Delhi Assembly Elections 2015

Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of MLAs

Delhi Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 70 newly elected MLAs in the Delhi 2015 Assembly Elections.

Final Party Positions in 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections

Party Seats
Aam Aadmi Party 67
Bhartiya Janata Party 3
Total 70

Vote Share and Margin of Victory

The percentage of vote share was calculated by dividing the votes polled for the winner by the total number of valid votes. This value represents the percentage of votes won by the winning candidate among the total number of valid votes polled.

Margin of victory for each winner in the Delhi Assembly elections, 2015 is calculated by dividing the difference between the votes polled for the winner and votes polled for the runners up by the total number of valid votes polled in the constituency.

  • Average Vote Share of MLAs: The average vote share of all newly elected MLAs is 55%.
  • MLAs with a vote share of 50% or more: 55 (79%) out of 70 MLAs won with a vote share of 50% or more.
  • MLA with the highest vote share: Prakash of AAP won with the highest vote share of 71% from Deoli constituency.
  • MLA with the lowest vote share: Kailash Gahlot of AAP won with the lowest vote share of 35% from Najafgarh constituency.
  • Average Margin of Victory: On an average an MLA won with a margin of victory of 22%. (Total votes polled for winner-Total votes polled for runners up/Total no. of valid votes)
  • MLA with Highest Percentage of Margin of Victory: Sandeep Kumar from Sultanpur constituency of AAP won with the highest margin of victory i.e. 56% with a margin of 64439 votes.
  • MLA with Highest Margin: Mahinder Yadav of AAP from Vikaspuri showed the highest margin (votes polled for winner – votes polled for runners up) of 77665 votes.
  • MLA with Lowest Percentage of Margin of Victory: Kailash Gahlot from Najafgarh of AAP won with the lowest margin of victory i.e. 1% with a margin of 1555 votes.
  • Total number of votes polled for NOTA: The total number of votes polled for NOTA were 35924 votes i.e. 0.40%.
  • Constituency with highest percentage of votes polled for NOTA: Model Town constituency recorded the highest percentage of votes polled for NOTA, i.e. 0.66%.
  • Constituency with highest number of votes polled for NOTA: Matiala constituency recorded the highest number of votes polled for NOTA i.e. 1102 (0.47% of total votes).

Criminal Background

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    • MLAs with Criminal Cases: Out of the 70 MLAs, 24 (34%) have declared criminal cases against themselves. 23 (34%) AAP MLAs out of 67 MLAs have declared criminal cases while 1 (33%) out of 3 BJP MLAs has declared criminal cases. Out of 70 MLAs in the Delhi Assembly elections in 2013, 25 (36%) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves and in the

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    • 2008 Delhi Assembly Elections

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    • 29 (43%) out of 68 MLAs analysed had declared criminal cases

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There were no MLAs who declared heinous criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, crimes against women etc which is a welcome change and is unusual as compared to the rest of the country.

  • Candidates with Criminal Cases who lost: 91 out of 673 candidates with criminal cases, including 60 candidates with serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, crimes against women etc lost the Delhi Assembly Elections, 2015. Candidates with criminal cases who lost the elections include 21 INC candidates, 26 BJP candidates, 12 BSP candidates and 1 AAP candidate. This is a welcome sign.
  • Chances of Winning for Candidates with a clean record: The chances of winning for a candidate with no criminal cases against him/her in the 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections is 8%. This has increased from 7% chances of winning for a candidate with a clean record in 2013 and 6% chances of winning for a candidate with a clean record in 2008.
  • Chances of Winning for Candidates with a criminal record: The chances of winning for a candidate with a criminal record in 2015 Delhi Assembly elections is 21%. In the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections the chances of winning for a candidate with criminal cases was 19% and in the 2008 Delhi assembly elections it was 26%.

Financial Background

  • Crorepati MLAs: Out of the 70 newly elected MLAs, 44 (63%) are crorepatis. Out of the 70 MLAs in Delhi 2013 assembly elections, 51 (73%) MLAs were crorepatis and in the 2008 Delhi Assembly elections, 47 (69%) out of 68 MLAs analysed were crorepatis.​

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  • High Asset MLAs: Out of the 70 newly elected MLAs, 11 (16%) MLAs have total assets worth more than Rs. 10 crores.
  • High Asset Candidates who lost the elections: 186 candidates who had declared their total assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore lost the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections. Out of these candidates who lost, 51 candidates had assets worth more than Rs. 10 crores, 13 had more than Rs. 20 crores, 7 had more than Rs. 30 crores and 1 candidate, Manjinder Singh Sirsa of SAD from Rajouri Garden Constituency had total assets worth Rs. 239 crores.
  • Average Assets: The average assets per MLA for Delhi 2015 assembly elections are Rs. 6.29 crores. In 2013 the average assets per MLAs were Rs. 10.83 crores and in 2008 the average assets per 68 MLAs analyzed were Rs. 2.81 crores

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  • MLAs with High Liabilities: A total of 10 MLAs have declared liabilities of Rs. 1 crore and above.

  • MLAs with High Income as declared in ITR*: 2 MLAs have declared total annual income of more than Rs. 1 crore.
  • MLAs who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 5 MLAs have not declared their self income tax details.

Comparative Analysis of Assets of Re-elected MLAs

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    • Number of Re-elected MLAs: Number of re-elected MLAs analysed in the Delhi Assembly 2015 elections is 22 (21 AAP MLAs and 1 BJP MLA).

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    • Average Assets of re-elected MLAs in 2013: The average assets of re-elected MLAs in 2013 were Rs. 2.24 crores. Average assets of 21 AAP MLAs in 2013 were Rs. 1.51 crores.

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    • Average Assets of re-elected MLAs in 2015: The average assets of re-elected MLAs in 2015 are Rs. 2.38 crores. Average assets of 21 AAP MLAs in 2015 are Rs. 1.58 crores.

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  • Average growth in assets of re-elected MLAs from 2013 to 2015: The average assets growth of re-elected MLAs is Rs. 13.69 lakhs i.e. by 6%. The average assets growth of 21 AAP MLAs is Rs. 6.66 lakhs i.e. by 4%.​

Other Background Details

  • MLAs with Education Qualification of 12th pass or below: 24 (34%) MLAs have declared that they have an education qualification of 12th pass or below. In 2013, 33 (47%) MLAs out of 70 MLAs and in 2008 29 (43%) out of 68 MLAs analysed had declared that they had an educational qualification of 12th pass or below.
  • MLAs with Education Qualification of Graduate or above: 43 (61%) MLAs have declared that they have an education qualification of Graduate or above. In 2013, 36 (51%) MLAs out of 70 MLAs and in 2008 37 (54%) out of 68 MLAs analysed had declared that they had an educational qualification of Graduate or above.​

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  • MLAs who have declared their age between 25 to 50 years: 49 (70%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 25 to 50 years in 2015. In 2013 40 (57%) out of 70 MLAs and in 2008 28 (41%) out of 68 MLAs analysed had declared their age to be between 25 to 50 years.
  • MLAs who have declared their age between 50 to 70 years: 20 (29%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 50 to 70 years in 2015. In 2013 28 (40%) out of 70 MLAs and in 2008 40 (59%) out of 68 MLAs analysed had declared their age to be more than 50 years.

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  • Gender Details of MLAs: In 2015, Out of 70 MLAs, 6 (9%) MLAs are women while in 2013 there were 3 (4%) MLAs who were women.

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IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

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National Election Watch, Association for Democratic

Reforms

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IIM Bangalore

Founder Member,

National Election Watch,

Association for Democratic Reforms

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