Delhi Map Highlighting Location of Model Town Assembly Constituency

Map of Delhi depicting location of Model Town Assembly Constituency

Post Results: In the state Assembly elections 2020, Akhilesh Pati Tripathi of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won from Model Town with a vote margin of over 52,665 votes i.e. 52.58%. He was contesting election against Kapil Mishra of Bhartiya Janata Party.

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

Model Town assembly constituency is largely an affluent area that is likely to witness a triangular contest between the leading three political parties: AAP, BJP, and Congress. While AAP has re-nominated the sitting MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi from this constituency, BJP has given the ticket to Kapil Mishra, the controversial political personality and a friend-turned-foe of the AAP Supremo and incumbent Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

This constituency is one of the few seats to watch during the 2020 Vidhan Sabha election not only because of the controversial statements given by BJP’s Kapil Mishra but also due to the fact that this constituency houses some of the highly renowned colleges of India including the North Campus of the Delhi University.

The major candidates of the Model Town assembly constituency in the 2020 Vidhan Sabha Election are sitting MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Kapil Mishra of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Akanksha Ola of Indian National Congress (INC).

The 2020 Model Town Assembly Constituency election details:

Date of Election

February 8

Date of Result Announcement

February 11

Model Town Assembly Constituency: Snapshot

  • Delhi’s Model Town Assembly Constituency was created in 1993.

  • It is part of the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency.

  • The major localities in Model Town Vidhan Sabha Constituency Are R P Bagh, Tripolia, Desu Colony, Jain Colony, D-Block, C-Block, Kabir Nagar (R P Bagh), T-Huts, Kabir Nagar, Sangam Park R P Bagh, Gt Karnal Road, Lal Bagh, Azadpur, Mojiwala Bagh Azadpur, Lal Bagh(Huts), Kaushalpuri Azadpur, N-Block, Lal Bagh, Azad Pur, Gur Mandi, Village Rajpura T-Huts Gurmandi, New Police Line Kingsway Camp, Mubarak Bagh Behind P.S.Modal Town, Old Gupta Colony, New Gupta Colony, Kalyan Vihar, C. C. Colony, D T C Colony, Khilona Bagh Gurdwara Nanak Pio, Priyadarshni Vihar, Ishwar Colony New Gupta Colony, State Bank Colony, Gujrawalan Town, Derawala Nagar, Mahendru Enclave, ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘G’, ‘H’ Block Model Town-Iii, ‘F’, ‘K’ Block Model Town-Ii, D & F-Block Model Town-1/2, Mcd Colony Azad Pur, Gulabi Bagh, Sindhora Kalan, Village Sindhora Kalan, Bhagwan Dass Ahata Delhi Admn. Flats, Shakti Nagar, Prem Nagar, Roshanara Road, Ghanta Ghar, Block A, D, E, F Kamla Nagar, Block-E Banglow Road, Block-G & Ub Jawahar Nagar, Kamla Nagar Kohlapur Rd Chandrawal, New Chandrawal Jawahar Nagar, Block-Ua Jawahar Nagar, Block-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Roop Nagar, and Block-2 Mcd Qtrs Roop Nagar.

  • Most of the localities in Model Town constituency includes posh and affluent areas. Some of the major landmarks in the assembly seat are Chhatrasal Stadium (where Asian Games were held in the 1980s), Naini Lake, etc. Popular localities such as Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar, Gujranwala Town, Kalyan Vihar, Vijay Nagar, Old Gupta Colony, and Hudson Lines surrond this assembly constituency. However, a large section of lower-income people also live in the slum areas in this constituency.

  • Model Town assembly seat was a Congress stronghold from 1998 to 2008 assembly elections. However, it was AAP’s Akhilesh Pati Tripathi who defeated the INC’s long-term MLA (1998, 2003, and 2008) Kanwar Karan Singh in 2013.

  • The sex ratio of this constituency is 804 females per 1,000 males (lower than the Delhi’s average 824 females per 1,000 males).

Name of Assembly Constituency

Model Town

Constituency Type

General (No Reservation)

District Name

North West Delhi & West Delhi districts

Lok Sabha Constituency

Chandni Chowk

Total Registered Voters

1,53,667 total voters

Total Registered Male Voters

85,189 male voters

Total Registered Female Voters

68,475 female voters

Total Registered Third Gender Voters

3 transgender voters

Main Rivals of Model Town Constituency in 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly Election

In the 2020 assembly election, the main contest will be 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

AAP

Akhilesh Pati Tripathi

 – He is the sitting MLA from Model Town constituency. Akhilesh Pati Tripathi has won this constituency twice (first in 2013 and second time in 2015 assembly elections).

