Assembly polls in Delhi likely to be held by mid-Feb

New Delhi: The AAP has announced candidates for all the 70 seats including that of Kejriwal who will seek reelection from New Delhi.

The party made a disastrous showing in the last year’s Lok Sabha polls except for the four seats it had won in Punjab.

The Congress, on the other hand, is still reeling under the shattering blow it had received in the Lok Sabha elections and has not been able to put up any good showing in the Assembly polls in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir that followed.

It has already announced candidates for 24 seats, eight of them sitting MLAs and 12 of them who came second in the last elections.

The partial list is in itself is a break with the past when Congress would come out with its candidates list only after the announcement of the election schedule.

The Central Election Committee of the party is slated to meet soon and finalise the rest of the candidates. The second list may be the final list.

The BJP is yet to come out with its list.