Patel Nagar Assembly Elections 2020: The AAP Aadmi Party's Raaj Kumar Anand has won the election from the Patel Nagar constituency against the Bharatiya Janata Party's Pravesh Ratn by a margin of 30,935 votes.
Patel Nagar, a reserved constituency which is part of the New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, includes upper middle class areas like East and West Patel Nagar, Rajendra Place and Ranjeet Nagar, middle class areas like Baljit Nagar and Prem Nagar, and lower middle class colonies like Faridpuri, Punjabi Basti and Shadipur.
The AAP had changed the candidate this time, replacing sitting MLA Hazari Lal Chauhan with Raj Kumar Anand, who is among the richest candidates this election with declared assets of Rs 76 crore. The BJP has fielded Parvesh Ratan while the Congress has given a ticket to Krishna Tirath. The constituency goes to poll on 8 February.
Constituency Name: Patel Nagar
Constituency Number: 24
District Name: New Delhi
Total Electors: 1,71,213
Female Electors: 77,661
Male Electors: 93,550
Third Gender: 2
Results in previous elections: In 2008, Rajesh Lilothia won the seat as a Congress candidate. However, he lost to AAP’s Veena Anand in the 2013 polls. In the 2015 polls, he lost to AAP’s Hazari Lal Chauhan. In fact, Chauhan's margin of victory - 68,868 - from this seat was the highest any candidate has ever secured from the Patel Nagar constituency during the 2015 Assembly elections.
Demographics: The reserved seat is dominated by Jatavs, a sub-caste of Dalits. Balmikis, another reserved caste, are also found in sizeable numbers in the constituency. It has a mix of middle class and upper middle class localities.
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Updated Date: Feb 11, 2020 15:43:35 IST