Delhi Election 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: No issue bigger than national security; oppn doing appeasement, says Amit Shah

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Updated:Jan 31, 2020 10:45:23 pm

BJP Manifesto 2020, Delhi Assembly Election 2020 Live Updates: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released its manifesto for February 8 Assembly elections in Delhi.

Delhi Election 2020 Live Updates, BJP Manifesto 2020 Live CoverageBJP releases manifesto for February 8 Assembly elections in Delhi.

BJP Manifesto 2020 Live, Delhi Election 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released ‘Delhi Sankalp Patra’ (manifesto) for February 8 Assembly elections in the national capital. The saffron party has promised good quality wheat flour at Rs 2 per kg for the poor and supply of clean drinking water to every household. The election document was unveiled in the presence of senior party leader Nitin Gadkari, Union minister Harsh Vardhan, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, party’s Delhi election in-charge Prakash Javadekar, Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel and other leaders. Addressing the media, Gadkari said the party will run the ‘bullet train’ of development in the national capital. The manifesto said in line with the Central government’s Jal Jeevan Mission, the party will also provide clean drinking water to every household. Besides, Tiwari said that the saffron party will implement Central government’s flagship schemes Ayushman Bharat and Kisan Samman Nidhi in the national capital. Also, electry scooty will be given to college girls and bicycle to class 9th and 10th girls.

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    22:23 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Delhi polls: No issue bigger than national security, says Amit Shah

    Home Minister Amit Shah says there was "no issue bigger than national security". He says the Congress and the AAP have been indulging in "appeasement politics" to keep their vote bank intact while the BJP is committed to protecting national security.

    19:53 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Take a dip in Yamuna, Amit Shah challenges Arvind Kejriwal

    Home Minister Amit Shah at an election rally in Delhi's Kirti Nagar: "I challenge Arvind Kejriwal to take a dip in the river Yamuna. If he does so, we will believe that the river Yamuna is clean now."

    18:43 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi to campaign for Congress on February 3

    Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will campaign in Delhi on February 3.  The campaigning in the national capital is in full swing with AAP and BJP conducting multiple rallies for the polls.  

    17:36 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Arvind Kejriwal cautions voters after BJP put out its manifesto

    CM Arvind Kejriwal says BJP manifesto proves that it will not provide free water and free electricity and free bus ride. 'BJP manifesto has proved that if you vote for it, then your free electricity, free water and free bus journey will be stopped. Think and vote,' CM Kejriwal tweeted. 

    17:26 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Amanatullah Khan made 33 illegal recruitment at Waqf Board: Delhi ACB

    The Delhi government's anti-corruption branch is probing 33 alleged illegal recruitment at Delhi Waqf Board during the chairmanship of AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan, after he was booked by the ACB for suspected misuse of the Board's funds. The ACB in the FIR said, "Despite apparently clear warning and pointing out violation of rules and regulations, the recruitment process was continued and 33 personnel were recruited on contract basis and engagement letters were issued."

    15:48 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Will open bank account for girls: Manoj Tiwari

    Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said that when a baby girl will born, the state government will open a bank account. Why the girl will turn 21, she will get Rs 2 lakh.

    15:43 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Ayushman Yojana to be implemented in Delhi: Manoj Tiwari

    Delhi BJP chief also announced that the Ayushman Yojana will me implemented in Delhi. Tiwari said that free electric scotty will be provided to college going girls and bicycle to class 9-10 girls.

    15:42 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Flour Rs 2/kg if BJP forms govt: Manoj Tiwari

    Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also announced that the saffron party, if it forms the government, will provice flour to people for Rs 2/kg. He also said that clean water supply from taps to every household.

    15:40 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Will find permanent solution to sealing problem: Manoj Tiwari

    Manoj Tiwari said that the BJP, if forms the government, will find a permanent solution for the sealing problem that has caused severe problem to businesses. Tiwari said that the BJP will also take care of the people staying on rent.

    15:37 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    BJP promises to set up new Colony Development Board

    Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said that a new Colony Development Board will be set up to look after the development workds of new colonies.

    15:27 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Centre provided Rs 55,000 cr to check air pollution: Gadkari

    Nitin Gadkari said that the Centre provided Rs 55,000 crore to deal with air pollution. He said that  the Eastern Peripheral expressway reduced traffic in Delhi and air pollution.

    15:24 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Clean drinking water major issue in Delhi: Nitin Gadkari

    Addressing the media at Delhi BJP office, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said that clean drinking water is a major issue in Delhi. He said that  the Modi government has taken several measures to solve the problem. "The BJP government is working towards providing drinking water facilities," he said.

    15:16 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    BJP releases manifesto for Delhi polls

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released its manifesto for February 8 Assembly elections in Delhi. The election document was released by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, Delhi election i charge Prakash Javadekar, Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Harsh Vardhan.

    15:10 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Delhi Election 2020: Sonia Gandhi to address rally in Shastri Park on Feb 5

    Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi to address an election rally in Shastri Park area on February 5. Campaigning in Delhi for February 8 Assembly polls will end on February 6 at 5 PM.

    15:06 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Delhi Election 2020: JP Nadda questions Kejriwal's healthcare facilities claim

    BJP national president JP Nadda on Friday questioned the Aam Aadmi Party over its healthcare facilities claim in Delhi. He alleged that government hospitals have no bed and OTs are being closed.

