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Election Commission of India announced dates of Delhi Assembly Elections 2015

Jan 13, 2015 09:09 IST

Election Commission of India on 12 January 2015 announced dates of Delhi Legislative Assembly elections 2015. Voting for Delhi Assembly Elections will be held in a single phase on 7 February 2015 and counting of the votes will be held on 10 February 2014.

The elections will be held a week ahead of the scheduled termination of President’s rule.

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath announced the dates of election for 70 seats of Delhi Assembly at the Nirvachan Sadan. With this announcement the Model Code of Conduct has come into force.

The commission in its notification said that last date for nominations is 21 January 2015 while last date for withdrawal of nominations is 24 January 2015.

Since 17 February 2014, Delhi, the national capital was under President Rule. The national capital fell under the President rule after the then Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (leader of Aam Aadmi Party, AAP) resigned from the office on 14 February 2014. He served his resignation within 49 days of coming into power.

In 2013, the BJP had emerged as the single largest party with 31 MLAs, followed by AAP which got 28 MLAs. AAP formed the government with outside support of 8 congress MLAs and lone JDU MLA and an independent.

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