Kejriwal to file nomination today
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will file his nomination on Monday from the New Delhi constituency.
Kejriwal, contesting for the third time from the same constituency, will hold a roadshow from the Valmiki Mandir to Hanuman Mandir in Delhi before filing the nomination.
He will hold the roadshow after seeking the blessings at the historic Valmiki Mandir. The rally will go to the Connaught Place via Panchkuian Marg into the Inner Circle and then towards the Outer Circle on to the Baba Kharak Singh Marg. It will end near the Patel Chowk Metro station.
"Many halts of the Aam Aadmi Party started from the historic Valmiki temple in New Delhi. It was from here in 2013 that we took a 'broom' for the first time to clear politics. Today, once again taking the blessings of Lord Valmiki, I will go to fill my nomination," Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.
Kejriwal won the seat in 2013 and 2015 Assembly elections with a vote percentage of 53.46 and 64.34 respectively.
Delhi is going to the polls on February 8 and the counting will be done on February 11.
The last date of filing the nominations is January 21.
Both the Congress and BJP are yet to announce their candidates against him from the New Delhi seat.
Apart from Kejriwal, senior Congress leaders Alka Lamba and Arvinder Singh Lovely and BJP's Vijender Gupta will also file their nominations on Monday.