New Delhi, Jan 20: The former Chief Minister of Delhi -- Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, Jan 20 failed to file his nomination for upcoming assembly election in Delhi which is scheduled to be held on Feb 7.
Kejriwal, who took blessing from his mother and set out from his residence to file his nomination, could not reach the District Magistrate's office in time on Tuesday. [Delhi assembly election 2015: Complete coverage]
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener failed as he was busy in hosting a 7-km long roadshow which prevented him from filing his nomination.
Instead of Tuesday, Kejriwal now will file his nomination on Wednesday which is the last day of filing the nomination. He will contest from New Delhi against BJP's Nupur Sharma and Congress's Kiran Walia. In the previous assembly election in 2013, Kejriwal defeated the then chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit from New Delhi. [Who is Arvind Kejriwal's rival Nupur Sharma?]
Delhi witnessed another anarchy in the city on Tuesday when surrounded by thousands of party workers and supporters, Kejriwal started his roadshow at 10 am from the Valmiki Sadan. This was the same place which was picked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the launch of his Swachh Bharat campaign in 2014.
Participating in the roadshow, Kejriwal made several stops along the 7-km route. His supporters raised slogans, singing and dancing, with one group even breaking into a flash mob dance on the way. Meanwhile, Kejriwal asked his supporters to take the day off to participate in his rally.
Kejriwal's roadshow was held just hours after Kiran Bedi's remark in which she said, While they (Kejriwal and team) are into drama, I am focused on work. These two have been indulging in drama. They have been doing it together also. I am focusing on work at this point." [Battleground Delhi: It is Arvind Kejriwal v/s Kiran Bedi]
Bedi, the chief ministerial candidate of BJP in Delhi, earlier in the day refused Kejriwal's offer of holding a debate. Kejriwal said, "It will be a good initiative for democracy if there is a debate between us on different issues."
"People vote in the name of religion and caste. They are not aware of the issues. The debate of around 1-2 hours should be on concrete issues," said the AAP leader.