MapsofIndia Constituency Analysis | Top Candidates of Chandni Chowk for Delhi Elections 2020

Delhi Map Highlighting Location of Chandni Chowk Assembly Constituency
Map of Delhi depicting location of Chandni Chowk Assembly Constituency
Delhi Map Highlighting Location of Chandni Chowk Assembly Constituency
Map of Delhi depicting the location of Chandni Chowk Assembly Constituency

Post Results: In the state Assembly elections 2020, Parlad Singh Sawhney of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won from Chandni Chowk with a vote margin of over 50,891 votes. He was contesting election against Suman Kumar Gupta of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Alka Lamba of the Congress.

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

Chandni Chowk Assembly Constituency is a part of the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency. This is considered as an important assembly seat by all the political parties. This area is mostly dominated by the business community.

Chandni Chowk Assembly seat has always been a Congress stronghold. It was won by Parlad Singh Sawhney of the Indian National Congress (INC) four times (1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013). In 2015, the seat was snatched by the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Alka Lamba (who was earlier associated with Congress). While Alka Lamba rejoined her old party (Indian National Congress) in 2019, four-time Congress MLA Parlad Singh Sawhney joined AAP in October 2019.

In the 2020 Delhi Vidhan Sabha election, Alka Lamba (contesting this year on a Congress ticket) will have to contest against AAP contestant Parlad Singh Sawhney. While Alka Lamba won the 2015 assembly election, Parlad Singh Sawhney won the seat four times (1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013). The other contestants in the fray are BJP’s Suman Kumar Gupta and BSP’s Sudesh Saroliya.

The 2020 Chandni Chowk Assembly Constituency election details:

Date of Election

February 8

Date of Result Announcement

February 11

Chandni Chowk Assembly Constituency: Snapshot

  • Delhi’s Chandni Chowk Assembly Constituency was created in 2008 by reorganization under the Delimitation Commission.

  • It is part of the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency. This Vidhan Sabha constituency is spread across two districts: North Delhi and Central Delhi districts.

  • The localities in Chandni Chowk Assembly Constituency are Matia Mahal, Darya Ganj, Faiz Bazar, Lal Quila Yamuna Bridge, Kinari Bazar, Maliwara, Vaid Wara, Chira Khana, Nai Sarak, Dharam Pura, Dariba Kalan, Jama Masjid, Chahal Puri, Fateh Puri, Katra Neel Chandni Chowk, Bhagirath Palace, H.C. Sen Marg, Fateh Puri, Khari Baoli, Phatak Rang Mahal, S P Mukherjee Marg, Nai Basti Naya Bazar, Kucha Chelan, Niclson Road, Kucha Mauther Khan, Pull Mithai, Kashmere Gate, Mori Gate, Madarsha Road, Yamuna Bazar, Yamuna Bazar, Sarai Phoose, Motia Bagh, Nawab Ganj, Aruna Nagar, Boulward Road, Rajpur Road, Tis Hazari, Under Hill Road, Rajniwas Marg, Rajpur Road, Bela Road, Chandgi Ram Akhara, Alipur Road, Ram Kishor Road, Chandrawal Road, Khyber Pass, and Old Chandrawal.

  • Chandni Chowk is part of the old city of Delhi. The business community dominates this part of Delhi.

  • Some of the major market places in this assembly constituency are Khari Baoli, Naya Bazar, Nai Sarak, Kinari Bazar, Faiz Bazar, and Darya Ganj.

  • Most renowned areas located within this assembly seat include Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Fateh Puri, Chandni Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Dariba Kalan, Yamuna Bridge, and Khyber Pass.

  • The sex ratio in this constituency is 814 females for every 1,000 males. It is lower than Delhi’s average of 824 females per 1,000 males.

  • The total electorate in this constituency in 2015 was 1,13,784.

Name of Assembly Constituency

Chandni Chowk

Constituency Type

General (No Reservation)

District Name

North Delhi district and Central Delhi district

Lok Sabha Constituency

Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha Constituency

Total Registered Voters

1,13,784 total voters (as of 2015)

Total Registered Male Voters

Total Registered Female Voters

Total Registered Third Gender Voters

Main Rivals of Chandni Chowk Constituency in 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly Election

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

Political Party Name

Name of Candidate

Political History


Parlad Singh Sawhney

 – Parlad Singh Sawhney, a close aide of former Delhi CM Late Sheila Dixit, has won the Chandni Chowk constituency four consecutive times (1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013).

 – He contested his first election back in 1977 from the Mori Gate ward but lost by just 100 votes.

 – He tasted his first electoral victory from the Mori Gate ward of Delhi municipal election in 1983.

 – Parlad Singh Sawhney was the chairman Civil Lines zone during 1983-1990.

