Rajesh Gupta

Summary

Rajesh Gupta is an Indian politician and member of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi (M.L.A). He has also been the Parliamentary Secretary of Health in the state. He is a member of Aam Aadmi Party and represents Wazirpur (Assembly constituency) of Delhi.[1]

Rajesh Gupta
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Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly
for Wazirpur
Assumed office
Feb 2015
Preceded byDr Mahender Nagpal
Personal details
NationalityIndian
Political partyAam Aadmi Party
Websitehttp://rajeshgupta.info

Rajesh Gupta was born on 2 November 1978 at LNJP Hospital, Delhi. He completed his schooling from Tyagi Public School. During his late teenage he was actively involved into theatre. He generally performed street plays and nukkad nataks through which he tried to spread awareness in the society. He always wanted to do something different and contribute towards it. The Anti-corruption movement was a major icebreaker for his career in politics. He left a flourishing Shoe Business and a budding career in theatrics to join Aam Aadmi Party and started his journey of change.

He actively participated in Anti-Corruption Protest led by Anna Hazare in 2011. He did a lot of campaigning during the 2013 Assembly elections. Eventually fought for the post of MLA in 2015 Delhi Elections and won.

Rajesh Gupta had won Delhi Assembly Elections in 2015 with a margin of 22,044 votes by defeating Dr. Mahender Nagpal of BJP and Hari Shankar Gupta of Indian National Congress (INC), both former MLAs. He had secured 61,208 votes followed by Dr. Mahender Nagpal who got 39,164 votes and Hari Shankar Gupta got 8,371 votes out of 111,585 total votes polled in this assembly constituency.

Posts heldEdit

# From To Position Comments
01 10 February 2015 till date Member, Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi
02 8 February 2015 till date Spokesperson, Aam Aadmi Party
03 26 November 2012 till date Volunteer, Aam Aadmi Party

Electoral performanceEdit

Delhi Assembly elections, 2020: Wazirpur [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
AAP Rajesh Gupta 57331 52.64 -2.21
BJP Mahender Nagpal 45641 41.91 +6.81
INC Harikishan Jindal 3501 3.21 -4.29
BSP Mustqim Ahmed 889 0.82 -0.24
NOTA None of the above 477 0.44 +0.02
Majority 11,690 10.73 -9.02
Turnout 1,09,654 60.50 -7.92
AAP hold Swing -2.21

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election result". Election commission of India. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ "General Legislative Election 2020". Election Commission of India.
State Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
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Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly
from Wazirpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

2020
Incumbent