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|
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: email@example.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)
|Lok Sabha 2014
|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
- May 2019: With respect to political rivals having familial ties in Haryana
- Apr 2019: When 72 villages threatened to boycott elections over land acquisition
- Apr 2018: Regarding NiITI Aayog’s proposal for the formation of committee for zero emission vehicles
- July 2016: About India’s rate of urbanisation being ‘dramatic’
- Mar 2015: With respect to One Rank One Pension and its cost
- Aug 2013: As a Congress MP, he accused Hooda govt of regional bias
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
|Rs 7.63 Cr||Rs. 17.04 Lakhs|
In the News
- July 2016: Announces he has quit the Congress. His resignation was however not accepted.
- July 2014: when he resigned from the Haryana Government
- April 2014: Scheme to offer out of court settlement for consumers of UHBVN and DGBVN
- April 2014: When Hooda Govt approached CPCB over polluting HP industrial units
- July 2012: Over Haryana land acquisition
- May 2012: When he directed officers to curb theft of power
- April 2012: When his son married an ex-Chief Minister’s daughter
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: email@example.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)
8.38 Cr + 2.9L
Full list of candidates contesting from Gurgaon
(Click on a candidate’s name to view his/her affidavit)
|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|
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|
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|
BA, 48, Driver
|Rashtriya Sahara Party||Cup and Saucer|
10th Pass, 67, Retired from Police service
|Bahujan Mukti Party||Cot|
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|
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
|Azad Singh Nangalia
10th Pass, 60, Retired
|Rao Inderjeet aka Inderjeet
10th Pass, 37, Working in a private company
9th Pass, 48, Pav Bhaji Seller
|Independent||Plate Containing Food|
|Pawan Nehra aka Pawan Kumar
BA, 34, Business
|Virender Singh aka Virendra
M Com, 58, Farming
12th Pass, 32, Self employed