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Delhi Election Results 2015 - Malviya Nagar

Winner Runnerup
Somnath Bharti (AAP ) Dr. Nandani Sharma (BJP )

Malviya Nagar is one of the 70 assembly constituencies of Delhi. Somnath Bharti (AAP) has won the Assembly election 2015, got 51,196 votes against Dr. Nandani Sharma of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who has 35,299 votes. The Malviya Nagar was named after freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malviya.

Votes polled on Feb 7 and the results was announced on Feb 10, 2015.

One of the seventy assembly constituencies in Delhi, Malviya Nagar had elected in 2013 Somnath Bharti of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) who won the seat by defeating his nearest BJP rival Arti Mehra by a margin of 7772 votes. In a triangular contest, Somnath Bharti, the law minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi, polled 32258 votes whereas Arti Mehra, former mayor of Delhi, secured 24486 votes.

The sitting Congress MLA and Minister Kiran Walia slipped to the third position with 20500 votes. She had won the Malviya Nagar assembly seat in 2008 by defeating Ram Bhaj of the BJP by a margin of 3732 votes.

In the previous general assembly elections in 2003, she was elected from the erstwhile Hauz Khas assembly constituency by defeating Arti Mehra by a margin of 6924 votes. She had lost to then Delhi BJP Chief Minister Sushma Swaraj from the same assembly seat in 1998.

Former Delhi Speaker Yoganand Shastri of the Congress has won the Malviya Nagar assembly seat in 1998 and 2003. In 2003 he had defeated the BJP nominee Monika Arora by a margin of 4520 votes. In 1998 he wrested the seat from the BJP by defeating its sitting MLA Rajendra Gupta who had defeated him in the previous election in 1993.

In 2008 Yoganand Shastri shifted to Mehrauli assembly constituency from where he was elected by virtue of his win over Sher Singh Dagar of the BJP by a margin of 1108 votes. He lost the seat in 2013 to Parvesh Verma of the BJP. Yoganand Shastri was relegated to the third place in Mehrauli assembly constituency. Parvesh Verma, son of former Delhi BJP Chief Minister Sahib Singh Verma, resigned from the Mehrauli seat after his election to the Lok Sabha from West Delhi parliamentary seat in 2014 general elections.

Malviya Nagar is one of the ten assembly constituencies that combine to form the parliamentary constituency of New Delhi which is currently represented by Meenakshi Lekhi of the BJP who won the seat by defeating his nearest AAP rival Ashish Khetan by a margin of 1,62,708 votes in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Malviya Nagar Election News

Rains lash Delhi, air improves to 'moderate'

Posted On : Jan 22,2019,    11:26 am
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Winter chills returned to Delhi as incessant rains accompanied by strong winds lashed the national capital through the night and on Tuesday causing the mercury to dip several notches. View More..

NOTA votes exceeded victory margin in 12 Rajasthan seats

Posted On : Dec 13,2018,    4:28 pm
Jaipur, Dec 13 (IANS) In 12 Assembly seats in Rajasthan, NOTA (None of the Above) garnered more votes than the margin by which candidates won the election, affecting both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). View More..

5 injured in clash between two groups in Delhi

Posted On : Nov 30,2018,    11:52 pm
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) At least five persons including a minor girl were injured in a clash between two groups of locals over seeking passage allegedly through a Waqf Board land in the national capital on Friday, police said. View More..

4 teenagers held for killing minor boy in Delhi

Posted On : Oct 25,2018,    9:24 pm
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A minor boy died in a scuffle on Thursday following an argument with four teenagers over a playground in front of a madrassa in south Delhi, police said, adding the accused have been arrested. View More..

President rejects petition for disqualification of 27 AAP MLAs in Office of Profit case

Posted On : Oct 25,2018,    2:24 pm
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A petition seeking disqualification of 27 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs has been dismissed by President Ram Nath Kovind on the opinion of the Election Commission. View More..

AAP to contest all 119 assembly seats in Telangana

Posted On : Sep 21,2018,    6:28 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday announced that it will be contesting all the 119 assembly seats in Telangana in the upcoming elections. View More..

