Meet Gurgaon Lok Sabha candidates: Commonwealth medal winner, former army officer and AMU alumnus

LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY ROUND-UP: GURGAON

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Gurgaon Lok Sabha (Parliamentary) Constituency comprises nine assembly constituencies – Bawal (SC), Rewari, Pataudi (SC), Badshahpur, Gurgaon, Sohna, Nuh, Ferozepur Jhirka and Punahana. These constituencies are in the districts of Rewari, Gurgaon and Mewat.

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A financial and technology hub a few kilometers from the National Capital, Gurgaon, the Millenium City,  is considered one of India’s bellwether seats. A bird’s eye view of this constituency can be found here.

Gurgaon started as a constituency in Punjab and had Maulana Abul Kalam Azad from the Congress Party as its MP for the first two Lok Sabhas. With Rao Inderjit Singh as its candidate, INC continued its win here till such time that he changed parties and joined the BJP, and won the seat again.

According to the website of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Haryana, as of 23rd April 2019, the constituency had a total of 23,87,902 voters – 12,71,871 male, 11,15,995 female and 36 others / third gender. 2,519 regular and 9 auxiliary polling booths (total of 2,528) will be set up to enable these voters to cast their vote.

According to another page on the website of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Haryana, as of 23rd April 2019, the constituency had a total of 21,50,668 voters – 11,45,459 male, 10,05,174 female and 35 others / third gender. 2,245 regular, and 9 auxiliary polling booths (total of 2,254) will be set up to enable these voters to cast their vote.

The above shows a difference of 2,37,234 voters and 274 booths.

Note – Map for representation purpose | Source – http://datameet.org

2014 Lok Sabha Elections

In the 2014 elections, around 13.20  lakh cast their votes.

Candidate Name Party Votes secured % vote share (over total polled)
Inderjit Singh Rao Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 6,44,780 48.82
Zakir Hussain Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) 3,70,058 28.02
Rao Dharam Pal Indian National Congress (INC) 1,33,713 10.12
Yogengra Yadav Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 79,456 6.02
NOTA 2,658 0.20

Know your Candidates

Twenty Four candidates are contesting from Lucknow this time, of whom most are from political parties / groups. Links to their affidavits can be found towards the end of this article.

The final list of candidates is after the Election Commission of India (ECI) rejected eight nominations while three withdrew their nominations. No woman is contesting from the constituency this time. Another fact is that none of the contestants here have any pending criminal cases.

Virender Rana of INLD is the richest candidate here with assets worth Rs 102.58 Crore while Vinod Kumar of AAP (Peoples) has declared assets of only Rs 61,500.

What is interesting to note is that there are multiple cases of candidates having names in common – Pawan Kumar and Pawan Nehra, Ramesh Chand and Ramesh Kumar, Rao Inderjeet and Rao Inderjit Singh, and Virendra Rana and Virendra Singh. 6 have Singh in their names, and a similar number have Kumar.

Rao Inderjit Singh, BJP

Rao Inderjit Singh of the BJP is the incumbent MP from this seat. A bronze medal winner in the Commonwealth Shooting Championship, he has been an MLA in the Haryana Assembly for four terms and an MP for four LS terms. He was a member of the INC till September 2013, when he joined BJP. He is currently the Union Minister of State for Planning (independent charge) in Government of India.

  • Age:         69 years
  • Edu:        BA, LLB
  • Background:    His father, Rao Birendra Singh, was the first Speaker of the Haryana Assembly after Haryana was formed in 1966 November, and briefly the second Chief Minister of Haryana when he deflected from the Congress Party and established the Vishal Haryana Party.
  • Facebook:    www.facebook.com/RaoInderjitSingh
  • Twitter:    @Rao_InderjitS
  • Voter in:    72 – Bawal Assembly constituency
  • Email:        mpgurgaon@gmail.com
  • Phone:        09871100010
  • Pending criminal cases:  None

Assets and liabilities

Year Assets (movable + fixed) Liabilities
Lok Sabha 2019 42.09 Cr

(MA: 20.56 Cr; FA: 21.53 Cr)

3.15 Cr
Lok Sabha 2014

(Winner)

25.07 Crore Nil
Lok Sabha 2009 6.73 Crore 96.7K

An overview of his participation in the current term:

  • Debates:            55
  • Questions:              0
  • Private Members’ Bill:     1

More details about the various official positions held by him can be found here.

In the news

Capt. Ajay Singh, INC

Capt. Ajay Singh was a commissioned officer in the Indian Army and has won the Rewari assembly seat six times. He was the Finance Minister and later made the Power Minister during 2012. He also served as the Finance, Irrigation, Forest and Environment Minister when the INC was last in power.

