Delhi polls: Kejriwal delayed by roadshow, to file nomination on Tuesday

Topics Delhi Assembly Elections | AAP | BJP

AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal waves from an open vehicle during a roadshow before filing his nomination papers for the Assembly polls, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was expected to file his nomination for the assembly elections after a massive roadshow on Monday, will file his papers on Tuesday due to a delay caused by his rally.

Kejriwal said the nomination will now be filed on Tuesday which is also the last day for the filing of nomination.

"I was supposed to file my nomination today but the office closes at 3 pm. I was asked go in between and file the nomination but I said how can I leave people at the road show and go? I will go to file nomination tomorrow with my family," Kejriwal said.

Before starting his roadshow, the Aam Aadmi Party leader sought blessings at the Valmiki temple. He also sought blessings from his family.

Scores of supporters walked in the rally holding brooms as he waved to them and flashed the victory sign amid chants of "acchhe beete panch saal, lage raho Kejriwal" (5 years went well, go on Kejriwal).

In an open yellow coloured jeep, Kejriwal waved and greeted his supporters as his family stood behind him. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and AAP leader Sanjay Singh and Gopal Rai were also present in the rally.



Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel