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AAP announces all 70 Delhi candidates, adds new faces

While 46 of the sitting MLAs will re-contest the elections, 15 sitting legislators have been replaced. As nine seats were vacant, the AAP has also named new candidates.

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Arvind Kejriwa

New Delhi, Jan 14 : Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday released its full candidate list for the February 8 elections to the 70-member Assembly with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to contest again from New Delhi and his deputy Manish Sisodia from Patparganj.

While 46 of the sitting MLAs will re-contest the elections, 15 sitting legislators have been replaced. As nine seats were vacant, the AAP has also named new candidates.

The list also comprises eight women.

Among the new faces in the list are former Congressmen Shoaib Iqbal (Matia Mahal), Prahlad Singh Sawhney (Chandni Chowk) and party’s Lok Sabha candidates – Dilip Pandey (Timarpur), Atishi (Kalkaji) and Raghav Chadha (Rajinder Nagar).

Here are the names:

  1. Narela – Sharad Chauhan
  2. Burari – Sanjeev Jha
  3. Timarpur – Dilip Pandey
  4. Adarsh Nagar – Pawan Sharma
  5. Badli – Ajesh Yadav
  6. Rithala – Mahinder Goyal
  7. Bawana – Jai Bhagwan Upkar
  8. Mundka – Dharampal Lakra
  9. Kirari – Rituraj Jha
  10. Sultan Pur Majra – Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat
  11. Nangloi Jat – Raghuvinder Shokeen
  12. Mangol Puri – Rakhi Bidlan
  13. Rohini – Rajesh Nama Bansiwala
  14. Shalimar Bagh – Bandana Kumari
  15. Shakur Basti – Satyendra Jain
  16. Tri Nagar – Jitender Tomar
  17. Wazirpur – Rajesh Gupta
  18. Model Town – Akhilesh Pati Tripathi
  19. Sadar Bazar – Som Dutt
  20. Chandni Chowk – Prahlad Singh Sawhney
  21. Matia Mahal – Shoaib Iqbal
  22. Ballimaran – Imran Hussain
  23. Karol Bagh – Vishesh Ravi
  24. Patel Nagar – Raaj Kumar Anand
  25. Moti Nagar – Shiv Charan Goel
  26. Madipur – Girish Soni
  27. Rajouri Garden – Dhanwati Chandela
  28. Hari Nagar – Rajkumari Dhillon
  29. Tilak Nagar – Jarnail Singh
  30. Janakpur – Rajesh Rishi
  31. Vikaspuri – Mahinder Yadav
  32. Uttam Nagar – Naresh Balyan
  33. Dwarka – Vinay Kumar Mishra
  34. Matiala – Gulab Singh Yadav
  35. Najafgarh – Kailash Gahlot
  36. Bijwasan – B.S. Joon
  37. Palam – Bhavna Gaur
  38. Delhi Cantonment – Virender Singh Kadian
  39. Rajinder Nagar – Raghav Chadha
  40. New Delhi – Arvind Kejriwal
  41. Jangpura – Praveen Kumar
  42. Kasturba Nagar – Madan Lal
  43. Malviya Nagar – Somnath Bharti
  44. RK Puram – Parmila Tokas
  45. Mehrauli – Naresh Yadav
  46. Chhatarpur – Kartar Singh Tanwar
  47. Deoli – Prakash Jarwal
  48. Ambedkar Nagar – Ajay Dutt
  49. Sangam Nagar – Dinesh Mohaniya
  50. Greater Kailash – Saurabh Bharadwaj
  51. Kalkaji – Atishi
  52. Tugalakabad – Sahi Ram Pehelwan
  53. Badarpur – Ram Singh Netaji
  54. Okhla – Amanatullah Khan
  55. Trilokpuri – Rohit Kumar Mehraulia
  56. Kondli – Kuldeep Kumar (Monu)
  57. Patparganj – Manish Sisodia
  58. Laxmi Nagar – Nitin Tyagi
  59. Vishwas Nagar – Deepak Singla
  60. Krishna Nagar – S.K. Bagga
  61. Gandhi Nagar – Naveen Choudhary (Deepu)
  62. Shahdara – Ram Niwas Goyal
  63. Seemapuri – Rajendra Pal Gautam
  64. Rohtas Nagar – Sarita Singh
  65. Seelampur – Abdul Rehman
  66. Ghonda – S.D. Sharma
  67. Babarpur – Gopal Rai
  68. Gokalpur – Ch. Surendra Kumar
  69. Mustafabad – Haji Yunus
  70. Karawal Nagar – Durgesh Pathak

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55 Rajya Sabha seats to go to polls on March 26

The prominent leaders whose term will end in April are Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Ramdas Athawale, Delhi BJP leader Vijay Goel, Congress veteran leader Digvijay Singh and NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

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New Delhi, Feb 25 : The Election Commission on Tuesday announced that polling for 55 Rajya Sabha seats set to be vacated in April will be held on March 26.

