FEMALE VOTERS||OTHER VOTERS||2013 WINNER|
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