Delhi Assembly poll 2020: Congress releases list of 54 candidates

 The Congress on Saturday (January 18, 2020) declared its candidates for 54 seats of Delhi Assembly election. Laxman Rawat will take on senior Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in Patparganj assembly constituency.

Delhi Assembly poll 2020: Congress releases list of 54 candidates

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday (January 18, 2020) declared its candidates for 54 seats of Delhi Assembly election. Laxman Rawat will take on senior Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in Patparganj assembly constituency.

Alka Lamba, who returned to the Congress in September 2019 after being an AAP MLA following her win in the 2015 Delhi Assembly election, will contest from Chandni Chowk. Another former AAP leader who has been rewarded with a ticket is Adarsh Shastri, the grandson of freedom fighter and India's second prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. Adarsh Shastri is contesting from Dwarka, the seat he won in 2015 as AAP candidate.

Congress has been decimated in the national capital after the emergence of Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). After being in power in Delhi from 1998 to 2013, the party was ousted when the then fledgeling AAP secured 28 seats while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) securing 31. The Congress was relegated to the third spot with only 8 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly.

S.N. Constituency Candidate
1. Narela Siddarth Kundu
2. Timarpur Mrs Amar Lata Sangwan
3. Adarsh Nagar Mukesh Goel
4. Badli Devender Yadav
5. Rithala Pradeep Kumar Pandey
6. Bawana - SC Surender Kumar
7. Mundka Dr Naresh Kumar
8. Sultanpur Majra - SC Jai Kishan
9. Nangloi Jat Mandeep Singh
10. Mangol Puri - SC Rajesh Lilotia
11. Rohini Sumesh Gupta
12. Shalimarbagh JS Nayol
13. Shakur Basti Dev Raj Arora
14. Tri Nagar Kamal Kant Sharma
15. Wazirpur Hari Kishan Jindal
16. Model Town Ms Akansha Ola
17. Sadar Bazar Satbir Sharma
18. Chandni Chowk Mrs Alka Lamba
19. Matia Mahal Mirza Javed All
20. Ballimaran Haroon Yusuf
21. Karol Bagh - SC Gaurav Dhanak
22. Patel Nagar - SC Smt Krishna Tirath
23. Moti Nagar Ramesh Kumar Popli
24. Rajouri Garden Amandeep Singh Sudan
25. Hari Nagar Surender Setia
26. Janakpuri Ms Radhika Khera
27. Dwarka Adarsh Shastri
28. Matiala Sumesh Shokeen
29. Najafgarh Sahib Singh Yadav
30. Delhi Cantt Sandeep Tanwar
31. Jangpura Talvinder Singh Marwah
32. Kasturba Nagar Abhishek Dutt
33. Malviya Nagar Mrs Neetu Verma
34. RK Puram Mrs Priyanka Singh
35. Chhatarpur Satish Lohia
36. Deoli - SC Arvinder Singh
37. Ambedkar Nagar - SC Yaduraj Chaudhary
38. Sangam Vihar Poonam Azad
39. Greater Kailash Sukhbir Singh Pawar
40. Kalkaji Ms Shivani Chopra Advocate
41. Tughlakabad Shubam Sharma
42. Trilokpuri - SC Vijay Kumar
43. Patparganj Laxman Rawat
44. Laxmi Nagar Dr Hari Dutt Sharma
45. Vishwas Nagar Gurcharan Singh Raju
46. Krishna Nagar Dr. Ashok Kr. Walia
47. Gandhi Nagar Arvinder Singh Lovely
48. Shahdara Dr Narender Nath
49. Seemapuri - SC Veer Singh Dhingan
50. Rohtas Nagar Vipin Sharma
51. Seelampur Ch. Mateen Ahmed
52. Babarpur Mrs Anveeksha Tripathi Jain
53. Gokalpur - SC Dr SP Singh
54. Mustafabad Ali Mehndi

More ignominy was in store for the Congress in the 2015 Delhi Assembly election. The party was completely wiped out from Delhi as it failed to win even a single seat with the AAP storming to power by bagging 67 and the BJP, too, registering a poor show with just three in its kitty.

Earlier, the Congress Election Committee met at the interim party president Sonia Gandhi’s residence to discuss the names of party candidates. While the AAP has announced candidates for all the 70 seats, the BJP has named its nominees for 57 constituencies. 

The Delhi Assembly Elections are scheduled to be held on February 8, while the counting will take place on February 11.