Notification issued for Delhi poll; five nominations filed

Notification issued for Delhi poll; five nominations filed

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 14

With the Election Commission today issuing a notification for Delhi Assembly polls for 70 seats, scheduled for February 8, the nomination process began today, as five of the contestants filed their papers.

Elections to the 70-member Delhi Assembly promises to be a triangular contest with the AAP hoping to retain power on the plank of development and the BJP and the Congress determined to put

up a spirited challenge.

“The notification for the Delhi election was today issued by poll authorities. Nominations have begun for the polls,” a senior official said. The counting

of votes will be taken up on February 11. “The nomination process started from today at the offices of returning officers of 70 Assembly constituencies. It began at 11 am and will end at 3 pm,” a senior EC official said.

The last date to file nomination is January 21, the scrutiny will take place on January 22 while the last date of withdrawal of candidature will be January 24. Over 1.46 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the Delhi elections, according to the final electoral roll.

Among the five nominations filed today included one each in Burari and Matiala.


AAP announces candidates, 24 new faces

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday announced its list of 70 candidates for the February 8 Delhi Assembly polls, with CM Arvind Kejriwal contesting again from the New Delhi seat and his deputy Manish Sisodia from the Patparganj seat. The party has dropped 15 sitting MLAs and given ticket to a total of 24 new faces, including Atishi, Dilip Pandey and Raghav Chadha, who unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. PTI

Cities

View All

‘Govt to spend Rs 271 cr to make Sultanpur Lodhi heritage town’

Urban Development Minister Sarkaria unfurls Tricolour in hol...

CCTV cameras lying defunct for 5 months

The contract of the private company, which is responsible fo...

Child found dead in bed box, mother held

Had stuffed glove in two-and-a-half-year-old boy’s mouth; co...

Suspected case of coronavirus at PGI, patient from Mohali

28-year-old man had travelled to China on Jan 16, returned o...

City to get second medical college

Admn has started work on proposal, says UT Adviser at R-Day ...

Child dies after being mauled by stray dogs

Was playing near dump at Bahomajra village

Brace for traffic snarls in city

Company begins work on ROB/RUB project near Hero Bakery Chow...

300 traffic marshals deployed on busy roads

To help police personnel in regulating traffic, will issue d...