The Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) has announced its candidates for all the 70 seats in the Delhi assembly elections, which is to be held on February 8, 2020.
Important Announcement :
Aam Aadmi Party declares all 70 candidates for the upcoming Delhi election.
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) January 14, 2020
Best wishes to all. Don’t be complacent. Work v hard. People have lot of faith in AAP and u. God bless. https://t.co/JuuvriCoNG
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 14, 2020
The party has fielded 24 new faces. 15 sitting MLAs were replaced, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
“In 2015, the AAP had given tickets to six women candidates, but this time we are fielding eight women candidates,” Sisodia said.
Sisodia, Atishi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be contesting from Patparganj, Kalkaji and New Delhi constituency respectively.
Atishi will be looking to make amends after her last year’s 2019 Lok Sabha poll debacle to BJP’s Gautam Gambhir. Raghav Chadha and Dilip Pandey, who unsuccessfully contested in the Lok Sabha polls, will be facing the opposition candidates from Rajinder Nagar and Timarpur assembly seat respectively.
Former Congress MLA Ram Singh Netaji, who joined the AAP recently, will contest from Badarpur constituency.
The BJP and the Congress haven’t announced their candidates’ list yet. The BJP had won all the seven seats in the Lok Sabha polls, but the 2020 assembly polls might be a different story, as the party has been voted out of power in multiple state assembly elections, since its resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections.
In 2015 elections, the AAP had won 67 of the 70 seats, while the BJP winning just three.
The last date for filing nominations is January 21. The results will be declared on February 11, 2020.