Though, Modi-led BJP and Aam Aadmi Party are considered to be the top contenders in the election, it seems they will also get tough competition from smaller parties in coming polls.
Putting all their might together smaller parties including Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), Lok JanShakti Party (LJP), Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD), Janta Dal (United) and Samajwadi Party (SP) have decided to form third front.
Except one seat by JD(U)'s Shoiab Iqbal from Matia Mahal constituency, these parties had not won any seats in the last election. Aiming to win substantial number of seats this time, parties have decided not to contest against each other.
On asking about this new development ahead of the election, INLD's general secretary, Dinesh Dagar said, "It was decided that the parties will help each other wherever they are contesting. INLD will contest on 10-15 seats and and field candidates only in outer areas like Mundka and Narela".
Meanwhile showdown between BJP and AAP continues. In a reaction to BJP's radio ad campaigns bashing AAP chief for quitting, Arvind Kejriwal has come up with another radio ad campaign to counter the resignation barbs. In the BJP's ad, an old lady castigates Kejriwal for quitting.
In response AAP today came up with an ad trying to convince the old lady and trying to assuage the damage.
The BJP ad, without naming Kejriwal starts, "It was my fault. He called himself an aam aadmi (common man) and cheated us. He made tall promises, claimed that he will provide free water, but only gave us tears.
"We will take our revenge for this irresponsibility. We will not vote for this man who does not do any work. To change Delhi with full majority, let's walk with Modi," the ad says.
"Did u hear a BJP ad on radio where an old woman appears angry with me? Our response to BJP ad," Kejriwal tweeted and also shared the audio.
"There is a radio ad in which an old lady appears angry with me. She says because she voted for me and I resigned from the post of chief minister. She thought I did not respect her vote. I want to assure that I did not run away. I am coming back with full majority to serve you.
Just give me your blessings. Neither has your vote been wasted nor has your hardwork. The only shortcoming was of seats. Keep the faith and blessings and we will be back to serve you with full majority for five years. Now stop being angry and smile a bit," Kejriwal says in the ad.