New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah will himself monitor the finalisation of the names of candidates for the ensuing Delhi Assembly elections.

According to reports, the party sources said that criteria for selection of candidates would be their 'winnability' in the forthcoming contest. As part of its preparations, preliminary lists of winnable candidates from each constituency is being prepared.

They also said that Shah had asked party functionaries to pull out all stops so as to oust AAP from the power corridors. Senior party leaders have been instructed to work as a unit and not indulge in factionalism.

According to party sources, a team from the Pradesh will begin its visits to party units in various districts from Thursday to seek names of probable candidates in their areas.


The district units have been asked to make detailed reports and give names of at least two probable candidates from each Assembly constituency. This would begin the process of finalising candidates for the tough contest ahead with the Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party.

Delhi Assembly election: 
Chief Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora in a press conference said the Delhi Assembly Elections would be held on February 8. The counting of votes will take place on February 11. With this announcement, the model code of conduct was put into effect in the state.

For the first time a system of absentee voters has been introduced, Arora said, adding that those who may have to absent themselves from polling due to their inability to make it to the polling station may cast their vote through postal ballot.

Triangular fight:
Three parties that are in the fray these elections are the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, Bharatiya Janata Party, and the Indian National Congress.

February 2015:
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power in Delhi in February 2015 by sweeping 67 of the 70 Assembly seats with BJP winning the remaining three seats.