Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal failed to file the nomination?

The Delhi Assembly election 2020 will be held in a single-phase on February 8 and the results will be announced on February 11.  The model code of conduct came into force in Delhi with immediate effect with the announcement of the election dates. The current Delhi Assembly term will end on February 22, 2020, so the new government will have to be formed before the day.

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP had swept the Delhi Elections 2015 with 67 seats in the 70-member assembly. BJP was reduced to 3 seats from 34 seats in the 2013 Elections. On the other hand congress despite being in power for 15 years from 1998-2013 could not win a single seat in the 2015 elections. However, a tough contest is expected this time between the three parties.

Election campaigning has begun in full swing and the current Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has released 10 point guarantee card amid the elections.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who was supposed to file his nomination for the 2020 Delhi elections on 20th January will now file the paperwork today that is on the last day for filing the nominations. Mr Kejriwal held a mega roadshow ‘Walk With Kejriwal’  in Delhi earlier in the day and failed to reach the center on time.

” I was supposed to file my nomination today, but the office closes at 3 pm. I was told around 2 pm that I should go file my nomination, but I said how can I leave them (people) and go? I’ll go and file nomination tomorrow now,” Kejriwal said.

Arvind Kejriwal is contesting from the New Delhi Assembly seat. He was accompanied by his family, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and AAP leader Sanjay Singh among others.  Arvind Kejriwal will defend his New Delhi constituency for the third time. Visuals of the massive roadshow showed Mr Kejriwal surrounded by the sea of the people and supports.

However, this is not the first time Arvind Kejriwal has postponed the nomination filing process. Exactly 5 years before, on 20th January 2015, the same rounds of events had taken place. Is this a coincidence?

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had taken out a massive roadshow from the Valmiki Mandir to the Patel Chowk Metro Station and was supposed to file the nomination papers for the then Assembly election. However, the roadshow ran longer than expected, and Mr. Kejriwal could not get to the nomination office on time. Arvind Kejriwal then had to file his papers on the last day for filing of nominations.