Delhi Election 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP releases list of 57 candidates, Kapil Mishra fielded from Model Town

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Updated:Jan 17, 2020 7:01:11 pm

BJP Candidate List for Delhi Assembly Election 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The BJP has released the first list of 57 candidates. The saffron party has given a ticket to Kapil Mishra from Model Town and Vijendra Gupta from Rohini.

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BJP Full Candidate List for Delhi Election 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released the first list of 57 candidates for Delhi Assembly polls. Party’s Delhu unit chief Manoj Tiwari said of 57, 11 are from SC community and four are women. The party has fielded Kapil Mishra from Model Town and Vijendra Gupta from Rohini seat. The names were finalised on Thursday evening during the party’s Central Eleection Committee meet. Top party leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party’s national president Amit Shah, working president JP Nadda, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, BJP in-charge of Delhi polls Prakash Javadekar and others held consultations at the BJP headquarters and discussed the names of probable candidates to contest the polls. The election committee of the Delhi BJP last week said that it has shortlisted more than 1,400 names as probable candidates for the 70 Assembly seats. Meanwhile, the process to file nominations for the Delhi Assembly elections 2020 has begun. On Thursday, AAP leader and Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and 11 others filed nominations. Sisodia is seeking reelection from Delhi’s Patparganj constituency.

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    18:29 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Kapil Mishra thanks BJP for fielding him from Model Town

    Kapil Mishra, who was earlier with the AAP, has been fielded from Model Town by the BJP. After his name was announced, Mishra thanked the saffron party for the candidacy.   

    16:57 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Delhi election 2020: BJP list of 57 candidates out

    The Delhi BJP has released the first list of 57 candidates for February 8 Assembly elections in Delhi. Full list below:

    16:45 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Vijendra Gupta to contest from Rohini

    Rohini - Vijender Gupta Shalimar Bagh - Rekha GuptaRK Puram - Anil SharmaRithala - Manish Chowdhary Palam - Vijay PanditRajendranagar - RP Singh Jangpura - IS Bakshi

    16:40 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Kapil Mishra to contest from Model Town

    Mangolpuri - Karam Singh KarmaRithala - Manish Choudhary Model Town - Kapil MishraSadar Bazar - Jai Prakash

    16:39 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    BJP list of candidates released

    Bawana - Jai Bhagwan UpkarMundka - Master Azad singh Kirari - Anil Jha Sultanpur Majra - Ram Chandra Jhawariya

    16:37 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    BJP releases list of 57 candidates

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released its first list of 57 candidates for the February 8 Assembly elections. This includes four women.

    16:33 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Delhi election 2020: Congress releases manifesto

    The Congress party has released is manifesto for the upcoming Assembly elections in Delhi.

    16:07 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Delhi Election Opinion Poll

    Arvind Kejriwal is predicted to come back as chief minister of Delhi. The ruling AAP is expected to win 59 of 70 seats with close to 55 per cent vote share, according to opinion polls conducted by ABP. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    15:56 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Delhi election 2020: Over 4.46 lakh posters, banners and hoardings removed

    Over 4.46 lakh posters, banners and hoardings have been removed by civic bodies in compliance with the poll code. A total of 87 entries, including 82 FIRs and five daily diary, including against AAP and Congress have been lodged, and rest 79 were under the category of others or non-political.

    15:19 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    BJP press conference at 4:30 PM

    BJP in-charge od Delhi polls Prakash Javadekar, BJP national vice-president Shyam Jaju and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari will jointly address the media at 4:30 pm today.

    14:41 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Congress Central Election Committee on Saturday

    Congress Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting to be held tomorrow, news agency ANI reported. The Congress has ruled Delhi for 15 years between December 1998 and December 2013. In the 2015 Assembly elections, the grand old party drew a blank.

    14:31 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Delhi election 2020: Last date of filing nomination is January 21

    The last date to file nomination is January 21 and the scrutiny will happen on January 22. The last date of withdrawal of candidature is January 24. Over 1.46 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the Delhi elections.

    13:26 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Delhi polls: Over 3,000 licensed arms deposited

    Over 3,000 licensed arms have been deposited, 1,640 people booked under various CrPC sections and 36,015 booked under the Delhi Police Act as preventive measure. Over Rs 78 lakh in cash has been seized by the police till January 15. Over 109 kg of narcotics and drugs have been seized. Over 1,000 challans have been issued since January 6 for misuse of vehicles.

