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Delhi Assembly Elections LIVE: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today appealed to Delhiites, “especially Congress and BJP supporters”, to vote for his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) even if they wish to continue supporting their party. “You can keep supporting your party, but please vote for AAP… we have done a lot for Delhi. If you vote for other parties, then all the work that we have done for Delhi’s schools and hospitals will be undone.”
Kejriwal, who will hold more roadshows today, also clarified that his party had always been against the Citizenship Amendment Act. “AAP has always been against CAA… we have opposed it in Parliament, I have opposed it in every rally and interview that I have done. But I believe that Delhi elections will be fought on issues related to Delhi.”Read More

Jan 23, 2020 1:42 pm (IST)

 Surrounded by scores of supporters,Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took out a roadshow in northwest Delhi’s Matiala Assembly constituency on Thursday. Kejriwal, atop an open yellow-coloured jeep, waved to the public and shook hands with them as his roadshow moved through the narrow lanes of the Matiala Assembly. He was accompanied by Matiala MLA Gulab Singh Yadav. Holding placards in support of various schemes of the government, including free healthcare, and electricity, AAP supporters danced to the tune of ‘Lage Raho Kejriwal’ (the party’s anthem).

Jan 23, 2020 12:57 pm (IST)

The AAP spokesperson said the Bharatiya Janata Party might try to “polarise” the environment ahead of the polls.  “However, I feel people of Delhi are intelligent enough to see through this propaganda of the BJP,” he told PTI in an interview. He said if the last assembly polls are any guide, it explains that people reject national issues in state elections and concentrate only on issues concerning their state.  “National issues are for national elections and state issues are for state elections. In Jharkhand, the BJP tried to use the national narrative and bring in national issues and it lost. It tried the same thing in Haryana and it fell short of majority and in Jharkhand, it was defeated,” the AAP leader said.

Jan 23, 2020 12:57 pm (IST)

Delhi Polls Won’t Be Fought on CAA, NRC |The CAA and the NRC would not have resonance in the Delhi Assembly polls as they are national issues and the elections in the national capital will be fought on state matters, AAP’s Rajinder Nagar candidate Raghav Chadha said.  Chadha, 31, is fighting his first assembly election. However, it is not the first time he is facing the polls.  He last year unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections from the South Delhi constituency.  When asked if he thinks that the upcoming elections will be a referendum on the CAA-NRC, he said, “Absolutely not because elections are going to happen on state issues. These are issues of national importance and I personally feel they will have no resonance in Delhi.”

Jan 23, 2020 12:09 pm (IST)

Sisodia Extends Support to Shaheen Bagh People | Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia has says that he stands with the people of Shaheen Bagh, but also said that opening of the Kalindikunj  road does not fall under his jurisdiction. Sisodia also said that for AAP the poll issues are electricity, road connectivity, health and education.  “I will talk about Shaheen Bagh, but will first talk about education.,” he said during an interview with CNN News18.

Jan 23, 2020 11:34 am (IST)

Jan 23, 2020 10:46 am (IST)

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is now holding a roadshow in Matiala. He will later hold a roadshow in Kalkaji and Govindpuri.  Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal holds roadshow in Matiala. #DelhiElections2020 pic.twitter.com/WkU6eOmcuR— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2020

Jan 23, 2020 10:44 am (IST)

As many as 1,029 candidates have filed 1,528 nominations for the Delhi Assembly polls on February 8, according to data shared by the poll panel. On the last day of filing nominations on Tuesday, over 800 nominations were filed for the 70 assembly constituencies, which go to polls on February 8. As many as 1,029 candidates, including 187 women, have filed a total of 1,528 nominations, an official from the office of Delhi chief electoral officer said.

Jan 23, 2020 10:44 am (IST)

As many as 1,029 candidates have filed 1,528 nominations for the Delhi Assembly polls on February 8, according to data shared by the poll panel. On the last day of filing nominations on Tuesday, over 800 nominations were filed for the 70 assembly constituencies, which go to polls on February 8. As many as 1,029 candidates, including 187 women, have filed a total of 1,528 nominations, an official from the office of Delhi chief electoral officer said.

