Delhi Polls: Election Observers Review Situation in Shaheen Bagh
Catch all the updates on the Delhi Assembly Election 2020 here.
The Aam Aadmi Party will hold silent protest in all 70 assembly constituencies over BJP MP Parvesh Verma's calling Delhi CM and AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal a "terrorist".
Election Observers along with Delhi Police visited Shaheen Bagh on friday, 31 January, to review the situation in the area.
The Election Commission on Thursday, 30 January issued a show cause notice to BJP MP Parvesh Verma for allegedly calling Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a "terrorist". He has been given time till 5 PM on Friday to respond.
- EC banned MoS Finance Anurag Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours and BJP MP Parvesh Verma for 96 hours on 30 January
- Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik’s tenure has been extended by one month
Shiromani Akali Dal has decided to support BJP in Delhi assembly polls
- 70 seats of Delhi Assembly will go to polls on 8 February, with the results to be declared on 11 February
- In 2015, the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP stormed into power in the capital, bagging 67 of the 70 seats
AAP Leaders Sisodia, 12 Others File Nominations on Thursday
Senior AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, and 12 other candidates on Thursday filed their nominations ahead of the 8 February Assembly polls, officials said.
With this the total number of nominations for the upcoming elections has gone up to 25 from 23 candidates.
Sisodia, 47, filed the nomination from the East Delhi's Patparganj constituency for the Delhi Assembly elections after holding a road show.
BJP, Congress Likely to Announce Candidates on Friday
Both BJP and Congress are likely to announce their candidates for the Delhi elections on Friday. Both parties’ central election committees held their respective meetings on Thursday.
BJP Announces 57 Candidates Out of 70 For Upcoming Polls
The Bharatiya Janata Party announces names of 57 candidates out of 70 for upcoming Delhi assembly elections.
Former AAP leader Kapil Mishra will contest from Model Town on BJP ticket and Delhi Assembly Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta will contest from Rohini.
Rekha Gupta will contest from Shalimar Bagh, Suman Kumar Gupta to contest from Chandni Chowk. Ajeet Singh Kharkhari to contest from Najafgarh and RP Singh to contest from Rajinder Nagar.
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Tiwari said that the names of candidates for the remaining 13 seats will be announced soon.
Congress' Election Committee to Meet on Saturday
The Congress party’s Central Election Committee is scheduled to meet on Saturday, 18 January.
Yoganand Shastri Resigns From Delhi Congress
Senior Congress leader and former Assembly Speaker Yoganand Shastri has resigned from the party over differences with the city unit President Subhash Chopra.
He alleged tickets for Delhi Assembly polls were being “sold” by Delhi unit office-bearers.
"I sent my resignation from Congress to party's Delhi affairs in-charge PC Chacko on Friday," Shastri told PTI.
AAP's Dwarka MLA Adarsh Shastri Joins Congress
AAP's Dwarka MLA in the outgoing Assembly, Adarsh Shastri, on Saturday joined the Congress at the party's Delhi unit office, in the presence of state president Subhash Chopra and AICC in-charge PC Chacko.
Shastri quit AAP after it denied him a ticket to seek re-election from Dwarka constituency. He is expected to be fielded from the seat by his new party to contest the 8 February polls, reported PTI.
The grandson of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri also held the posts of national spokesperson and co-convener of overseas affairs cell of AAP.
Congress Announces First List of 54 Candidates
The Congress party on Saturday announced the first list of 54 candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.
While former AAP leader Alka Lamba will contest from Chandni Chowk, Arvinder Singh Lovely will fight from Gandhi Nagar. Adarsh Shastri, who quite the Aam Aadmi Party after it denied him a ticket, has been fielded from Dwarka.
However, the party has not decided its candidate against Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal from the New Delhi seat.
It has fielded former Union minister Krishna Tirath from Patel Nagar and election campaign committee chairperson Kirti Azad’s wife Poonam Azad from Sangam Vihar.
Former Delhi minister Ashok Kumar Walia will contest from Krishna Nagar constituency, Haroon Yusuf from Ballimaran, Mateen Ahamad from Seelampur.
The party has fielded Lakshman Rawat against Deputy CM Manish Sisodia from Patparganj.
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BSP Announces First List of 42 Candidates
MLA Narayan Dutt Sharma, who quit AAP recently, will contest the 8 February Delhi Assembly election from his Badarpur constituency on a BSP ticket.
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced its first list of 42 candidates on Saturday.
The party has decided to field its nominess in all 70 seats in Delhi. Another list is expected on Sunday.
'Will Contest from Burari, Kirari, Uttam Nagar & Palam,' Says RJD
Manoj Jha, Rashtriya Janata Dal RJD said, “We will contest on four seats in the Delhi elections as per our agreement with Congress. These seats are — Burari, Kirari, Uttam Nagar and Palam, reports ANI.
Arvind Kejriwal to File Nomination From New Delhi Today
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday 20 January, will file his nomination from the New Delhi seat, for the upcoming Assembly polls in the national capital.
"I will file my nomination tomorrow. I will feel very good if you come to bless me," Kejriwal, who is also Aam Aadmi Party national convenor, said in a tweet on Sunday, 19 January.
