Delhi elections: BJP backs its nationalism plank

bjp-delhiNew Delhi, Feb 13: There is a growing demand for an overhaul of the BJP in the national capital after the loss in the Delhi elections. Sources in the BJP say that many felt that the loss in Delhi was owing to several factors.

One of them was the failure to counter the freebies doled out by the Aam Admi Party. The lack of a CM face was also cited as of the other reasons.

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Is it time for Aam Admi Party to give it another shot on the national scene

aap12.jpgNew Delhi, Feb 11: A banner outside the Aam Admi Party’s office in Delhi read, join AAP for nation-building. To join the AAP, dial, 9871010101.

The AAP won in the most outstanding fashion in the Delhi elections. However, this banner is an indicator that the AAP has once again started to nurture national ambitions like it had done in 2014. In 2014, the AAP launched the Main Bhi Aam Admi campaign. It had provided a toll-free number for people to either give a missed call or send a message in order to join the party.

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Delhi: Close contests result of straight fights, Congress has become irrelevant: Dr. Shastri

aap-bjpNew Delhi, Feb 11: It is certain that the Aam Admi Party is returning to power in Delhi. Most of the contests have been a close one.

Why have the margins been so close. To explain all of this, OneIndia caught up with leading political scientist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri.

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How Kejriwal’s TINA campaign put AAP ahead of its opponents

kejriwalNew Delhi, Feb 11: The exit polls suggested a third term for the Aam Admi Party. The early leads suggest that the AAP has its nose in the front and if the trends continue this way, then there is no stopping Arvind Kejriwal.

The AAP built its campaign around the TINA factor. This meant, “there is no alternative.” Further from day one Kejriwal challenged the BJP to name its chief ministerial candidate. The BJP went into this election without a CM face, unlike in 2015, when it projected Kiran Bedi as its leader. The result for the BJP was nothing much to talk about.

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Three layered security in place as counting begins

counting11New Delhi, Feb 11: There is tight security in place as Delhi gears up for counting today. Counting will begin at 8 am and the trends are expected to be in by around 11 am.

Poll body officials say that foolproof security arrangements have been made in and around each of the counting centres. The strongrooms are covered by a three-layer security cover.

Winning chances of crorepatis and candidates with criminal background in Delhi elections

delhi-electionsNew Delhi, Feb 08: Out of the 70 MLAs, 24 (34 per cent) in 2015 had declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of 70 MLAs in the Delhi Assembly elections in 2013, 25 (36 per cent) MLAs and in the 2008 Delhi Assembly Elections 29 (43 per cent) out of 68 MLAs analysed had declared criminal cases.

From 2008 to 2015 Assembly Elections, the number of MLAs with declared criminal cases has decreased by 17 per cent says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.
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26 per cent chance that candidate with criminal background will win Delhi elections

voting-22New Delhi, Jan 25: Out of the 70 MLAs, 24 (34 per cent) in 2015 had declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of 70 MLAs in the Delhi Assembly elections in 2013, 25 (36 per cent) MLAs and in the 2008 Delhi Assembly Elections 29 (43 per cent) out of 68 MLAs analysed had declared criminal cases.

From 2008 to 2015 Assembly Elections, the number of MLAs with declared criminal cases has decreased by 17 per cent says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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Delhi elections on February 8, counting on Feb 11

delhi-assembly-pollsNew Delhi, Jan 06: The Delhi assembly elections would be held on February 8 and counting will take place on February 11, the Election Commission of India has said.

Notification will be issued on January 14 and the last date of nomination is January 21. Scrutiny of nominations will take place on January 22 and the last date of withdrawal of candidature is January 24.

Will Amit Shah be BJP’s hero again?

IMG_0254For the BJP bringing the people of Delhi to the polling booths has been a major challenge. The more number of people voting means the BJP is in with a better chance.
Micro managing the campaign and more importantly bringing the voters to the booth was the huge task under directly under the supervision of the BJP’s national president Amit Shah.

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Delhi election: High security in place

elections2Security in Delhi will be very high for polling day with Intelligence Bureau officials suggesting the possibility of violence in this hard fought elections.

The Delhi Police will deploy at least 55,000 police personnel across Delhi to ensure that polling goes off smoothly.

 

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