Delhi election 2020: AAP’s Gopal Rai wins a second term in Babarpur with 84,776 votes

AAP leader Gopal Rai during his nomination filing procession for Delhi Assembly polls, in east Delhi.Photo) (
  • Social activist and the Convener of Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) — Gopal Rai — won from Babarpur constituency, again.
  • It is the same constituency where he won over rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate with a margin of over 36,000 votes in 2015 polls.
  • He is contesting against BJP’s Naresh Gaur and Anveeksha Jain from Congress.
Social activist and the Convener of Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) — Gopal Rai — won the Delhi assembly election 2020 from Babarpur constituency with a wide margin of 33,062 votes. He was contesting against BJP’s Naresh Gaur and Anveeksha Jain from Congress. It is the same constituency where he won over rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate with a margin of over 36,000 votes in 2015 polls.

PartyCandidate NameStatus
AAPGopal Rai84,776
BJPNaresh Gaur51,714
CongressAnveeksha Jain5,131

As a part of the Delhi government, Rai took steps towards the safety of women and children. He initiated the installation of CCTV cameras in his constituency in Delhi. He said that the move will help the government crack down on suspicious activities in the area.

Babarpur was known for daylong congestion and broken roads with potholes — which is now on the path to improvement. “This was a key promise of the government to the people and is being fulfilled today,” he had said while inaugurating the project in his Babarpur constituency.
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Party2020 Elections2015 Elections
AAP53.6%53.39%
BJP38.5%35.94%
INC4.26%7.80%
Others3.64%0.87%

Rai, who is a postgraduate in sociology and the Minister of Employment, Development, Labour, General Administration and Irrigation, has been associated with AAP from the time of Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption protests. He is now a key member of AAP’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC).

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Pollution crisis, cracking down on unauthorised residential colonies and a full statehood of Delhi are the key issues to be brought up during the assembly polls and campaigns. Kejriwal also told NDTV that clean water supply, ensuring the safety of women and improving public transport are the top priorities of the party.

This is the first time that the national capital is going to polls after the Lok Sabha elections. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP bagged all the seats in Delhi.

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