Before filing his nomination, Kejriwal will hold a roadshow after seeking the blessings of Bhagwan Valmiki at the historic Valmiki Mandir, the AAP said in a statement.
Kejriwal Seeks Blessings from Parents Before Filing Nomination
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday sought blessings from his parents, before leaving for filing his nomination from the New Delhi seat.
Kejriwal Starts Roadshow, to File Nomination Shortly
Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal holds a roadshow while on his way to file his nomination from the New Delhi Assembly seat.
The Chief Minister also took the blessings of Lord Valmiki before filing his nomination. “Took the blessings of Lord Valmiki and prayed for the well being of the people of Delhi,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.
Arvind Kejriwal to File Nomination Tomorrow, Says 'Office Closes at 3 PM'
Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP candidate from New Delhi seat said, “I was supposed to file my nomination at 3 pm today but the office closes at 3 pm. I was told I'll have to file nomination but I said how can I leave them (people at road show) and go? I'll go to file nomination tomorrow.”
BJP's Vijender Gupta Files Nomination for Delhi Assembly Polls
Leader of Opposition in the outgoing Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta today filed his nomination papers for the 8 February polls.
Gupta, sitting Rohini MLA, filed his paper from the same seat, reports PTI.
No BJP-Akali Dal Alliance in Delhi Elections: Report
The BJP will not be fighting the elections in Delhi with its long-term alliance partner, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), reported Hindustan Times, quoting sources.
SAD MP Balwinder Singh Bhunder, however, said that the talks are still going on.
“It is not over as of now. We are still negotiating. Talks are still going on,” he said.
Denied Ticket, AAP's Councillor Joins Congress
Upset over not being given ticket for the assembly poll, AAP's Ajmeri Gate Councillor Rakesh Kumar on Monday joined the Congress party here along with his supporters.
Kumar, who was welcomed into the Congress fold by party's Delhi unit president Subhash Chopra, alleged that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was an "opportunist" and deliberately kept quiet on the issue of the amended citizenship law and the National Register of Citizens.
Delhi Cong Working Prez Offers to Contest Against Kejriwal
Delhi Congress Working President Rajesh Lilothia said that he has “offered” to contest against CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Better Not to Fight Delhi Polls Than Changing Stance on CAA: SAD
The SAD on Monday, 20 January, said that they would rather not contest the Delhi elections than change their stand on CAA, as asked by their ally BJP.
“SAD and BJP have an old relationship, but after stand by Sukhbir Badal on CAA, which was to include people from all religions, the BJP leadership wanted us to reconsider this stance. So, we decided to not fight these polls instead of changing our stand,” said Manjinder Singh Sirsa.
The Shiromani Akali Dal also believes that the NRC should not be implemented, Sirsa added.
“We welcomed # but we never demanded that any one religion be excluded from this act,” he said.
BJP Gives Three Seats to JD(U), LJP for Delhi Polls
The BJP will allot two seats to the JD(U) and one to the Lok Janshakti Party in Delhi as it gears up to take on the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in the assembly polls scheduled for 8 February.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said the party leadership has taken a decision to give two seats to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-headed JD(U) and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan-headed LJP.
JD(U) spokesperson K C Tyagi welcomed the development, saying it reminded him of the "old NDA" of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani when the BJP and its allies fought elections together.
However, LJP leader Kali Pandey, who is his party's in-charge for the 70-member Delhi assembly polls, said he was unaware of any such development. The LJP had earlier announced that it will contest on all seats in the national capital and name several candidates.
The JD(U) will contest from Sangam Vihar and Burari constituency and the LJP from Seemapuri, BJP sources said.
RJD Releases Names of 4 Candidates for Delhi Polls
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) released the names of four candidates for Delhi elections 2020. Pramod Tyagi to contest from Burari, Dr Mohd Riyazuddin Khan from Kirari, Shakti Kumar Bishnoi from Uttam Nagar and Nirmal Kumar Singh to contest from Palam assembly constituencies.
Congress Releases List of 7 Candidates, Romesh Sabharwal to Contest From New Delhi
The Indian National Congress has released a second list of 7 candidates for the Delhi Assembly Elections. Romesh Sabharwal will contest against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from the New Delhi seat.
Former Congress MLAs Amrish Gautam and Bhisham Sharma, who had joined BJP earlier, have been given tickets from Kondli and Ghonda constituencies respectively.
BJP Releases Second List of 10 Candidates, Bagga to Contest from Hari Nagar
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released another list of 10 candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly Elections, reports ANI.
Tajinder Pal Bagga is slated to contest from the Hari Nagar constituency, while Sunil Yadav will contest from New Delhi.
'Kejriwal is Afraid': BJP's Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga
Delhi BJP Spokesperson and BJP's candidate from Hari Nagar Tajinder Singh Pal Bagga, on Tuesday, 21 January said that the BJP will win more than 50 seats in the 70 constituencies of Delhi, during the upcoming polls in the national capital.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Bagga said that AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is afraid, which is why documents were burnt at Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) office, 15 days before the polls.
