Election Commission officials meet over Delhi election, dates expected to be announed today

An official of the Commission said that "there will be a series of meetings to decide on the poll dates for the 70-member Delhi Assembly and the announcement would be made after lunch on Thursday"

The Election Commission on Thursday began a series of meetings to decide on the dates for the Assembly elections in Delhi as the term of the current Assembly expires in February 2020.

An official of the Commission said that "there will be a series of meetings to decide on the poll dates for the 70-member Delhi Assembly and the announcement would be made after lunch on Thursday".

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra were present in the first round of the meeting along with other senior officials. The meeting began at 10 am at the Election Commission office here.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday released a report card, listing out top 10 achievements of the AAP government in the last five years. The Kejriwal government has listed quality education, free health facility and subsidised electricity as its main achievements.

"We are sevaks (servants) of the public and it is our responsibility to present the report card of our performance," Kejriwal said. "The kind of historic majority we got in the last election, we have done the same kind of historic work in the last five years," he said.

The AAP national convenor said the education budget has increased three times from Rs 6,600 crore to Rs 20,000 crore.

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Kejriwal claimed that in the last 70 years, a total of 17,000 classrooms were constructed in government schools in Delhi while during AAP's five-year tenure, 20,000 classrooms were built. The second achievement listed in the report card is free health facility under the title of 'Quality Healthcare for All'.

"We are the only government to spend 13 per cent of its budget on health. The budget was also increased from Rs 3,500 crore to Rs 7,500 crore," the chief minister said.

"We also developed a vaccine for dengue with the help of the people of Delhi to fight the disease, which is called '10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute'," he said.

The report card was released by the party ahead of the assembly elections in Delhi due early next year. Over the next two weeks, the Aam Aadmi Party will take the report card to 35 lakh households, senior party leader Gopal Rai said.

The AAP had won 67 of the assembly 70 seats in the 2015 Delhi Assembly polls.

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