LS polls for Delhi on May 12

LS polls for Delhi on May 12

Agency News

New Delhi, Mar 10 : Lok Sabha elections 2019 for the seven seats in the national capital will take place on May 12, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.

The polls in Delhi would take place in the sixth phase that include total 59 seats in seven States, where seven seats were of Delhi-NCR, Chief Election Commssioner Sunil Arora announced on Sunday.

The counting of votes will take place on May 23, the Election Commission said.

In the 2014 general elections, BJP had won on all the seven seats in National Capital defeating both Congress as well as Aam Aadmi Party.

Soon after the announcement of dates, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked BJP and said it was the time to throw out the ‘dictatorial’ and ‘anti-federal’ government and seek answers on demonetisation, unemployment and other issues.

“Ultimately back to we the people -the real power of our democracy. Time to throw out the most dictatorial and anti-federal govt in the history of India. Time to seek answers on demonetisation, jobs, destruction of traders n destroying brotherhood amongst different communities,” Mr Kejriwal said taking to micro blogging site Twitter.

AAP leadership on March 2 announced six candidates, fielding all green horns, including 30-year-old Raghav Chadha for the prestigious South Delhi seat.

The move from the Delhi Chief Minister, who has often shared stage with Opposition leaders, came days after he hinted that he was not happy with Congress response to his offer for seat adjustment talks.

In 2015, State Assembly elections, the AAP received a historic mandate, bagging 67 seats out of 70. BJP received three while Congress was unable to open its account.