'Dildaar Dilli' gears up for Elections 2020


Delhi Assembly elections will be held in single phase on February 8 while results will be announced on February 11. The Election Commission of India has said in it’s public statement that the entire election process will be over by February 13. The poll scrutineer has also published the final electoral list, according to which 1.46 crore voters are eligible to cast their franchise in the Delhi elections.

Crux of the Matter
  • The model code of conduct has come into force with immediate effect, after which counting of votes will be done.
  • The term of the 70-member Delhi Assembly would be ending on February 22 and a new house has to be constituted before that.
  • New concept of absentee voters enables those voters to take part in polls who are not able to come to polling stations due to physical circumstances or unavoidable reasons.
  • Pick and drop facility will be provided to Disabled persons and senior citizens above 80 years. They can either vote in person or vote through postal ballot.
  • The ruling AAP government in Delhi is eyeing for a second consecutive term while BJP, which has not been in power in Delhi for 20 years, is vouching for an election win as well.

Elections in Delhi, the National Capital Territory of India are conducted in accordance with the Constitution of India. The Assembly of Delhi creates laws regarding the conduct of local body elections unilaterally while any changes by the state legislature to the conduct of state-level elections need to be approved by the Parliament of India. In addition, the state legislature may be dismissed by the Parliament according to Article 356 of the Indian Constitution and President’s rule may be imposed. The main political parties are Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Indian National Congress (INC)Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are the major political parties in Delhi. In the past, various parties such as Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) and Janata Party (JP) were also influential in the territory. More Info