Delhi Election 2020: AAP’s Satyendra Jain wins from North Delhi’s Shakur Basti 51,165 votes — ready for a second term

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain speaks to media personnel after visiting the site of a factory at Rani Jhansi Road where a major fire broke out, in New Delhi. At least 43 people were killed and several others injured in the mishap.Photo/Vijay Verma)(
  • AAP's Satyendra Jain has won with 51,165 votes from North Delhi's Shakur Basti constituency.
  • He was contesting against BJP's SC Vats and Dev Raj Arora from Congress.
  • As the Arvind Kejriwal-led government prepares for a second term, Jain is prioritising healthcare as his key selling point.
AAP's Satyendra Jain has won with 51,165 votes from North Delhi's Shakur Basti constituency, according to the Election Commission. The Health Minister of the ruling party was contesting against BJP's SC Vats and Dev Raj Arora from Congress.

PartyCandidate NameStatus
AAPSatyendra Jain51,165
BJPSC Vats43,573
CongressDev Raj Arora3,382

Jain, who has multiple portfolios to his name — including health, industries, home, public works, power, urban development and transport — was elected from the same constituency in 2015.

Party2020 Elections2015 Elections
AAP53.6%53.39%
BJP38.5%35.94%
INC4.26%7.80%
Others3.64%0.87%

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As the Arvind Kejriwal-led government prepares for a second term, Jain is prioritising healthcare as his key selling point. The government had inaugurated 152 new ‘mohalla clinics’ — and called it a ‘world record.’ This accounts to a total of 450 free primary healthcare centres in Delhi — against its target of 1,000.

"Spectacular development initiatives have been possible because the people of Delhi elected a responsible and accountable government in 2015. The development bandwagon should not be stopped, but must be accelerated," Kejriwal said in a bid to woo voters.

The party claims to have served two crore outpatients and conducted 18 lakh tests until November 2019.

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Jain has also been working to facilitate forensic labs to crack down on suspects and criminals in the national capital. He opened the Delhi Forensic Science Laboratory and brain and fingerprint facilities, adding that this will create fear among the criminals.

He was an active member of the Jan Lokpal Movement against corruption.

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