 – Akhilesh Tripathi grabbed the news headlines when he defeated the 3-time Congress MLA from this constituency, Kanwar Karan Singh, in December 2013.

 – Some of the most popular issues that earned him widespread support (especially from the slum areas) are slums’ ration mafia issue, the promise of a commercial area for traders in the Model town assembly constituency, women’s safety, the establishment of a citizen’s fund for constituency development, and many more.

 – He migrated from UP to Delhi to become an IAS. Currently, Tripathi is a local from this constituency and lives in N-25/A-277, T-Huts, Lal Bagh, Azad Pur, Delhi – 110033.

 – Akhilesh is a post-graduate in history and a private tutor by profession.

BJP

Kapil Mishra

 – Kapil Mishra is supposedly the most controversial candidate in the 2020 Delhi Assembly election. He is the friend-turned-foe of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

 – He was an AAP MLA in 2013 and was also inducted in the Delhi Assembly as Water Resource Minister by then Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. However, Mishra was removed by Kejriwal after the former accused the later of corruption. However, the corruption charges against Arvind Kejriwal were dropped latter by Lokayukta after Mishra failed to substantiate his claims.

 – Kapil Mishra is the co-founder and coordinator of a New Delhi based youth action group, “Youth For Justice”. It raises and fights for many social causes and also raised voice against the Jessica Lal murder case, farmers’ suicide, Yamuna River bed encroachment, etc.

 – After his disqualification from the Delhi Assembly on August 2, 2019, under the anti-defection law, Kapil Mishra formally joined BJP on August 17, 2019.

 – He recently grabbed news headlines with his controversial tweet saying: “There will be a contest on Delhi Roads between India and Pakistan on February 8”. He was show-caused by the Election Commission and was later his election campaigning was banned for 48-hours on the charges of violating model code of conduct and trying to aggravate differences between two communities.

INC

Akanksha Ola

 – She is the Maharashtra Mahila Congress’ Secretary and also the Incharge Administration.

 – During 2013-14, Akansha Ola was the General Secretary of Delhi Mahila Congress.

 – She has been active in social work and politics since 1998. He hails from a political family. Her father, Kanwar Karan Singh was the 3-times MLA from this constituency (1998, 2003, and 2008).

 – Akansha is the grand-daughter-in-law of PadamShri Shri Ram Ola.

BSP

Parmod Kumar Sahani

Satya Bahumat Party

Ambika Prasad Varma

Bharatiya Sarvodaya Kranti Party

Babu Ram Pal

Poorvanchal Rashtriya Congress

Rajesh Kumar Tiwari

Aapki Apni Party (Peoples)

Vikas

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

Model Town assembly constituency’s main issues/factors in 2020 Vidhan Sabha election are:

  • The water crisis is the most important issue in the constituency in this election too.

  • Free electricity, transport, and water schemes of the Kejriwal government are going to fetch good results from the slum areas.

  • Other local issues that are going to affect the voter psyche while voting in this election from this constituency include the water-logging issue after every monsoon and lack of road repairing and women safety.

  • In the traditionally affluent Model Town area, there is a feeling that creating employment opportunities, infrastructure development, and constructing hospitals would have been more fruitful than dolling out freebies.

  • AAP’s sitting MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi has a good reputation in the assembly constituency. He is known as a sensible MLA. However, many also acknowledge that he has to do lots of works outside slums too.

Winners of Model Town Constituency in Previous Delhi Assembly Elections

  • Winners and Losers of Model Town Constituency in 2015 Delhi Assembly Election

During the 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, AAP’s Akhilesh Pati Tripathi defeated BJP’s Vivek Garg by 24,011 votes.

Candidates

Political Party

Votes Received (Vote Percentage)

Turnout

Akhilesh Pati Tripathi

AAP (Aam Aadmi Party)

54,628 votes (52.38%)

1,04,284 votes (67.88%)

Vivek Garg

BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)

30,617 votes (28.36%)

Kanwar Karan Singh

INC (Indian National Congress)

8,992 votes (8.62%)

Jeetender

BSP (Bahujan Samaj Party)

601 votes (0.58%)

  • In 2020, it is won by AAP’s Akhilesh Pati Tripathi
  • In 2013, it was won by AAP’s Akhilesh Pati Tripathi

  • In 2008, it was won by INC’s Kanwar Karan Singh

  • In 2003, it was won by INC’s Kanwar Karan Singh

  • In 1998, it was won by INC’s Kanwar Karan Singh

  • In 1993, it was won by BJP’s Chatri Lal Goel

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Delhi Election 2020: About Model Town Assembly Constituency and its Top Candidates
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