Chandni Chowk Seat, Delhi Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Live: BJP's Praveen Khandelwal Nearing Victory

Chandni Chowk Seat, Delhi Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Live: BJP's Praveen Khandelwal Nearing Victory

Chandni Chowk is a prominent part of the seven parliamentary seats in the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Ruddhi PhadkeUpdated: Tuesday, June 04, 2024, 06:06 PM IST
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Chandni Chowk: On June 4, the results for the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat will be announced as votes are tallied on Tuesday. The constituency is witnessing a fierce contest between Congress' JP Agarwal and BJP's Praveen Khandelwal. As one of India's oldest and most historic constituencies, Chandni Chowk is a prominent part of the seven parliamentary seats in the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Live Updates:

6 pm - Praveen Khandelwal now leads by over 87K votes with Congress' Jai Prakash Agarwal

2 pm - Praveen Khandelwal continues to build on his lead in Chandni Chowk.

12.45 pm - Here's the leaderboard in Chandni Chowk constituency at this point in time.

11.45 am - BJP is back in the lead in Chandni Chowk through Praveen Khandelwal.

11 am - JP Agarwal, the only Congress candidate leading in Delhi, is ahead by 624 votes.

10 am - Congress' Jai Prakash Agarwal has taken the lead in this constituency.

8.55 am - BJP's Praveen Khandelwal is leading the race in Chandni Chowk in early trends.

Voter Challenges and Election Significance

With 1,447,228 voters, Chandni Chowk grapples with numerous significant issues. These include unauthorized encroachments, severe traffic congestion, poor infrastructure, water scarcity, and building ceiling problems. The election's outcome is eagerly awaited, as it is expected to impact how these critical concerns will be addressed moving forward.

Chandni Chowk comprises of 10 Assembly Segments

Chandni Chowk comprises of 10 Assembly Segments | FPJ

Key fights and key issues

JP Agarwal has represented Chandni Chowk Constituency back in 1984, 1989 and 1996. While Khandelwal has strong association with the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). Although it is the smallest constituency in Delhi, it is a very crucial seat for the Lok Sabha 2024 battle. Inflation, weak demand, competition from e-commerce, GST rationalisation, are few among the may crucial issues that are likely to impact the election results.

Key fights and key issues

Key fights and key issues | FPJ

Previous election results

BJP has been emerging victorious from the seat since past two General elections. In 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, BJP's Dr. Harsh Vardhan clinched victory securing 519,055 votes. Dr. Harsh Vardhan had defeated Jai Prakash Agarwal of INC with a margin of 228,145 votes.

PREVIOUS LOK SABHA ELECTION WINNERS

PREVIOUS LOK SABHA ELECTION WINNERS | FPJ

In 2014 too, BJP's Dr. Harsh Vardhan clinched victory securing 437,938 votes. He had defeated AAP's Ashutosh. Voter turn out in 2014 was 981,863, which was a rise of 12.63% compared to 2019 voter turnout.

In 2009, INC's Kapil Sibal had emerged victorious securing 465,713 votes. Sibal had defeated BJP's Vijender Gupta with a margin of 200,710 votes. Voter turnout in 2009 stood at 780,445, which was a rise of 2.17% compared to 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

PREVIOUS LOK SABHA ELECTION RESULTS

PREVIOUS LOK SABHA ELECTION RESULTS | FPJ

Counting of votes for Lok Sabha Elections 2024 will be held on May 23.

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