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Delhi Assembly Election 2013 : A Brief Profile of Parties and their Candidates
Liberty Institute, India Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Nitu Maurya
Voters in Delhi will choose their representatives to the State Assembly in the election to be held on Dec 04, 2013. Here is a summary analysis of the parties and candidates by Nitu Maurya For more information, please visit www.EmpoweringIndia.org

Candidates 2013: There are 810 candidates contesting the Delhi Assembly election 2013 for 70 seats. Among 810 total candidates, 68 candidates are belonging to BJP, 67 candidates belonging to BSP, 70 candidates belonging to INC, 70 candidates belonging to AAP and 219 candidates belonging to IND.

Votes Polled: In 2008 Assembly election, Arvinder Singh Lovely (INC) from Gandhi Nagar constituency won the election with largest vote margin (31,925). On the other hand, Daya Nand Chandela (INC) from Rajouri Garden constituency won the election with lowest vote margin (46).

In 2003 Assembly election, Rajkumar Chauhan (INC) from Mangolpuri consutitency won the election with largest vote margin (30,315). On the other hand, Vijay Jolly (BJP) from Saket constituency won the election with lowest vote margin (121).

In 2003 and 2008 assembly elections in Delhi, 39 constituencies, reelected representatives of the same party. BJP had retained 10 out of 39 constituencies; INC had kept their hold on 28 constituencies and IND had kept their hold on 1 constituency (See Table 4).

Table: 1 The tally in 2008 assembly election

Party

Total Candidates 875

Average Turn Out (58%)

Total seats 70

BJP

69

36.34%

23

INC

70

40.31%

43

BSP

70

14.05%

2

Other parties

308

5.38%

1

IND

358

3.92%

1

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

Average assets of candidates: The average asset per candidate contesting in the 2013 Delhi Assembly Elections is Rs.3.43 crores. Among parties, average asset per candidate for BJP (68 candidates) Rs 8.16 crore; for INC candidates (70) the average is Rs 14.25 crore, and the average assets of AAP candidates (70) is Rs 2.51 crore in 2013 assembly election.

In 2008, the average Asset per candidate (875 candidates) in Delhi Assembly Elections was Rs. 1.78 crore. Among major parties, the average asset per candidate for INC was Rs 3.22 Crores (70 candidates), for BJP was 4.19 Crores (69 candidates) and for BSP was 7.92 crore (70 candidates).

Table:2
Comparison of Average Assets of Candidates in Assembly Elections 2008 and 2013

Party

Number of Candidates, 2008

Average Assets, 2008

Number of Candidates, 2013

Average Assets, 2013

Average% Increase in Asset

BJP

69

4.19 crore

68

8.16 crore

95%

INC

70

3.22 crore

70

14.25 crore

343%

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

Average Asset per MLA in 2008 Delhi Assembly Elections was Rs. 3.05 crores. Among major parties, the average asset per MLA for INC was 2.65 Crore (43 MLAs), for BJP is 3.27 Crore (23 MLAs), for BSP was 4.81 crore (2 MLAs).
 
42 MLAs of INC and 21 MLAs of BJP re-contesting in Delhi Assembly election 2013. Average increase in the assets of 42 re-contesting MLAs of INC between 2008 (2.71 crore) to 2013 (9.24 crore) election is 240% and 313% increase in average assets of 21 re-contesting MLAs of BJP between 2008 (3.27 crore) to 2013 (13 crore).

Table: 3 Increase in Average Asset of re-contesting MLAs

Party

Total Number of re-contesting candidates

Average Assets in, 2008 Election

Average Assets in,  2013 Election

Average% Increase in Asset

BJP

21

3,27,66,784

13,53,56,400

313%

INC

42

2,71,97,380

9,24,92,349

240%

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

Candidates not declared PAN details: In the Delhi 2013 Assembly Elections, 117 out 810 (14%) have not declared their PAN details. Among parties, 1 out of 68 (1%) candidates of BJP, 1 out of 70 (1%) candidates of INC and 2 out of 70 (3%) candidates of AAP have not declared their PAN details.

In 2008, about 322 out of 875 (37%) candidates had not declared their PAN details in Delhi assembly elections. Among the parties, 3 (4%) candidates of BJP, 5 (7%) candidates of INC and 6 (9%) candidates of BSP had not declared PAN details.

Among the MLAs in 2008, 4 out of 70 (6%) MLAs had not declared their PAN details. Among the parties, 3 MLAs of INC, and 1MLA of RJD, had not declared PAN details.

Candidates with Criminal Cases: In the Delhi 2013 Assembly Elections, 129 of 810 (16%) candidates have acknowledged criminal cases. Among parties, 15 (21%) candidates of INC, 31 (46%) candidates from BJP, 14 (21%) candidates from BSP and 5 (7%) candidates of AAP have acknowledged criminal cases in their nomination affidavits.

