Map of Delhi Showing Location of Dwarka Assembly Constituency

Map of Delhi depicting location of Dwarka Assembly Constituency

Post Results: In the state Assembly elections 2020, Vinay Mishra of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won from Dwarka with a vote margin of over 71,003 votes. He was contesting election against Parduyumn Rajput of Bhartiya Janata Party.

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

Dwarka Assembly Constituency (created in 2008 as per the Delimitation Commission of India’s recommendations) is part of the West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.

Vinay Kumar Mishra (Aam Aadmi Party or AAP) has filed nomination from the Dwarka assembly seat in the 2020 Delhi Assembly Constituency Election. The other contenders of this assembly constituency are Parduymn Rajput (Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP), Adarsh Shastri (Indian National Congress or INC), Ashok (Bahujan Samaj Party or BSP), and Gautam Singh Bihari (Independent candidate).

It is going to be a 3-cornered contest between AAP’s Vinay Kumar Mishra (former Congress MLA Mahabal Mishra’s son and Purvanchali face), INC’s Adarsh Shastri (incumbent MLA and former AAP activist), and political veteran of BJP Pradyumna Rajput (two-time MLA from the constituency: first in 2009 assembly by-election and then in 2013 assembly election). In 2020, the incumbent MLA Adarsh Shastri is contesting on an INC ticket.

The 2020 Dwarka Assembly Constituency election details:

Date of Election

February 8

Date of Result Announcement

February 11

Dwarka Assembly Constituency: Snapshot

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

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

  • A sizable Purvanchali community (migrants from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh who predominantly speak Bhojpuri) resides in Dwarka. That’s why AAP has given the ticket to ex-MP from West Delhi and Congress’ Purvanchali face Mahabal Mishra’s son, Vinay Mishra.

  • Major localities in Dwarka assembly constituency of Delhi are Dabri Village, Dabri Vaishali, Dashrath Puri, Syndicate Enclave, Raghu Nagar, Durga Park, Dabri Extension, Dda Pocket-6, Nasir Pur, Nasir Pur Village, Nasir Pur Village, Harizan Basti, Mahavir Enclave, Mahavir Enclave-I, Pankha Road Vasist Park, Mangala Puri, J Block,Sagarpur West, G Block,Sagarpur West, West Sagarpur, Ashok Park, M Block,West Sagarpur, H Block,West Sagarpur, I Block, West Sagarpur, Main Sagar Pur, Gali No. 7, Sagarpur West, Hansa Park, Sagarpur West, Dayal Park, Mohan Block,West Sagarpur, I Block,West Sagarpur, East Sagar Pur, East Sagar Pur Basti, East Sagar Pur Harijan Basti, Pankha Road Mohan Nagar, Kailash Puri Extension, Harijan Basti,West Sagarpur, Geetanjali Park, West Sagarpur, Veer Nagar,West Sagarpur, Jagdamba Vihar ,West Sagarpur, Gandhi Market,West Sagarpur, Sankar Park,West Sagarpur, Kamal Park,Palam, Madan Puri,West Sagarpur, Indrapark, Palam Colony, Sagarpur, Shiv Puri, and Brahmpuri , Pankha Road.

  • Thickly clustered lower-middle-class slum clusters/colonies are present in Mangalpuri, Dabri Village, and Dashratpuri. Along with the urban villages, they form the core of this assembly constituency.

Name of Assembly Constituency

Dwarka (created in 2008 as per the recommendations of Delimitation Commission of India, constituted in 2002)

Constituency Type

General (No Reservation)

District Name

South West Delhi

Lok Sabha Constituency

West Delhi

Total Registered Voters

1,99,068 total voters

Total Registered Male Voters

1,13,006 male voters

Total Registered Female Voters

86,055 female voters

Total Registered Third Gender Voters

7 third gender voters

Main Rivals of Dwarka Constituency in 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly Election:

In the 2020 assembly election, the main contest will be between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Indian National Congress (INC) candidates in this constituency.

 

Political Party Name

Name of Candidate

Political History

AAP

Vinay Kumar Mishra

 – Vinay Kumar Mishra is the son of Congress veteran and its Purvanchali face Mahabal Mishra (former Congress MLA). He joined AAP in mid-January and got the ticket to contest from Dwarka assembly constituency.

 – He has been working in this constituency for the last 10 years and is therefore privy to the inherent local problems.

 – The works done by his father in this constituency is likely going to help Vinay in the upcoming 2020 Delhi assembly election.

 – AAP is expecting to garner Purvanchali vote as Vinay belongs to the Purvanchali community.

INC

Adarsh Shastri

 – Adarsh Shastri is the incumbent MLA from this constituency, who won the last term on an AAP ticket. However, in January 2020, he joined Congress.

 – He is a social entrepreneur and is involved in the promotion of multifarious social causes including education.

 – He was a corporate executive for 17 years before joining Aam Aadmi Party in 2013. He was getting a salary package of over Rs. 1 crore as Apple India’s Sales Head at the time of quitting and joining politics to bring positive change in politics. Adarsh wanted to usher in transparency and probity in politics, just like the ones espoused by his grandfather Lal Bahadur Shastri, India’s second Prime Minister.

 – Adarsh Shastri was Aam Aadmi Party’s co-convener of the overseas wing, mainly looking after the organizational affairs. He was instrumental in organizing the Delhi Dialogue along with Meera Sanyal and Ashish Khetan for making Delhi a world-class city.

BJP

Parduymn Rajput

 – Parduymn Rajput is a political veteran in the constituency.

 – He won the Dwarka constituency twice. Parduymn secured his first win in 2009 Delhi Legislative Assembly By-election against INC’s Tilotma Chodhary with a margin of 11,365 votes from Dwarka seat. In the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, Parduymn Rajput won the Dwarka constituency against AAP’s Ravi Kumar Suryan with a slender margin of 5,197 votes.

 – However, in the 2015 assembly election he lost to AAP’s Adarsh Shastri with a margin of 39,366 votes.

 – He is a post-graduate and a business person by profession.

BSP

Ashok

Independent

Gautam Singh Bihari

Main Issues in 2020 Delhi Assembly Election‘s Dwarka Constituency:

Dwarka assembly constituency’s main 2020 election issues are:

  • The election in this constituency will be fought on developmental issues. Residents in the constituency claim that the former AAP MLA Adarsh Shastri has done some good works but he is now in Congress. Inclusion of Congress veteran Mahabal Mishra’s son Vinay Mishra has sharpened the contest. There will be split in vote between Shashtri and Mishra while both claim onus for the developmental works done in the last 5-years.

  • Purvanchal community’s vote is expected to consolidate behind Vinay Mishra, thereby helping AAP.

  • Freebies (including free water and electricity schemes) given by the Kejriwal government will earn brownie points for the party, especially in the core areas dominated by the people in the low-income bracket.

Winners of Dwarka Constituency in Previous Delhi Assembly Elections:

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

During the 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, AAP’s Adarsh Shastri won the Dwarka constituency by defeating BJP’s Pradyuman Rajput by 39,366 votes.

Candidates

Political Party

Votes Received (Vote Percentage)

Turnout

Adarsh Shastri

AAP

79,729 votes (59.07%)

1,34,952 votes (67.76%)

Parduymn Rajput

BJP

40,363 votes (29.90%)

Mahabal Mishra

INC

12,532 votes (9.28%)

Amit Chauhan

BSP

608 votes (0.45%)

  • 2020 assembly election is won by AAP’s Vinay Mishra
  • 2013 assembly election it was won by BJP’s Pradyuman Rajput

  • 2009 assembly by-election, it was won by BJP’s Pradyuman Rajput

  • 2008 assembly election, it was won by INC’s Mahabal Mishra

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Dwarka Sub City Map

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