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Delhi is going to witness polling for the India Lok Sabha Election 2009 on 7th May. The major political parties, BJP, Congress and BSP have released their candidate lists and the poll season has truly begun in Delhi. Three sitting MLA's have made it to the list of election candidates contesting for a MP post in Delhi 2009 Elections. Two MLA's- Janakpuri's Jagdish Mukhi and Tughlakabad's Ramesh Bidhuri, belong to BJP, and third is Congress's Dwarka MLA, Mahabal Mishra, from Dwarka.
MP Candidates from Delhi:
Here's a list of top contenders from Delhi for the 15th Lok Sabha Polls on May 7th. Owing to the infamous, or now famous, shoe thrown at the Finance Minister, and the subsequent uproar by the Sikh community, Congress was forced to remove Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar as its election candidates. If you'd like to have a look at who won in the 2004 Polls, then see Delhi 2004 MP's.
He is the minister for science and tech and the current MP. Heavily backed by Muslims and SC voters.
He is MCD's standing committee chairman and is expecting votes from trader support.
A meat exporter, he along with Shoaib Iqbal, LJP spirant, may play spoilsport for Congress.
Is expecting votes for his role in plugging the gaps of the Master plan and implementation of Sixth Pay Commission.
He is a three time MP, but is now contesting from a different constituency.
Trilok C. Sharma
A DDA contractor, he is believed to have a strong base in areas like Patel Nagar, Rajinder Nagar.
Although he is a past MLA, his claim to fame is as brother of Sajjan Kumar, who is not contesting because of widespread protests.
Two-time MLA from Tughlakabad seat, will be a rallying point for Gujjars.
Kanwar S. Tanwar
with a total worth of Rs. 150 Crore, one of the richest candidates may split Gujjar votes.
He is the sitting MP and will have the ongoing 2010 Games projects under his supervision as poll agenda.
Ex-cricketer, can face a hard time, connecting with the people, as the current MP has had a farther reach.
He is a builder and developer who expects to make some dents in the Muslim and OBC votes.
J P Agarwal
Previous MLA, current Rajya Sabah Member and DPCC President, he has nothing to lose after the elections.
BL Sharma Prem
Two times MP, he is making a comeback after some time & is expecting Sikh support.
Although he lost year Assembly elections from babarpur seat, BSP is banking on Muslim vote.
Current MLA from Dwarka, he flaunts his poorvanchali roots and expects votes from SC/OBC and middle class.
He is an ex-leader of opposition in Assembly, expects to gather votes from Punjabi community.
Expected to fight hoping with his Sarvjan appeal.
Current MP, and former deputy speaker of Assembly, she is a known face and expects the Jatav votes.
Former Mayor and current Subhash Nagar councillor, she's expected to have a hard time against Tirath.
Banking on the traditional dalit votebank of BSP, Rakesh Hans is not expected to go too far.
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Constituency List for 2009 Polls in Delhi:
Delhi, has a total of 7 constituencies, and owing to the new delimitation rules, the boundaries for each constituency has considerably changed. Here's a profile of the Parliamentary seats of Delhi for 2009:
Voters (As on 1st Jan)
Adarsh Nagar, Shalimar Bagh, Shakur Basti, Tri Nagar, Wazirpur, Model Town, Sadar Bazar, Chandni Chowk, Matia Mahal and Ballimaran.