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:
|Timarpur||Surendra Singh Bittu|
|Adarsh Nagar||Rajkumar Bhatia|
|Bawana (SC)||Ravindra Kumar|
|Munrika||Master Azad Singh|
|Sultanpur Majra (SC)||Ramchandra Chabariya|
|Mangolpuri (SC)||Karam Singh Karma|
|Shalimar Bagh||Rekha Gupta|
|Wazirpur||Dr. Mahendra Nagpal|
|Model Town||Kapil Mishra|
|Chandni Chowk||Suman Kumar Gupta|
|Sadar Bazaar||Jay Prakash|
|Matia Mahal||Shree Ravinder Gupta (Minister)|
|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|
|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|
|Laxmi Nagar||Abhay Kumar Verma|
|Vishwas Nagar||OP Sharma|
|Gandhi Nagar||Anil Vajpayee|
|Rohtas Nagar||Jitendra Mahajan|
|Gokalpur (SC)||Ranjit Kashyap|
|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.