  • Age:         60 years
  • Education:    B Sc, LLB
  • Profession:    Politician
  • Background:    His father Rao Abhey Singh too was a three-time MLA from Haryana.  His son is married to Lallu Prasad Yadav’s daughter.
  • Voter in:    74-Rewari
  • Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/Captain.Ajay.Singh.Yadav/
  • Twitter:    @CaptAjayYadav
  • Email:        captajayprmhry@gmail.com
  • Phone:        01274-225253
  • Criminal cases: None

Assets and liabilities

Year Assets (Movable + Fixed; Self + Spouse + HUF + Dependents) Liabilities Self + Spouse + Dependents)
Lok Sabha 2019 Rs. 27.48 Cr

(MA: 1.547 Cr;

FA: 25.93 Cr)

Rs. 1.06 Cr
Haryana Assembly 2014 Rs 22.87 Cr Rs 2.06 Cr
Haryana Assembly 2009

(Winner)

Rs 7.63 Cr Rs. 17.04 Lakhs

In the News

Chaudhary Rais Ahmad, BSP

A student of AMU, Rais Ahmad is representing both Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Loktantra Suraksha Party (LSP).

  • Age:         58 years
  • Education:    BA, Dip (Secretriat Work)
  • Voter in:    115 Badau Assembly Constituency
  • Website:    https://raisahmad.org/
  • Email:        rahmadcmd@gmail.com
  • Phone:        98200 20851
  • Pending criminal cases: None

Assets and liabilities

Year Assets (Movable + Fixed) Liabilities
Lok Sabha 2019 45.93 Cr

(MA: 9.35Cr + 1.69CR

FA: 34.10Cr + 0.778 Cr)

8.41 Cr

8.38 Cr + 2.9L

Full list of candidates contesting from Gurgaon

(Click on a candidate’s name to view his/her affidavit)

Candidate Name Party Symbol
CAPT. AJAY SINGH

Graduate Professional, 60, Politician

Indian National Congress – INC Hand
Rao Inderjit Singh

Graduate Professional, 69, Agriculture and social welfare

Bharatiya Janata Party – BJP Lotus
Rais Ahmad aka Chaudhary Rais Ahmad

Graduate, 58, Business

Bahujan Samaj Party – BSP Elephant
Virender Rana

Post Graduate, 46, Business

Indian National Lok Dal Spectacles
Dr. Abdul Latif (Miya Ji)

Illiterate, 63, Vehicle repairs

Voters Party / Independent Key
Jai Kawar Tyagi aka Fauji/Foji Jai Kawar Tyagi Dikshit

Matric fail / 8th Standard pass, 64, Social Worker

Daksh Party Chess Board
Jawahar Singh Pahal

Graduate of Institution of Engineers, 47, Business

Bhartiya Shakti Chetna Party Flute
Col. Dharam Pal Singh Raghava

BA, 61, Ex-serviceman

Rashtra Nirman Party Walking Stick
Advocate Parveen Yadav Wazirabad aka Praveen Kumar

Bachelor of Law, 40, Advocate

Akhil Bharatiya Jan Sangh Helicopter
Pawan Kumar

12th Pass, 30, School Teacher

Shivsena Bow and Arrow
Dr. Mehmood Khan aka Mehmud Khan

Post Graduate in Management, 63, Agriculture and dairy business

Jannayak Janta Party Chappals
Mahabir Mehra Chhilarki

10th Pass, 41, Mazdori / labour

Peoples Party of India (Democratic) Basket containing fruits
Ramesh Kumar

BA, 48, Driver

Rashtriya Sahara Party Cup and Saucer
Ramesh Chand

10th Pass, 67, Retired from Police service

Bahujan Mukti Party Cot
Vinod Kumar

10th Pass, 40, self employed

Aapki Apni Party (Peoples) / Independent Battery Torch
Sharvan Kumar aka Comrade Sarwan Kumar

10th Pass, 51, Social Worker

Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) – SUCI(C) Glass Tumbler
Hans Kumar

10th Pass, 38, Real Estate Consultant

Rashtriya Rashtrawadi Party Gas Cylinder
Chowkidar Anjan Deveshwar aka Anjan Kumar Deveshwar

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Course, HIET, Chennai; 41, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer / Teacher

Independent Mike
Azad Singh Nangalia

10th Pass, 60, Retired

Independent Apple
Rao Inderjeet aka Inderjeet

10th Pass, 37, Working in a private company

Independent Cauliflower
Kusheshwar Bhagat

9th Pass, 48, Pav Bhaji Seller

Independent Plate Containing Food
Pawan Nehra aka Pawan Kumar

BA, 34, Business

Independent Bucket
Virender Singh aka Virendra

M Com, 58, Farming

Independent Football
Sudesh Kumar

12th Pass, 32, Self employed

Independent Diamond


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