Delhi Assembly polls 2015: Facts at a glance

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The Election Commission on Monday announced that the single-phase Delhi assembly polls 2015 will take place on Feb 7, Saturday. "The Model Code of Conduct has come into effect immediately", the Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath said in a press conference held at the Nirvachan Sadan in Delhi.

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Here are some key facts:

  • Date of Polling: 7th February, 2015
  • Date of Announcement of Results: 10th February, 2015
  • Date of Poll notification: 14th January, 2015
  • Last date of making nomination: 21st January, 2015
  • Last date of withdrawal of nomination: 24th January, 2015
  • Total number of Assembly constituencies: 70 (general: 58, Scheduled Castes: 12, Scheduled Tribes: 0).
  • Total number of polling stations: 11,763.
  • Narela constituency has the largest area (143.42 sq. kilometres).
  • Number of seats needed for a majority: 36

Delhi electorate

  • Total voters in Delhi: 1.30 crores
  • New voters: 1.60 lakh 
  • First time voters: 1.72 lakh 
  • Male voters: 72.60 lakh 
  • Female voters: 58.24 lakh 
  • First time voters between age of 18 and 19: 40,132 

Main parties and their leaders

  • BJP: Party has not yet announced its leader
  • Congress: Ajay Maken has been announced as party leader.
  • AAP: Arvind Kejriwal is leading AAP in Assembly polls.

Previous Governments in Delhi

  • BJP was a ruling party in Delhi from 2nd December, 1993 to 3rd December (5 years). 
  • During this period, Madan Lal Khurana, Sahib Singh Verma, Sushma Swaraj became Chief Ministers.
  • Congress was in power from 3rd December, 1998 to 28th December, 2013 (15 years, 25 days)
  • During Congress' 15-year-stint, Sheila Dikshit was CM of Delhi. 
  • AAP was in power from 28 December, 2013 to 15 Feb,2014(49 days)
  • Arvind Kejriwal was CM of Delhi during AAP's regime.

2013 Assembly polls

  • BJP won 31 seats (33.1% vote share)
  • Aam Aadmi Party won 28 seats (29.5% vote share)
  • Congress won 8 seats (24.6%)
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