Delhi Elections 2020 Dates LIVE updates: The Election Commission on Monday announced the schedule for Delhi elections. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said the election would be held in a single phase on February 8, 2020 (Saturday) and counting of votes will take place on February 11, 2020. The election proces will be completed on February 12.
The election will see nearly 14.7 million voters decide the fortunes of the three main contenders - Aaam Admi Party, BJP and Congress.
The 5-year term of the current Delhi Assembly, which comprises 70 members, ends on February 22, 2020.
All arrangements are in place for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct in Delhi:CEC
90,000 policemen will be deployed: EC on Delhi election
90,000 policemen will be deployed to ensure that the polling process is held smoothly. The additional secretary will handle any additional deployment of officials on poll duty: EC
About 90,000 officials will be deployed for smooth conduct of polling: Sunil Arora
There are 13,750 polling stations: Sunil Arora
We have held a meeting with Delhi chief secy and Delhi Police commissioner: Sunil Arora
Total electors in the final electoral roll of the NCT of Delhi as on January 6, 2020 are 146,92,136
Term of current Delhi assembly expires January 22, 2020: CEC
Appropriate arrangements have been made: EC on Delhi Election
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora says appropariate arrangements have been made
Elections Commission is addressing media, will announce dates shortly
AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal was the chief ministerial candidate and contested the elections from the New Delhi seat again after successfully managing to defeat incumbent MLA and then CM Sheila Dixit in the 2013 elections.
AAP started campaigning in Delhi in November 2014 and inducted several first-time candidates, with as many as 27 out of 70 MLA candidates.
Safety of women, corruption, water problems and price rises were the main issues in Delhi Election 2015.
Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) along with EVMs were used in 2 assembly seats in Delhi elections- New Delhi and Delhi Cantt.
The election commission announced the schedule for the elections on 12 January 2015.
Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 recap
In the Delhi Assembly Elections 2015, Kejriwal-led AAP bagged 67 of the 70 seats, while the BJP won just 3.
Amit Shah starts begins BJP campaign
Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah accuses Arvind Kejriwal of wasting public money on advertisements. He accuses Kejriwal of "favouring the tukde tukde" gang by not giving sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar, the former president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), in a sedition case. Shah was speaking at a public rally marking the official start of BJP's election campaign.