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Attorney vs attorney: Bipolar battle in the New Delhi constituency

There will be a strong competition for the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat, which is known as the “VIP constituency” due to its history of electing well-known politicians like Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

 

This time, Somnath Bharti, the senior leader of the AAP running from the India bloc, will face off against Bansuri, the daughter of prominent BJP lawmaker and former cabinet minister Sushma Swaraj’s lawyer.

Although Bansuri is new to politics, Bharti has expertise in city politics, having won the Malviya Nagar assembly assembly assembly election three times in a row (2013, 2015, and 2020).

Both competitors are renowned attorneys. Although Bansuri, the newcomer, has a spotless record, her opponent has been involved in a number of scandals, including accusations of domestic abuse and vigilantism. He was detained in 2016 on suspicion of causing damage to AIIMS property.

Although the race for the polls seems to be tight between the candidates, many think Bansuri may have an advantage against Bharti since the seat is seen of as a BJP stronghold, particularly in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election. Bansuri has been requesting votes throughout her campaigns on the basis of Modi’s assurances.

However, a number of people lean more toward Bharti because of his emphasis on regional problems and his pledge to bring them up in Parliament.

Another candidate for this seat is Raaj Kumar Anand, a “disgruntled” AAP leader who is now a part of the BSP. Even though Anand referred to the competition in New Delhi as “triangular,” analysts claim that in comparison to Bharti and Bansuri, his popularity and ground presence are not as strong.

The main problems, according to the locals, are air pollution, bottleneck roads, a shortage of parking spots, and traffic delays. Approximately 15 lakh voters, the majority of whom come from middle-class and upper-class homes, will determine the outcome.

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