Jitendra Tomar to be Replaced With Wife After Election Cancellation
Preeti Tomar, wife of AAP leader and former state minister Jitendra Tomar to replace him as the candidate from Tri Nagar. Delhi High Court had cancelled MLA election of Jitendra Tomar over false information in affidavit.
My Aim to Take Delhi Forward, Their Aim to Defeat Me: CM Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Tuesday, 21 January, said that his aim is to take Delhi forward. In a tweet, the Chief Minister said that while on one hand, his focus is to take Delhi forward, the Opposition is only focused on defeating him.
BJP to Replace Sunil Yadav as Kejriwal's New Delhi Opponent
The BJP will field a fresh candidate against Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from New Delhi assembly seat. Sources in the party told news agency ANI that Sunil Yadav, the BJP candidate announced in the list released at midnight, will be replaced.
BJP Clears Air on Kejriwal's Opponent, Sunil Yadav to Contest New Delhi
Shyam Jaju, Delhi BJP In-charge, on Tuesday cleared the air on the party dropping CM Arvind Kejriwal's immediate opponent Sunil Yadav as their New Delhi candidate. Jaju said that Yadav will remain the BJP's candidate against Arvind Kejriwal. "We are assured of his victory," Jaju said.
Kejriwal Reaches Jamnagar House to File Nomination
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Tuesday 21 January, went to file his nomination for the New Delhi seat.
While waiting, Kejriwal also tweeted out about the development, saying he loves how democracy is functioning.
High Drama as CM Kejriwal Waits to File Nomination
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday, 21 January, alleged that the BJP was stalling Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from filing his nomination. His token number is 45.
“Around 35 candidates are sitting at RO’s office without proper nomination papers, even without names of 10 proposers. They are insisting unless their papers are complete and file nomination. They won't allow CM Kejriwal to file nomination. BJP is behind these people,” said AAP's Saurabh Bharadwaj.
After Six Hour Wait, CM Arvind Kejriwal Files Nomination
After waiting for over six hours, Delhi CM and AAP candidate from New Delhi constituency Arvind Kejriwal files nomination for upcoming polls.
No Deliberate Delay by RO in Filing of Nomination: Delhi EC
The Office of District Election Officer in New Delhi released a statement clarifying that there was no “deliberate delay” in filing of nomination of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“It is hereby clarified that the above information is misleading and there is no deliberate delay on the part of election machinery. There is a procedure to be followed by RO while receiving nominations from candidates,” said a statement.
Congress Releases List of Party's Star Campaigners for Polls
Congress has released a list of party's star campaigners for the Delhi polls. Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, Shashi Tharoor, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Shatrughan Sinha are in the list, besides interim president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and ex-PM Manmohan Singh.
BJP Releases List of Party's Star Campaigners for Polls
BJP releases a list of party's star campaigners for the Delhi polls. Hema Malini, Sunny Deol, Hans Raj Hans, Gautam Gambhir, Ravi Kishan and Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirahua' are in the list. PM Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party president JP Nadda are also in the list, among others.
1,029 Candidates Filed 1,528 Nominations for Delhi Polls
As many as 1,029 candidates have filed 1,528 nominations for the Delhi Assembly polls on February 8, according to data shared by the poll panel.
On the last day of filing nominations on Tuesday, over 800 nominations were filed for the 70 assembly constituencies, which go to polls on February 8.
As many as 1,029 candidates, including 187 women, have filed a total of 1,528 nominations, an official from the office of Delhi chief electoral officer said.
These nominations also include the 'cover' candidates. The date for withdrawing nominations is Friday.
Delhi Polls: Over 1000 Violations of Model Code of Conduct
Over 1000 FIRs have so far been registered in connection with various violations since the model of code conduct came into force for the Delhi Assembly polls.
Talking to reporters, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said action had been taken against 2,078 public vehicles, including autorickshaws and e-rickshaws, for carrying political messages.
A total of 543512 hoardings and posters have been removed under the Defacement of Properties Act by local bodies.
Vote Keeping Welfare of Your Family in Mind: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday appealed to the supporters of opposition parties to vote for the AAP in the 8 February assembly elections so that the work done in the last five years in the national capital is not "undone".
Addressing a roadshow in the Badli constituency in support of AAP candidate Ajesh Yadav, Kejriwal kept the "main achievements" of his government – free electricity and water – in focus, as he listed out his welfare measures.
"We have worked hard to improve our schools, the education system, health care... If you vote for other parties, education and health care services will deteriorate," he said.
“Who will take care of the education of your children, who will help you get good and affordable health care if you vote in favour any other party? Just give it a thought,” he said.
Cancel Kapil Mishra's Candidature: AAP to EC
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has written to Delhi Chief Election Officer, alleging 'wrongful acceptance of nomination forms of BJP candidate Kapil Mishra from Model Town constituency.' AAP has requested EC to cancel the candidature of Kapil Mishra.
Kejriwal to Hold 5 Roadshows Today
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will hold five roadshows in five assembly constituencies on Thursday.
Kejriwal will hold roadshows in Matiala, Uttam Nagar, Vikaspuri, Tughlakabad and Kalkaji.
