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Introduction

india Updated: Nov 04, 2008 20:56 IST

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The state of Delhi will vote for a new government on November 29, 2008. In the last 15 years of statehood, Delhi has witnessed three assembly elections and the incumbet chief minister Shiela Dikshit has ruled for two terms in a row. This year's elections will witness a new phenomenon -- redrawn constituencies. Every party and its candidates will face an uncertain future as they'll face a partially or totally altered constituency profile. Redrawn politcal maps coupled with pressing issues like inflation and terrorism will test both the ruling Congress as well as the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to their limits. Will the present Chief Minister, Sheila Dixit, be third time lucky or her rival, BJP's chief ministerial candidate, Vijay Kumar Malhotra be able to bring his party back to power after a decade is something we'll know only when counting is done. Till then we'll keep updating you with all the issues, tales of infighting, campaign trails and other tidbits on this special coverage.