Ahead of the Assembly polls in Delhi, some Congress MLAs and many MLA aspirants are in trouble as the party’s state unit chief on Monday declared that he will follow Rahul Gandhi’s instruction of zero tolerance against applicants with criminal cases. “We will avoid candidates with criminal background and also we will try not to give ticket to any parachute candidate,” DPCC chief Mr J.P. Aggrwal said.
Around 1,600 candidature forms for the upcoming Assembly elections have been submitted at the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee office till late Sunday evening. Though the last date for submission of forms was announced for October 6, but it is expected that more forms can be submitted by Monday. During the last Assembly polls, around 2,000 people had sought party tickets.
In a bid to ensure a good turnout in the upcoming Assembly elections, the Delhi Election Commission plans to come up with two mascots. Unlike the earlier version of “Pappu”, the mascots will be inspirational ones for male and female voters.
The Election Commission is likely to announce dates for the Delhi Assembly elections, including four other states, on October 5.
Factionalism resurfaced once again in the city Congress as Rajya Sabha MP Parvez Hashmi expressed his earnest desire to contest from the Okhla Assembly constituency in the coming elections.
Giving a major boost to Delhi BJP’s Assembly poll campaign at a massive rally in the Japanese Park, Rohini, on Sunday, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and star campaigner Narendra Modi launched a st
Chief minister Sheila Dikshit presented an election-friendly `37,450-crore Budget in the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday with no new taxes imposed on Delhiites.
Chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday said the Delhi police must ensure that the people in the city feel safer. When asked about her remarks over the action taken on senior police officials for their alleged irresponsible behaviour in the gangrape case of paramedic student, she, however, maintained that she is nobody to comment on that.