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Published On: Mon, Jan 20th, 2020

Stuck in road show, Kejriwal fails to file nomination

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5e25811a2400003000dd1264NEW DELHI : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was unable to file his nomination for the upcoming Assembly election, today. He took out a mega road show to project a show of his strength, but due to the massive crowd, he couldn’t make it to the office on time.

Kejriwal said the job, would be done tomorrow, which is also the last day for the filing of nomination.that he will file the nomination tomorrow morning. BJP and Congress are yet to decide their candidates against Kejriwal.
A candidate has to reach the office of the Election Commissioner — where the papers have to be filed — by 3 pm. But the roadshow ran into extra time, while making its way through the crowded heart of Delhi.Interestingly, ahead of the 2015 elections, Kejriwal had filed his nomination on the same date, January 20 that year.

“Today, I had to file the nomination and the office closes at 3 p.m. but I saw so much love from the people (in the roadshow) that I did not want to end this. I was told at 2 p.m. that we are behind the schedule and I should stop here. But I was not able to leave you people alone midway like this.
The roadshow is ending now as the police permission is over. Tomorrow morning, I will go with my family to file the nomination. I am thankful to all for giving so much love and support. You have walked a long distance with me,” Kejriwal said. A candidate has to reach the office of the Election Commissioner to file the paper before 3 p.m.
The Delhi Chief Minister was accompanied by wife Sunita Kejriwal and their two children, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh in an open vehicle as a sea of supporters holding brooms (the party”s election symbol) and placards walked along.
Amid heavy security during the roadshow, the participants chanted the Aam Aadmi Party”s re-election slogan — “Acchhe beete panch saal, lage raho Kejriwal”. (past five years have been good, keep going Kejriwal).
The roadshow, which started from the iconic Valmiki Mandir, was expected to go through the roads of Mr Kejriwal’s New Delhi Constituency before ending at the Patel Chowk metro station.
Kejriwal is seeking re-election from the seat for the third time — having won in 2013 and 2015 with a vote percentage of 53.46 and 64.34 respectively.

 

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