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Delhi Assembly Election 2013 : A Brief Profile
Liberty Institute, India Monday, December 09, 2013

Nitu Maurya
There were 810 MLAs contesting the Delhi Assembly election 2013 for 70 seats. The average voter turnout percentage in Delhi 2013 Assembly Election is 65.13%. In 2008 election, it was 57.58%. Here is a post analysis of the parties and candidates by Nitu Maurya. For more information, please visit www.EmpoweringIndia.org

MLAs 2013: There were 810 MLAs contesting the Delhi Assembly election 2013 for 70 seats. Among the newly elected MLAs, BJP has 31, the AAP has 28, INC has 8, another 2 MLAs belong to other parties and there is 1 Independent.

Electoral Performance: The average voter turnout percentage in Delhi 2013 Assembly Election is 65.13%. In 2008 election, it was 57.58%.

In 2013 Assembly election, BJP won the largest number of 31 seats with 33.07% of the vote share. AAP won 28 seats with 29.49% of the vote share. INC won 8 seats with 24.55% of the vote share. Independent won 1 seat with 2.89% of the vote share and 2 seats won by other parties with 10% of the vote share.

In 2008 Assembly election, INC had won the largest number of 43 seats with 40.31% of the vote share. BJP had won 23 seats with 36.34% of the vote share. IND won 1 seat with 3.92% of the vote share and 3 seats won by other parties with 19.43% of the vote share.

Table: 1

 

Party

Assembly Election, 2013

Assembly Election, 2008

Seats Won

Party Votes%

Seats Won

Party Votes%

BJP

31

33.07

23

36.34

AAP

28

29.49

-

-

INC

8

24.55

43

40.31

IND

1

2.89

1

3.92

Other

2

10.00

3

19.43

Total

70

100.00

70

100.00

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

In 2013 Assembly election, Anil Jha (BJP) from Kirari constituency win the election with largest vote margin (48,562). On the other hand, Anil Kumar Sharma (BJP) from R.K. Puram constituency wins the election with lowest vote margin (326).

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 and 2008 assembly elections, 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. In 2008 and 2013 assembly elections, 19 constituencies, reelected representatives of the same party. BJP had retained 11 out of 19 constituencies; INC had kept their hold on 8 constituencies. In 2003, 2008 and 2013 assembly elections, 11 constituencies, reelected representatives of the same party. BJP had retained 5 out of 11 constituencies and INC had kept their hold on 6 constituencies (See Table 4).

Average assets of MLAs: The average asset per MLA in the Delhi 2013 Assembly Elections is Rs. 10.83 Crores. Among the parties, the average asset per MLA (31MLAs) for BJP is Rs.12.49 Crores, for AAP (28 MLAs) it is Rs.1.82 Crore and for INC (8 MLAs) it is Rs 10.25 Crores.

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).

Table:2

 

Comparison of Average Assets of MLAs in Assembly Elections 2008 and 2013

 

Party

Number of MLAs, 2008

Average Assets, 2008

Number of MLAs, 2013

Average Assets, 2013

Average% Increase in Assets

BJP

23

2.65 crore

31

12.49 crore

371%

AAP

-

-

28

1.82 crore

-

INC

43

3.27 crore

8

10.25 crore

213%

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

The average asset of 22 re-elected MLAs in 2013 election is Rs 14.22 Crores. The average assets of these 22 MLAs in 2008 were Rs. 3.24 Crores. Among the parties, average increase in the assets of 13 re-elected MLAs of BJP between 2008 (3 crore) to 2013(17 crore) election is 392%, 237% increase in 8 re-elected MLAs of INC between 2008 (3 crore) to 2013 (10 crore) and 1 re-elected MLA of JD(U) has shown an average increase in assets of 164%.

Table: 3

Average asset increase of re-elected MLAs

 

Party

Number of re-elected MLAs

Average Assets

Average% Increase in Assets

2013

2008

BJP

13

17,69,92,558

3,59,52,893

392%

INC

8

10,25,13,053

3,04,14,325

237%

JD(U)

1

73,95,822

28,06,275

164%

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

MLAs not declared PAN details: Dharmender Singh Koli of AAP is the only MLA who has not declared his PAN details in 2013 Assembly election.

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.

MLAs with Criminal Cases: In the Delhi 2013 Assembly Elections, 25 of the 70 (36%) MLAs have acknowledged criminal cases. Among parties, 17 (55%) MLAs of BJP, 3 (11%) MLAs of AAP, 2 (25%) MLAs of INC and One MLA from JD (U), one from SAD (Akali Dal) and one independent MLA have acknowledged criminal cases.

