The BJP today declared the list of candidates for 57 seats in the Delhi assembly elections, which is to be held on February 8.
Bharatiya Janata Party announces names of 57 candidates out of 70 for upcoming Delhi assembly elections. pic.twitter.com/eJEYYPm5X3
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Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari released the list, which comprises 4 women and 11 candidates from the Scheduled Caste category.
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Former AAP MLA and BJP leader Kapil Mishra will be contesting from Model Town. Vijendra Gupta, Rekha Gupta and Subhash Sachdeva will be contesting from Rohini, Shalimar Bagh and Moti Nagar respectively. Shikha Rai will be fighting the elections from Greater Kailash.
The BJP’s Central Election Committee (CEC) had met yesterday to finalise the party’s candidates for the polls.
The elections will see a triangular contest between the Congress, the BJP and the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party.
The AAP had recently announced its candidates for the assembly elections, while the Congress is yet to release its list of candidates.
The BJP had won all the seven seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. However, the party has been voted out of power in multiple state assembly elections, since its resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
In 2015 assembly elections, the AAP had won 67 of the 70 seats, while the BJP won just three.
The last date for filing nominations is January 21. The results will be declared on February 11, 2020.
MCD elections 2022: AAP announces second list of 117 candidates
Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections will take place on December 4, and the counting of votes will be done on December 7.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced the second list of 117 candidates for the upcoming Delhi MCD elections on Saturday. The party released the first list of 134 candidates on Friday.
Along with the list of candidates, AAP tweeted Our second list of candidates for the upcoming MCD elections is here! Congratulations to all. Delhi will Vote for Jhaadu to clean the 3 Garbage Mountains gifted by the BJP.
Bobby Kinnar, a member of the transgender community, has been nominated by the party to run in the upcoming elections from Sultanpuri-A Ward. One seat has been reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates in the Sultanpuri-A ward. Sanjeev Kumar of the AAP won the seat in the 2017 elections.
In addition, Kejriwal announced the party’s manifesto for the elections on December 4, promising that his administration would endeavour to uphold 10 guarantees.
Earlier in the day, at a press conference, Kejriwal had dared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to tell the public about five things that they have done in the MCD in the last 15 years. He said Forget even five things, let them [BJP] come out and tell us about two things that they have done in the MCD. They just hold press conferences and abuse Arvind Kejriwal 24 hours a day, he stated.
BJP on Saturday unveiled its initial list of 232 candidates for the civic body elections, with the nominees including 126 women, three Muslims, seven Sikhs, and nine former mayors.
Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections will take place on December 4, and the counting of votes will be done on December 7. Voting for 68 assembly seats will be held from 8 am to 5:30 pm on December 4.
Delhi MCD elections: Voting on December 4, result on December 7
As per the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the number of MCD wards has come down to 250 this year from 272.
The state election commission (SEC) of Delhi announced the schedule for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections 2022 today. The elections will take place on December 4 and the counting of votes will be held on December 7.
The SEC stated that the model code of conduct will come into force from today. Hoarding and banners used for the election campaign will be removed. As per the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the number of MCD wards has come down to 250 this year from 272.
Delhi MCD election schedule
Issue of notification – November 7
Last date of filing nomination – November 14
Scrutiny of nomination- November 16
Last date for withdrawal of candidate- November 19
Date of polls- December 4
Counting of votes – December 7
Completion of the entire election process – December 15
Vijay Dev, Delhi State Election Commissioner stated out of those 42 seats for SC, 21 seats will be for SC women. 104 seats will be reserved for women, he said.
Delhi Election Commission said that nominations will start in Delhi from November 7 and the last date to file nominations is November 14. As per the EC, out of 70 assembly seats, elections will take place in 68 seats. No polling could be held on two seats due to the death of candidates.
The EC has appointed Returning Officers and has taken the objections and suggestions of the public as well as political parties into consideration, by setting up polling booths at the ward level.
EC said immediate action will be taken against illegal hoardings and posters from today onwards. Loudspeakers will not be allowed from 10 pm to 6 am. The nomination of the candidates will be done from 10 am to 3 pm at 68 places. The police have also been instructed to provide proper security. Candidates can spend between Rs 5.75 lakhs and Rs 8 lakhs.
Stop crying like Congress: Manish Sisodia slams BJP over delaying Delhi MCD poll dates
Manish Sisodia came down heavily on BJP after Union Minister Smriti Irani accused AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal of depriving the MCD employees of Rs 13,000 crores.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for delaying Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections in the capital. Sisodia in a press conference slammed the BJP government and asked them not to cry like Congress and said that there will be a big achievement for BJP if they even win 10 seats. If you have the courage then don’t run away, fight (contest MCD elections) with us, Sisodia added.
Sisodia came down heavily on BJP after Union Minister Smriti Irani accused AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal of depriving the MCD employees of Rs 13,000 crores. Kejriwal had earlier in the day conducted a press conference in which he expressed outrage over the postponement of municipal corporation elections in the national capital, claiming that doing so weakens the democratic system.
Kejriwal in a statement said that the date for MCD polls was to be announced at 5 p.m. on March 9, but the same day an hour ago, Centre wrote to State EC to combine all 3 civic bodies into one, and to delay polls. EC agreed to do so. The State Election Commissioner must reveal if he was threatened (by Centre) with ED, I-T, CBI raids, or has been given a post-retirement role after April. he added.
Responding to Kejriwal’s statement, Irani said Kejriwal has deprived the people of Delhi of the strongest unit of Democracy, of its funds, adding, they (AAP) are requested to allow development work to be done till the slums of the poor, let the reform work be done.
The MCD election dates are yet to be issued by the Centre, according to the State Election Commissioner, who is investigating certain legal objections presented by the central government. The Centre intends to restructure the MCD by combining Delhi’s three municipal corporations.