Delhi Election 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Arvind Kejriwal files nomination from New Delhi

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Updated:Jan 21, 2020 10:26:03 pm

Delhi Assembly Election 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will file nomination paper from New Delhi constituency today.

Arvind kejriwal nomination, delhi candidate list, delhi election 2020 liveDelhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will file nomination from New Delhi on Tuesday.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal today filed his nomination paper from New Delhi after waiting for over six hours. He was slated to file his papers on Monday but had to defer the plan following a delay caused due to a roadshow he held from Valmiki Mandir near RK Ashram Marg metro station to the Hanuman Mandir near Connaught Place. He covered around 2.2 km in over two hours. Today is also the last day of filing nominations for the February 8 polling.

Meanwhile, both the national parties the BJP and Congress have released their second list of candidates. While the BJP has pitted its state unit BJYM chief Sunil Yadav against Kejriwal, the grand old party has fielded Romesh Sabharwal. In another development, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said it will not contest the elections in Delhi as it was asked by its ally BJP to change its stand on the Citizenship Amendment Act, which it has refused.

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    18:54 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal files nomination from New Delhi

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal filed his nomination from the New Delhi constituency. 

    18:36 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    NCP releases names of 7 candidates

    The Nationalist Congress Party releases the names of seven candidates for Delhi Elections 2020. AAP's sitting MLA from Delhi Cantt - Commando Surender Singh (who has resigned from AAP) has been fielded from the constituency by the party. 

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    18:06 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga files nomination from Hari Nagar

    Delhi Assembly Elections: Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga files his nomination as BJP candidate from Hari Nagar. 

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    16:52 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    I am enjoying waiting, says Arvind Kejriwal

    After AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj alleged that some candidates who did not have proper papers were delaying the nomination process of Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister in a tweet said: "Doesn’t matter. Many of them are filing for the first time. They are bound to make mistakes. We also made mistakes the first time. We should hand hold them. I am enjoying waiting wid them. They are all part of my family."

    16:43 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    You won't succeed in stopping Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia to BJP

    Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia hints that the BJP is trying to stop Arvind Kejriwal from filing the nomination. He says that no matter what the saffron party does, but it won't be able to stop Arvind Kejriwal from becoming the chief minister for the third time. 

    16:37 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    AAP MLA claims candidates without proper papers delaying nomination of CM

    AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj: "Around 35 candidates sitting at the RO (returning officer) office with CM (Arvind Kejriwal), without proper nomination papers, without even 10 proposers. They are calling their proposers on phone to come. They are insisting unless their papers are complete and they file Nomination, they won't allow the chief minister to file nomination."

    14:59 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    Delhi Election 2020: Waiting to file my nomination, says Arvind Kejriwal

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to say that he is still waiting to file his nomination paper as there was huge rush at the office. "Waiting to file my nomination. My token no is 45. There are many people here to file nomination papers. Am so glad so many people participating in democracy," he said. 

    13:29 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    Delhi Election 2020: Arvind Kejriwal arrives at Jamnagar House to file nomination

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has arrived at Jamnagar House to file his nomination from New Delhi Assembly seat. "Opposition parties have just one aim -defeat Kejriwal, and my  only agenda is to defeat corruption," Kejriwal told reporters before filing his papers. 

    12:11 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    Sunil Yadav is BJP's candidate from New Delhi: Shyam Jaju

    Delhi BJP In-charge Shyam Jaju said that Sunil Yadav, the state BJYM president, will contest from New Delhi. "We have decided that Sunil Yadav will remain our candidate against Arvind Kejriwal. We are assured of his victory in the upcoming Assembly elections," he said.

    12:08 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    Congress announces another list of 5 candidates

    The Congress party has announced another list of 5 candidates for Delhi elections. They are: Madipur - Jai Prakash Panwar; Vikaspuri - Mukesh Sharma; Bijwasan - Parveen Rana; Mehrauli - Mohinder Chaudhary; Okhla - Parvez Hashmi

    11:26 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    Congress fields Romesh Sabharwal against Arvind Kejriwal

    The Congress on Monday released a list of seven more candidates for the Delhi Assembly polls, fielding Romesh Sabharwal from New Delhi seat against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

    10:58 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    Aim is to beat corruption, take Delhi forward: Arvind Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said while the aim of opposition parties is to defeat him in the upcoming polls, his aim is to beat corruption and take Delhi forward.

    10:44 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    Kapil Mishra files nomination from Model Town

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kapil Mishra on Tuesday filed nomination from Model Town Vidhan Sabha seat. He was earlier in the Aam Aadmi Party. He joined the BJP last year.

    10:14 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    BJP fields Sunil Yadav against Arvind Kejriwal from New Delhi

    The BJP has released the second list of candidates for the Delhi Assembly polls, fielding state Yuva Morcha President Sunil Yadav from the New Delhi constituency against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

    10:00 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    AAP drops Jitender Singh Tomar, gives ticket to wife

    Former minister Jitender Singh Tomar, who was declared as the AAP candidate from the Tri Nagar assembly constituency, said the party has decided that he will not fight the Delhi elections and instead his wife, Preeti Tomar, will be its nominee from the seat.

    09:34 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    Delhi Assembly Election 2020: RJD declares candidates for 4 seats

    Congress alliance partner in Delhi Assembly elections, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), has announced candidates on all the four seats alloted to it. The party in a tweet declared its four candidates – Pramod Tyagi (Burari), Riyazuddin Khan (Kirari), Shakti Kumar Bishnoi (Uttam Nagar) and Niram Kumar Singh (Palam).

    09:21 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    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 NRC.

    09:18 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    Alka Lamba’s immovable property more than doubled in the last 5 years

    The value of Congress leader Alka Lamba’s immovable property has more than doubled in the last five years, according to the election affidavit she filed on Monday. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    08:58 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    SAD exits poll fray citing differences over CAA with BJP

    The Shiromani Akali Dal said it will not contest the elections as it was asked by its ally BJP to change its stand on the Citizenship Amendment Act, which it has vehemently refused. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    08:46 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    Delhi election 2020: Last day for filing of nomination today

    Tuesday (January 21) is the last day for filing of nomination for the February 8 polls in Delhi. Results will be declared on February 11. The five-year term of the Legislative assembly of Delhi is scheduled to expire on February 22.

    08:42 (IST)21 Jan 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal to file nomination today

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was unable to submit his papers on Monday due to a delay caused by his rally. Kejriwal started his roadshow from Valmiki Mandir near RK Ashram Marg metro station to the Hanuman Mandir near Connaught Place, traversed around 2.2 km in over two hours. Kejriwal said the nomination will now be filed on Tuesday.

    The Delhi Legislative Assembly has 70 seats. Polling in the national capital will take place on February 8 and the results will be declared on February 11. In the previous Assembly elections held in2015, the AAP led by Arvind Kejriwal had stormed to power with a brute majority. The AAP had won 67 seats while the BJP bagged just three. The Congress drew a blank.
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