Delhi will soon be hosting the assembly elections as the incumbent Aam Aadmi Party government completes its term somewhere around February 2020. However, the ECI has not yet announced the polling schedule. However, speculations are that the polls might be held later this year or early next year. Delhi will witness a high-voltage triangular contest between the Aam Aadmi Party, the BJP and the Congress. While the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi looks strong despite anti-incumbency, the BJP -- under the leadership of its new chief Manoj Tiwari -- is likely to give a tough fight to the ruling party. On the other hand, the Congress may face a tough time due to their inability to revamp the party since it lost the trust of voters in 2013. In its bid to woo voters, Kejriwal government recently launched some schemes like free rides for women in Delhi metro, DTC buses and feeder bus service, which will come into effect from October 29, and reduced electricity tariff. However, the Congress and the BJP have questioned the timing of announcements, alleging that the move by Kejriwal government is an attempt to gain political mileage. On the other hand, the BJP under the leadership of Manoj Tiwari and with an advantage of ‘Modi Wave’ is likely to give a tough competition to the Aam Aadmi Party. Major among the BJP’s poll promises include clean drinking water, reforms in the educational system and identifying the ‘illegal immigrants’ under an NRC-like exercise, as promised by BJP chief Amit Shah. The BJP would also look to repeat what it performed in the 2017 Delhi Municipal Corporation elections in which the saffron party outplayed the AAP and Congress, bagging 181 of the total 272 seats.
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