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Delhi goes to polls tomorrow; 160 aspirants in fray

delhi Updated: May 06, 2009 15:46 IST
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A confident Congress hopes to repeat its spectacular victory in the recent assembly polls while BJP would try to improve its tally when Delhi goes to general elections on Thursday where nearly 1.1 crore voters will decide the fate of 160 aspirants in the fray.

Political observers feel that it will be no cake walk for the ruling Congress to win all seven seats in Delhi in view of a variety of factors including the delimitation of constituencies that have changed social equations.

In 2004 general elections, Congress had won six out of seven seats, leaving only the South Delhi seat to the BJP.

Once known as the stronghold of the BJP, Delhi has turned to Congress for the past 11 years and this election will again witness a keen tussle between the two major parties for dominance.

The saffron party is banking heavily on anti-incumbency as well anti-Sikh sentiments following the shoe-throwing incident and is leaving nothing to chance to cash in on the mood of the community.

Congress had to replace two of its key candidates - Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar - in North-East Delhi and South Delhi seats respectively after Sikhs took to streets protesting the party's decision to give tickets to the two leaders for their alleged role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots.