Posted on January 7, 2020, 12:26 PM IST
The battle for the capital, the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11, it was announced by the Election Commission on Monday. The election is expected to witness a three-cornered contest involving the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, the BJP and the Congress.
In the 2015 polls, Arvind Kejriwal had led the AAP to an extraordinary triumph with his party bagging 67 seats, leaving just three seats for the BJP.
Presenting the complete schedule of the Delhi Assembly elections 2020:
January 14: Election notification to be issued
January 21: Last date of filing nominations
January 24: Last date to withdraw nomination
February 8: Voting
February 11: Counting of votes
There are total of seventy seats in Delhi out of which Aam Aadmi Party won sixty seven during last polls. The Trio political nexus are in a fray for the election - Aam Aadmi Party, Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress.
Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Arora, whose tenure ends on February 22, said 99,000 officials are to be deployed for poll duties. Over 1.46 crore voters can exercise their franchise in the assembly elections, according to the final electoral roll published on Monday.
Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh said there are a total of 1,46,92,136 voters -- 80,55,686 males, 66,35,635 females and 815 belonging to third gender in the final voters list.
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 briefed at a press conference.