Madipur Assembly Elections 2020: Incumbent AAP MLA Girish Soni successfully thwarted the challenge from his nearest rival Kailash Shankla of the BJP by garnering 64,440 votes. Soni received 56 vote share while Shankla has 41,721 votes (36.26 percent vote share).
Madipur, primarily known for being a resettlement colony, is a former Congress bastion that AAP breached in 2013.
Named after an eponymous village dominated by Yadavs, Madipur Assembly constituency is part of West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.
The constituency, which is one of the biggest hubs for female footwear manufacturing, went to polls on 8 February. While the AAP renominated incumbent Girish Soni, the BJP gave its ticket to Kailash Sankla, who fought the 2013 election.
Constituency Name: Madipur
Constituency Number: 26
District Name: West Delhi
Total Electors: 1,63,108
Female Electors: 76,014
Male Electors: 87,090
Third Gender: 4
Reserved: Yes. For SC.
Results in previous elections: Congress’ Mala Ram Gangwal won the seat thrice between 1998 and 2008 before losing it to the incumbent AAP's Soni in 2013 and 2015 polls. In 2013, Gangwal lost by a little over 10,000 votes, while in the last election, the margin widened to over 50,000 votes.
Demographics: Dalit voters reportedly form at least one-fourth of the electorate. Madipur is an area with a large working-class population.
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
Updated Date: Feb 11, 2020 22:42:38 IST