Shiela Dikshit files nomination papers
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit filed her nomination papers from New Delhi assembly constituency and expressed confidence that Congress will come back to power for a third term.delhi Updated: Nov 10, 2008 13:49 IST
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday filed her nomination papers from New Delhi assembly constituency and expressed confidence that Congress will come back to power for a third term.
Dikshit, accompanied by DPCC chief Jaiprakash Aggarwal, her son Sandeep Dikshit MP and daughter Latika, submitted her nomination papers before the Additional District Magistrate Bansh Raj at Jamnagar House in New Delhi.
Union Minister Ajay Maken, a known Dikshit detractor and the Lok Sabha member from New Delhi, was not present when the Chief Minister filed her documents for fighting the Delhi elections for a third time.
A large number of workers gathered at the ADM office in Shahjahan Road and shouted slogans in favour of Dikshit and Congress.
"I am confident of victory. My campaign has picked up," she told reporters after filing the nominations.
Her main opponent BJP's Vijay Jolly will file his nomination papers on Tuesday.
Finance Minister A K Walia and Delhi BJP president Harsh Vardhan also filed their nomination papers for Laxmi Nagar and Krishna Nagar constituencies on Monday.
A total of 193 candidates had filed their nominations till on Saturday after the filing of nominations started on November 4.
Tuesday is the last date for filing of nominations.