While the first three will be in the morning, the roadshows in Tughlakabad and Kalkaji will be held in the evening, as per his schedule.
Kejriwal Leads AAP's List of 39 Star Campaigners
The AAP on Wednesday, made public the list of 39 star campaigners for the Assembly polls with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's name on the top.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Punjab state head Bhagwant Mann, Delhi state convenor Gopal Rai, Rajya Sabha members Sanjay Singh, Sushil Gupta and N.D. Gupta also figure in the list, which was submitted to the Delhi Chief Election Officer on Monday.
Cabinet Ministers Satyendra Jain, Imran Hussain, Rajendra Pal Gautam and Kailash Gahlot will also campaign across the city.
Arvind Kejriwal Holds Roadshow in Matiala
Surrounded by scores of supporters, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took out a roadshow in northwest Delhi's Matiala Assembly constituency on Thursday.
Kejriwal, atop an open yellow coloured jeep, waved to the public and shook hands with them as his roadshow moved through the narrow lanes of the Matiala Assembly.
He was accompanied by Matiala MLA Gulab Singh Yadav.
Holding placards in support of various schemes of the government, including free healthcare, and electricity, AAP supporters danced to the tune of 'Lage Raho Kejriwal' (the party's anthem).
411 Nominations Rejected, Three Withdrawn for Delhi Polls
As many as 411 nominations were rejected and three were withdrawn as of Thursday, after the nominations for the Delhi Assembly polls ended and the scrutiny was held on Wednesday, IANS reported.
According to the Election Commission, 1,029 candidates had filed 1,528 nominations for the 70 assembly constituencies here.
Chandrashekhar Azad to Join Bhim Army General Secy in Campaign for Delhi Polls
Bhim Army's Delhi state General Secretary Kanishk Singh has filed his nomination from Delhi’s Seemapuri seat. Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad will join him in his campaign.
Delhi Polls Is Like India-Pak Match: BJP Candidate Kapil Mishra
Lashing out at anti-CAA protesters in Shaheen Bagh and other places in the city, Delhi BJP leader Kapil Mishra on Thursday, 23 January, termed the assembly elections next month a contest between India and Pakistan.
Mishra, a former minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government, is the BJP's candidate from Model Town.
In a series of tweets, Mishra said, "India vs Pakistan 8 February Delhi. There will a contest on Delhi Roads between India and Pakistan."
“Pakistan has already entered Shaheen Bagh and small pockets of Pakistan are being created in Delhi,” he added.
AAP Launches 'Kaam Ki Chai' Campaign, to Set up Tea Stalls in All Constituencies
From 'shiksha wali chai' to 'swasthya wali chai' and 'vikas wali chai', varieties of tea named after the different achievements of the AAP-led Delhi government will now be served at tea stalls that will be set up in all assembly constituencies under the 'kaam ki chai' campaign launched by the party on Thursday.
In an apparent dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'chai pe charcha' campaign, an MBA-dropout from Ahmedabad who goes by the name 'MBA Chaiwala' Praful Billor will supply tea under the AAP's new program.
Party functionaries said Billor contacted the Delhi chief minister directly and offered to spread through the tea stall concept information about the work done by the Kejriwal government.
Amit Shah to Address Three Public Meetings in Delhi on Friday
Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to address three public meetings in Delhi on Friday, 24 January.
The first meeting is at 5 pm at Shiv Vihar Puliya, Karawal Nagar Road, Mustafabad. The second is at 6:30 pm at A-Block, Sonia Vihar, Karawal, while the third is at 8 pm at F1, Street No 6, Main Road, Bhagirathi Vihar, Gokalpuri (Delhi).
Several of the protesters who were injured in the Daryaganj violence case are from Mustafabad.
Freebies in Limited Doses Good for Economy: Kejriwal
Under attack for doling out subsidies, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said freebies in limited dose are good for the economy as they make more money available to the poor and boosts demand.
Slamming the BJP, Kejriwal said he is happy that the people of Delhi have forced the Saffron party to ask for votes on the basis of CCTVs, schools and unauthorised colonies.
Reacting to a tweet of the BJP Delhi in which Home Minister Amit Shah had asked how many schools have been constructed and cameras installed by the AAP government, Kejriwal said he is happy that Shah saw some CCTV cameras as earlier he had claimed that he could not find a single one.
Responding to Shah's allegation that he could not find WiFi in Delhi as promised by Kejriwal and that his battery drained out in the process, the Delhi chief minister said along with free WiFi they have also made arrangement for free charging points.
AAP MLAs Haji Khan, Jadgeep Singh Withdraw Nominations After Denial of Tickets
Sitting AAP MLAs Haji Ishraq Khan and Jagdeep Singh who had filed nomination as independent candidates after being denied tickets this time, have now withdrawn their nominations, reports ANI.
2020 Assembly Polls Will Give Another Sheila Dikshit to Delhi: Alka Lamba
Congress candidate for Delhi's Chandni Chowk seat Alka Lamba said on Friday that this Assembly election will give the city “another Sheila Dikshit.”
