Delhi’s last elected legislative assembly will be completed on 22 February 2020 and around 1.47 crore of eligible voters in the capital can vote for their respective MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) in upcoming elections. Delhi has total 70 seats in its legislative assembly and a party needs more than 50% seats i.e., 36 or above to form the majority government. The current governing party in Delhi is Aam Aadmi Party and the current Chief Minister is Arvind Kejriwal.
Fifth Legislative Assembly
2013 was the first year when the newly formed Aam Aadmi Party contested for the first time. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Arvind Kejriwal & Sheila Dikshit were the CM candidate from BJP, AAP & INC respectively. BJP won 31, AAP won 28 and INC won 8 seats. No party won the required number of seats to form the majority government. AAP formed minority government with Indian National Congress. Arvind Kejriwal was sworn as CM on 28th December 2013 but after 49 days (On 14th February 2014), he resigned. The reason was that the Jan Lok Pal could not get introduced in the Assembly. The President’s rule was imposed until fresh elections in 2015.
Sixth Legislative Assembly
In 2015, The elections were held on 7th February and the result was declared on 10th February. Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi & Ajay Maken were the CM candidate from AAP, BJP & INC respectively. The Aam Aadmi Party won 67, Bharatiya Janata Party won 3 and Indian National Congress did not win any seat. For the second and consecutive time, Arvind Kejriwal was sworn as chief minister, on 14th February 2015.
Seventh Legislative Assembly
For the upcoming term (2020-2025), As per the announcement by Election Commission of India on 6th January, The Legislative Assembly Elections 2020 will be held on 8th February 2020 and the results will be declared on 11th February 2020. According to IANS-CVoter’s prediction, AAP, BJP & INC are set to win 59, 8 & 3 seats respectively.
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