Delhi Elections 2020

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Delhi Assembly elections will be held on February 8 and counting will take place on February 11, with results expected the same day.The Election Commission (EC) will set up 13,000 polling stations and nearly 90,000 officials will be deployed to ensure smooth elections.The term of the 70-member Delhi Assembly ends February 22 and a new government must be in place before that date.

This will be the first election since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP slipped to a surprise defeat in Jharkhand last month. It will also be the first polls in the national capital since the BJP swept to a massive win in Lok Sabha polls early last year; the party won all 7 parliamentary seats in Delhi.

Chief Minister Kejriwal's AAP is seeking re-election after recording a massive win in 2015; the AAP won 67 of 70 seats, with the remaining three going to the BJP and the Congress drawing a blank. The party had previously been in power for 15 years between 1998 and 2013.

In the 2015 polls, the AAP emerged with 54.3 per cent of the vote share. The BJP was second with 32.3 per cent and the Congress trailed with a poor 9.7 per cent.Two years earlier the AAP had won only 28 seats but still managed to form the government after "unconditional support" from the Congress, which won 8 seats. Together the two edged past the BJP's haul of 32 seats.