Lamba (44), who quit the Aam Aadmi Party and returned to the Congress fold last year, claimed that her constituency would see a “one-sided contest as the AAP will find it difficult to explain to the people why it has fielded someone whom it termed 'corrupt' in 2015.”
The AAP has fielded Prahlad Singh Sawhney, who contested the 2015 elections from the same seat on a Congress ticket and stood third, reports PTI.
‘BJP Can’t Fight on Caste & Religion Issues in Delhi’: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister said, “The BJP party conjures up ‘Jat vs non-Jat’ issue in Haryana, ‘Maratha vs non-Maratha’ topic in Maharashtra, they bank on votes on ‘Hindu-Muslim’ issues in Gujarat.”
He added, “In Delhi, yesterday, Amit Shah spoke about schools, hospitals and WiFi connections. They are not able to fight on the caste-religion issues in the national capital.”
“...BJP wale Haryana mein Jat vs non-Jat karte hain,Maharashtra mein Maratha vs non-Maratha,Gujarat mein Hindu-Muslim ke naam par vote mangte hain. Kal Delhi mein Amit Shah schools, hospital aur wi-fi ki baat kar rahe the. Delhi mein inki jaat paat ki rajneeti nahi chalti.”
'Kejriwal Worsened State of Schools': Shah in Delhi
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah at a public rally in Delhi said, “Kejriwal had promised to build 1,000 new schools in Delhi, I want to ask where are those schools? You have worsened the state of existing schools as well,” reports ANI.
EC Asks Police to File FIR Against Kapil Mishra’s ‘Communal’ Tweet
Election Commission of India (EC) has asked police to file an FIR against BJP's Kapil Mishra over his 'communal' tweet, reported ANI.
On 23 January, Mishra had tweeted “...On 8 February there will be a contest between India and Pakistan on the streets of Delhi.”
Delhi CM Kejriwal to Hold Roadshow in the National Capital Today
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal will hold a roadshow and a public meeting in the national capital.
Home Minister Amit Shah to Hold Public Meeting in Delhi
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to hold two public meetings in Delhi today.
EC Notice to BJP’s Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga Over Campaign Song
The Election Commission has issued a notice to Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, the BJP candidate from Hari Nagar constituency, over his campaign song “Bagga Bagga har jagah”.
The notice has been served after the Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) raised the issue of his song amounting to “suspected paid news”, saying Bagga uploaded the campaign song on his Twitter account without approval from it.
Kejriwal: Citizens Responsible to Protect Constitution
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while addressing the Republic day event at Chhatrasal Stadium stated that Responsibility of protecting Constitution lies with citizens of country.
Court Allows Police to Investigate Case Against Man for Allegedly Publishing False Info on EVM
A Delhi court on Saturday, 25 January, allowed police to investigate a case against a man who shared allegedly false information on social media, claiming that EVM/VVPAT machines brought to give demo in his area ahead of the assembly elections were not showing correct vote count result.
EC Imposes 48-Hour Campaigning Ban on BJP’s Kapil Mishra
The Election Commission on Saturday imposed a 48-hour campaigning ban on BJP candidate from Delhi's Model Town constituency Kapil Mishra following his controversial tweets, poll panel officials said.
The ban order, signed by the Chef Election Commissioner and two fellow Election Commissioners, would come into force from 5 PM on Saturday, 25 January they said.
BJP's Harsharan Singh Balli Joins AAP
BJP has suffered a setback just before the Delhi assembly electionns, after four-time BJP MLA Harsharan Singh Balli has joined the Aam Aadmi Party.
Amit Shah Slams Kejriwal, Says Kejriwal Misleading People
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah claimed on Saturday that Arvind Kejriwal had won the 2015 Delhi Assembly polls by "misleading people", but this time he would fail.
Shah: BJP Will Win With Huge Majority
Union Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing ‘Jeet ki Goonj’ program in Delhi, stated that BJP government will be formed in the national capital with a strong majority.
Amit Shah Holds Roadshow in Delhi's Gonda, Manoj Tiwari Also Present
Union Home Minister Amit Shah holds a roadshow in Gonda area in Delhi, as a part of campaigning for the Delhi Elections 2020.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari is also accompanying him. The party has fielded Ajay Mahawat as its candidate from the assembly constituency, reports ANI.
Amit Shah, JP Nadda to Hold 3 Rallies in Delhi Today
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah to hold three public rallies in Delhi on Monday, 27 January. BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda will also hold three rallies, ANI reported.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Holds Roadshow at Narela
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal held a roadshow at Narela in Delhi on Monday, 27 January, ANI reported.
He will later hold roadshows at Bawana and Gandhi Nagar.
HC Bench to Hear Plea by Those Allegedly Not Allowed to File Nomination From New Delhi
A division bench of the High Court has agreed to hear on Tuesday, a plea by 11 aspirants who were allegedly not allowed to file nomination papers from the New Delhi Assembly seat, reports ANI.
BJP Will Install 60 Smog Towers After Coming to Power in Delhi: Tiwari
Holding a "Twitter Chaupal" for the Greater Kailash Assembly constituency, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Sunday said his party will install 60 smog towers after coming to power in the national capital following the 8 February polls, reported PTI.
