All major political parties have spoken about the need to tackle this crisis, but a close eye would be kept on their manifestos, expected to be released this week, to see if the issue finds a mention.
This is the first time election officers in Delhi have to stay at polling booths overnight— a norm in place at other states for several years now. Teachers form a major chunk of poll officers in the capital.
Button Babarpur se dabna, current Shaheen Bagh tak jaana chahiye: Amit Shah
"Two crore people of Delhi got together to fix our schools, hospitals, electricity and water supply. But Amit Shah comes daily and makes fun of the hard work of the people of Delhi in the last five years,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
"A govt tops in pure water, another ranks number one in road construction & some other in electrification. Kejriwal govt stands nowhere other than topping the chart of liars," Amit Shah said at a rally in Delhi's Babarpur.
Thousands of people, including women and children, have been protesting against the CAA and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) since December 15 at Shaheen Bagh.
Arvind Kejriwal said, "I want to ask all the 16 lakh kids of Delhi government schools that when you came across Shah's statement on Delhi's education, how did you feel?"
The ban order signed by the Chief Election Commissioner and two fellow Election Commissioners, would come into force from 5 PM today.
The viral video, uploaded on his Twitter handle, has more than 3,000 retweets and 12,000 likes.
Delhi Congress chief Subash Chopra acknowledged that doctors are “well-connected with people”. “They deal with them on regularly, and when inside the government, they can address issues that directly affect patients.”
“Delhi people should ask both parties why they instigated violence. The nexus of AAP and Congress is behind the Shaheen Bagh protest,” alleged Prakash Javadekar.
Mustafabad is one of the five constituencies from which both AAP and Congress have fielded Muslim candidates. Within the constituency itself, a women-led protest against CAA and NRC has been taking place for the last week.
“On the complaint of Returning Officer AC-18 Model Town, an FIR against Kapil Misra... has been registered under section 125 Representation of People Act,” said DCP (North West) Vijayanta Arya.
Amit Shah has already held gatherings at 11 places in Delhi, touching all seven Lok Sabha constituencies. Shah will also be holding a volunteers' meet on Saturday at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Weightlifting Auditorium and nukkad sabhas in two other places.
The rally was held in the courtyard of a market in Rohini’s Sector 9, a constituency that had bucked the AAP wave in 2015. AAP candidate C L Gupta was defeated by BJP leader Vijender Gupta by around 5,000 votes.
Delhi Assembly polls 2020: The Election Commission Friday slapped a notice on Kapil Mishra asking why no action should be taken against him.
The officials said that the Election Commission's action came after the office of the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer wrote to the EC to remove the tweet posted by Mishra on Thursday.
Attacking Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for his remarks that he stands with the people of Shaheen Bagh, which has seen anti-CAA protests for over a month, Shah said: “If they come to power, will Delhi be safe? Should people who instigate riots have the right to be in power?”
"It’s very clear that the voter wants to see a face they can trust. Of course promises matter, but people want to repose their trust in a person as he/she embodies the ideology and promises which have been made," says Atishi.
While the AAP chief has opposed CAA — and his party voted against it in Parliament — he has stayed away from protests. The party has officially maintained that the CM’s presence would only help the BJP in polarising the electorate ahead of polls.