 – In October 2019, he joined the Aam Aadmi Party. According to him, he joined AAP after seeing that the party didn’t lose vision even after assuming power. Parlad said that he has joined AAP to continue his developmental works for the constituency and in Delhi.

 – He is a businessperson by profession.


Alka Lamba

 – Alka Lamba won the Chandni Chowk assembly constituency in 2015.

 – She started her political career in 1994 as a 19-year old girl with Indian National Congress’ student wing National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) and quickly became Delhi State Girl Convener.

 – In 1995, Alka became the President of Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU).

 – In 1996, she became the All India Girl Convener for NSUI.

 – In 1997, Alka Lamba became the All India President of NSUI.

 – She also became the General Secretary of All India Mahila Congress in 2002.

 – She debuted in electoral politics from Moti Nagar Constituency against the heavyweight BJP candidate in 2003 but lost.

 – In 2006, Alka Lamba became the General Secretary of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) and at the same time became the All India Congress Committee (AICC) member.

 – During 2007-2011, she was a Secretary of AICC.

 – In December 2014, Alka Lamba quit Congress to join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

 – In February 2015, she won the Chandni Chowk assembly constituency on an AAP ticket and defeated BJP’s Suman Kumar Gupta.

 – She rejoined Congress in 2019 and in that process the seat became vacant. Lamba was disqualified as an MLA in 2019 after she defected from AAP to INC.

 – Alka Lamba is active in social work in her own capacity. She founded India Foundation (an NGO) in 2006 to empower women and youth in participating in the development of India politically, socially, and economically. Her organization’s feat of collecting blood from more than 65,000 people from around 250 districts of India during 63rd Independence Day of India (August 15, 2010) was a feat in itself. Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan, Amir Khan, Dia Mirza, and Ritesh Deshmukh were part of the campaign, which was also lauded by Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin.

 – Alka Lamba was also the member (as a representative of the National Commission for Women) of the fact-finding team of 2012 Guwahati molestation case on 16 July 2012.


Suman Kumar Gupta

 – Suman Kumar Gupta has been contesting from the Chandni Chowk assembly constituency since 2013. While in 2013 he lost to INC’s Parlad Singh Sawhney by 8,243 votes, in 2015 he lost to AAP’s Alka Lamba by 18,287 votes.

 – He is a businessperson by profession.


Sudesh Saroliya

Shiv Sena

Anil Singh Jadon

Rashtravadi Janata Party

Ramesh Chand Goyal

Asankhya Samaj Party


Tipu Sultan Party

Sadeque Muniroddin Shaikh


Krishna Avtar


Vijay Kumar Sharma

Main Issues in 2020 Delhi Assembly Election’s Chandni Chowk Constituency

Chandni Chowk assembly constituency’s main 2020 election issues are:

  • Chandni Chowk Vidhan Sabha constituency comes within the old city of Delhi. The overwhelming presence of the business community makes it an important seat for every political party. In terms of electorate, this is the smallest assembly constituency.

  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will find it difficult to explain why it has fielded Parlad Singh Sawhney, whom they termed as corrupted in the last assembly election. In the last election, Parlad was with INC and Alka Lamba (who is contesting on an INC ticket in 2020) was an AAP candidate. It needs to be seen whether Alka Lamba is able to manoeuvre her charisma and wins the 2020 assembly election from Chandni Chowk. In the 2015 assembly election, Prahlad Singh Sawhney came third.

  • BJP’s Suman Kumar Gupta and his party are pinning hopes of winning 2020 election as in the recent past BJP has won different elections from this area (such as Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha election a few months back, Nagar Nigam election in Chandi Chowk, and two seats in the Delhi corporation). The BJP hasn’t won this constituency since 1998. It ruled Chandni Chowk assembly during 1993-98.

  • Unauthorized constructions and power lines along with trader issues will dominate in this assembly constituency in the 2020 Delhi Assembly election. Winners of Chandni Chowk Constituency in Previous Delhi Assembly Elections

Winners and Losers of Chandni Chowk Constituency in 2015 Delhi Assembly Election:

  • During the 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, AAP’s Alka Lamba won the Chandni Chowk constituency by defeating BJP’s Suman Kumar Gupta by 18,287 votes.


Political Party

Votes Received (Vote Percentage)


Alka Lamba


36,756 votes (49.35%)

74,476 votes (65.49%)

Suman Kumar Gupta


18,469 votes (24.79%)

Parlad Singh Sawhney


17,930 votes (24.07%)

Mohd. Rehan


217 votes (0.29%)

  • In 2020, it is won by Parlad Singh Sawhney
  • In 2013, it was won by INC’s Parlad Singh Sawhney

  • In 2008, it was won by INC’s Parlad Singh Sawhney

  • In 2003, it was won by INC’s Parlad Singh Sawhney

  • In 1998, it was won by INC’s Parlad Singh Sawhney

  • In 1993, it was won by BJP’s Vasudev Kaptan

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