BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal filed their nomination papers on Wednesday.Wednesday is also the last day to file nomination papers for the elections.
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan had successfully contested last Assembly elections from Krishna Nagar seat.
65-year-old Bedi, the country’s first woman IPS officer, was named the BJP’s chief ministerial by party President Amit Shah after a meeting of BJP Parliamentary Board.
Wednesday will be a hectic day for electoral officials with several senior leaders including Congress’ Ajay Maken, filing their nomination papers.
Scrutiny of nominations papers would be done on 22nd January while the last date for withdrawal of candidatures is 24th January.
The election results would be declared on 10th February.
Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday challenged the BJP’s CM candidate Kiran Bedi to a public debate.
Bedi accepted the challenge, but said she will debate him “on the floor of the house.”
Congress leader Ajay Maken also said he is ready for a public debate with rival political parties adding that there should be a structured debate and it should be left on the people of Delhi to make a comparative assessment.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission of India has issued a notice to Kejriwal for alleged violation of model code of conduct.
The EC in the notice has stated that Kejriwal deliberately and intentionally instigated the public to take bribe for voting during a public rally at Uttam Nagar.
The commission however has given him time till Thursday to file his reply