Delhi Assembly elections to be held on February 8, counting of votes on February 11

Election notification will be issued on January 14, last day of nominations is January 21, scrutiny of nominations will take place on January 22, last date for withdrawal of candidature is January 24, and date of polling is February 8.

Delhi Assembly elections to be held on February 8, the Election Commission of India announced on Monday. The counting of votes will be done on February 11.

The term of the 70-member Delhi assembly will end on February 22 and a new House has to be constituted before that.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is seeking re-election after a massive win in the last assembly polls held in 2015. The AAP won 67 seats and the remaining three went to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The Congress drew a blank.

Follow highlights here:

• Delhi Assembly elections to be held on 8 February, counting of votes on 11 February: CEC Sunil Arora

• In case of extraordinary situation EC can take a call to defer the polls: CEC Sunil Arora

• Term of current Delhi assembly expires on February 22, 2020: CEC Sunil Arora

• Door to door verification has happened for these elections. A total of 1,46,92,136 electors are eligible to vote for the polls: CEC Sunil Arora

• About 90,000 officials to be deployed for conducting free and fair polls: CEC Sunil Arora

• 13,750 polling stations for holding Delhi Assembly elections: CEC Sunil Arora

• Adequate strength of security has been deployed: CEC Sunil Arora

• Media will be briefed on a daily basis after announcement of dates: CEC Sunil Arora

• Turnout in naxal affected ares of Chhattisgard, Jharkhand was ironically more than Delhi: CEC Sunil Arora

• Facility of rams, wheelchairs have been provided. Pick and drop facility for PWD and senior citizens will be provided: CEC Sunil Arora

• Category of absentee voters has been introduced. It caters to voters who aren’t able to turn up due to physical limitations: CEC Sunil Arora

• Model code of conduct shall be applicable in Delhi henceforth, shall make sure its vigorously implemented: CEC Sunil Arora

Source: Hindustan Times

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