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New Delhi Lok Sabha Election 2024: Constituency profile, past winners, margin, party-wise candidates list

New Delhi Lok Sabha Election 2024: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Meenakshi Lekhi won the New Delhi constituency twice in a row in 2014 and 2019. Congress leader Ajay Makan represented the seat twice in 2004 and 2009.

Varun Sharma Written By: Varun Sharma @Poldip New Delhi Updated on: May 07, 2024 14:10 IST
New Delhi Lok Sabha Election 2024
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New Delhi Lok Sabha Election 2024: New Delhi is one of the Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi. The capital city has 7 parliamentary seats. The New Delhi seat comprises ten Assembly segments including Karol Bagh, Patel Nagar, Moti Nagar, Delhi Cantt, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Kasturba Nagar, Malviya Nagar, RK Puram and Greater Kailash. The constituency is a general seat and not reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are the main parties in the constituency. BJP stalwarts Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani represented the New Delhi constituency in the past. BJP's Jagmohan won the seat thrice in 1996, 1998 and 1999.  

New Delhi Constituency Demographic Profile

As per data from the Election Commission, there were 16,17,470 voters in the New Delhi constituency during the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Out of this, 8,96,293 voters were male and 7,21,153 were female voters. 24 voters belonged to the third gender. 1,485 were postal votes in the constituency. The number of service voters in New Delhi in 2019 was 1,476 (1,214 were men and 262 were women).

In 2014, the total number of voters in the New Delhi constituency was 14,90,147. Out of this, 8,30,322 voters were male and 6,59,749 were female voters. 76 voters in this constituency belonged to the 'others' category. There were 1,650 postal votes in the constituency. The number of service voters in New Delhi in 2014 was 884 (556 were men and 328 were women).

New Delhi Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Poll Date

The New Delhi constituency in Delhi will go to polls in the sixth phase on May 25 along with the other 6 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state. Overall, voters in 58 constituencies of 8 states and Union Territories across the country will use their franchise in the sixth phase.

New Delhi Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Result Date

The result for New Delhi will be declared on June 4 along with the other 542 parliamentary constituencies of the country.  

New Delhi Constituency Lok Sabha Election 2024 Candidates

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Bansuri Swaraj and Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Somnath Bharti are the main candidates in the New Delhi constituency of Delhi. The AAP is in alliance with the Congress in Delhi.

New Delhi 2019 and 2014 Winners (Candidates and Parties)

In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, BJP candidate Meenakshi Lekhi won the seat for the second time in a row with a margin of 2,56,504 votes. She was polled 5,04,206 votes with a vote share of 54.77%. She defeated Congress leader Ajay Makan who got 2,47,702 votes (26.91%). The total number of valid votes polled was 9,20,541. AAP candidate Brijesh Goyal stood third with 1,50,342 votes (16.33%).

In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, BJP candidate Meenakshi Lekhi won the seat for the first time. She was polled 4,53,350 votes with a vote share of 46.73%. AAP candidate Ashish Khetan got 2,90,642 votes (29.96%) and was the runner-up. Lekhi defeated Khetan by a margin of 1,62,708 votes. The total number of valid votes polled in this constituency was 9,69,812. Congress candidate and sitting MP Ajay Makan came third with 1,82,893 votes (18.85%).

New Delhi Past Winners

  • Ajay Makan (Congress): 2009
  • Ajay Makan (Congress): 2004
  • Jagmohan Malhotra (BJP): 1999
  • Jagmohan Malhotra (BJP): 1998
  • Jagmohan Malhotra (BJP): 1996
  • Rajesh Khanna (Congress): 1992 bypoll
  • Lal Krishna Advani (BJP): 1991
  • Lal Krishna Advani (BJP): 1989
  • Krishan Chandra Pant (Congress): 1984
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Janata Party): 1980
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee (BLD): 1977

NOTA (None of the Above)

In 2019, 6,601 voters (0.72%) opted for NOTA in the New Delhi constituency. In 2014, 5,589 voters (0.58%) opted for NOTA in the New Delhi constituency.

New Delhi Voter Turnout

The total number of valid votes polled during the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections was 9,20,541 or 56.91%. 

In 2014, the total number of valid votes in this Lok Sabha seat was 9,69,812 or 65.08%.

New Delhi Poll Dates

In 2019, the voting took place on May 12 in the New Delhi constituency.

In 2014, the voting was held on April 10 in New Delhi.

New Delhi Result Dates

In 2019, the result was announced on May 23. 

In 2014, the result was announced on May 16.

Number of Polling Stations

In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, there were 1,627 polling stations in the New Delhi constituency.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, there were 1,525 polling stations in the New Delhi constituency.

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