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Delhi poll: BJP fields Sunil Yadav against Kejriwal

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
January 21, 2020 09:46 IST
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The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday released the second list of candidates for the Delhi Assembly polls, fielding state Yuva Morcha president Sunil Yadav from the New Delhi constituency against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The list was announced after midnight following the announcement of Siromani Akali Dal to not contest the Delhi polls in alliance with the BJP due to its stand on the Citizenship Amendment Act.

According to the list of 10 candidates that came hours before the filing of nomination closes on Tuesday, Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinderpal Singh Bagga has been fielded from Hari Nagar and party's Purvanchal Morcha president Manish Singh would contest from the Delhi Cantonment constituency.

On Monday, the Congress fielded Romesh Sabharwal from New Delhi seat against Kejriwal.

 

The party has already released a list of 54 candidates on Saturday.

The BJP announced its candidates on all four seats that traditionally went to its ally SAD in the previous Assembly elections in Delhi.

Dharamvir Singh has been fielded from Kalkaji, former East Delhi deputy mayor Sanjay Goyal from Shahdara and Ramesh Khanma from Rajouri Garden.

The list also includes the names of BJP candidates Sumanlata Shokeen, who would content from Nangloi Jat, Ravindra Chaudhary from Kasturba Nagar, Kusum Khatri from Mehrauli and Anil Goyal from Krishna Nagar.

The BJP has left three seats for its alliance partners Janata Dal-United and Lok Janshakti Party.

The JD-U will contest from Burari and Sangam Vihar constituencies while LJP will fight from the Seemapuri seat.

The polls for 70-member assembly will be held on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11.

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