Delhi Assembly Election 2020, Mehrauli profile | Naresh Yadav of the Aam Aadmi Party retained the Mehrauli seat, winning by a margin of 18,161, according to the Election Commission website.
Yadav received a total of 62,417 votes against BJP's Kusum Khatri who received a total of 44,256 votes.
Congress’ Mohinder Chaudhary forfeited his deposit receiving just 6,952 (6.04 percent) votes.
Well known for housing several historic sites, Mehrauli, is part of South Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.
The constituency went to the polls on 8 February and the counting of votes took place on 11 February.
Here is a look at the constituency profile:
Constituency Name: Mehrauli
Constituency Number: 45
District Name: South Delhi
Total Electors: 1,81,393
Female Electors: 78,091
Male Electors: 1,03,286
Third Gender: 16
Results in previous elections: Giving a narrow fight to his BJP rival, senior Congress leader Yoganand Shastri won the seat in 2008. However, he lost the seat in 2013 polls to BJP’s Parvesh Singh by a margin of over 4,000 votes. In the 2015 polls, AAP’s Naresh Yadav defeated BJP’s Sarita Chaudhary by a margin of less than 17,000 votes.
Demographics: Mehrauli is a predominantly rural constituency and was considered a Congress stronghold for many decades. According to reports, it is predominantly a Jat constituency, which is underlined by the fact that the Congress and BJP have named Jat candidates in the upcoming polls. The constituency covers half of Saket, Mehrauli, Kishan Garh and Vasant Kunj localities.
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Updated Date: Feb 11, 2020 20:58:52 IST