North West Delhi is a rural constituency with an approximate literacy rate of 83.35%. In 2014, there were 21,94,343 voters of which 12,12,516 were male, and 9,81,633 were female and 194 voters belonging to the third gender.
New Delhi: This constituency came to limelight after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) replaced its sitting MP and gave the ticket to Padma Shri singer Hansraj Hans. The Lok Sabha 2019 results which will be out on Thursday will show if BJP's move was right or not.
The Lok Sabha constituency of North West Delhi went to polls in the sixth phase of the 2019 general elections on May 12. The constituency came to existence in 2008 after the delimitation exercise. The constituency is reserved for candidates belonging to the scheduled caste category.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are represented by Hansraj Hans, Rajesh Lilothia and Gugan Singh Ranga respectively.
Padma Shri singer Hansraj Hans started his political career with the Shiromani Akali Dal in 2009 contesting from the Jalandhar constituency but resigned in 2014. He shifted to the Congress in 2016 and later joined the BJP the same year in December 2016.
Gugan Singh Ranga who was earlier a BJP MLA is the AAP candidate from North West Delhi. His manifesto focusses on farmer welfare in this predominantly rural constituency located at the fringes of the capital.
Also in contention is Congress candidate Rajesh Lilothia, who is a former MLA and also one of the Working Presidents of Delhi Congress.
Hans Raj Hans' candidature has generated much heat with AAP alleging that he can't contest from this SC-reserved seat as he converted to Islam in 2014. Hans has vehemently denied this claim and has threatened to bring charges against Arvind Kejriwal.
In 2014 Lok Sabha Udit Raj of BJP (Alliance: NDA) won in this seat defeating AAP. BJP polled 6,29,860 of the total of 13,56,036 votes polled. INC won the seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. The voter turnout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was 61.81%.
It is a rural constituency with an approximate literacy rate of 83.35%. In 2014, there were 21,94,343 voters of which 12,12,516 were male, and 9,81,633 were female and 194 voters belonging to the third gender. North West Delhi has an estimated Scheduled Caste population of 19.45% and a Scheduled Tribe population of 0%.
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Last Updated May 23, 2019, 8:13 AM IST