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Kejriwal, Bedi, Maken file nominations for Delhi polls: As it happened on Wednesday

BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi will file her nomination on Wednesday for the February 7 Delhi Assembly Elections.

Kejriwal, Bedi, Maken file nominations for Delhi polls: As it happened on Wednesday

6:55 pm: BJP Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay, on party members protesting over ticket distribution, said that the workers have the right to express their opinion, I don't consider it as protest.

5:40 pm: Congress party campaign panel chief Ajay Maken filed his nomination papers fromSadar Bazar constituency for the Delhi assembly elections.

5:10 pm: Arvind Kejriwal declares Rs 94.26 lakh in assets, while Kiran Bedi has Rs 11.04 crore in movable and immovable assets.

4:15 pm: Social activist Anna Hazare refuses to comment on Kiran Bedi's entry into BJP, terms politics as 'dirty'.

4:00 pm: BJP members stage protest over ticket distribution outside party office in Delhi.

3:50 pm: The BJP CM candidate says she joined BJP to defeat Arvind Kejriwal's confrontational politics.

3:45 pm: RSS is a "very nationalist" organisation that has kept India united, says BJP leader Kiran Bedi.

2:00 pm: Kejriwal today took to his Twitter account to again request Bedi for a debate.


1.45 pm: Kiran Bedi evades questions on accepting Kejriwal's invitation for open debate. 

1.40 pm: People of Delhi have reposed faith in me, BJP will get thumping victory here: Bedi

1:35 pm: People are giving us the gold medal, this constituency is result of Harsh Vardhan ji's hard work, says Kiran Bedi

1:30 pm: Kiran Bedi speaks to media after filing nomination papers.

1:00 pm: BJP Delhi unit president Satish Upadhyay says if he will contest polls then who will organise the poll campaign. He further says that Kiran Bedi will be Delhi CM if BJP wins.

12:55 pm: BJP CM candidate Kiran Bedi files nomination from Krishna Nagar constituency. 

12:38 pm: Senior BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh denies says the party stands united to face Delhi Assembly polls.

12:25 pm: Kiran Bedi reaches SDM office, to file nomination from Krishna Nagar constituency shortly.

12:05 pm: Congress leader Ajay Maken takes potshots at Bedi, says if the BJP CM candidate can't agree to a debate then how does she plan to govern Delhi. 

10:45 am: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal criticised Bedi for putting a BJP scarf around Lala Lajpat Rai's statue in Krishna Nagar constituency. The AAP leader asked the BJP CM candidate not to saffronise freedom fighters.

10:35 am: BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi expresses confidence over his party winning 60 seats in Delhi polls.

10:30 am: Congress leader and President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee says she is shocked to see BJP declaring Kiran Bedi as its CM candidate. Mukherjee says the BJP is lacking leaders in Delhi and that's why they had to rope in the former police officer.

10:20 am: Congress leader Ajay Maken hits out at Bedi, Kejriwal says, both of them used Anna Hazare to fulfill their political ambitions.

10:15 am: Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who is also attending the roadshow, says, "This kind of affection from people isn't new for me; I have been enjoying this for over 20 years now." 

10:10 am: Kiran Bedi's roadshow starts in Krishna Nagar constituency. Partly leaders Dr Harsh Vardhan, Vijay Goel are accompanying Bedi.

9:30 am: Bedi pays tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai at his memorial in Krishna Nagar constituency.

9:15 am: Addressing media before heading to the Krishna Nagar constituency to file her nomination, Bedi, says, "Our Delhi can become a good Delhi. We (BJP) will do good practices. We will ask for a security perception index survey. That will tell us which area has more insecurity and which area has more security. This will probably be the first time Delhi will see the security perception index."

9:07 am: The BJP CM candidate interacts with a tea vendor and a newspaper seller. 

9:05 am: Bedi says she will everyday meet the common people to have a first hand knowledge of their problems so that she can address them appropriately.

9:00 am: Bedi will also take out a roadshow before filing her nomination papers from Krishna Nagar constituency of East Delhi, which is a BJP stronghold. In the past Dr Harsh Vardhan has been elected three times from the same constituency.

8:45 am: BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi will file her nomination on Wednesday for the February 7 Delhi Assembly Elections.

Today is the last day to file nomination papers for the elections.

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan had successfully contested last Assembly elections from Krishna Nagar seat.

65-year-old Bedi, the country's first woman IPS officer, was named the BJP's chief ministerial by party president Amit Shah after a meeting of BJP Parliamentary Board Monday night.

It will be a hectic day for electoral officials with several senior leaders including AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and Congress' Ajay Maken, filing their nomination papers.

Scrutiny of nominations papers would be done on January 22 while the last date for withdrawal of candidatures is January 24.

Voting for Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 would be held in a single phase on February 7 with the counting of votes scheduled for February 10. Delhi has 70 Assembly seats.

In 2013 Assembly elections BJP had won 31 seats, AAP 28 and Congress 8.

Delhi has been under President’s Rule since February after the AAP government quit after ruling for 49 days last year.

The total electorate of Delhi is 1.3 crore and the total number of polling stations are 11763.