Political News, Nation, (New Delhi), January 7:-Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the upcoming Assembly elections will be fought on the basis of the AAP government’s work and noted that his party will run a “positive” campaign.
At a press conference on Monday evening, Kejriwal appealed to the people of Delhi to “vote for us (AAP) only if you think we have done good work in the last five years”.
“We will run a positive campaign, will not abuse anyone,” he added.
Earlier, he said on Twitter that the election will be fought on the basis of the AAP government’s work.
The election to the 70-member Delhi Assembly will take place on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11, the Election Commission announced on Monday.
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.
Total electors in National Capital Territory of Delhi are 1,46,92,136, the CEC says. Polling to be held at 13,750 polling stations. Arora says that a media monitoring cell will also be formed for the election and all arrangements will be there to enforce the model code of conduct.
90,000 Cops on Duty: The Chief Election Commissioner says 90,000 policemen will be deployed to ensure that the polling process is held smoothly. The additional secretary will handle any additional deployment of officials on poll duty, he says.
CEC Sunil Arora says that consultation was held with three secretaries before the election schedule was finalised. The commission also met Delhi Police officials and other officials to check preparedness on December 26.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)