Replying to the participants of the online "Chaupal", Tiwari blamed the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for doing nothing to address the air pollution problem in Delhi.
BJP Doesn't Want to Open Shaheen Bagh Route, It's Doing Dirty Politics: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday alleged that the BJP does not want to open the Shaheen Bagh stretch of the Kalindi Kunj road where anti-CAA protests are going on for over a month as the saffron party is doing "dirty politics" over it, reports PTI.
He said law and order in the national capital entirely lie with the Centre and "if they are saying that they need permission from me, I am giving them permission, open the road in one hour".
"I can give you this in writing, BJP does not want to open the route in Shaheen Bagh. The Shaheen Bagh route will remain closed till February 8 (election day) and it will open 9 February," Kejriwal told reporters.
AAP Launches 'Kejriwal Aapke Dwaar' Campaign Website
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday launched the 'Kejriwal aapke dwaar' campaign to directly connect with the people of Delhi through pre-recorded messages.
Kejriwal said with the help of technology he would be able to directly reach out to the people of the city.
The website has pre-recorded messages of the chief minister talking on different issues, such as health, education and unauthorised colonies among others. "People would also be able to register their complaints which I will address after elections," he added.
Kejriwal Reacts to Shah's Development Promise Statement
Home Minister Amit Shah during his rally stated that the BJP will make Delhi a ‘world-class city’, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reacted to the statement saying that he hopes the home minister does not backtrack on his words once the elections are over.
Press Broom Button so Hard That AAP Breaks Its 2015 Record: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while addressing a rally in north Delhi’s Narela and Bawana areas on Monday, 25 January urged his supporters to press the button for broom, AAP's election symbol, on the EVM machine so hard that the party breaks its 2015 record of winning 67 assembly seats.
Kejriwal Holds a Roadshow in Gandhi nagar Area in Delhi
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal is holding a roadshow in Gandhinagar area. Navin Choudhary is the AAP candidate from Gandhinagar assembly constituency.
Amit Shah Promises Pukka Houses After Delhi Elections
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing a rally at Rithala, promised that the BJP will give pukka houses to those living in ‘jhuggi jhopdi’ if the party comes to power in Delhi.
Amit Shah Dares Kejriwal to Visit Shaheen Bagh
Stepping up attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Home Minister Amit Shah dared the AAP chief to visit the anti-CAA protest site at Shaheen Bagh so that people of Delhi can decide whom to vote for in the assembly election.
11 Persons Move HC for Permission to Contest in the Coming Delhi Elections
The Delhi High Court on Monday, 27 January, agreed to hear a plea moved by 11 people, seeking to contest the upcoming assembly elections from the New Delhi seat, whose nomination forms were allegedly not accepted by the returning officer despite them arriving at the election office within the stipulated time.
The petition was mentioned before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar which agreed to list it for hearing on Tuesday, 28 January.
Kejriwal Replies Amit Shah on Sharjeel Imam's Sedition Case
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asked Home Minister Amit Shah why isn’t he arresting Sharjeel Imam the Jamia student who spoke of separating Assam from the country. Kejriwal tweeted that Sharjeel Imam’s statement on Assam is a serious issue and Shah’s statement is bad politics.
Congress: Shah Canvassing for Votes in Delhi's 'Lanes and Bylanes' Shows Party's Failure
Delhi Congress president Subhash Chopra on Monday, 27 January, said the very fact that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is going around the "lanes and bylanes" of Delhi, seeking votes for BJP candidates, shows that the party has "failed on all fronts".
AAP Volunteers to Visit 50 Lakh Houses in Delhi For Campaigning
Under 'Mera vote kaam ko, seedhe Kejriwal ko' campaign of AAP, leaders and volunteers of the party will go to 50 lakh houses of Delhi, along with the ‘guarantee card’ and ‘report card.’
Amit Shah Tweets Video 'Exposing School Revolution' in Delhi
Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday, 28 Januarym tweeted a video, "exposing the school revolution" by AAP government.
He said that the Delhi MPs visited schools across the city and assessed them.
HC Seeks Reply From AAP, Police, EC Over Challans to Rickshaw Drivers for 'Love Kerjiwal' Logo
Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi government, city police and Election Commission to file reply on a petition challenging ‘challans’ slapped over auto-rickshaw drivers for sporting advertisement ‘I love Kejriwal logo,’on their vehicles. Matter listed for 3 March for further hearing, reports ANI.
'Tell BJP Leaders to Manage Their Own States': Kejriwal
“Tell the BJP leaders to manage their own states,”said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a rally ahead of Delhi’s Assembly elections, reported ANI.
'Kejriwal Has Made Life of Bus Travellers Difficult': JP Nadda
National President of BJP, JP Nadda tweeted, “Kejriwal, your government has made the lives of those traveling in the bus difficult. You promised 5,000 new DTC buses, in the last 5 years, more than 1,000 buses were reduced ... Supreme Court also reprimanded for buying 11,000 buses, despite the AAP government sleeping.”
