New faces to show up in AAP’s list of MLAs

Chandni Mohan
January 8, 2020 |
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Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: The current minister for employment, development, Labor and general administration and irrigation of Delhi, Gopal Rai announced on Tuesday how AAP will be releasing the list of its candidates by 14th January. The people of Delhi faces assembly elections on the 8th of February.

Delhi Assembly Elections

Delhi Assembly Elections

Aam Aadmi Party desires to come back to power based on its representative for Chief Minister’s candidate, Arvind Kejriwal’s performance. On Tuesday, Gopal Rai and Arvind Kejriwal spoke out about the variants that are supposed to be in the list of MLA’s for Delhi’s assembly elections 2020,” Most of our MLAs,” they said,” have worked well. But wherever we need to change the MLAs, we will do it.” This statement is given out based on surveys that are conducted by the Aam Aadmi Party across the 70 assembly constituencies that 61 MLAs’ destiny relies upon.

AAP’s target for 2020’s election is huge. The party claims that this time the party will win more than 67 seats ( ’67 ke paar’) in the Delhi assembly elections. Delhi is the only state where AAP is in power and the party will be contesting elections on 8th February with the slogan of “Acche Beete Paanch Saal, Lagey raho Kejriwal (Past five years have been good, keep going Kejriwal).” The performance of AAP in 2015 shut many’s mouths. The broom (AAP’s symbol in 2015) swept all other parties from the 67 seats. In 2017’s bypoll, it had to lose Rajouri Garden to Bharatiya Janata Party. In which five of its MLAs were disqualified under the anti-defection law.

The air around the party points to a big change with 25% i.e. 15 of the currently sitting MLAs. Raghav Chadha, Atishi and Dilip Pandey who couldn’t make it to the power in the LokSabha elections are likely to get seats to contest for 2020 from South, East, and Northeast respectively.  To lose elections this time would mean proving the oppositions talk about the party i.e.,” AAP is nothing else but a one-time wonder,” to be true. That is because of a purely analytical calculation that if AAP has to lose Delhi’s assembly elections, it will have to underperform at approximately half of that seats at which it overpowered in 2015.

AAP is currently assessing the performance of each of its MLAs based on various criterions like their public connectivity, their opinions, and winnability. “AAP,” as Arvid Kejriwal tweeted on January 6th:” Ye chunaav kaam par hoga (will fight the elections on basis of its work).”

The AAP government has pursued to fulfill poll promises by making announcements like free-bus rides for women, no electricity charges of up to 200 units, free WiFi, a free pilgrimage for senior citizens and a waiver of development charges for new water and sewer connections. The Arvind Kejriwal regime also took several steps towards women’s safety, including installation of three lakh CCTV cameras and two lakh street lights across the city, deployment of 13,000 bus marshals.

The 70- member house’s term that stated in 2015, ends on 22nd February 2020. Announcing the exact number of voters that Delhi has and the number of booths on which the voting would take place, chief election commissioner Sunil Arora said,” There are a total of 1,46,92,136 electors in NCT of Delhi. Polling is to be held at 13,750 booths.”