New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party candidate Vishesh Ravi has won the Karol Bagh seat by a margin of 30,722 votes over BJP’s Yogender Chandoliya and INC’s Gaurav Kumar. Ravi bagged 64,116 votes (62.57%), followed by Chandoliya’s 33,417 (32.62%) and 3,142 for Gaurav Kumar.
Counting of votes polled in the high-stakes Delhi Assembly election began on Tuesday morning amid tight security at various centres set up to carry out the exercise.
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One of the seventy Assembly constituencies of Delhi, Karol Bagh is also one of several constituencies that together make up the New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, currently held by BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi.
Vishesh Ravi, has won from this seat for two straight Assembly polls in 2015 and 2013. Fielded from here yet again by his party, Ravi defeated BJP’s Yogender Chandoliya in 2015.
In 2013, however, Ravi had snatched this seat from BJP’s Surendra Pal Ratawal, who won from here in 1993, 2003 and 2008-the first, third and fourth Delhi Assembly elections respectively.
The Karol Bagh Assembly constituency falls within the jurisdiction of central Delhi district and has a total of 1,64,715 voters out of whom 74,272 are females.
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