Jan 23, 2020 10:24 am (IST)

Delhi’s Political Dynasts | Wives, daughters, daughter-in-law, son and brother, all linked to politicians, are in the fray for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls with the Congress fielding the maximum number of political dynasts. The Congress’ candidate from Kalkaji, Shivani Chopra, is the daughter of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Subhash Chopra, while former Delhi Speaker Yoganand Shastri’s daughter Priyanka Singh is contesting from the R K Puram seat.

Jan 23, 2020 10:19 am (IST)

Poll strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor  fired a fresh salvo at the BJP, daring  Minister Amit Shah to “go ahead and try implementing” the CAA and NRC, which the latter had “audaciously announced to the nation”.​ Kishor, national vice president of the JD(U), is helping Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the upcoming Assembly polls even though his own party, headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has tied up with the BJP.

Jan 23, 2020 9:47 am (IST)

Two independent candidates from Delhi’s Okhla assembly constituency have raised objections on the nomination filed by Congress candidate Parvez Hashmi from the seat, following which poll authorities postponed scrutiny of his papers till Thursday morning, officials said. The objections have been raised by Asif Mohd Khan and Babar Riyaz, on the nominations filed by Parvez Hashmi and his covering candidate Shaila Hashmi on January 21. Read full report here.  

Jan 23, 2020 9:42 am (IST)

Amit Shah in Poll-bound Delhi | Union Home Minister Amit Shah will hold rallies in poll-bound Delhi today. Shah will be in Matiala at 6pm and will hold another rally in Uttam Nagar at 7pm.  Later, he will address a  public meeting in Nangloi Jatt. 

Jan 23, 2020 9:34 am (IST)

AAP Candidates Among Richest in Fray | Candidates from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) figure in the list of some of the richest in the fray for the Delhi Assembly elections, with its Mundka nominee Dharampal Lakra declaring assets of over Rs 292 crore, according to the affidavits filed before the poll officers. Other candidates in the list are AAP’s incumbent MLA from RK Puram Pramila Tokas, who will again contest from the same seat, with declared assets of Rs 80 crore.

Jan 23, 2020 9:26 am (IST)

‘Worked Like an Elder Son’: Kejriwal | Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said his government did a lot for the people of the city in its five-year tenure but needed more time to complete the work pending for 70 years. “I have worked like an elder son in a family. It is the elder son who shoulders most of the responsibilities, takes care of everyone, gets the sister married manages all expenses etc. I have tried to do just that,” Kejriwal said as cheers and claps rose to a crescendo. Read full story here. 

Jan 23, 2020 9:20 am (IST)

AAP Against CAA: Kejriwal | Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the  AAP has always been against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the party has opposed it in Parliament. “I have opposed it in every rally and interview that I have done. But I believe that Delhi elections will be fought on issues related to Delhi,” he said adding that he is confident of the AAP winning a clear majority and breaking its record of 2015 polls.  

Jan 23, 2020 9:14 am (IST)

‘Support Them, But Vote for Us’: Kejriwal | Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday appealed the Delhiites to vote for the AAP irrespective of their support for other parties. “I appeal to all in Delhi, especially BJP and Congress supporters. You can keep supporting your party, but please vote for AAP We have done a lot for Delhi. If you vote for other parties then all the work that we have done for Delhi’s schools and hospitals will be undone,” he said. 
 

Jan 23, 2020 9:10 am (IST)

With a little over two weeks left for the crucial Delhi Assembly vote, chief minister and AAP national convenor  Arvind Kejriwal will be holding a series of roadshows starting from Matiala, Uttam Nagar and Vikaspuri in the morning.  Later in the day, at around 4pm, Kejriwal will hold roadshows in  Kalkaji and Tugalaqabad. 

File photo of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday made public the list of 39 star campaigners for the February 8 Delhi Assembly polls with Kejriwal’s name on the top.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Punjab state head Bhagwant Mann, Delhi state convenor Gopal Rai, Rajya Sabha members Sanjay Singh, Sushil Gupta and ND Gupta also figure in the list, which was submitted to the Delhi Chief Election Officer on Monday.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah will also campaign in the Capital today in Matiala, Uttam Nagar and Nangloi Jatt.

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