Delhi's law and order demolished by BJP men: AAP

Posted On : Sep 20,2018,    10:16 pm
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj on Thursday said law and order system in the national capital has been "completely demolished" with BJP ministers thrashing people in the streets. View More..

Afghan national arrested in Delhi for drug-peddling

Posted On : Aug 03,2018,    6:44 pm
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A 36-year-old Afghan national has been arrested here for his involvement in drug-peddling in the city, police said on Friday. View More..

Court frames charges against ex-Minister Somnath Bharti

Posted On : Jul 17,2018,    5:26 pm
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A court here framed charges of molestation and trespass against Delhi's former Law Minister Somnath Bharti, paving the way for trial in a case lodged after the Malviya Nagar MLA barged into the homes of nine Ugandan nationals in Khirki Extension, along with some followers, on the intervening night of January 15-16, 2014. View More..

Now a public art campaign against child trafficking

Posted On : Jul 06,2018,    6:42 pm
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) "#ChokeTheDemand", a city-wide project against commercial sexual exploitation of children driven by a widespread demand for them in the sex industry, highlights the glaring issue through a creative blend of wall art and technology. View More..

Midnight raid: Court order framing of charges against ex-Minister Bharti

Posted On : Jun 30,2018,    6:40 pm
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) In a setback to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a Delhi court has ordered framing of charges against former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti for molestation and house trespassing, among others, in connection with alleged January 2014 midnight raid in Khirki Extension. View More..

Stalin slams government for water supply contract to French firm

Posted On : Jun 25,2018,    8:26 pm
Chennai, June 25 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin on Monday slammed the Tamil Nadu government for awarding a 400 million euros project to supply drinking water in Coimbatore to French company SUEZ. View More..

HC seeks report on south Delhi fire

Posted On : May 31,2018,    8:18 pm
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Indian Air Force, the Delhi Police and the city civic authorities to file status report mentioning the expenditure incurred while dousing a massive fire that erupted in a rubber factory in south Delhi. View More..

Chopper used to douse Delhi factory blaze, fire service says wasn't needed

Posted On : May 31,2018,    12:06 am
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) A massive blaze that erupted in a rubber factory in south Delhi on Tuesday was brought under control on Wednesday after an Indian Air Force Mi17V5 helicopter was used to spray water on it. However, the Delhi Fire Service said that the fire was doused before that and the helicopter was not needed. View More..

Life limping back to normal, day after Malviya Nagar godown fire

Posted On : May 30,2018,    8:12 pm
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) More than 24 hours after a fire swept through a godown and partially gutted a school building and a gymnasium in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar, life was limping back to normal as evacuated area residents trooped back home and authorities allowed traffic to ply. View More..

IAF chopper sprays water to douse Delhi blaze

Posted On : May 30,2018,    12:16 pm
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A massive blaze that erupted in a rubber factory of a densely-populated south Delhi neighbourhood last evening was brought under control on Wednesday after an Indian Air Force (IAF) Mi17V5 chopper was used to spray water, officials said. View More..

Wrote to SDMC, police about fire in factories: AAP

Posted On : May 29,2018,    10:50 pm
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said they have informed the SDMC and Delhi Police about fire incidents in factories set up illegally in several residential areas of south Delhi but no action was taken. View More..

Massive fire in south Delhi factory, 34 tenders at spot

Posted On : May 29,2018,    10:44 pm
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in a rubber factory here on Tuesday, and hours later, 34 tenders were still at the spot to douse the blaze, fire officials said. View More..

Massive fire in south Delhi factory

Posted On : May 29,2018,    7:34 pm
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in a rubber factory here on Tuesday and about 30 tenders were sent to douse the blaze, fire officials said. View More..

Man shot by two youths, one accused held

Posted On : May 14,2018,    8:18 pm
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A man working at a butcher's shop was shot at by two youths due to personal enmity in south Delhi, following which one of the accused was arrested, police said on Monday. View More..

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