Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo Credit: PTI photo)
In the first reaction soon after the Election Commission of India announced the date for the Delhi Assembly Elections, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest the polls, to be held on February 8, on the basis of its government's work.
"The AAP will fight the Delhi Assembly election on basis of its government's work," Kejriwal tweeted.
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The election to the 70-member Delhi Assembly will take place on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11, the Election Commission announced on Monday. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said the notification for the polls will be issued on January 14 while the last date of withdrawal of candidature will be January 24.
Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh said there are total 1,46,92,136 voters -- 80,55,686 males, 66,35,635 females and 815 belonging to third gender -- in the final voters list.
Singh said all voters will be provided QR code-enabled voters slip which will speed up voting through easy identification.
The CEO said that there are over 11.55 lakh voters in Delhi who come under 'ASD' (absent, shifted, deceased) list and added that there were no instructions regarding registration of refugees covered under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the electoral roll this time. Despite publication of the final electoral roll (up to January 1, 2020), any eligible person can apply for registration as voter till the last date of nomination of the Assembly polls, he said in a press conference.