Among the MLAs in 2008, 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 MLAs: In the 2013 Assembly Elections, 14 out 70 (20%) MLAs are graduates. Among parties, 5 (16%) MLAs of BJP, 3 (38%) MLAs INC and 6 (21%) MLAs of AAP are graduates.

Among the MLAs in 2008, 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 MLAs (35 years and below): In the 2013 Assembly Elections, 11 out of 70 (16%) MLAs are young. Among parties, 10 (36%) MLAs of AAP and 1 MLA of INC is 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.

Women MLAs: Out of 70 MLAs, only 3 (4%) are women and all 3 women MLAs are from the AAP party. In 2008 assembly also had 3 women MLAs all 3 women MLAs were from the INC.

Party Abbreviations: AAP- Aam Aadmi Party, BJP - Bhartiya Janata Party, JD (U)- Janata Dal (United), INC - Indian National Congress, IND- Independent, SAD (Akali Dal)- Shiromani Akali Dal

Author: Nitu Maurya is a research fellow at Liberty Institute.

Table: 4

 

 Constituency

39 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-10, INC-28 and IND-1) in Delhi Assembly Elections 2003 and 2008

19 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-11, INC-8) in Delhi Assembly Elections 2008 and 2013

11 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-5, INC-6) in Delhi Assembly Elections 2003, 2008 and 2013

BJP

INC

BJP

INC

BJP

INC

Adarsh Nagar

 

X

 

 

 

 

Ambedkar Nagar

 

X

 

 

 

 

Babarpur

 

 

X

 

 

 

Badarpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

Badli

 

 

 

X

 

 

Ballimaran

 

X

 

X

 

X

Bawana

 

X

 

 

 

 

Bijwasan

 

 

X

 

 

 

Burari

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chandni Chowk

 

X

 

X

 

X

Chhatarpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delhi Cantt

X

 

 

 

 

 

Deoli

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dwarka

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gandhi Nagar

 

X

 

X

 

X

Ghonda

 

 

X

 

 

 

Gokalpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greater Kailash

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hari Nagar

X

 

 

 

 

 

Janakpuri

X

 

X

 

X

 

Jangpura

 

X

 

 

 

 

Kalkaji

 

X

 

 

 

 

Karawal Nagar

 

 

X

 

 

 

Karol Bagh

X

 

 

 

 

 

Kasturba Nagar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kirari

 

 

X

 

 

 

Kondli

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krishna Nagar

X

 

X

 

X

 

Laxmi Nagar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madipur

 

X

 

 

 

 

Malviya Nagar

 

X

 

 

 

 

Mangol Puri

 

X

 

 

 

 

Matia Mahal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matiala

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mehrauli

 

X

 

 

 

 

Model Town

 

X

 

 

 

 

Moti Nagar

X

 

X

 

X

 

Mundka

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mustafabad

 

 

 

X

 

 

Najafgarh

 

*

 

 

 

 

Nangloi Jat

 

X

 

 

 

 

Nerela

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Delhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okhla

 

X

 

X

 

X

Palam

X

 

X

 

X

 

Patel Nagar

 

X

 

 

 

 

Patparganj

 

X

 

 

 

 

R.K. Puram

 

X

 

 

 

 

Rajinder Nagar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rajouri Garden

 

X

 

 

 

 

Rithala

 

 

X

 

 

 

Rohini

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rohtas Nagar

 

X

 

 

 

 

Sadar Bazar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sangam Vihar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seelam Pur

 

X

 

X

 

X

Seemapuri

 

X

 

 

 

 

Shahdara

 

X

 

 

 

 

Shakur Basti

 

X

 

 

 

 

Shalimar Bagh

X

 

 

 

 

 

Sultan Pur Majra

 

X

 

X

 

X

Tilak Nagar

X

 

 

 

 

 

Timarpur

 

X

 

 

 

 

Tri Nagar

 

X

 

 

 

 

Trilokpuri

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tughlakabad

X

 

X

 

X

 

Uttam Nagar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vikaspuri

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vishwas Nagar

 

X

 

 

 

 

Wazirpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

            
Source: www.empoweringIndia.org,
Note: * 1 Constituency retained by IND in 2003 & 2008 election

  


 


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This article was published in the Liberty Institute on Monday, December 09, 2013.
Author : Ms Maurya is a research fellow at Liberty Institute, New Delhi.
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