Delhi Election 2020 Highlights: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia files nomination from Patparganj constituency

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Updated:Jan 17, 2020 1:07:39 pm

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Delhi will go to polls on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11. The AAP is seeking to retain the power under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Manish SisodiaManish Sisodia files nomination from Patparganj constituency.

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Senior AAP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday filed his nomination from the Patparganj constituency for the Delhi assembly elections. “He filed the nomination around 2 PM,” a senior poll official told PTI. Before filing his nomination, Sisodia took out a rally in which hundreds of AAP supporters took part. 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.  Patparganj is one of the 70 Assembly seats in the national capital. Sisodia had won from here in the 2013 and 2015 Assembly polls. The national capital will go to polls on February 8 and the results will be announced on February 11. The main contest is between Arvind Kejriwal led AAP and the two national parties — the BJP and the Congress. The Delhi Legislative Assembly has 70 seats.

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    17:01 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    Manish Sisodia files nomination from Patparganj constituency

    Senior AAP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday filed his nomination from the Patparganj constituency for the Delhi assembly elections. Before filing his nomination, Sisodia took out a rally in which hundreds of AAP supporters took part.

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    10:04 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    Delhi Assembly Election 220: Manish Sisodia holds foot march in Patparganj

    AAP candidate from Patparganj Assembly seat, Manish Sisodia held a foot march in his constituency ahead of filing his nomination papers. He met locals near the Talab Chowk area in Mandawali.

    10:02 (IST)16 Jan 2020
    Manish Sisodia to file nomination today

    AAP leader and Delhi's deputy CM Manish Sisodia will file his nomination papers today. He is contesting from Patparganj once again. He had won from here in 2013 and 2015.

    The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday announced its list of 70 candidates for the Delhi Assembly polls. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be contesting again from New Delhi seat and his deputy Manish Sisodia from Patparganj seat. The AAP stormed to power in February 2015, winning 67 of the 70 seats. Delhi will go to polls in a single phase on February 8 and the counting of votes will be done on February 11.
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