Dr. Harsh Vardhan (59) – BJP
Constituency: Chandni Chowk (Delhi)
An ENT surgeon, Harsh Vardhan has a clean image and a substantial record as an administrator. He is known for pioneering India’s Pulse Polio Programme as Delhi’s health minister between 1993 and 1998. He received WHO’s highest honour (director general’s commendation award) for successfully working towards a tobacco-free world. In the recently concluded LS election, he took on Kapil Sibal in Chandni Chowk constituency and won.