    13:02 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Paid holiday for central government employees on polling day

    The central government has declared a paid holiday at all government offices in Delhi on February 8, the day the national capital goes to polls. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    12:50 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Manish Sisodia seeks reelection from Patparganj

    Manish Sisodia, 47, filed the nomination from the East Delhi's Patparganj constituency for the Delhi Assembly elections after holding a road show. Sisodia, the sitting Patparganj MLA, said the upcoming elections in Delhi would be based on the work done by the AAP government in the last five years.

    12:07 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Hope MLAs dropped from Assembly poll candidate list stay in AAP family: Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he hoped that the 15 incumbent MLAs who were dropped from the Aam Aadmi Party's list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections will remain with the party. "All parties will try it. But they (sitting MLAs) are our family. I hope they will remain with us," Kejriwal said while responding to a question that other parties might try to poach the sitting legislators.

    11:24 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    AAP list of candidates: 15 sitting MLAs dropped

    The Aam Aadmi Party has dropped 15 sitting MLAs from its list of 70 candidates for the February 8 Assembly election and given ticket to a total of 24 first-timers, including Atishi, Dilip Pandey and Raghav Chadha who unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    11:14 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Delhi polls: Congress list of candidates likely today

    Senior Congress leaders have reached party president Sonia Gandhi's residence. The Congress' election committee will meet to dusciss the names for the February 8 polls.

    10:44 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Delhi election 2020: Manish Sisodia does not have car on his name

    Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia does not have any car on his name, according to information shared in the poll affidavit filed by him for Delhi elections. In the affidavit, it is also shown that while his self-acquired immovable property remained roughly the same as in 2015. His wife's self-acquired immovable property is worth roughly about Rs 65 lakh, as per his latest affidavit. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    10:39 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    BJP gets 11.65 lakh suggestions for Delhi poll manifesto

    The BJP's fortnight-long drive seeking people's inputs to prepare a manifesto for the Delhi polls has received 11.65 lakh suggestions over a range of issues including the amended citizenship law and the continuing protests against it. Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari said most of the suggestions were on waterlogging, potholes, damaged roads, dirty water supply, pollution and unemployment.

    10:30 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Huge cache of liquor seized in Delhi

    According to the Delhi CEO Office, till January 15, as many as 47 bottles, 318 half-sized bottles and 25,681 quarter-sized bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor and 502 bottles, 194 half-sized, 89,391 quarter-sized bottles of country-made liquor, and 107 bottles of beer have been seized.

    10:11 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Delhi polls: Manish Sisodia, others file nominations

    Senior AAP leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, his fellow lawmaker, and eleven other candidates on Thursday filed their nominations ahead of the February 8 assembly polls. With this the total number of nominations for the upcoming elections has gone up to 25 from 23 candidates.

    09:52 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Delhi Assembly Election: BJP shortlists over 1400 probable candidates

    The election committee of the Delhi BJP has shortlisted more than 1400 names as probable candidates for the 70 Assembly seats in the national capital that will go to polls on February 8. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    09:36 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Triangular contest in Delhi

    The elections in Delhi will have triangular contest with the Congress being the third major player as political watchers believe that the BJP and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP are likely to be the main rivals in most of the seats.

    09:25 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Poll code: 339 FIRs registered under Excise Act in Delhi

    As many as 339 FIRs have been registered under the Excise Act since the enforcement of the model code of conduct in Delhi on January 6 in view of the upcoming Assembly election. Also, 347 people have been arrested under the Excise Act in connection with violation of the poll code.

    09:17 (IST)17 Jan 2020
    Delhi election 2020: BJP's candidate list likely today

    The Bharatiya Janata Party may release its list of candidates for the February 8 Assembly elections today. The BJP's CEC met on Thursday at the party headquarters to discuss the names. Top leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari besides working president J P Nadda among others, held consultation. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari was also part of the meeting.

    The Delhi Legislative Assembly has 70 seats. According to the schedule announced by the Election Commission, polling will take place in a single-phase on February 8 and results will be announced on February 11.  The elections will have triangular contest with Congress being the third major player after the BJP and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party.
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