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Patparganj Key Facts and its Top Candidates for Delhi Assembly Election

Patparganj Assembly Constituency is known for its industrial complex and residential housing/colonies of the former diplomats and civil servants. Almost half of the population in this assembly belongs to the Purvanchali community and migrants from Uttarakhand (mainly Negis and Rawats from Garhal hills). This was a Congress stronghold from 1998 to 2008 assembly elections. However, AAP’s Manish Sisodia has been winning this seat since 2013.

Incumbent Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia (Aam Aadmi Party or AAP), has again filed nomination from the Patparganj assembly seat. Both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC) have fielded newcomers against heavyweight Manish Sisodia. While BJP has fielded Ravinder Singh Negi, INC has fielded Laxman Rawat.

The 2020 Patparganj Assembly Constituency Election details:

Date of Election

February 8

Date of Result Announcement

February 11

Patparganj Assembly Constituency: Snapshot

  • Delhi’s Patparganj Assembly Constituency consists of many housing societies including a large number of multi-storied apartment blocks. Important residential colonies located near to this assembly constituency are Mayur Vihar, Pandav Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Preet Vihar, and Nirman Vihar.

  • Patparganj Assembly is known for the Patparganj industrial area.

  • Many former diplomats and civil servants live in this VIP assembly constituency in their own housing complexes. It includes IAS (Indian Administrative Service) and IFS (Indian Foreign Service) colonies.

  • A busy market place has come up over the years in Madhu Vihar.

  • Almost half of the population (45% to be precise) in Patparganj belongs to the Purvanchali community (mainly including Bhojpuri-speaking people) and migrants from Uttarakhand.

    • 25% of the Patparganj population belongs to the Purvanchali community.

    • 20% of the population comprises migrants from Uttarakhand (mainly Negis and Rawats from Garhal hills). Most of the Uttarakhand migrants live in West Vinod Nagar, Chandan Vihar, and East Vinod Nagar.

  • The localities in Patparganj Assembly seat are well-connected with auto/cycle rickshaws, bus services, and Ola/Uber cabs. This area’s connectivity with other parts of Delhi will improve once Delhi Metro’s Newline is constructed.

Name of Assembly Constituency

Patparganj

Constituency Type

General (No Reservation)

District Name

East Delhi

Lok Sabha Constituency

East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency

Total Registered Voters

2,14,338 voters

Total Registered Male Voters

1,21,069 voters

Total Registered Female Voters

93,253 voters

Total Registered Third Gender Voters

16 voters

Main Rivals of Patparganj 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, and Indian National Congress (INC) candidates in this constituency.

Political Party Name

Name of Candidate

Political History

AAP

Manish Sisodia

 – He is a two-time MLA from Delhi’s Patparganj assembly constituency (2013 and 2015).

 – Manish Sisodia is also the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Assembly since February 2015.

 – Sisodia, a journalist by profession, started his social activism with grass-root activism in the form of “Parivartan” NGO and later another NGO called “Kabir”.

 – He founded the Public Cause Research Foundation along with Arvind Kejriwal and Abhinandan Sekhri.

 – Manish Sisodia was one of the first few proponents of Jan Lokpal Bill.

BJP

Ravinder Singh Negi

 – Negi is BJP’s Vinod Nagar Mandal’s (ward) president.

 – He was fielded to capture most of the votes from the Negi community (migrants from Uttarakhand’s Garhwal Hills), which he belongs to.

 – He is a business person and his declared income to the income tax department was Rs. 5.94 lakh in 2018-19. His wife’s (a civil contractor) declared income in the same fiscal was Rs. 4.09 lakh.

INC

Laxman Rawat

 – Rawat is a relative newcomer in electoral politics.

 – He belongs to the Rawat community (migrants from Uttarakhand’s Garhwal Hills) and is expected to draw votes from this community.

 – He has one case (accused but not convicted) against his name on the IPC charges 147, 148, 447, 336, 504, 149

Main Issues in 2020 Delhi Assembly Election’s Patparganj Constituency

Patparganj assembly constituency’s main 2020 election issues revolve around the new kind of politics implemented by AAP (especially free public welfare schemes of the Delhi’s AAP government including Education First Policy) along with local issues.

  • Education First Policy implemented by the AAP government, led by the incumbent MLA of Patparganj assembly and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, is lauded by all. To improve the schooling system, AAP has allocated 25% of the budget to education, drawing accolades from the citizens (especially the lower-income and middle-income groups) who send their children to public schools.

Manish Sisodia led improvement in public school’s infrastructure (an improvement from broken benches/doors and students squatting on the floor to splashing swimming schools) and quality of education (including regular parent-teacher meetings to reduce dropouts, happiness curriculum, and many more) has benefitted a lot of people. Many middle-class parents in Delhi have started to re-enrol their children back from pricey private schools to public schools.

This has improved the image of AAP as well as Manish Sisodia significantly and is likely to have a significant effect on the voting pattern of the electorates, especially from the middle-class and lower-income beneficiaries of the Education First Policy.

  • Local issues of the constituency (such as availability of the basic amenities including clean drinking water, “pucca” houses for slum dwellers, health facilities in the government hospitals, etc.) will mainly affect the voting patterns. Certain slum and low-income group areas are allegedly getting unclean water supply.

The issues of law and order, the safety of women, and other basic civic amenities will also play an important role in the Patparganj constituency of the 2020 Delhi assembly election. Free water, electricity, and transport provided by the AAP government are likely to win a significant chunk of the women voters in the upcoming election.

  • Waste collectors in this constituency allegedly dump waste in the middle of the streets, subjecting the localities to foul smell and diseases.

  • Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is likely to affect the psyche of some voters in the constituency. However, its effect will not be significant as CAA is a national issue rather than a Delhi assembly-related issue.

Winners of Patparganj Constituency in Previous Delhi Assembly Elections

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

During the 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, AAP’s Manish Sisodia won the Patparganj constituency by defeating BJP’s Vinod Kumar Binny by 28,761 votes. In 2015, Sisodia improved his vote percentage from 41.5% in 2013 to 53.5% in 2015.

Candidates

Political Party

Votes Received (Vote Percentage)

Turnout

Manish Sisodia

AAP

75,477 votes (53.58%)

1,40,875 votes (65.48%)

Vinod Kumar Binny

BJP

46,716 votes (33.16%)

Anil Kumar

INC

16,260 votes (11.54%)

Nem Singh Premi

BSP

1,213 votes (0.86%)

  • In 2013, it was won by AAP’s Manish Sisodia

  • In 2008, it was won by INC’s Anil Kumar

  • In 2003, it was won by INC’s Amrish Singh Gautam

  • In 1998, it was won by INC’s Amrish Singh Gautam

  • In 1993, it was won by BJP’s Gyan Chand

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Key Facts of Patparganj Constituency and its Top Candidates for Delhi Assembly Election 2020
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