Timarpur Assembly Elections 2020: AAP ditches sitting MLA for Dilip Pandey, who lost LS polls; Sikh, Punjabi votes to swing result in seat - LiveNow24x7: Latest News, breaking news, 24/7 news,live news

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Timarpur Assembly Elections 2020: AAP ditches sitting MLA for Dilip Pandey, who lost LS polls; Sikh, Punjabi votes to swing result in seat

Timarpur Assembly Elections 2020: Primarily known for housing many government colonies, Timarpur in east Delhi is set to go to polls on 8 February. Timarpur comes under the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency which is currently represented by BJP state unit president Manoj Tiwari.

Beset with infrastructure-related issues, Timarpur will see a contest between the incumbent AAP, which has nominated Dilip Pandey as its candidate, and the BJP's Surendra Singh Bittu.

Here is a brief profile of Timarpur:

Constituency Name: Timarpur
Constituency Number: 3
District Name: North Delhi
Total Electors: 1,88,992
Female Electors: 84,942
Male Electors: 1,04,030
Third Gender: 20
Reserved: No

Results in previous elections: The Congress maintained a steady hold on the constituency as its senior leader, Surinder Pal Singh won consecutive elections between 2003 and 2013 from here. However, Singh was unseated in 2013 when Aam Aadmi Party's Harish Khanna won the elections. In mid-term polls in 2015, AAP's Pankaj Pushkar bagged the seat. However, this time AAP has dropped its sitting MLA and put its faith in Dilip Pandey, who had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 when the BJP won all seven parliamentary constituencies of Delhi.

Demographics: Caste equations are likely to play a key role in this constituency, which has a significant population of Sikhs and Punjabis. Dalits and Muslims constitute about 2/5th of the electorate in Timarpur. Indira Vikas Colony, Mukherjee nagar, Wazirabad Village, Bhai Parmanand Colony, Gopalpur village, Nehru Vihar, GTB Park, Tagore Nagar, Mallikpur village and Vijay Nagar are some of the areas that come under this constituency.



January 22, 2020 at 02:50PM

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