Palam Assembly Elections 2020 | Counting of votes in the Palam Assembly constituency in South Delhi too place on Tuesday. According to the Election Commission's website, Aam Aadmi Party's Bhavna Gaur won the seat with a margin of 32,765 votes. Gaur received 92,775 votes against BJP's Vijay Pandit who received 60,010 votes.
Palam was one of the four constituencies in Delhi that the RJD had contested. The party's candidate Nirmal Kumar Singh had to forfeit his deposit as he managed to receive just 552 votes.
Here is a brief profile of the constituency:
Constituency name: Palam
Constituency number: 37
District name: South West
Total electors: 227210
Female electors: 102220
Male electors: 124977
Third gender: 13
Results in previous elections: The constituency came into existence in 2008. Dharam Dev Solanki of the BJP was the first MLA after the delimitation process. He retained the seat in the 2013 polls before losing to AAP’s Gaur by over 30,000 votes in the last elections.
Demographics: Coming under the Dwarka subdivision of South-West Delhi district, Palam is a residential area and is host to the Indira Gandhi International Airport. It is considered a BJP stronghold where the OBC community constitutes around half of the population.
There are also a sizeable number of Jats, Brahmins and members of the Scheduled Caste (SC) community. The constituency has an influential Purvanchali population, which reportedly influenced the Bihar-based RJD to try its luck in the upcoming polls.
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Updated Date: Feb 11, 2020 22:56:46 IST