MapsofIndia Constituency Analysis | Top Candidates of Delhi Cantt for Delhi Elections 2020

Delhi Map Highlighting Location of Delhi Cantt Assembly Constituency
Map of Delhi depicting location of Delhi Cantt Assembly Constituency
Delhi Map Highlighting Location of Delhi Cantt Assembly Constituency
Map of Delhi depicting location of Delhi Cantt Assembly Constituency

Post Results: In the state Assembly elections 2020, Virender Singh Kadian of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won from Delhi Cantt with a vote margin of over 28,971 votes. He was contesting election against Manish Singh of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).

Key Facts of Delhi Cantt Assembly Constituency and its Top Candidates for Delhi Assembly Election:

The 2020 Delhi assembly election in the Delhi Cantt Assembly Constituency is going to witness a triangular contest between the AAP, BJP, and INC candidates. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has denied ticket to the sitting MLA Surinder Singh as he hasn’t performed well in the last 5-years and many consider his works as no-show performance.

To beat the anti-incumbency factor, AAP has fielded Virender Singh Kadian (a former Indian Air Force sergeant and President of AAP’s Delhi Cantt Assembly constituency since 2012). Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC) have fielded fresh faces in the 2020 Delhi Vidhan Sabha election. While BJP has fielded Manish Singh as its candidate, Congress has fielded Sandeep Tanwar as its candidate from this assembly constituency.

The 2020 Delhi Cantt Assembly Constituency election details:

Date of Election

February 8

Date of Result Announcement

February 11

Delhi Cantt Assembly Constituency: Snapshot

  • Delhi’s Delhi Cantt Assembly Constituency was created in 1993.

  • It is part of the New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency and New Delhi district.

  • The localities in Delhi Cantt Assembly Constituency are CB Naraina, Old Nangal, Panchvati, Pinto Park, Sadar Bazar, Cvd Line Sadar Bazar, Dhobi Ghat Kirby Place, Cod Me Line Kirby Place, Brar Square, Uri Enclave, Kabul Line, More Line, Gopi Nath Bazar, Rock View, Mehram Nagar, Jharera Village, Arjun Vihar, Gopinath Bazar, Subroto Park, Dhaula Kuan, Manas Marg Bapu Dham, Bapu Dham Chanakya Puri, Bapu Dham, Vinay Marg, Moti Bagh – I, Rk Puram Sector-13, Netaji Nagar, New Moti Bagh, Sardar Patel Marg, Kautilya Marg, and Satya Marg.

  • The sex ratio in Delhi Cantt assembly is highly skewed and way below the average in Delhi. The sex ratio is 694 females per 1,000 males (significantly lower than 824 females per 1,000 males).

Name of Assembly Constituency

Delhi Cantt

Constituency Type

General (No Reservation)

District Name

New Delhi

Lok Sabha Constituency

New Delhi

Total Registered Voters

1,32,233 total electorates (2015 data)

Total Registered Male Voters

78,031 male electorates (2015 data)

Total Registered Female Voters

54,191 female electorates (2015 data)

Total Registered Third Gender Voters

Main Rivals of Delhi Cantt Constituency in 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly Election

In the 2020 assembly election, there will be a triangular contest between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Indian National Congress (INC) candidates in this constituency.

Political Party Name

Name of Candidate

Political History


Virender Singh Kadian

 – Virender Singh Kadian is a founding member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He joined politics for eradicating corruption from the civil society (both governance and the bureaucratic system).

 – He is a member of AAP’s National Council. Since 2012, Kadian has been the President of AAP’s Delhi Cantt Assembly constituency.

 – Virender is a member of ex-servicemen’s association and has helped thousands of ex-servicemen and widows with their respective problems of pay fixation and pension cases.

 – Since Sajiya Ilmi resigned from AAP and joined BJP, Virender Singh Kadian was given the responsibility of the Political Observer for the RK Puram constituency till the 2015 Delhi Assembly election.

 – He was an Indian Air Force sergeant by profession and is now practicing as an advocate.


Manish Singh

 – Manish Singh is BJP’s Delhi State President of Purvanchal Morcha.

