Big Guns Line Up For Delhi Assembly Election Battle

Updated: January 18, 2015 23:56 IST

Political parties are engaged in a hectic and hig-profile run-up to the Delhi Assembly elections.

Big Guns Line Up For Delhi Asselbly Election Battle
The hectic and high-profile run-up to the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections are seeing political parties bringing out their big guns to the fight.
Big Guns Line Up For Delhi Asselbly Election Battle
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally for his party at the Ramlila Maidan.
Big Guns Line Up For Delhi Asselbly Election Battle
Without taking names, he launched a scathing attack on the AAP, saying what Delhi needed was development and not 'anarchists', an allusion to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's characterisation of himself as such.
Big Guns Line Up For Delhi Asselbly Election Battle
BJP president Amit Shah too has been addressing a string of rallies across Delhi.
Big Guns Line Up For Delhi Asselbly Election Battle
Not one to go quietly, former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has focused his energies on attacking the BJP.
Big Guns Line Up For Delhi Asselbly Election Battle
At a press conference on January 16, he levelled graft allegations against Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay and said the BJP was behind attempts to spark communal violence. He received a notice from the Election Commission for violation of the Model Code of Conduct for these comments.
Big Guns Line Up For Delhi Asselbly Election Battle
7 - The Congress has projected former Union Minister Ajay Maken as its face for the Delhi polls.
Big Guns Line Up For Delhi Asselbly Election Battle
The Congress will field former Delhi minister Kiran Walia against Arvind Kejriwal in the New Delhi Constituency.
Big Guns Line Up For Delhi Asselbly Election Battle
Another notable Congress candidate will be President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter, Sharmistha Mukherjee, who will be fielded in the Greater Kailash Constituency.
Big Guns Line Up For Delhi Asselbly Election Battle
However, Delhi Congress cheif Arvinder Singh Lovely has been pulled out of the fray for 'organisational work', after initially being named as the candidate for the Gandhi Nagar Constituency.
Big Guns Line Up For Delhi Asselbly Election Battle
11 - BSP chief Mayawati too threw her hat into the ring, announcing that her party would contest all 70 seats.
Big Guns Line Up For Delhi Asselbly Election Battle
Another prospective entrant into the battle for Delhi has been the Maharashtra-based Shiv Sena, whose chief, Uddhav Thackeray, has said his party is considering entering the fray. In the event it does, the Sena would not be eyeing any alliance, he added.

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