Manoj Tiwari, popular singer and actor, is the incumbent BJP MP from North East Delhi and also the Delhi BJP chief. Riding a Modi wave, Tiwari had beaten AAP candidate Anand Kumar by a margin of over 1 lakh votes in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
The contest is likely to be tougher this time around with Congress veteran and former Delhi CM Shiela Dikshit contesting from the seat as well. The contest is likely to be between the two BJP and Congress candidates, but AAP leader Dilip Pandey can affect equations as well.
Tiwari has banked on star power for his campaign, with actor Suniel Shetty and singer Sapna Choudhary both featuring in his rallies. A Purvanchali himself, Tiwari is likely to absorb a sizable number of Purvanchali votes in the seat.