Owing to the new delimitation rules, active for the first time in Delhi elections of 2009, Delhi will now have 7 Lok Sabha Constituencies going for polls on 7th May 2009 with new geographical boundaries. 10 assembly constituencies have been amalgamated in Chandni Chowk and from north to east with Adarsh Nagar, Shalimar Bagh, Tri Nagar and Wazirpur are now a part of the Chandni Chowk seat. New Delhi Lok Sabha seat now also contains Patel Nagar, Moti Nagar, Rajinder Nagar and Karol Bagh, along with the earlier Delhi constituencies of Delhi cantonment, south Delhi, Malvia Nagar and Greater Kailash. East Delhi now features Jangpura, Okhla, Krishna Nagar and Shahdara. The north-east Delhi constituencies extend from Burari and Timarpur in north to Seemapuri and Seelampur in the east.
The delimitation rules have also led to current MP's having to chose wider or newer areas to contest delhi elections. Chandni Chowk MP Kapil Sibal is now having a wider area of voters to please. Jagdish Tytler, MP from Sadar Bazar constituency is now probably going to contest from north-east Delhi as Sadar bazar was merged with Chandni Chowk area. Ajay Maken, current MP from New Delhi, has 40 new urban villages to look after. The Karol Bagh constituency was merged with New Delhi, and so the current MP Krishna Tirath is said to be looking to contest from north-west Delhi, which is a reserved constituency. Current MP Sajjan Kumar's outer Delhi is now west Delhi parliamentary constituency, and he will have to contest from somewhere else. Same is the case with MP Sandeep Dikshit, who won from East Delhi constituency, which is now divided as east and north-east constituencies.
Poll day in Delhi is a public holiday. It's also a dry day from May 5 to may7 and also on counting day of May 16th.
As many as 110.95 lakh voters with 61.88 lakh men and 49.07 lakh women eligible for voting.
Total 11,348 polling stations in Delhi. Averag number of voters per station is 978.
Highest 41 candidates from Chandni Chowk and lowest 15 from South and West Delhi constituencies.
Metro service will begin at 4am 12 midnight and DTC and Blueline buses from 3.30 am to 12 midnight on poll day.
Constituency Profile for 2009 Election:
Delhi, being the political center of the country, always holds importance during the elections. This being the Lok Sabha elections, the importance of Delhi elections increases manifolds. With the new boundaries, it'd be good to see who gets to contest from which seat. Here's a profile of the Lok Sabha seats of Delhi for 2009:
Voters (As on 1st Jan)
Assembly Results Vote % (2008)
Adarsh Nagar, Shalimar Bagh, Shakur Basti, Tri Nagar, Wazirpur, Model Town, Sadar Bazar, Chandni Chowk, Matia Mahal and Ballimaran.