Delhi, which goes to polls on February 8, is set to witness a high-stakes three-cornered fight between Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, BJP and Congress. The counting of votes will take place on February 11.
While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the AAP would seek votes on the work done by its government in the last five years, BJP has announced it would contest the election in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and on the plank of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Congress, which formed three consecutive governments in Delhi under late Sheila Dikshit, and drew a blank in the 205 Assembly elections, will look to make a mark following its impressive performance in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand state elections.
While AAP is campaigning on populist schemes launched by the government like 20,000 litres of free water, cheaper electricity, education, and better-managed government hospitals, BJP will hope that Delhi backs the party like it did in the Lok Sabha elections of both 2014 and 2019, giving the BJP all seven seats.
In the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, the AAP won 67 of the 70 seats. The BJP got the remaining three seats. While the AAP secured 54.3% of the votes, BJP got 32%. There are a total of 1.46 crore registered voters in Delhi — 80,55,686 men, 66,35,635 women and 815 belonging to the third gender.