Delhi Assembly elections on February 7; Narendra Modi faces biggest popularity test

New Delhi has been under President's rule for almost a year after AAP quit power after 49 days.

By: Reuters | New Delhi | Updated: January 12, 2015 10:13 pm
Delhi assembly elections, delhi elections, delhi polls, kejriwal, modi Delhi elections will be a big popularity test for Narendra Modi.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will face a test of his popularity next month as Delhi goes to the polls amid concerns over corruption and rising prices on February seven.

New Delhi has been under President’s rule for almost a year after the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party made a stunning electoral debut to take power, only to give it up 49 days later.

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The party’s tenure was dominated by public sit-ins, conflicts with electricity and water agencies and a power struggle with the federal government.

The election in New Delhi is likely to be three-way contest between Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress party.

The outcome of the Feb. 7 election will be announced three days later, the Election Commission of India said.

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    confusedAAPian
    Jan 12, 2015 at 11:46 pm
    Are you AAPian..? If so ....OMG. Elections are not for gambling and betting
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      confusedAAPian
      Jan 13, 2015 at 5:35 pm
      Can You ensure AK and AAP supports Indian woman's right to keep 4 husbands. This is for the sake of equal gender dignity.
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      1. Aparna Premkumar
        Jan 13, 2015 at 3:02 am
        I don't think this is pority test for Modi, as much as it as a test for Arvind Kejriwal and AAP. AAP needs to be given a chance to govern for 5 years with a full majority. Let Arvind Kejriwal prove that not only can he reduce prices and end corruption, but he can also push for development, generate employment and balance the budget.Modi has 5 years to prove himself at the centre, regardless of what happens in Delhi. Delhi BJP is NOT Modi, they are a bunch of bafoons.
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          ANS
          Jan 12, 2015 at 8:08 pm
          And our honourable PM was (NOT) a fool to talk about the "anarchist" :)"No one kicks a dead dog" dude..Means if AAP is down and out why talk about it :)
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            S.Gonesh
            Jan 12, 2015 at 3:38 pm
            What is pority? What can PM Modi Ji do, if the votershave doubts in his intentions? There is only one solution forit. Introduce the Hindu Raj, the Hindu calendar working 6 hoursa day and 7 days a week. Guarantee the citizens ( not enemies)the Savings-potential Code and give the mothers who are raisingchildren an income. To eliminate price-rise and capitalism, nationalizebanking, insurance, accountancy and the trading sector and makeall citizens share-holders in their companies. The people need resultand reject the international law protecting black-money. It is illegaland against the law. Not the better cl need protection, it is theweaker section in the society, like women, children and uneducated.Create a Seva Sena of 400 million men and women and put themin charge of some job. The people need employment. Produce andconsume. Throw all the imported luxery out the country.
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