Delhi is up for a three-way battle on all 7 Lok Sabha seats in the sixth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections on 12 May.
Here’s a look at which candidate is contesting from where and how those respective constituencies have voted in the past.
Muslim voters are generally the deciding factor for Delhi’s Chandni Chowk constituency along with the Baniya community that occupies nearly 40 percent in the are. This time, instead of senior party leader Kapil Sibal, Congress’ JP Agarwal, a five-time MP, will be taking on Harsh Vardhan of the BJP and Pankaj Gupta of the AAP.
North East Delhi
Poorvanchalis hold the key to decide the outcome in North East Delhi where Congress’ three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit will be fighting against BJP's sitting MP Manoj Tiwari and Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Dilip Pandey.
The assembly segments of Seelampur, Babarpur and Mustafabad in this constituency have a sizeable Muslim population.
Apart from Poorvanchalis, the East Delhi constituency has a sizeable population of Paharis, Jats and Muslims. This time, this constituency will see a heavy three-way fight between one of AAP’s most popular faces, Atishi, BJP’s star candidate and criketer-turned-politician, Gautam Gambhir and Congress’s Arvind Singh Lovely.
New Delhi constituency is not dominated by any caste or community. This time the seat will see former Union minister Ajay Maken from the Congress battling it out against BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi and AAP’s Brijesh Goyal.
North West Delhi
North West constituency has a high scheduled caste population and will see a fight between AAP’s Gugan Singh, BJP’s Hans Raj Hans and Congress’ Rajesh Lilothia.
The West Delhi constituency primarily has two dominating communities, namely the Sikhs and Jats. It also has a sizeable Poorvanchali population. AAP’s Balbir Singh will be locked in a three-way battle with BJP’s Parvesh Sahib Singh and Congress’ Mahabal Mishra.
The South Delhi constituency is dominated by Jats and Gujjars, who play a key role in deciding the fate of the contesting candidates. And this time, it will be a fight between AAP’s Raghav Chadha, BJP’s Ramesh Bidhuri and Congress’s star candidate and Olympics boxing champion Vijender Singh.
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