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Congress releases first list of candidates for Delhi elections; Adarsh Shastri fielded from Dwarka

Delhi Legislative Assembly Election 2020: Congress has released its first candidate list. The list has 54 candidates. Former AAP MLA who later joined Congress, has been fielded from Dwarka.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 18, 2020 23:40 IST
Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: Congress releases its first candidate list, check who is contesting
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Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: Congress releases its first candidate list, check who is contesting in your constituency.

Delhi Legislative Assembly Election 2020: Congress has released its first candidate list. The list has 54 candidates. Delhi Legislative Assembly has 70 seats. Elections in Delhi will be held on February 8 in a single phase and the results will be announced on February 11. The term of the 70-member Delhi Assembly is ending on February 22. The last assembly elections in 2015 saw a landslide victory for Aam Admi Pary (AAP) that won 67 of the 70 seats.

Of the 54 nominees, 33 are making their debut in the Assembly elections. Four muslim candidates also figured in the list.

Former Union minister Krishna Tirath has been fielded from Patel Nagar Assembly constituency. She was a cabinet colleague of former chief minister Sheila Dikshit.

Apart from Tirath, four former ministers -- Ashok Kumar Walia, Narendar Nath, Arvinder Singh Lovely and Haroon Yusuf -- have been nominated for the February 8 polls.

Walia has been fielded from Krishna Nagar and Narendar Nath from Shahdara. Lovely, who had also been the party's Delhi unit president and had contested 2019 Lok Sabha polls, has been fielded from Gandhi Nagar while Yusuf has been nominated for Ballimaran seat.

The Delhi Congress' working presidents Rajesh Lilothia and Devender Yadav got tickets from Mangolpuri and Badli constituencies respectively.
Sitting MLA Adarsh Shastri who joined the Congress from the AAP hours before the announcement of the list was fielded from the Dwarka seat that he held in outgoing Assembly.

Here is the full list of Congress candidates declared so far:

Constituency Candidate
Narela Siddarth Kundu
Timarpur Amar Lata Sangwan
Adarsh Nagar Mukesh Goel
Badli Devender Yadav
Rithala Pradeep Kumar Pandey
Bawana-SC  Surender Kumar
Mundka Dr Naresh Kumar
Sultanpur Majra-SC Jai Kishan
Nangloi Jat Mandeep Singh
Mangol Puri-SC Rajesh Lilotia
Rohini  Sumesh Gupta
Shalimar Bagh JS Nayol
Shakur Basti Dev Raj Arora
Tri Nagar Kamal Kant Sharma
Wazirpur Hari Kishan Sharma
Model Town Akanksha Ola
Sadar Bazar Satbir Sharma
Chandni Chowk Alka Lamba
Matia Mahal Mirza Javed Ali
Ballimaran Haroon Yusuf
Karol Bagh-SC Gaurav Dhanak
Patel Nagar-SC Krishna Tirath
Moti Nagar Ramesh Kumar Popli
Rajouri Garden Amandeep Singh Sudan
Hari Nagar Surender Sethi
Janakpuri Radhika Khera
Dwarka Adarsh Shastri
Matiala Sumesh Shokeen
Nazafgarh Sahib Singh Yadav
Delhi Cantt Sandeep Tanwar
Jangpura  Talvinder Singh Marwah
Kasturba Nagar Abhishek Dutt
Malviya Nagar Neetu Verma
RK Puram Priyanka Singh
Chhatarpur Satish Lohia
Deoli-SC Arvinder Singh
Ambedkar Nagar-SC Yaduraj Chaudhary
Sangam Vihar  Poonam Azad
Greater Kailash Sukhbir Singh Pawar
Kalkaji Shivani Chopra
Tughlakabad Shubham Sharma
Trilokpuri-SC Vijay Kumar
Patparganj Laxman Ravat
Laxmi Nagar Hari Dutt Sharma
Vishwas Nagar Guru Charan Singh Raju
Krishna Nagar Ashok Walia
Gandhi Nagar Arvind Singh Lovely
Shah Dara Narender Nath
Seema Puri-SC  Veer Singh Dhingan
Rohtas Nagar Vipin Sharma
Seelampur Mateen Ahmed
Babarpur Anveeksha Tripathi Jain
Gokalpur-SC SP Singh
Mustafabad Ali Mehndi

(With agency inputs)

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