    14:07 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Delhi Election 2020: Yogi Adityanath to address rallies in Jamia Nagar, Shaheen Bagh

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to field its firebrand leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the national capital for campaigning. Adityanath will address at least a dozen rallies in the national capital, including areas like Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar where Muslims have a sizeable population. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    13:55 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Election Commission to hold Delhi poll preparedness meet today

    The Election Commission will hold a special meeting with Delhi's poll and police officials for a comprehensive review of poll preparedness and to discuss important aspects of ensuring free and fair elections on February 8. A statement from the poll panel said the review meeting at 4 pm will be followed by another meeting at 5.30 pm with Delhi chief secretary, state home secretary, finance secretary, commissioner of police, special commissioners of police and CEO of Delhi to review "various important issues related to conduct of peaceful, free, fair and smooth elections".

    13:53 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Chidambaram questions extension of Delhi Police Commissioner

    Congress leader P Chidambaram questioned the extension of Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on the day of Jamia shooting. On Twitter, he wrote, “The Police Commissioner of Delhi gets an extension on the day there is a shooting in the presence of a substantial police force.. incomprehensible and reprehensible. One has got an extension, but who has been suspended for the deplorable shooting yesterday?”

    13:52 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    People from UP, Haryana are outsiders for BJP: Arvind Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hit out at BJP leader Harsh Vardhan for calling him an outsider. Kejriwal said people from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana settled in Delhi can be outsiders for the saffron party but the city has adopted them. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    13:44 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Delhi Election 2020: BJP manifesto release at 3 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party will release its manifesto for February 8 Assembly elections on Friday at 3 PM. The election document will be released by Union minister Nitin Gadkari.

    13:34 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    BJP wants to create 'riot-like' situation in Delhi: AAP

    The Aam Aadmi Party smelt a BJP conspiracy behind the Jamia firing incident, saying the saffron party wants to create a riot-like situation in the city and get the assembly polls, scheduled for February 8, postponed as it can sense its defeat. The party also demanded the resignation of Amit Shah, terming him the most incompetent Home Minister India has ever had.

    13:29 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    BJP targets AAP over Mohalla Clinics project

    Seeking to corner the ruling AAP over its claims of revolutionising education and healthcare in Delhi, the BJP has come out with a video of the Mohalla Clinics. The video was tweeted by the BJP president JP Nadda. "Kejriwalji, you promised to open 1,000 mohalla clinics every year. Whatever small number of clinics you opened lack even the basic facilities,” he tweeted.

    12:33 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    After EC's nod, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Kr Patnaik's tenure extended

    Ministry of Home Affairs has extended in service approved of Amulya Kumar Patnaik (Delhi Police Commissioner) for a period of one month beyond his date of superannuation. The Election Commission of India on Thursday gave its nod to extend his tenure in view of the February 8 Assembly polls in the national capital.

    12:27 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Vijay Goel arrives in Parliament on bicycle

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel arrives in Parliament on bicycle with banner 'Don't pollute the environment on CAA'.

    12:16 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Delhi Election 2020: JP Nadda slams AAP over Shaheen Bagh protest

    Addressing an election rally at Mangolpuri, BJP president JP Nadda on Thursday hit out at the AAP for pursuing politics of appeasement and accused it of being hell bent on burning Delhi. "Entire Delhi is troubled because of Shaheen Bagh and AAP's politics of appeasement is hell bent on burning Delhi," he said.

    11:37 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Vote for BJP to ensure security of Delhi: Amit Shah

    Seeking votes for the BJP during an election meeting at Bhatti Mines Sanjay Colony(Chhatarpur), Amit Shah on Thursday said a vote for the BJP in the February 8 polls will ensure security of Delhi and the country.

    10:58 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    EC issues notice to Parvesh Verma for calling Arvind Kejriwal 'terrorist'

    The Election Commission on Thursday 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.

    10:27 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Delhi Election 2020: BJP likely to release its manifesto today

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to release its manifesto for February 8 Assembly election in Delhi. The election document will be released by party's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari, Delhi election in charge Prakash Javadekar and other leaders. 

    10:10 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Delhi Election 2020: Nagma campaigns in Gandhi Nagar

    The Congress got some start power for its campaign on Thursday with actress Nagma canvassed for the party's Gandhi Nagar candidate Arvinder Singh Lovely.

    10:03 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    JP Nadda to address three rallies in Delhi today

    BJP national president JP Nadda will address three election rallies in Delhi on Friday. The rallies will be held in Ghonda (6 PM), Timarpur (7 PM) and Rajouri Garden (8:30 PM).

    10:00 (IST)31 Jan 2020
    Amit Shah to address four election rallies in Delhi today

    Senior BJP leader Amit Shah is slated to address four election rallies in Delhi on Friday. The rallies will be held in Pitampura (5:45 PM), Tri Nagar (7 PM), Ashok Vihar Phase 1 (7:50 PM) and Kamla Nagar (8:40 PM).

    Senior BJP leader Amit Shah flashes victory sign during an election campaign roadshow for Delhi Assembly elections at Ghonda in east Delhi. (File. PTI Photo)According to the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India, polling across all 70 Assembly seats in Delhi will take place on February 8 and the results will be announced on February 11. The tenure of the current Assembly expires on February 22. In the previous Assembly election held in 2015, the AAP had pocketed 67 of the 70 seats. The BJP won just three seats and the Congress drew a blank.
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