In the 2008 assembly election, 111 out of 875 (13%) candidates had acknowledged criminal cases against them. Among the parties, 20 (30%) candidates of INC, 22 (35%) candidates of BJP and 15 (23%) candidates of BSP, had acknowledged criminal cases.
Among the MLAs, 29 out of 70 (41%) MLAs had acknowledged criminal cases. Among the parties, 11 (46%) MLAs of BJP and 15 (38%) MLAs of INC had acknowledged criminal cases.

Graduate Candidates: In the 2013 Assembly Elections, 153 out 810 (19%) candidates are graduate. Among parties, 19 (28%) candidates of BJP, 10 (15%) candidates of BSP, 20 (29%) candidates INC and 18 (26%) candidates of AAP are graduate.

In 2008, only 122 out of 875 (14%) candidates were graduate. Among the parties, 16 (23%) candidates of BJP and INC respectively and 12 (17%) candidates of BSP were graduates.
Among the MLAs, 14 out of 70 (20%) MLAs were graduates in Delhi. Among parties, 4 (17%) MLAs of BJP and 10 (23%) MLAs of INC were graduates.

Young Candidates (35 years and below): In the Delhi 2013 Assembly Elections, 165 out 810 (20%) candidates are young. Among parties, 2 (3%) candidates of BJP, 7 (10%) candidates of BSP, 3 (4%) candidates INC and 18 (26%) candidates of AAP are young.

In the 2008, 212 out 875 (24%) candidates were young. Among parties, 4 (6%) candidates of BJP, 4 (6%) candidates of INC, 8 (11%) candidates of BSP and 119 (33%) independent candidates were young.
Among the winners of 2008, only 7% MLAs were young. Among parties, 2 MLAs of INC and 1 MLA of BSP, BJP and IND each were young.

Contesting Women: In the 2013 Assembly Elections, 69 out 810 (9%) are women. Among parties, 5 (7%) candidates of BJP, 6 (9%) candidates of INC and AAP respectively and 1 candidate of BSP are women.

In 2008, 81 out 875 (9%) candidates were women. Among the parties, 8 (11%) candidates from INC, 4 (6%) candidates from BJP, 2 (3%) candidates of BSP were women. Among the winners, only 3 MLAs of INC were women.

Nitu Maurya is a research fellow at Liberty Institute, New Delhi.

Party Abbreviations: INC - Indian National Congress, BJP - Bhartiya Janata Party, BSP- Bahujan Samaj Party, AAP- Aam Aadmi Party, IND- Independent

 

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Table: 4

Delhi Assembly Elections 2003 and 2008

39 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-10, INC-28 and IND-1)

 Constituency

BJP

INC

 Constituency

BJP

INC

IND

Adarsh Nagar

 

X

Model Town

 

X

 

Ambedkar Nagar

 

X

Moti Nagar

X

 

 

Babarpur

 

 

Mundka

 

 

 

Badarpur

 

 

Mustafabad

 

 

 

Badli

 

 

Najafgarh

 

 

X

Ballimaran

 

X

Nangloi Jat

 

X

 

Bawana

 

X

Nerela

 

 

 

Bijwasan

 

 

New Delhi

 

 

 

Burari

 

 

Okhla

 

X

 

Chandni Chowk

 

X

Palam

X

 

 

Chhatarpur

 

 

Patel Nagar

 

X

 

Delhi Cantt

X

 

Patparganj

 

X

 

Deoli

 

 

R.K. Puram

 

X

 

Dwarka

 

 

Rajouri Garden

 

X

 

Gandhi Nagar

 

X

Rithala

 

 

 

Ghonda

 

 

Rohini

 

 

 

Gokalpur

 

 

Rohtas Nagar

 

X

 

Greater Kailash

 

 

Sadar Bazar

 

 

 

Hari Nagar

X

 

Sangam Vihar

 

 

 

Janakpuri

X

 

Seelam Pur

 

X

 

Jangpura

 

X

Seemapuri

 

X

 

Kalkaji

 

X

Shahdara

 

X

 

Karawal Nagar

 

 

Shakur Basti

 

X

 

Karol Bagh

X

 

Shalimar Bagh

X

 

 

Kasturba Nagar

 

 

Sultan Pur Majra

 

X

 

Kirari

 

 

Tilak Nagar

X

 

 

Kondli

 

 

Timarpur

 

X

 

Krishna Nagar

X

 

Tri Nagar

 

X

 

Laxmi Nagar

 

 

Trilokpuri

 

 

 

Madipur

 

X

Tughlakabad

X

 

 

Malviya Nagar

 

X

Uttam Nagar

 

 

 

Mangol Puri

 

X

Vikaspuri

 

 

 

Matia Mahal

 

 

Vishwas Nagar

 

X

 

Matiala

 

 

Wazirpur

 

 

 

Mehrauli

 

X

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

Table: 5

Assembly Election year

Total candidates

Turnout %

1993

1316

61.75%

1998

815

48.99%

2003

817

53.42%

2008

875

57.58%

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org


Chart: 1

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

 

This article was published in the Liberty Institute on Tuesday, December 03, 2013.
Author : Ms Maurya is a research fellow at Liberty Institute, New Delhi.
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