 – He is ex-Indian Air Force personnel.


Sandeep Tanwar

 – He is a business person by profession and a local resident in Delhi Cantt area.

 – Sandeep Tanwar has been associated with grass-roots politics for quite some time now.


Nand Kishore Beniwal



Main Issues/Factors in 2020 Delhi Assembly Election’s Delhi Cantt Constituency

Delhi Cantt assembly constituency’s main election issues/factors during 2020 Delhi Assembly election are:

  • The sitting MLA Surinder Singh (known as Surinder Commando due to his heroic feat as an NSG Commando in the 2008 Mumbai attacks) has been denied ticket by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He won this seat twice on the AAP ticket but denied this time. In fact, all the candidates of the 2020 Delhi Assembly election across party line (be it AAP, BJP, or INC) are fresh faces. This has posed a peculiar problem for the Delhi Cantt residents. They hardly know their candidates. The voters also feel that all the parties have fielded “outsider” candidates.

  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded a retired Air Force officer, Virender Singh Kadian. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has chosen Manish Singh, a candidate from the Purvanchal community by keeping the Purvanchali vote bank in mind. Manish has another important qualification and that is his closeness to Delhi BJP President. Manish is considered a close aide of Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari. Indian National Congress (INC) has chosen a long-time party loyalist while distributing tickets.

  • The general feeling among the voters of this constituency is that the sitting MLA Surinder Singh hasn’t performed well in the last 5-years. They consider his work as a no-show performance. The residents of the colonies are most unhappy with the AAP MLA. This is mainly because of the lack of works in the colonies by Surinder Commando. However, the residents do agree that beautification of the roads has been done in some areas, especially places such as Gopinath Bazar.

  • In Delhi Cantonment, the houses are given on a 90 years lease. The renewal system has become a hectic task for those whose leases have come to an end. It not only draws a heavy penalty but also needs to be renewed from the Western Command, which is the headquarter of all the Cantonment boards. This is one of the major localized issues that need a solution.

  • Virender Singh Kadian of AAP may not be considered as a local. However, his office is located in Sadar Bazar. That makes him approachable and as good as a local candidate. By denying ticket to Surender Commando (whose performance can’t be considered as good) and at the same time offering it to a person having a military background, AAP may beat the anti-incumbency factor.

  • In the case of the BJP candidate Manish Singh, mixed feelings have cropped up as he was given a ticket in place of a local candidate. Singh actually wanted to contest this Vidhan Sabha election from Karolbagh/Paharganj area. However, he was given a ticket from Delhi Cantt assembly constituency.

  • Congress’ Sandeep Tanwar is a local candidate who lives in Nairana. He has been campaigning with full strength for long and is likely to give a tough challenge to both the AAP and BJP candidates.

  • Though Delhi Cantt has good roads, adequate water supply, and lots of green spaces, the common persons are facing some real local issues here. Some of those major issues are rising power prices, waterlogging after every rain, extremely high prices of food items (including onions), inadequate security for women, lack of employment opportunities, and many more.

Winners of Delhi Cantt Constituency in Previous Delhi Assembly Elections

  • Winners and Losers of Delhi Cantt Constituency in 2015 Delhi Assembly Election

During the 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, AAP’s Surinder Singh won the Delhi Cantt constituency defeated BJP’s Karan Singh Tanwar by 8,550 votes.


Political Party

Votes Received (Vote Percentage)


Surinder Singh


40,133 votes (51.82%)

77,444 votes (58.47%)

Karan Singh Tanwar


28,935 votes (37.36%)

Sandeep Tanwar


7,087 votes (9.15%)

Gyan Chand


467 votes (0.60%)

  • In 2020, it is won by AAP’s Virender Singh Kadian
  • In 2013, it was won by AAP’s Surinder Singh

  • In 2008, it was won by BJP’s Karan Singh Tanwar

  • In 2003, it was won by BJP’s Karan Singh Tanwar

  • In 1998, it was won by INC’s Kiran Chaudhary

  • In 1993, it was won by BJP’s Karan Singh Tanwar