Delhi Polls: AAP Hits Back After Shah Tweets 'Expose' of Schools
After Amit Shah tweeted a video, "exposing the school revolution" by AAP government, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia address the media to counter the home minister’s claims.
HC Dismisses Independent Candidates' Pleas Against Nomination Rejection
The Delhi High Court Tuesday, 28 January dismissed as not maintainable two pleas, filed by several independent candidates, challenging rejection of their nomination for contesting polls in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.
Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said that under the Representation of People Act only an election petition was permissible and it would have to be filed after results were declared.
The court said the law laid down by the Parliament, and subsequently upheld by the Supreme Court, was clear that only an election petition was permissible and therefore, it "has to be respected".
Writ Petition Filed in HC Against AAP MLA
Writ petition filed in High Court against Vishesh Ravi, AAP MLA & candidate from Karol Bagh constituency, for allegedly presenting wrong facts about his education in his nomination affidavit to the Election Commission.
Petition Seeking to Cancel Nomination of AAP Candidate Filed in Tis Hazari Court
Petition filed in Tis Hazari Court seeking to cancel nomination of Shoaib Iqbal, AAP candidate from Matia Mahal constituency, for allegedly not giving information of two cases against him, in his nomination affidavit to the Election Commission.
Delhi CEO Submits Reports to EC on Provocative Remarks by BJP MPs
Office of Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi has submitted its report to the Election Commission, on the suspected violation of model code of conduct by Union Minister Anurag Thakur and BJP MP Parvesh Verma, for using provocative slogans.
Delhi Cong Urges EC to Ban Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma From Campaigning
Delhi Congress approached the Election Commission on Tuesday, 28 January urging it to ban BJP leaders Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma for making "provocative statements to incite communal violence" ahead of polls in the national capital.
BJP Bringing in 'Outsiders' for Campaigning in Delhi Polls
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, 28 January, accused the BJP of insulting the people of the national capital by bringing "outsiders" to campaign for the February 8 assembly polls here.
Kejriwal claimed that the BJP, besides 11 chief ministers, has brought 200 MPs and 70 ministers to defeat him.
BJP Leaders’ Language Appalling, Says Chidambaram
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday said BJP leaders have "bid goodbye" to civilised political discourse as they are facing "imminent defeat" in the Delhi assembly elections.
EC Orders Removal of Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma from List of Star Campaigners
EC has ordered removal of Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma from the list of star campaigners of BJP for the Delhi Elections with immediate effect and until further notice.
JP Nadda Meets SAD Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal
BJP President JP Nadda met Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal this evening.
Shiromani Akali Dal had earlier decided not to contest Delhi Elections over their differences with BJP regarding their stand on Citizenship Amendment Act.
PM Modi to Address 2 Rallies in Delhi Before Polls
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in East Delhi on 3 February and another rally in Dwarka on 4 February.
Shiromani Akali Dal Has Decided to Support BJP in Delhi Assembly Polls
BJP president JP Nadda on Wednesday, 29 January said that ally Shiromani Akali Dal, which had decided not to contest the Delhi assembly polls over differences with the saffron party, will support his party in the elections.
At a joint press conference with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Badal, Nadda hailed the party as an old and strong ally, while Badal asserted that their alliance is not merely about politics but also about a bond of sentiments.
Kejriwal Holds Roadshow in Shakur Basti Area
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is holding a roadshow in Shakur Basti area. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded Satyendar Jain from Shakur Basti assembly constituency.
AAP Demands FIR Against Parvesh Verma for Calling Kejriwal a 'Terrorist'
Aam Aadmi Party has filed a complaint to Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi against BJP MP Parvesh Verma demanding registration of an FIR against him for calling Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal a "terrorist".
PIL in HC Against Pre-Poll Freebies, Promises in Election Manifestos
A PIL has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking it declare that pre-poll promises and freebies offered in election manifestos are a corrupt practice as such actions could sway the electorate.
The petition came up for hearing before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar on Wednesday, 29 January. It has been listed for May 6.
Vote for BJP for Women's Respect, Says Smriti Irani
Union minister Smriti Irani raked up the 2016 suicide case of AAP volunteer Soni Mishra and the Nirbhaya case on Wednesday, 29 January to launch an attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and appealed to people to vote for the BJP in the upcoming Assembly polls in the national capital for "women's respect".
Addressing a rally at Shastri Nagar in the Sadar Bazar constituency, Irani alleged that the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) did not respect women.
EC Issues Notice to BJP for Violating MCC
Election Commission has sent a notice to BJP for an advertisement making unsubstantiated allegations against the Congress in violation of the Model Code of Conduct.
(Source: The Hindu)
Shah to Hold 3 Rallies, Arvind Kejriwal to Hold 4 Roadshows
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah will hold three public rallies in Delhi today.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal to hold roadshows at Timarpur, Model Town, Ghonda and Rohtas Nagar, reports ANI.
TMC Endorses AAP in Delhi Polls
The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress has thrown its weight behind the Aam Admi Party for the Delhi polls, with its national spokesperson Derek O' Brien uploading a video endorsing not just Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal but all AAP candidates.