According to the election schedule announced by the Election Commission, 55 Rajya Sabha seats are falling vacant from 17 states. Voting will be conducted between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 26 and the counting of votes will take place at 5 p.m. on the same day.

The seats going to polls include seven seats from Maharashtra, five from Bihar, four in Odisha, six in Tamil Nadu, five in West Bengal, four in Andhra Pradesh, two in Telangana, three in Assam, two in Chhattisgarh, four in Gujarat, two in Haryana, one in Himachal Pradesh, two in Jharkhand, three in Madhya Pradesh, one in Manipur, three in Rajasthan and one in Meghalaya.

According to the election schedule, the last date for filing nomination is March 13. While the scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on March 16. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is March 18.

The Rajya Sabha seats that have fallen vacant include Home Minister Amit Shah and late BJP leader Arun Jaitley’s seats. After being elected the Lok Sabha MP, Shah resigned from the Rajya Sabha membership.

The Rajya Sabha MPs, whose tenure will end later this year, include BJP leader R.K. Sinha, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh, JDU leader Kahkashan Parveen, Ram Nath Thakur, BJP MP Prabhat Jha among others.

The prominent leaders whose term will end in April are Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Ramdas Athawale, Delhi BJP leader Vijay Goel, Congress veteran leader Digvijay Singh and NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

At present, in the upper house of the Parliament, BJP-led NDA and other allies is 106 BJP has only 82 membersthe strength of the BJP-led NDA and other allies have 106 MPs, including BJP’s 82 members, well-short of the half-way mark in the 425-member Rajya Sabha.

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VVPAT data destroyed before stipulated period, NGOs tell SC

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the NGOs, submitted before the court that “shocking fact” had emerged in an RTI response, and the parties will file application on this matter.

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New Delhi, Feb 24 : Two NGOs — the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Common Cause – Monday alleged in the Supreme Court that the Election Commission has violated election rules by destroying data pertaining to VVPAT of the last general election, while the statutory one-year period for this process to conclude is yet to get over.

Citing the poll panel’s response received through an RTI application, the NGOs contended before a bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant that it is mandatory to retain the VVPAT data for a period of one year — under the Election Rules.

The court replied that at this moment it is not willing to examine the matter.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the NGOs, submitted before the court that “shocking fact” had emerged in an RTI response, and the parties will file application on this matter.

The top court had earlier issued notice to the poll body on the plea seeking a probe to examine the alleged discrepancies between the voter turnout figure and the number of votes counted in 347 constituencies. The poll body is yet to file response on this matter. The court has scheduled this matter for further hearing after four weeks.

The ADR, backing its claim on the research conducted by experts, said serious discrepancies apparently appear between the number of voters in different constituencies, which involves voter turnout data collated and provided by the poll body and the number of votes counted.

The NGOs, in the plea, seek direction to the poll body to develop a robust procedure to probe these discrepancies in future elections. “The Master summary of 542 constituencies shows discrepancies in 347 seats. 195 seats are without discrepancies whatsoever. The discrepancies range from 1 vote (lowest) to 101,323 votes @ 10.49 per cent of the total votes (highest),” said the NGO in the plea.

The plea also claims there were six seats where the discrepancy in the number of votes was higher than the winning margin. The petition has sought accurate reconciliation of data before poll results are declared and seek direction to the EC to bring in public domain the information in the statutory forms — 17C, 20, 21C, 21D and 21E — for general election held last year and all future elections.

“That in order to uphold and preserve the sanctity of elections, it is undeniably imperative that election results are accurate. It is not only sufficient that election results are accurate; the public must also know that the results are accurate. The entire electoral process is damaged if elections are not credible even in the absence of a demonstrable scam,” said the plea.

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India trip to benefit Trump in re-election: IPSOS survey

The poll was conducted by IPSOS online, among 602 respondents, both male and female from Sec A & B households.

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New Delhi, Feb 24 : According to the latest IPSOS survey findings, 78 per cent urban Indians feel that US President Donald Trump’s India visit in an election year will help galvanise Indian-origin voters in the US to vote in his favour.

The snap poll conducted on February 21-22, ahead of Trump’s two-day state visit to India on February 24-25, shows that 65 per cent of Indians expect a landmark trade agreement being signed between the two countries during the visit while 72 per cent of the respondents were confident of a defence pact.

“President Trump’s landmark first visit to the Indian subcontinent will be significant in forging greater ties and leveraging opportunities between the two large democracies. There are minor hurdles in terms of trade irritants, which can be easily resolved. The visit is likely to have geo political implications. Religion remark of Trump though could eclipse the bonhomie between the two nations,” said Amit Adarkar, CEO, IPSOS India.

58 per cent consider Trump as India’s friend and a strategic thinker, who sees opportunity in grabbing a larger pie of the lucrative Indian market for US goods. Interestingly, 40 per cent of the respondents felt that Trump’s sole interest lies in India’s consumer market.

The poll was conducted by IPSOS online, among 602 respondents, both male and female from Sec A & B households.

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