Today is the last day for filing of nominations for Delhi Assembly Elections. Scrutiny of nomination papers will be held tomorrow, while names can be withdrawn till Friday, 24th January. BJP and Congress released the second list of candidates yesterday.
AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal filed his nomination papers today.
Ahead of filing his nomination for the Delhi assembly elections, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the journey for the next five years starts now and his aim is to beat corruption and take Delhi forward.
He also tweeted that he was standing in queue to file his nomination.
“Waiting to file my nomination. My token no is 45. There are many people here to file nomination papers. Am so glad so many people participating in democracy,” he tweeted.
BJP announced candidates for 10 assembly seats including New Delhi, Delhi Cantt, Rajouri Garden, Shahdara and Kalkaji among others. Sunil Yadav will be the party candidate from New Delhi seat. There are two women candidates in the list, Sumanlata Shaukeen from Nangloi Jaat and Kusum Khatri from Mehrauli.
Congress announced seven new names in its list. It has fielded Romesh Sabharwal from the New Delhi Assembly seat against AAP convenor and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The party has given four seats, Burari, Uttam Nagar, Palam and Kirari to its alliance partner RJD.
BJP has forged an alliance with JDU and LJP in Delhi and decided to give three seats to them. JDU will contest on two seats and LJP on one. BJP ally Shiromani Akali Dal yesterday said it will not contest the Delhi Assembly elections.
There are around one crore 47 lakh voters in Delhi. The election for 70 Assembly seats will be held on 8th of next month. Counting of votes will be taken up on 11th February.
(With inputs from PTI)