BJP releases first list of 57 candidates for Delhi assembly election; Kapil Mishra to contest from Model Town

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released its first list of 57 candidates for the upcoming assembly election in Delhi. 

BJP releases first list of 57 candidates for Delhi assembly election; Kapil Mishra to contest from Model Town

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released its first list of 57 candidates for the upcoming assembly election in Delhi. Kapil Mishra, who was ousted from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has been fielded from Model Town. Ravi Negi has been fielded from Patparganj and will take on Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia while the party has fielded Ramvir Singh Bidhuri from Badarpur.

Notably, BJP has not declared its candidate against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from the New Delhi Assembly constituency. The list includes 11 candidates from seats reserved for the Schedule caste community and there are four women candidates - Rekha Gupta from Shalimar Bagh, Lata Shori from Ballimaran, Shikha Rai from Greater Kailash and Kiran Vaid from Trilokpuri.

Take a look at the party candidates of BJP for Delhi assembly election:

Constituency Name
Narela Nildaman
Timarpur Surendra Singh Bittu
Adarsh Nagar Rajkumar Bhatia
Badli Vijay Bhagat
Rithala Manish Chaudhary
Bawana (SC) Ravindra Kumar
Munrika Master Azad Singh
Kirari Anil Jha
Sultanpur Majra (SC) Ramchandra Chabariya
Mangolpuri (SC) Karam Singh Karma
Rohini Vijendra Gupta
Shalimar Bagh Rekha Gupta
Shakurbasti SP Vats
Trinagar Tilakram Gupta
Wazirpur Dr. Mahendra Nagpal
Model Town Kapil Mishra
Chandni Chowk Suman Kumar Gupta
Sadar Bazaar Jay Prakash
Badli Vijay Bhagat
Matia Mahal Shree Ravinder Gupta (Minister)
Ballimaran Lata Shori
Karol Bagh (SC) Yogendra Chandalia
Patel Nagar (SC) Parvesh Ratan
Moti Nagar Subhash Sachdeva
Madipur (SC) Shri Kailash
Tilak Nagar Rajiv Babbar
Vikaspuri Shri Sanjay Singh
Uttam Nagar Krishna Gehlot
Dwarka Pardyuman Rajput
Matialia Rajesh Gehlot
Nazafgarh Ajit Kharkhari
Bijwasan Satprakash Rana
Palam Vijay Pandit
Rajinder Nagar RP Singh
Jangpura Sardar Kulpreet Singh Bhakshi
Malvia Nagar Shailendra Singh Monty
RK Puram Anil Sharma
Chhatarpur Brahm Singh Tawar
Deoli (SC) Arvind Kumar
Ambedkar Nagar (SC) Khusi Ram
Greater Kailash Shikha Rai
Tughlkabad extension Vikram Badhuri
Badarpur Ramvir Singh Bidhuri
Okhla Brahm Singh
Trilokpuri Kiran Vaid
Kondli Rajkumar Dillo
Patparganj Ravi Negi
Laxmi Nagar Abhay Kumar Verma
Vishwas Nagar OP Sharma
Gandhi Nagar Anil Vajpayee
Rohtas Nagar Jitendra Mahajan
Seelampur Kaushal Mishra
Ghonda Ajay Mahawar
Babarpur Naresh Gaur
Gokalpur (SC) Ranjit Kashyap
Mustafabad Jagdish Pradhan
Karawal Nagar Mohan Singh Bisht

The election to the 70 assembly seats will be held on February 8, 2010 while the counting of votes will take place on February 11. The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) came into force since January 6 immediately after Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced dates for Delhi Assembly Election.

Nominations for the Delhi elections began on Tuesday. The last date to file nomination is January 21, the scrutiny will take place on January 22 while the last date of withdrawal of candidature is January 24.

The term of the current assembly elected in 2015 will end on February 22, 2020.