Fact Sheet on Delhi Legislative Assembly Election
GN Bureau | January 29, 2020
The national capital territory of Delhi (NCTD) is going to assembly elections on February 8, and the results will be out on February 11. Now that the candidates have filed their nominations, here is an overview of electors and contenders.
The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is the only party to have fielded candidates in each of the 70 constituencies. Also, according to the Election Commission, the capital’s population has crossed the 2 crore mark – the first city in India to do so.
In the previous elections held on February 7, 2015, 67 percent voters has exercised their franchise and the AAP had won a record 67 seats.
* Assembly constituencies (AC): 70
Smallest and largest constituencies by area: Ballimaran (2.50 sq km), Narela (143.42 sq km)
Smallest and largest constituencies by size of electorate: Chandni Chowk (1,25,684 voters), Matiala (4,23,682 voters)
Total population: 2,01,43,686 (Males: 1,07,83,804, females including ‘others’: 93,59,882 )
Total size of electorate: 1,47,86,382 (Males: 81,05,236, females: 66,80,277, others: 869), EPIC issued to all.
* Number of NRI voters: 498
* Number of service voters: 11,608
* Total candidates: 672 (Male: 593, Female: 79, Others: 0)
* AC with maximum and minimum number of candidates: New Delhi (28), Patel Nagar (4)
* Party-wise number of candidates:
Bahujan Samaj Party: 68
Bharatiya Janata Party: 66
Communist Party of India: 3
Communist Party of India (Marxist): 3
Indian National Congress: 66
Nationalist Congress Party: 5
Aam Aadmi Party: 70
Independent candidates: 148
* Polling stations: 13,750 [Plus 1 (Auxiliary-Proposed)]
* Polling locations: 2,688
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