New Delhi: Ahead of Delhi assembly election 2020, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced the names of 57 out of 70 candidates who are in the fray for the upcoming polls.

BJP Candidate Kapil Mishra will contest from Model Town, while Vijender Gupta from Rohini. Rekha Gupta will contest from Shalimar Bagh and Suman Kumar Gupta will contest from Chandni Chowk.

The meeting of the BJP’s Central Election Committee, called to finalise the names of the candidates for the Delhi polls, went till midnight at the party headquarters on Thursday. The meeting was graced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari amongst others.

Notably, Delhi will go to polls on February 8, and the counting of votes will take place on February 11.

Here’s the complete first list of BJP candidates:

1. Narela – Neeldaman Khatri

2. Seelampur – Surendra Singh Bittu

3. Adarsh Nagar – Rajkimar Bhatia

4. Badli – Vijay Bhagat

5. Rithala – Manish Chaudhary

6. Bawana – Ravindra Kumar Indraj

7. Mundka – Azad Singh

8. Kirari – Anil Jha

9. Sultanpur Majra – Ramchandra Chhavaria

10. Mangol Puri – Karam Singh Karma

11. Rohini – Vijendra Gupta

12. Shalimar Bagh – Rekha Gupta

13. Shakur Basti – S.C. Vats

14. Trinagar – Tilak Ram Gupta

15. Wazirpur – Mahendra Nagpal

16. Model Town – Kapil Mishra

17. Sadar Bazaar – Jay Prakash

18. Chandni Chowk – Suman Kumar Gupta

19. Matia Mahal – Ravindra Gupta

20. Ballimaran – Lata Sodhi

21. Karol Bagh – Yogendra Chandolia

22. Patel Nagar – Parvesh Ratan

23. Moti Nagar – Subhash Sachdeva

24. Madipur – Kailash Sankhla

25. Tilak Nagar – Rajeev Babbar

26. Janakpuri – Ashish Sood

27. Vikaspuri – Sanjay Singh

28. Uttam Nagar – Krishna Gehlot

29. Dwarka – Pradyumna Rajput

30. Matiala – Rajesh Gehlot

31. Najafgarh – Ajit Kharkhari

32. Bijwasan – Satprakash Rana

33. Palam – Vijay Pandit

34. Rajendra Nagar – R.P. Singh

35. Jangpura – Imrit Singh Bakshi

36. Malviya Nagar – Shailendra Singh Moti

37. R K Puram – Anil Sharma

38. Chhatarpur – Brahm Singh Tanwar

39. Deoli – Arvind Kumar

40. Ambedkar Nagar – Khushi Ram

41. Gretaer Kailash – Shikha Ray

42. Tughlakabad – Vikram Bidhuri

43. Badarpur – Ramveer Singh Bidhuri

44. Okhla – Brahm Singh

45. Trilokpuri – Kiran Vaid

46. Kondli – Rajkumar Dhilli

47. Patparganj – Ravi Negi

48. Lakshmi Nagar – Abhay Kumar Verma

49. Vishwas Nagar – O.P Sharma

50. Gandhi Nagar – Anil Vajpayee

51. Rohtas Nagar – Jitendra Mahajan

52. Seelampur – Kaushal Mishra

53. Ghonda – Ajay Mahavar

54. Baburpur – Naresh Gaud

55. Gokulpur – Ranjeet Kashyap

56. Mustafabad – Jagdish Pradhan

57. Karawal Nagar – Mohan Singh Bisht

In the previous assembly elections, the BJP had won only three assembly seats, while the AAP had won 67. The BJP has been out of power in Delhi for the last 20 years and faces an uphill battle to unseat the ruling AAP.

The elections will witness a triangular contest with the Congress being the third major player as political watchers believe that the BJP and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP are likely to be the main rivals in most of the seats.

Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had on Tuesday released its list of candidates for all 70 seats. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will contest from New Delhi constituency, while Deputy CM Manish Sisodia will contest from Patparganj Assembly seat. (Here’s the story link)