Map of Delhi Showing Location of Rohini Assembly Constituency

Map of Delhi depicting the location of Rohini Assembly Constituency

Post Results: In the state Assembly elections 2020, Vijender Gupta of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won from Rohini with a vote margin of over 62,174 votes. He was contesting election against Rajesh Nama Bansiwala from Aam Aadmi Party.

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

Rohini assembly constituency is a BJP bastion. It was one of the three seats (out of the total 70 seats) BJP won in the last Vidhan Sabha Election (in 2015). This constituency is one of the smallest constituencies in Delhi assembly in terms of its area. Most of the people living here belong to the middle-class and trader community, who have traditionally voted for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). With the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) nominating Rajesh Nama Bansiwala as its candidate from the Rohini assembly constituency, it remains as one of the major seats to keep an eye on in 2020 Delhi Assembly Election.

The major candidates of the Rohini assembly constituency in the 2020 Vidhan Sabha Election are sitting MLA Vijender Kumar Gupta of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rajesh Nama Bansiwala of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and Sumesh Gupta of Indian National Congress (INC).

The 2020 Rohini Assembly Constituency election details:

Date of Election

February 8

Date of Result Announcement

February 11

Rohini Assembly Constituency: Snapshot

  • Delhi’s Rohini Assembly Constituency was created in 2008 after the implementation of the reorganisation recommendations done by the Delimitation Commission.

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

  • The major localities in Rohini Vidhan Sabha constituency are Raja Vihar, Badli Industrial Area, Suraj Park, Sector-18 Rohini, Rohini Sec 15, Rohini Sec 13, Rohini Sec 14, Prashant Vihar, Sec 14 Exten. Rohini, Rohini Sec 9, Rohini Sec 7, Naharpur Village, Naharpur Village & Rohini Sec 7, and Rohini Sec 8.

  • Rohini assembly seat is a well-developed cosmopolitan residential area, which is spread across a total area of 3,015 hectares. Rohini was the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) first sub-city project. Rohini Sector 7 and Rohini Sector 8 are the well-developed areas in this constituency.

  • A major part of the voters in this constituency belongs to the middle class. The baniya or trader community is the dominant part of the society in this assembly seat. Middle-class and traders are the traditional vote banks of the BJP in the Rohini assembly constituency.

  • Some of the large middle-class localities in this assembly segment are Rohini Sector 7, Rohini Sector 8, Rohini Sector 18, Suraj Park, Raja Vihar, Rohini Sector 13, Rohini Sector 15, and Prashant Vihar.

  • Around 35-40% of the population in the Rohini assembly constituency belongs to the Baniya and Punjabi communities, who are mainly traders by profession. While Purvanchalis account for less than 10%, Dalits account for around 6% of the population.

  • Most of the business families and professionals live in well-planned localities. There are two urbanized villages and they are Naharpur and Rajapur. Suraj Park and Raja Vihar are the two unauthorized colonies in this constituency. There are a very few slum clusters in the Rohini Vidhan Sabha constituency.

Name of Assembly Constituency

Rohini

Constituency Type

General (No Reservation)

District Name

North West Delhi

Lok Sabha Constituency

North West Delhi

Total Registered Voters

1,82,638 total voters

Total Registered Male Voters

95,113 male voters

Total Registered Female Voters

87,513 female voters

Total Registered Third Gender Voters

12 transgender voters

Main Rivals of Rohini Constituency in 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly Election

In the 2020 assembly election, the main contest will be between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates in this constituency.

Political Party Name

Name of Candidate

Political History

BJP

Vijender Kumar Gupta

 – He is the sitting MLA from Rohini Assembly seat.

 – Vijendra Gupta is also the opposition leader in the 6th and outgoing Delhi Legislative Assembly.

 – BJP’s Vijender Gupta is a household name in this assembly segment. He won three times as a councillor from this area. Vijender Kumar Gupta was also the erstwhile MCD’s (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) standing committee chairman. Till 2017, Shobha Vijender, his wife, was the councillor of the Rohini municipal ward.

AAP

Rajesh Nama Bansiwala

 – A trader by profession, Rajesh Nama Bansiwala is a renowned name in the Rohini assembly constituency. He has 4 sweet shops in the heart of Rohini.

 – He has been actively associated with many cultural and religious activities. Rajesh Nama Bansiwala is associated with many cultural/religious committees.

 – Rajesh Nama Bansiwala is the chairman of the committee that organizes the Japanese Park area’s biggest Navratri.

 – He contested the municipal election from the Rohini-F ward in 2017 but received just 4,800 votes.

INC

Sumesh Gupta

 – Sumesh Gupta was the General Secretary of Delhi Congress’s youth wing in the late-80s. He also became Badli’s block president.

 – He held many important positions in INC but this is the first time he is contesting an election.

 – While he is associated with social work, his family is involved in the export business.

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

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

  • Rohini Vidhan Sabha constituency is a completely urbanized constituency, where 70% of the voters live in DDA flats, planned colonies, and group housing societies. Almost the entire population of the Rohini assembly constituency belongs to the middle-class and upper-middle-class section. These voter-sections are the strong vote-banks of BJP, which the saffron party wants to in this election too.

  • One of the greatest aspects of this election is that all three major political parties (BJP, AAP, and INC) are contesting on the issue of “development”.

  • BJP is contesting on the issue of their plan of giving ownership rights to residents in the unauthorized colonies. This is going to be a major draw for the residents of the two unauthorized colonies – Suraj Park and Raja Vihar. In 2013, AAP snatched Rohini assembly constituency from BJP by a slender margin of just 1,872 votes by mainly capitulating on the votes from these unauthorized colonies. By vowing to provide ownership rights to the residents of these unauthorized colonies, BJP is trying to increase its margin of victory (which was 5,367 votes during the 2015 assembly election).

  • The major poll planks of AAP include its own developmental idea based upon better road infrastructure, better sanitation, the establishment of mohalla clinics, and development of cooperative group housing societies’ internal services.

  • AAP is also accusing the sitting BJP MLA Vijendra Gupta of not utilizing the Rs. 540 crore MLA project development fund, approved by the central government in December 2019.

  • Congress candidate alleges that in the last 15 years (including both AAP and BJP tenure), no major road development has taken place (including no flyover construction). They are also highlighting the worsened traffic condition in the constituency.

Winners of Rohini Constituency in Previous Delhi Assembly Elections

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

During the 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, BJP’s Vijender Gupta defeated AAP’s C. L. Gupta by 5,367 votes.

Candidates

Political Party

Votes Received (Vote Percentage)

Turnout

Vijender Gupta

BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)

59,867 votes (49.83%)

1,20,142 votes (68.79%)

C. L. Gupta

AAP (Aam Aadmi Party)

54,500 votes (45.36%)

Sukhbir Sharma

INC (Indian National Congress)

3,399 votes (2.83%)

Raju

DMKP (Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Party)

1,406 votes (1.17%)

  • In 2020, it is won by BJP’s Vijender Gupta
  • In 2013, it was won by AAP’s Rajesh Garg

  • In 2008, it was won by BJP’s Jai Bhagwan Aggarwal

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Locality Map of Rohini

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Delhi Election 2020: About Rohini Assembly Constituency and its Top Candidates
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Find here the key facts of Rohini Vidhan Sabha Constituency and also know the top candidates from this constituency for Delhi Election 2020.
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