Over 1,500 nominations filed for Delhi Assembly polls

NEW DELHI: The Election office on Wednesday said more than 1,500 nominations have been filed for the elections to the 70-member Delhi assembly being held on February 8.

A total of 1,528 nominations have been filed for the polls, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh told mediapersons here.

These nominations were filed by 1,029 candidates.

Elaborating, the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer said, of these candidates, there are 842 males while there are 187 females.

Yesterday, which was the last day of filing nominations, a total of 806 nominations were filed.

The process of nomination for the candidates started on January 14. Scrutiny is being held today while withdrawal of candidature will be allowed  till January 24.

The assembly polls in the national Capital will take place in a single phase.

Counting of votes will be held on February 11.

As many as 1.47 crore electors, including 80.55 lakh men and over 66 lakh women voters, will exercise their franchise on February 8.

Out of 70 constituencies, 12 are reserved for the Scheduled Castes.

In the last assembly polls in 2015, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had secured a massive mandate by bagging 67 seats.

While the BJP could win just three seats, the Congress could not even win a single seat.

The coming assembly polls are likely to witness a three-cornered contest among the ruling AAP, BJP and the Congress.