New Delhi: The Delhi Assembly election will be held in a single-phase on February 8, while the counting of votes will be done on February 11, CEC Sunil Arora announce today.
The notification for the nominations will be on January 14, while the last date of filing nominations will be January 21. The last date for withdrawal of nominations will be January 24.
Voting will be held across 13,750 polling stations and the Model Code of Conduct is effective immediately, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said.
The term of the 70-member Delhi Assembly is ending on February 22 and a new House has to be constituted before that.
As the election commission announces the date of Delhi assembly polls, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal says these elections will be fought on the basis of work.
The contentious National Register of Citizens (NRC), Citizenship Amendment Act, air pollution, women’s safety, and statehood demand for Delhi likely to dominate the election narrative.
Targeting the Aam Aadmi Party after the announcement of Delhi assembly polls, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar says, “People in Delhi have been trying to get rid of the Kejriwal government. Now, BJP will bring development in Delhi. Ayushman Bharat, Famer programs, Awas Yojna etc were not implemented by AAP. It has failed and now It’s time is over. We are confident of BJP’s victory in Delhi.”
Total electors in National Capital Territory of Delhi are 1,46,92,136, the CEC said. Arora further said that a media monitoring cell will also be formed for the election and all arrangements will be there to enforce the model code of conduct.
The Chief Election Commissioner said 90,000 policemen will be deployed to ensure that the polling process is held smoothly. The additional secretary will handle any additional deployment of officials on poll duty, he says.