A total of 2,012 candidates have filed their nomination papers with poll authorities for the upcoming civic elections in Delhi, sources said on Tuesday.
Amid huge rush, all 750 candidates of the three major parties in the national capital - the AAP, BJP and Congress - filed their nominations on Monday for the upcoming civic polls in Delhi, sources said.
14 November was the last day for filing nominations for the high-stakes Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections for 250 wards.
'Due to single-day rush, nomination process for all candidates who had arrived by 3pm continued till late evening, and the process of uploading of nomination documents is underway.
A total of 2,394 nominations of 1,871 candidates were uploaded till midnight and the rest were being uploaded.
Polling will be held on 4 December and votes will be counted on 7 December.
'All 750 candidates of the AAP, BJP and Congress filed their nominations on the last day. Many independents have also filed nominations besides those from other parties,' another official source at the State Election Commission said.
All three parties also confirmed that their 250 candidates each for as many wards have filed the papers.
Of the 28 nominations filed on Friday (11 November), 20 of these were filed by independents and eight by leaders of four political parties, including five from the BSP, a senior official had earlier said.
Since no nomination papers were received by returning officers on 12-13 November on account of public holidays, on Monday there was a huge rush to file nominations by candidates, officials said.
The Delhi BJP said, all its 250 candidates filed their papers for the polls, accompanied by senior party leaders who asserted that the saffron party will emerge victorious for the fourth time in a row.
The AAP and Congress also said their 250 candidates have filed the papers.
Scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on 16 November, while the last date for withdrawal of candidature is 19 November.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta interacting with party candidates in several wards, said here that the party is going to perform better than its performance in the previous MCD polls.
In the civic election in 2017, the BJP had won 181 of the 270 wards. No polling could be held on two seats due to death of candidates. The AAP had won 48 wards and the Congress 27.
This will be the first civic election after the fresh delimitation exercise, and the much-awaited poll will be held in the gap between the two phases of the Gujarat assembly elections, which will take place on 1 and 5 December.
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