AAP candidates from Okhla’s three wards took out a rally to file their nomination papers under the leadership of Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan.
The rally started from Abul Fazal Enclave and went to the office for filing nomination papers via Okhla Head and other localities displaying strength.
JDU candidate Sarwar Iqbal Khan also went to file his nomination papers. Wajid Khan was seen with Amanatullah Kan on a vehicle waiving hands to residents at Okhla Head. Juhi Khan too was on the open car.
Some residents complained that the huge rally led to traffic snarls in some parts of Abul Fazal Enclave. Overall it was a peacefully rally with large number of AAP supporters taking part in the nomination rally on two vehicles and four vehicles.
After winning a landslide in the Assembly elections some two years ago, AAP is making its debut in the municipal elections. It intends to remove BJP from the three municipal bodies that it has been ruling for the last more than 10 years.
The Congress, BJP and AAP are in a triangle battle to win the civic bodies that were trifurcated a few years ago by the then Sheila Dikshit Government.
To overcome anti-incumbency, the BJP has declared not to give tickets to sitting councilors for the April 23 municipal elections.