Shakur Basti Assembly Elections 2020: Delhi cabinet minister Satyendar Jain has won the election from Shakur Basti against the Bharatiya Janata Party's SC Vats by a margin of 7,592 votes. The constituency is situated in north Delhi.
Pitted against Jain were BJP’s SC Vats, Congress’ Dev Raj Arora, BSP’s Asha Ram and Akhil Bharatiya Jan Shakti Party’s Praveen Yadav.
Constituency Name: Shakur Basti
Constituency Number: 15
District Name: North Delhi
Total Electors: 1,47,262
Female Electors: 71,326
Male Electors: 75,935
Third Gender: 1
Results in previous elections: Shyamlal Garg of the BJP won the seat in 2008 by a narrow margin of 4,000 votes. He defeated SC Vats of the BJP, who had been a former two-time Congress MLA. Garg was, however, defeated by Satyendar Jain of the AAP in the 2013 polls. Jain retained the seat in 2015 too. Jain is currently the home and health minister of Delhi.
Demographics: Shakur Basti has a diverse demography, with planned areas, colonies, low-income settlements as well as slums. It also has a large trader community. According to reports, civic issues like lack of proper roads, piped water supply and sewage lines are likely to dominate the poll narrative in this constituency, which is densely populated. The constituency has a sex ratio of 943 - above the state’s gender ratio of 824.
Residents said since the last demolition drive in the slums, netas, across political parties, seldom visited them. While hailing the government’s targeted schemes for the poor, locals lamented the lack of infrastructure development in the slums. However, those living in the relatively affluent areas of Pitampura and Paschim Vihar showered praise on the AAP MLA, New Indian Express reported, adding that long-pending work was completed quickly and government schemes were brought into effect in a timely manner.
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Updated Date: Feb 11, 2020 17:43:40 IST