Tuesday marked the last day of filing nominations for the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi. Many top contenders across the three major political parties of the Aam Aadmi Party, Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress, filed their nominations on the last day.
A total of 1,029 candidates, which include 842 male candidates and 187 females, have filed their nominations for the polls to be held on February 8. The scrutiny of nomination papers are also done.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is contesting from New Delhi seat, filed his nomination papers on Tuesday after waiting for over six hours. The Aam Aadmi Party alleged that the nomination process of Arvind Kejriwal was deliberately delayed.
However, the Delhi CEO Office rejected the claims and said a set procedure was followed. The delay was caused due to the huge rush of candidates on the last day of filing nomination papers.
(With inputs from PTI)