The Election Commission of India sounded the bugle of 70-member Delhi Assembly Election, that will take place on February 8, and the results will be announced on February 11. Maps of India has taken out a ‘Feet on Street’ Opinion Poll that predicts Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) coming back to power.
Notification on January -14
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. He further added the term of the 70-member Delhi Assembly is ending on February 22, and a new House has to be constituted before that.
Delhi Assembly Elections Feet on Street Opinion Poll by MOI
AAP bagged 67 seats in 2015
The election is a triangular contest involving the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, the BJP and the Congress. In the last assembly polls in Delhi in 2015, AAP surpassed its nemesis and bagged 67 seats, while BJP won just three seats. The grand old party failed to open its account.
No dearth of poll agenda
Controversial issues like the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Citizenship Amendment Act, air pollution, women’s safety, statehood demand for Delhi apart from this slowdown of the economy, rise of unemployment, soaring prices of essential commodities and clash in Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) and Jamia Millia Islamia are the vital subjects to be raised by the political parties to entice the voters.
AAP ropes in poll strategist
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to highlight his government’s development work such as the Mohalla clinics, model school works, free bus services for women, changing unauthorised colony into authorised and so on. Kejriwal has left no stone unturned and roped in poll strategist Prashant Kishore to come into power second consecutive time. ‘Ache beete paanch saal, lage raho Kejriwal’, AAP launched this slogan last month to woo the Delhi voters.
BJP an alternative of AAP
BJP is not behind; the party hosted a big rally last month at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan, where prime minister Narendra Modi targeted the opposition parties over the violence ensued against CAA in the country. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had said the saffron party has emerged as an alternative in the national capital given people’s growing disenchantment with the Aam Aadmi Party government.
Congress looks optimistic
Congress may shake hand with AAP before or after the polls. But they failed to do so in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. The grand old party is looking optimistic about getting a clear majority. The Delhi Congress has established a poll “war room” at the party office on DDU Marg. The objective behind this war room is to provide support to party candidates, and volunteers are gearing up to go door to door to make contact with party workers and leaders of those regions.
MOI unveils its Feet on Street opinion poll
Maps of India has been analysing the development and poll moods across the 70 constituencies in Delhi. It has revealed two opinion polls on Delhi election 2020. According to its first opinion poll, AAP is once again coming back to power, while in its second opinion poll the BJP has the edge over its opponents.