New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday released the list of its candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly Elections 2020. According to the list, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will contest from New Delhi while deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will contest from Patparganj.

On the other hand, Satyendra Jain will contest from Shakur Basti while Jitendra Tomar from Tri Nagar. Jarnail Singh will fight from Tilak Nagar while Atishi will contest from Kalkaji. SK Bagga will fight the elections from Krishna Nagar constituencies.

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"46 sitting MLAs have been given tickets, 15 sitting MLAs have been replaced, nine seats that were vacant have been given to new candidates. Last time six women were given tickets by AAP, this time eight women have been given tickets," deputy CM Manish Sisodia -- quoted by news agency ANI -- said.

Elections to the 70-member Delhi Assembly promises to be a triangular contest with the AAP hoping to retain power on the plank of development and the BJP and the Congress determined to put up a spirited challenge.

The voting will be done on February 8 while the counting of votes will take place on February 11. According to the final electoral roll, over 1.46 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the February 8 Assembly election in Delhi.

"90,000 polling officials will be deployed and 1,46,92,136 voters will exercise their voting right to elect the next government," the Election Commission of India had said earlier.  

The last date to file nomination is January 21, the scrutiny will take place on January 22 while the last date of withdrawal of candidature will be January 24.

The term of the 70-member Delhi Assembly is ending on February 22 and a new House has to be constituted before that.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma