Kailash Gahlot

Summary

Kailash Gahlot (born 22 July 1974) is the Transport & Environment minister of Delhi and a member of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi in India.[1][2] He represents the Najafgarh constituency of New Delhi and is a member of the Aam Aadmi Party political party and is a cabinet minister of Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government.[3][4]

Kailash Gahlot
Cabinet Minister, Government of Delhi
Assumed office
14 February 2015
Lieutenant GovernorNajeeb Jung
Anil Baijal
Vinai Kumar Saxena
CabinetKejriwal ministry - III
Chief MinisterArvind Kejriwal
Ministry and Departments
  • Transport
  • Revenue
  • Law & Justice
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Information & Technology
  • Administrative Reforms
Preceded byPresident's rule
Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
Feb 2015
Preceded byAjeet Singh Kharkhari
ConstituencyNajafgarh
Personal details
Born (1974-07-22) 22 July 1974 (age 47)
Delhi, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyAam Aadmi Party
Spouse(s)Moushumi Mishra Gahlot
Children2 Daughter(s)
Alma materSri Venkateswara College and Campus Law Centre, Delhi University
OccupationCabinet Minister in Delhi Government
ProfessionLawyer and Politician
CabinetMinister
PortfolioTransport, Revenue, Law, IT and Administrative Reforms

Early life and educationEdit

Kailash Gahlot was born in a Jat family in New Delhi. He attended the University of Delhi and attained Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws degrees.[1][2]

Political careerEdit

Kailash Gahlot is transport minister in Delhi government and represents the Najafgarh constituency and is a member of the Aam Aadmi Party political party & is the minister of Revenue, Administrative Reforms, Information &Technology, Law, Justice & Legislative Affairs, Transport and Environment.[2][1]

Since 01 Feb 2015 he is a Member of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi

Cabinet Minister, DelhiEdit

He is a cabinet minister in the Third Kejriwal ministry and holds the charge of below listed departments of the Government of Delhi.

  • Transport
  • Revenue
  • Law & Justice
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Information & Technology
  • Administrative Reforms

Electoral performanceEdit

Delhi Assembly elections, 2015: Najafgarh[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AAP Kailash Gahlot 55,598 34.62 +18.77
INLD Bharat Singh 54,043 33.65 +2.65
BJP Ajeet Singh Kharkhari 39,462 24.57 -8.70
INC Jai Kishan Sharma 8,180 5.09 -2.30
BSP Ram Singh 1,108 4.60 -2.75
NOTA None 535 0.33
Majority 1,555 0.97 -5.82
Turnout 1,60,765 69.02
AAP gain from BJP Swing +18.77
Delhi Assembly elections, 2020: Najafgarh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AAP Kailash Gahlot 81,507 49.86 +15.24
BJP Ajeet Singh Kharkhari 75,276 46.05 +21.48
INC Sahab Singh 2,379 1.46 -3.63
NOTA None of the above 736 0.45 +0.12
Majority 6,231 3.81 +2.84
Turnout 1,63,517 64.93
AAP hold Swing +15.24

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Member Profile". Legislative Assembly official website. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Candidate affidavit". My neta.info. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  3. ^ "2015 Election Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India website. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  4. ^ "All MLAs from constituency". elections.in. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2015 to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi". eci.gov.in. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
State Legislative Assembly
Preceded by Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly
from Najafgarh (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

2015
Incumbent