Delhi Election 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Congress releases list of candidates for 54 seats, Alka Lamba to contest from Chandni Chowk

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Updated: January 18, 2020 11:22:33 pm

Congress Candidate List for Delhi Assembly Election 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Voting for the 70 assembly seats in Delhi will take place on February 8. The counting of votes will take place on February 11.

Delhi Election 2020 Live, Congress Candidate List for Delhi Election 2020Congress is likely to release its list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Delhi today.

Congress Full Candidate List for Delhi Election 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Delhi Assembly election 2020 Live Updates: The Congress today released the names of 54 candidates for Delhi assembly elections.  Alka Lamba will contest from Chandni Chowk and Arvinder Singh Lovely from Gandhi Nagar and Adarsh Shastri from Dwarka. Today, the Congress’ Central Election Committee met at Sonia Gandhi’s residence to finalise the list of candidates. The meeting was attended by top Congress leaders including the Delhi unit chief Subhash Chopra, the party’s in charge of Delhi PC Chako, senior leaders Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal.

In Delhi, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) is holding talks with the Congress to seal an alliance. According to news agency ANI, the Congress has offered four seats to the party led by jailed Lalu Prasad Yadav. While the ruling Aam Aadmi Party has declared the full list of 70 candidates, the Bharatiya Janata Party has released the first list comprising 57 names. The filing of nomination is currently under. The last date of filing nomination is January 21. Voting for the 70 assembly seats in Delhi will take place on February 8. The counting of votes will take place on February 11.

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    22:23 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    BSP releases list of 42 candidates for Assembly Elections

    The Bahujan Samaj Party announces its first list of 42 candidates. MLA Narayan Dutt Sharma will contest from Badarpur on a BSP ticket. Another list is expected tomorrow. The AAP denied Narayan Dutt Sharma ticket this time and has fielded Ram Singh Netaji. Netaji had won the Assembly elections in 2008 from Badarpur on a BSP ticket. 

    21:22 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Congress candidate LIST OUT, know who is contesting from where

    Union minister Krishna Tirath has been fielded from Patel Nagar and former Delhi minister Arvinder Lovely from Gandhi Nagar. Former AAP leader Alka Lamba has been fielded from Chandni Chowk constituency, while election campaign committee chairman Kirti Azad's wife Poonam Azad will contest from Sangam Vihar. Former Delhi minister Ashok Kumar Walia will contest from Krishna Nagar, Haroon Yusuf from Ballimaran, Mateen Ahamad from Seelampur.

    21:11 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Congress candidate list out

    Congress releases the list of candidates for 54 out of 70 seats for upcoming Delhi Assembly elections. Alka Lamba to contest from Chandni Chowk, Arvinder Singh Lovely from Gandhi Nagar and Adarsh Shastri from Dwarka.

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    18:29 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Denied ticket, AAP MLA Jagdeep Singh resigns from party

    AAP's Hari Nagar MLA Jagdeep Singh resigns from the party for being denied ticket for the Assembly election. According to PTI, Singh said that he was unhappy after being denied ticket and also because the party gave the nomination to Rajkumari Dhillon, who joined the party from the Congress recently. "Even during the Lok Sabha election, I raised my objection over alliance with the Congress and now they have brought in five people from Congress who are directly or indirectly associated with (anti-Sikh riots convict) Sajjan Kumar," he was quoted as saying by PTI.

    18:21 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    AAP MLA Adarsh Shastri joins Congress

    Denied ticket by AAP, sitting MLA from Dwarka Adarsh Shastri joins Congress in presence of PC Chacko and Delhi Congress Chief Subhash Chopra.

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    15:26 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    BJP leader Kapil Mishra to contest 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.

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    14:18 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Delhi Assembly 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

    13:21 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Delhi Election 2020: Who’s the CM candidate? AAP jibe at BJP

    Tthe Aam Aadmi Party on Friday took a swipe at the saffron party asking it to reveal the name of the chief ministerial candidate. “Who’s the CM candidate of BJP?” the AAP asked in a tweet tagging the BJP. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    12:34 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Delhi polls: AAP leaders Gahlot, Atishi, others file nominations

    Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot, senior AAP leader Atishi who unsuccessfully fought the Lok Sabha elections last year, and several other members of the party on Friday filed their nominations ahead of the February 8 assembly polls. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    12:21 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    'Government land encroached by religious structures to be freed after BJP comes to power in Delhi'

    BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma on Saturday said government land in the city encroached by religious structures will be freed if the BJP comes to power in Delhi. The West Delhi MP had earlier this week said mosques constructed on encroached government land here are certain to be demolished.

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    12:18 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Full list of Lok Janshakti Party candidates

    The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) led by Chirag Paswan has released its first list of 15 candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly Elections. The LJP, which is a constituent of the BJP-led NDA, is contesting elections solo. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    12:10 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Delhi Election 2020: AAP full list of candidates

    The Aam Aadmi Party has released the list of all 70 candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections scheduled to take place on February 8. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will contest from New Delhi seat and his deputy Manish Sisodia will contest from Patparganj Assembly seat. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    12:03 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Delhi Election 2020: Full list of BJP candidates

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released the list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Delhi. The list of 57 candidates was released by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari. The party has fielded Kapil Mishra from Model Towan constituency. Leader of Opposition in the outgoing Assembly Vijendra Gupta will contest from the Rohini seat. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    12:01 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Congress list soon: Subash Chopra

    Congress is likely to announce today its list of candidates for the upcoming Delhi polls. The candidates were finalised after a meeting of the Congress Election Committee late on Thursday evening, the party's Delhi unit president Subash Chopra said. "We have discussed most of the seats and the list will be out soon," Chopra said.

    11:53 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    'Phir se Congress wali Delhi', Congress launches theme song ahead of Delhi polls

    Ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections, the Congress on Friday launched an audio and a video of its official song - 'Phir se Congress wali Delhi'.

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    11:43 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Congress workers protest outside Sonia Gandhi's residence

    Congress workers from Patel Nagar and Karawal Nagar constituencies protest outside Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi's residence over ticket distribution.

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    11:37 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Congress offers four seats to RJD in Delhi

    The RJD of Lalu Prasad Yadav is planning to contest elections in Delhi. The party is holding talks with the Congress to seal an alliance. According to reports, the Congress is offering four seats to the RJD.

    11:31 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Congress' CEC meeting underway

    The meeting of the Central Election Committee of the Congress party is currently underway at Sonia Gandhi's residence. The meeting is attended by Delhi unit chief Subhash Chopra, the party’s in charge of Delhi PC Chako, senior leaders Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal.

    11:24 (IST)18 Jan 2020
    Delhi election 2020: Congress list likely today

    The Congress party is likely to release its list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Delhi today.

    The Delhi Legislative Assembly has 70 seats. In the previous Assembly elections held in 2014, the Aam Aadmi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal had stormed to power, winning 67 seats. The BJP won just three seats. The Congress which ruled the national capital for 15 years, drew a blank.
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