New Delhi: Uttam Nagar Assembly constituency is one of the 70 seats of the National Capital Territory (NCT) in northern India. The Uttam Nagar constituency came into existence in 2008 as a part of the implementation of the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: 24-Hour Drinking Water, Free Bus Rides - Top 10 Promises AAP Made in 'Kejriwal Ka Guarantee Card'
Located in West Delhi, Uttam Nagar constituency of the national capital is currently represented by Naresh Balyan of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Balyan had registered victory from Uttam Nagar seat in 2015 by defeating his nearest rival Pawan Sharma of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by 30419 votes. While Balyan had bagged 85,881 votes, BJP’s Sharma had garnered 55462 votes. Also Read - Hope MLAs Dropped From Assembly Poll Candidate List Stay in AAP Family: Kejriwal
For the February 8 elections, the Aam Aadmi Party has retained Balyan while BJP has nominated Krishna Gehlot from the constituency. The Congress is yet to announce its candidate from the seat.
About Delhi Assembly elections 2020
The Delhi Assembly Election 2020 will be held in single phase on February 8, 2020, Tuesday and the counting of votes will take place on February 11 and the results will be declared on the same day.
Meanwhile, a new concept of absentee voters has been introduced for Delhi polls this time which enables those voters to take part in polls who are not able to come to polling stations due to physical circumstances or unavoidable reasons. The PWDs and senior citizens above 80 years can either vote in person or vote through postal ballot.
In the 2015 assembly elections, Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party had bagged 67 of the total 70 seats. This time the Aam Aadmi Party, has set a target of winning all 70 seats.