Delhi Assembly Election 2020, Chhatarpur profile | AAP MLA Kartar Singh Tanwar retained the Chhatarpur Assembly constituency following a tight contest against BJP's Brahm Singh Tanwar. Kartar won the seat by a margin on 3,720 votes receiving 69,411 votes (49.13 percent) against Brahm who received 65,691 votes.
In Chhatarpur constituency, part of South Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, which went to the polls on 8 February, the issues of poor condition of roads, sewerage, inadequate water supply, irregular electricity supply and decongestion dominated the discourse in the constituency.
Congress' Satish Lohia forfeited his deposit receiving just 3,874 votes (2.74 percent) from the constituency.
Here is a brief profile of the constituency:
Constituency Name: Chhatarpur
Constituency Number: 46
District Name: South Delhi
Total Electors: 1,85,092
Female Electors: 76,408
Male Electors: 1,08,679
Third Gender: 5
Results in previous elections: In 2008 polls, Balram Tanwar of the Congress won the seat. He, however, lost the seat to BJP’s Brahm Singh Tanwar in the 2013 polls. In 2015, Kartar Singh Tanwar of the AAP won the election.
Demographics: This is a Gujjar dominated seat and political parties have in the past fielded candidates from this community to woo the voters. This is a rural seat with a large number of immigrants living in unauthorised colonies. Interestingly, the constituency in the past two elections had seen a three-way fight between Tanwars — Balram, Brahm and Kartar. Moreover, all three Tanwars belong to the same clan and are related to each other. Neb Sarai, Sainik Farms, Chhatarpur, Aya Nagar, Mandi Gaon, Sultanpur, Dera Gaon, Bhati Mines, Bhati Kalan, Chandan Hola, Satbari, Rajpur Khurd, DLF farms and Maidan Garhi are some of the areas that come under constituency.
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Updated Date: Feb 11, 2020 20:45:07 IST