Some Key Highlights on Delhi Election
- Delhi assembly elections is going to be held on February 8
- Delhi assembly election results would be announced on February 11
- Model Code of Conduct has come out into effect in Delhi from today
Schedule for Single Phase Delhi Assembly Elections#DelhiElections2020
Date of Notification: 14th Jan
Last day of nomination: 21st Jan
Scrutiny of nominations: 22nd Jan
Last date for withdrawal of candidature: 24th Jan
Date of Poll: 8th Feb
Counting of votes: 11th Feb pic.twitter.com/5G26ToEQYQ
— Election Commission of India #SVEEP (@ECISVEEP) January 6, 2020
The Election Commission has declared the political race dates for the eagerly awaited Delhi gathering decisions (Delhi Assembly Election). Races in Delhi will be hung on February 8 out of a solitary stage and the outcomes will be declared on February 11.
Chief Election Commissioner (Mr Sunil Arora ) addressed the media on Monday in New Delhi to announce the dates of Delhi assembly elections. Elections on all 70 seats in Delhi will be held on February 8. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Delhi will be implementing the Model Code of Conduct.
The term of the 70-member Delhi Assembly is ending on February 22 and a new House has to be constituted before that. The last assembly elections in Delhi were held in 2015, which saw Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief sweeping the elections and winning 67 of the 70 seats.
How Many Can be Eligible To Vote
A total of 1.46 crore voters can practice their establishment in the upcoming Delhi Assembly election, according to the final electoral list for Delhi published today. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Delhi Ranbir Singh said the final publication of voters list shows there are total 1,46,92,136 voters in Delhi including 80.55 lakh males and 66.35 lakh females.( as per the final electoral roll)
This will be the main political decision in Delhi since the BJP cleared the Lok Sabha surveys early a year ago; the party swept all 7 parliamentary seats in Delhi.
Some key issues the three main parties in this election –
AAP, BJP and Congress – are likely to focus on are the pollution crisis that engulfed the city state in the final few months of last year and controversy over the centre’s move to regularise 1,731 unauthorized residential colonies.
WHO CAN BE THE NEXT CM OF DELHI?
Looking to corner the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday tried to know from it its chief ministerial candidate that who will (can be)take on Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi.
Writing a letter to BJP leader Vijay Goel, AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh posed three questions that, he said, the individuals of Delhi need to ask his party and said he wanted to get a reaction within 24 hours.
Addressing to a public interview, Singh attacked BJP and said he was confused about who should the letter be addressed to as there are three CM candidates from Delhi BJP.
Individuals of Delhi need to ask BJP a few inquiries which is for what good reason I am composing this letter. As you have three chief ministerial candidates, ,I was in a situation with respect to whom should I address it to. Since you are the senior-most and experienced, I decided to deliver it to you,” Singh said.
Singh sought answers from Goel on three issues.
- Initially, if his party favoured free electricity up to 200 units to Delhiites.
- Second, if the BJP was in favour of waiving water arrears for the people,
- The last: “Who is the CM candidate from BJP to take on Arvind Kejriwal in the upcoming Delhi polls?”
Delhi Assembly election are scheduled to be held early next year.
Urging Goel to give “simple, straight” answers, Singh said BJP leaders either don’t answer questions or they duck them.
“BJP never gives simple, straight answers. It either avoids a question by not answering or by ducking it. I request them to give simple reply to the people of Delhi on these issues. I am hopeful he will respond within 24 hours,” he said in his letter.
In 2015 too, as BJP delayed a decision on who would be its chief ministerial candidate, AAP had repeatedly asked it to make it clear to the electorate who its CM face was.
After the Union Cabinet on Tuesday affirmed the disintegration of the Delhi Assembly, making ready for new Assembly surveys, the fundamental contenders set the ball moving by attempting to choose the authority issue.
While Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was first off the block by announcing Arvind Kejriwal as its chief ministerial candidate, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) decided to count on the charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and fight under collective leadership.
The Congress was at this point to accept a call in the event that it would go the BJP or AAP path in choosing the leadership issue.
Exuding confidence that the party was not short of good leaders, BJP State chief Satish Upadhyay said: “The decision not to project anyone as the chief ministerial candidate was taken because we want to fight elections solely on collective leadership. The BJP has no dearth of popular and capable leaders.”
Senior BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi, who is viewed as a hopeful for the Chief Minister’s post, also resounded a similar sentiment and rested confidence in the Central initiative.
The BJP had fought the last Assembly elections under the leadership of Dr Harsh Vardhan, who was its chief ministerial candidate. In the 2008 Assembly polls, the BJP projected Dr Vijay Malhotra as its chief ministerial candidate.
The party has changed its strategy(plan) vis-à-vis the Delhi Chief Minister under the new dispensation. “Our aim is to win Delhi elections first, the chief ministerial candidate will be decided by the central leadership,” said a Delhi BJP leader.
The BJP has chosen to follow the Maharashtra and Haryana model where the party battled the recently held Assembly elections without naming their chief ministerial candidates. Even in the case of the forthcoming Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly polls, the BJP has not anticipated any one as its chief ministerial candidate.
Then, the AAP has been quick in taking advantage of the “anonymous” go head to head with the BJP as it guaranteed that the gathering was frightened it would lose by a major edge in the forthcoming Assembly surveys.
The AAP attempted to pitch it as an immediate battle between Arvind Kejriwal and senior BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi but the latter refused to bite the bait. “It’s very clear that Jagdish Mukhi is the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate,” Kejriwal said.
Congress, the third player in Delhi’ political field, is pitching its strength to recover the ground that it lost to AAP in the last Delhi Assembly election races. Ajay Maken the previous Union Minister, may lead the Congress survey battle in the Capital as its chief ministerial candidate.
Sources say Maken may contest from New Delhi Assembly seat in the absence of former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who has not shown any inclination to contest. He is the credible face in Delhi who can lead the Congress in a better way and counter Kejriwal.
The current leadership in the Delhi Congress has failed to make any impact after Dikshit, and the forthcoming contest could be a direct one between the BJP and the AAP.
It would be an interesting contest between Maken and Kejriwal in Gole Market, political pundits say. However it is not clear whether Kejriwal will seek re-election from the New Delhi seat or opt for some other seat.
Before entering into national politics, Maken had won the Assembly polls thrice between 1933 and 2003. In 1999 he was appointed parliamentary secretary to then Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and acted as the CM’s principal troubleshooter.
He was number two in the Sheila Dikshit Government when he was given the Transport, Power and Tourism portfolios. He was later made Speaker of Delhi Assembly at the age of 39. Maken had lost lok Sabha elections in 2014 from the New Delhi seat and stood third.
However, Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh lovely said they will go “collectively” and there will be no official name for the CM’s post. lovely said that the Congress will go it alone with the slogan of 15 years versus one year of misrule and confusion in the National Capital.