EC Sends Notice to BJP's Arun Singh over Election Advertisments
Election Commission (EC) has issued notice to BJP on Congress' complaint for prima facie violating Model Code of Conduct with one of their election advertisements.
EC has given time till 12 noon 31 January to Arun Singh, BJP National General Secretary to explain their position, reported ANI.
Delhi CM Kejriwal Holds Roadshow in Timarpur
In Delhi, Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal holds a roadshow in Timarpur.
'I Am Delhi's Son, Not a Terrorist,' Responds Kejriwal to BJP MP's Terrorist Jibe
Responding to BJP MP Parvesh Verma's "terrorist" remark, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “In the last 5 years, I've considered every child in Delhi like my own & arranged quality education for them – does that make me a terrorist? I’ve made arrangements for medicine & tests for people, does a terrorist do this?” reported ANI.
Yogi Adityanath to Campaign for BJP in Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Nagar
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is scheduled to campaign for BJP in Shaheen Bagh, jamia Nagar from 1-4 February, reported News18.
'Surgical Strike Will Be Conducted in Shaheen Bagh After Elections': Tajinder Bagga
BJP’s candidate for Delhi’s Hari Nagar, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, on Thursday, 30 January, said on his twitter that Shaheen Bagh has become the hub of anti-nationals. He also said that a ‘surgical strike’ will be conducted on Shaheen Bagh on 11 February, as soon as the Delhi polls results come in.
“Shaheen Bagh protesters at Jantar Mantar yesterday, said that the Indian Army kills its own people, and compare the Indian Army to the Pakistani Army. Shaheen Bagh has become the base of anti-nationals. A surgical strike will be conducted on these bases on the 11th of February,” Bagga said in a tweet.
BJP's Anurag Thakur Faces 72 Hour Campaign Ban, 96 Hours For Parvesh Verma
The Election Commission has banned MoS Finance Anurag Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours. BJP MP Parvesh Verma has been banned for 96 hours, reports ANI.
EC had earlier ordered the removal of the two from the list of star campaigners of BJP for Delhi elections, over their instigating remarks.
Delhi Police Conducts Assessment to Ascertain Feasibility of Elections at Shaheen Bagh
The Delhi Police has conducted an assessment to ascertain the feasibility of holding elections at Shaheen Bagh, officials said on Thursday, PTI reported.
Special Commissioner (Intelligence) Praveer Ranjan said the assessment was conducted at the highest level to ensure that polling in the area goes off smoothly.
Alternative routes have been planned for the movement of election officials and material, he said.
Talks are on with the protesters to clear the stretch, he said.
MHA Asks EC to Extend Delhi Police Commissioner's Tenure by a Month
The Home Ministry has written to The Election Commission seeking extension in Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik’s tenure by a month, officials told PTI.
This is likely in light of the approaching Delhi elections, since Patnaik is scheduled to retire on Friday.
BJP Mocks TMC for Supporting AAP in Delhi Polls
Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, on Thursday, mocked TMC for extending support to Aam Aadmi Party in the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls and said it is on the verge of losing power in Bengal and is backing parties in places where it hardly has any exsistence.
"The TMC is fast losing its ground in Bengal and is extending support to AAP in Delhi, where it doesn't have any existence. The less we speak on such issues, the better. The TMC should stop making fun of themselves," Vijayvargiya said.
AAP Alleges BJP Engineered Jamia Firing to Get Polls Postponed
The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday alleged that the firing incident in Jamia area was a BJP conspiracy to get the Delhi elections postponed as the "saffron party knows it is losing" the polls scheduled for 8 February, reports PTI.
The BJP was behind the "disgusting" act committed on the Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi, AAP leader Sanjay Singh alleged.
"The BJP did such a disgusting act on the Martyrdom Day of Gandhi ji. The BJP and Home Minister Amit Shah are scared of losing the upcoming polls and they are trying to get the polls postponed through the act. Shah has tied the hands of the Delhi Police in Jamia that is why they were mute spectators of the incident," Singh said in a tweet.
Kejriwal Gets EC Notice for Promising Mohalla Clinics on Court Premises
The Election Commission on Thursday issued a show cause notice to Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal for promising Mohalla Clinics on court premises in the city at a time when the model code of conduct is in place.
A BJP leader had approached the Commission alleging that addressing members of the Delhi Bar Association on January 13, Kejriwal had said the government was ready to open mohalla clinics in bars and court premises provided space is allocated.
The Delhi Chief Electoral Office had confirmed that Kejriwal had "made a promise".
The EC said it is of the opinion that Kejriwal has violated the Model Code by making the promise.
He has been asked to respond before 5.00 PM on Friday, 31 January.
'This Time Our Lotus Will Bloom There': Shah to Kejriwal
Home Minster Amit Shah, in a rally on Thursday, took a swipe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying that the ground has slipped from beneath his feet, reported ANI.
“Kejriwal ji leave rest of Delhi, go to your New Delhi seat. This time the ground has slipped from beneath your feet. I will tell media colleagues on counting day, focus on that seat and see the result. This time our lotus will bloom there,” he said.
Election Observers Review Situation in Shaheen Bagh
Election Observers along with Delhi Police reach Shaheen Bagh to review the situation.
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