BJP gives ticket to four sitting MPs in Delhi
BJP has decided to field Union Minster and present MP Dr Harsh Vardhan from his constituency in Delhi's Chandni Chowk. Similarly, BJP President of Delhi unit and MP Manoj Tiwari will contest from his North East Delhi seat, Pravesh Verma from West Delhi and Ramesh Bidhuri from South Delhi as like earlier
Despite the uncertainty looming over an alliance between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress in Delhi, BJP on Sunday evening released names of four candidates out of seven parliament constituencies in Delhi where present MPs of BJP will again contest the Loksabha election.
BJP has announced to field Union Minster and present MP Dr. Harsh Vardhan from his constituency in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk. Similarly, BJP President of Delhi unit and MP Manoj Tiwari will contest from his North East Delhi seat, Pravesh Verma from West Delhi and Ramesh Bidhuri from South Delhi as like earlier.
BJP said that their candidates Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Manoj Tiwari and Pravesh Verma will file their nomination after a road show in their constituencies on Monday. Ramesh Bidhuri will file his nomination on last day i-e Tuesday.
BJP has yet to announce the names of three candidates from East Delhi, North and New Delhi constituencies.
BJP leaders have been keeping eyes on possible alliance between AAP and Congress and its candidates from these three seats.
Sources in BJP said that election committee of BJP have rejected their sitting MPs from these three seats. The name of Indian Cricketer, Gautam Gambhir has been taken in the first priority as a probable candidate form the New Delhi seat.
In the East Delhi seat, OP Sharma and Kuljeet Chahal are main contenders who might get ticket. Meanwhile, Anita Arya and Ashok Pradhan are most probable candidates from North West Delhi.
The last date of nomination of candidates in Delhi is 23 April. The candidates have only two days to file their nominations in Delhi.
The seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi will go to polls in a single phase on May 12. The seven parliamentary constituencies include Chandni Chowk, North East Delhi, East Delhi, New Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi, South Delhi.
The Congress has yet not declared their candidates for Delhi Lok Sabha seats while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has declared their candidates and nomination is said to be done on Monday. However both parties are still locking for an alliance.
In 2014 general elections, the BJP won all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.
Besides Delhi, the BJP has also released the list of candidates for Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
As per the list, Hardeep Puri will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Amritsar.