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V K Malhotra to be BJP's Delhi CM candidate
September 26, 2008 15:31 IST
Last Updated: September 26, 2008 16:07 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party's Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha, Vijay Kumar Malhotra, will lead the party in the coming
Malhotra was chosen as the party's chief ministerial candidate at a meeting of the Parliamentary Board which met at
"He is an acceptable and senior leader. He has the potential to lead the party in the coming elections and emerge
The 77-year-old leader, who is the lone BJP MP from the national capital in the current Lok Sabha, represents South
The names of BJP general secretary Vijay Goel and Delhi party president Harsh Vardhan were also doing the rounds for the post.
Congratulating Malhotra, Vardhan said he will save the national capital from the '10-year misrule' of the Congress.
Born in Lahore [Images] in 1931, Malhotra did his post graduation and later PhD before becoming a teacher at PGDAV
Malhotra, who was the member of the first municipal council in the capital in 1958 when it was formed, also served
He was elected to the Lok Sabha four times in 1977, 1989, 1999 and 2004 and once to Rajya Sabha in 1994.
Malhotra was a member of several Parliamentary committees besides holding party posts like chief whip and
A sports lover, he also led a number of sports organisations. He is the currently the president of the Archery
He took active part in politics during his college days and was arrested and imprisoned several times, once along
He had a narrow escape in 1966 in police firing during an agitation for cow protection. Malhotra was also detained
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