New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday (January 14) released the list of candidates for all the 70 constituencies of Delhi in the upcoming assembly election. The party has repeated 46 sitting MLAs and 15 sitting MLAs have been replaced, 9 seats that were vacant have been given to new candidates. In the 2015 assembly election, 6 women were given tickets by AAP, this time the number has increased to 8.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is contesting from New Delhi seat and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia from Patparganj, Cabinet minister Satyendar Kumar Jain from Shakur Bastia and Atishi Marlena to contest from Kalkaji seat.
Here's a list of candidates and their constituencies as per the changes:
|Adarsh Nagar||Pawan Sharma|
|Bawana||Jai Bhagwan Upkar|
|Sultanpur Majra||Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat|
|Nangloi Jat||Raghuvinder Shokeen|
|Mangol Puri||Rakhi Bidlan|
|Rohini||Rajesh Nama Bansiwala|
|Shalimar Bagh||Bandana Kumari|
|Shakur Basti||Satyendra Jain|
|Tri Nagar||Jitender Tomar|
|Model Town||Akhilesh Pati Tripathi|
|Sadar Bazar||Som Dutt|
|Chandni Chowk||Parlad Singh Sawhney|
|Matia Mahal||Shoaib lqbal|
|Karol Bagh||Vishesh Ravi|
|Patel Nagar||Raaj Kumar Anand|
|Mot Nagar||Shiv Charan Goel|
|Rajouri Garden||Dhanwati Chandela|
|Hari Nagar||Rajkumari Dhillon|
|Tilak Nagar||Jarnail Singh|
|Uttam Nagar||Naresh Balyan|
|Dwarka||Vinay Kumar Mishra|
|Matiala||Gulab Singh Yadav|
|Delhi Cantonment||Virender Singh Kadian|
|Rajinder Nagar||Raghav Chadha|
|New Delhi||Arvind Kejriwal|
|Kasturba Nagar||Madan Lal|
|Malviya Nagar||Somnath Bharti|
|R K Puram||Parmila Tokas|
|Chhatarpur||Kartar Singh Tamidar|
|Ambedkar Nagar||Ajay Dutt|
|Sangam Vihar||Dinesh Mohaniya|
|Greater Kailash||Saurabh Bharadwaj|
|Tugalakabad||Sabi Ram Pehlwan|
|Badarpur||Ram Singh Netaji|
|Trilokpuri||Rohit Kumar Mehraulia|
|Kondli||Kuldeep Kumar (Monu)|
|Laxmi Nagar||Nitin Tyagi|
|Vishwas Nagar||Deepak Singla|
|Krishna Nagar||SK Bagga|
|Gandhi Nagar||Nmeen Choudhary (Deepu)|
|Shahdara||Ram Niwas Goyal|
|Seemapuri||Rajendra Pal Gautam|
|Rohtas Nagar||Santa Singh|
|Gukalpur||Ch. Surendra Kumar|
|Karawal Nagar||Durgesh Pathak|
The names of new candidates who replaced 15 sitting MLAs include Dilip Pandey who has replaced MLA Pankaj Pushkar from Timarpur, Jai Bhagwan Upkar replaced MLA Ramchandra from Bawana, Dharmpal Lakra replaced Sukhbir Dalal from Mundka, Rajkumar Anand replaced Hazarilal Chauhan from Patel Nagar, Princess Dhillo replaced Jagdeep Singh from Hari Nagar, Vinay Mishra replaced Adarsh Shastri from Dwarka, Virendra Singh Kadian replaced Surendra from Delhi Cantt, Raghav Chadha replaced Vijender from Rajendra Nagar, Atishi Singh replaced Avatar Singh from Kalkaji, Ram Singh Netaji replaced Narayan Dutt Sharma from Badarpur, Raju Dhingan replaced Rohit Kumar Mairolia from Trilokpuri, Kuldeep Kumar replaced Manoj Kumar from Kondli, Chaudhary Fateh Singh replaced Chaudhary Surendra Kumar Gokulpur, Shoaib Iqbal replaced Asim Ahmed Khan from Matia Mahal.
In the mid-term poll in 2015, the AAP had swept the election, winning 67 of the 70 seats. Five years on, the AAP is seen as a stronger contender. The party launched its election campaign for Delhi with the slogan - 'Achhe Bite 5 saal, Lage raho Kejriwal'.
Earlier in the day, BJP's ally LJP had released a list of 15 candidates for the assembly election.
The assembly election in Delhi is scheduled to be held on February 8.
The Model Code of Conduct came into force in Delhi on January 6 after the Election Commission of India announced that the assembly election in Delhi will be held on February 8. The election to the 70-member assembly promises to be a triangular contest with the AAP hoping to retain power on the plank of development and the BJP and the Congress determined to put up a spirited challenge.
The counting of votes will take place on February 11, 2020. The term of Delhi assembly ends on February 14, 2020.