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12 first-timers in Delhi Assembly

December 09, 2008 13:54 IST

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A firebrand youth leader, a seasoned politician who became a legislator for the first time, and a veteran physician are among the 12 new faces elected to the fourth Assembly of Delhi [Images].

The Congress leads with six MLAs, the Bharatiya Janata Party has five and the Indian National Lok Dal one.

These include veteran politician and BJP's chief ministerial candidate V K Malhotra, youth leaders Anil Chaudhury and Neeraj Basoya of the Congress and Anil Jha of the BJP.

Chaudhury, who defeated BJP's youth leader Nakul Bharadwaj in a close fight, has been a well-known leader of students while Jha is popular among people of eastern Uttar Pradesh [Images] and Bihar residing in the capital.

S C L Gupta, a physician who has been practicing for the past three decades, won the hearts of voters in Sangam Vihar humbling retired IPS officer and Congress candidate Amod Kanth.

He will be the second doctor in the House, along with BJP's Delhi chief Harsh Vardhan.

Another fresher is Bharat Singh who sprang a surprise and helped Om Prakash Chautala's INLD in the Assembly.

Deoli winner Ravinder Singh Lovely, the son of veteran Congress leader and former Union Home Minister Buta Singh, is another new face.

The other first-timers are Satya [Images] Prakash, Sumesh Shoukin, Neeraj Bosaya, Hasan Ahmed, Devender Yadav and Manoj Shaukeen.

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