Delhi elections: After AAP, BJP announces list of poll candidatesLast updated on Jan 17, 2020, 08:52 pm
Days after the Aam Aadmi Party released its list of candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday announced its poll candidates.
The BJP released a list of 57 poll candidates for the 70 Assembly seats which will go to poll on February 8, 2020.
The remaining 13 candidates will be announced later.
Here are more details.
BJP yet to announce candidate against CM Kejriwal
Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said four candidates are women while 11 belong to the Scheduled Caste category.
The BJP has fielded former AAP MLA Kapil Mishra from Model Town, Anil Sharma from RK Puram, Ramveer Singh Bidhuri from Badarpur, Vijendra Gupta from Rohini, among others.
The party is yet to announce a candidate against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal from the New Delhi seat.
You can check BJP's full list of candidates here
First list of 57 BJP candidates for the ensuing General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Delhi. pic.twitter.com/FCEWOD7kRL— BJP (@BJP4India) January 17, 2020
Poll candidates finalized at party meeting yesterday
The list comes a day after the party held a Central Election Committee meeting late Thursday. The meeting was attended by BJP President and Home Minister Amit Shah along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, working party President JP Nadda, Union Minister Rajnath Singh, et al.
AAP recently announced poll candidates for all 70 Assembly seats
Meanwhile, the AAP had on Tuesday released the list of poll candidates for all 70 Assembly seats.
Apart from Kejriwal's candidacy from the New Delhi seat, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia will contest from the Patparganj seat, which he currently holds.
Separately, AAP has fielded Atishi Marlena from Kalkaji, Raghav Chadha from Rajender Nagar, Satyendra Jain from Shakur Basti, Amanatullah Khan from Okhla, among others.
Congress expected to announce poll candidates soon
However, the Congress party is yet to announce its list of candidates.
Party sources told NDTV that the Congress will only release its list after the AAP and BJP candidates are announced.
The party had, however, released an official song—'Phir se Congress wali Delhi'—as part of its poll campaign.
The song focuses on the 15-year Congress rule in Delhi under former CM Sheila Dikshit.
Single-phase Delhi Assembly polls scheduled for February 8
All 70 Delhi Assembly seats will go to poll on February 8, with the result declaration on February 11.
The Election Commission has already enforced the model code of conduct and the last date to file the nomination is January 21.
In the 2015 polls, the AAP had bagged 67 seats, the BJP took three, while the Congress party drew a blank.