Top contests of 2014: Ajay Maken vs Meenakshi Lekhi vs Khetan

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Maken vs Lekhi vs Khaitan vs Biswajit
New Delhi, March 18: The upcoming Lok Sabha election is already being touted as one of the most interesting elections the country has seen. In such a case the New Delhi constituency, too is gearing up for an interesting contesting between biggies and political heavy weights.

The contest is going to be between BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi, Congress' Ajay Maken, Ashish Khetan of the AAP and TMC's Biswajit Chatterjee.

Also in fray is BSP's candidate Solomon George.

[Read: Top contests of 2014 ]

2009 result: Ajay Maken beat BJP's Vijay Goel by 1,87,809 votes.

New Delhi will go to poll on April 10.

About Ajay Maken (Congress)

Ajay Maken is the sitting MP from the New Delhi constituency and Congress general secretary. Maken first contested from New Delhi constituency in 2004 against BJP's Jagmohan and has been the sitting MP since then. He won both the times in 2004 and 2009. This will be his third time and he is confident of winning again. Many sportspersons like Mary Kom and Vijender Singh have already backed Maken for the elections.

About Meenakshi Lekhi (BJP)

Meenakshi Lekhi is a lawyer by profession and is the BJP's national spokersperson. It will Lekhi's first time in parliamentary elections. Lekhi is often known for her strong feminist views and is often seen many times on news channels debating on current issues. In the recent Delhi assembly elections, she was seen criticising the AAP heavily and even called AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal as Mr U-Turn.

Lekhi is known for being on the drafting committee for the 'Womens Reservation Bill' and has even been a part of the NCW.

About Ashish Khetan (AAP)

Ashish Khetan is a journalist and founder of gulail.com. Khetan shot to fame after his website did a sting operation Gujarat police and for his investigative stories on Gujarat riots.

He recently denied a Modi-wave in the country and said that contrary to all reports there is massive support for the AAP. He is the third journalist after Ashutosh and Jarnail Singh to be fielded by the AAP in Delhi. Khetan is confident of winning and says that his credentials as an honest journalist will work in his favour.

About Biswajit Chatterjee (TMC)

Yesteryear's Bollywwod actor Biswajit Chatterjee is the TMC candidate for the New Delhi constituency. Earlier it was announced that he would contest the Lok Sabha election from South Delhi but later the party announced that he would contest from New Delhi constituency keeping in mind the Bengali hub in the capital.

It will be a first for Biswajit in parliamentary elections.

Analysis- With such heavy weights contesting against each other, the fight in New Delhi constituency will be an interesting one to watch. While sitting MP Ajay Maken tries his luck for the third time, Lekhi who is known for her feminist views is likely to give Maken a tough fight.

While AAP has managed to make a mark in the capital, there are chances that the Congress votes maybe divided between BJP and AAP. Meanwhile, with a known face like Biswajit, there is also a good chance that he may garner many votes.

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