New Delhi: Delhi Minister Naresh Balyan registered a win from the Uttam Nagar Assembly constituency, winning 53.81% seats from this seat.
Counting of votes for the 2020 Delhi Assembly Election began at 8 AM on Tuesday at counting centres across the city. (Delhi Assembly Election 2020 news)
Trends and result can also be followed on the Election Commission website.
The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has nominated Krishna Gehlot from the constituency. The Congress, meanwhile, didn’t nominate a candidate from this seat as its ally for the election, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) fielded the alliance’s joint candidate Shakti Kumar Bishnoi from this constituency. (Follow this link for Zee News live streaming)
Balyan had registered victory from the Uttam Nagar seat in 2015 by defeating his nearest rival Pawan Sharma of the BJP by 30,419 votes. While Balyan had bagged 85,881 votes, BJP’s Sharma had garnered 55,462 votes.
Voting for the single-phase Delhi Assembly Election took place on February 8, with the voter turnout being just over 62% but less than 67% in the previous Assembly Election in 2015. In the previous election, the AAP has registered stunning victory, winning 67 seats in the 70-seat Assembly. The BJP and Congress, meanwhile, won three and zero seats respectively.
The Uttam Nagar constituency, which is one of the several Assembly constituencies which together make up the West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, came into existence in 2008 as a part of the implementation of the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002.