Election Commission has announced the polling dates yesterday and Delhi will hold Election on 12 May 2019 . With Election Commission concluding its preparatory meetings for the general elections, including discussions with home ministry on force logistics , polls to the Lok Sabha and few state assemblies may announced any day over the weekend or early next week.
Polling is likely to be conducted over multiple phases in April and May. Counting may be timed in the third week of May.
Also, With BJP expected to announce Lok Sabha candidates for the capital’s seven constituencies in the second week of March, the jostle for tickets is in full swing , with aspirants ranging from morcha presidents to core members of the Delhi BJP to former MPs and MLAs.
Top BJP sources said that the MPs have done good work but the call to have them contest again in 2019 Lok Sabha will depend on several factors besides work done on ground.
Aspirants in the race include from East Delhi include Delhi BJP general secretary Kuljeet Chawal, MP Maheish Girri , Purvanchal Morcha president Manish Singh and MLA Om Prakash Sharma. Leaders of opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta is learnt to be among names being considered from Chandni Chowk.
A senior leader said Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and former MLA Mohan Singh Bisht are in the race for the North East constituency. From West Delhi, names doing the rounds include incumbent MP Pravesh Verma , former MLA Pawan Sharma and former mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat ; while from the North West constituency , MP Udit Raj , national vice – president Dushyant Kumar Gautam and Delhi BJP SC Morcha president Mohanlal Gihara are in the fray.
BJP sources said Ravinder Indraj Singh is emerging as a frontrunner from North West Delhi consistency. Other in the race from North West Delhi includes Anita Arya, Hans Raj Hans.
From south constituency , the incumbent MP Ramesh Bidhuri , natinal general secretary Anil Jain and former MLA Ramvir Singh Bidhuri are in the running, it is learnt.
Congress has released its first list of candidates for 15 seats for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, naming UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi , 72, as party candidate from Rae Bareli and Rahul from the Amethi seat.
BJP is keen to do a clean -up job in terms of ticket distribution this time given that it faces a tough challenge from the opposition than it did in 2014 polls, when Modi Wave played a major role for the BJP to secure an absolute majority in Lower House of Parliament.
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