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Published On: Tue, Jan 14th, 2020

AAP Announces Candidates for All 70 Constituencies

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889592-aap-arvind-kejriwalNEW DELHI : The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party today named candidates for all 70 seats in the national capital. Of this, as many as 46 legislators are repeat candidates.Elections to be held on February 8. The party has rejigged its roster, dropping several sitting MLAs and inducting several fresh faces.
AAP has fielded Atishi from Kalkaji constituency while Raghav Chaddha will contest from Rajindra Nagar. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will once again contest from New Delhi constituency, from where he had defeated his predecessor Sheila Dikshit the last time around.
The document released by the party’s political affairs committee named Manish Sisodia as the candidate from Patparganj, Satyendra Jain from Shakur Basti, Jitendra Tomar from Tri Nagar, Jarnail Singh from Tilak Nagar, Atishi from Kalkaji and SK Bagga from Krishna Nagar constituencies. While 15 of these turned out to be sitting MLAs, six fresh names were announced.
Other major changes include Vinay Mishra, the son of Purvanchali heavyweight Mahabal Mishra, from Dwarka instead of sitting MLA Adarsh Shastri, who is the grandson of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.
The decision could prove to be controversial since Adarsh had left his high paying job in Apple Inc to join AAP. Another decision that may raise eyebrows is the choice of Shoaib Iqbal, who has been fielded from Matia Mahal instead of sitting MLA Asim Ahmed Khan.

Both Iqbal and Mishra had just recently joined the Aam Aadmi Party.Sitting MLAs have also been dropped in Timarpur, Kondli, Badarpur and Hari Nagar, while changes were also made in Chandni Chowk, Karawal Nagar, Bijwasan, Rajouri Garden and Gandhi Nagar.
The Delhi assembly elections are scheduled for February 8, and the votes will be counted three days later. The Election Commission has already enforced the model code of conduct for the polls, which will see the ruling AAP facing off against the Congress and a resurgent BJP.
“As many as 46 sitting MLAs have been given tickets, 15 sitting MLAs have been replaced… While six women were given tickets by AAP last time, we have now given tickets to eight.
Although the Congress has finalised 14 candidates for the assembly elections, sources in the party said the names will be announced only after AAP and BJP have made their respective declarations. The BJP is expected to come out with its list later this week.

According to the final electoral roll published, over 1.46 crore residents are eligible to vote in the elections. There are a total of 1,46,92,136 people — 80,55,686 men, 66,35,635 women and 815 belonging to the third gender — in the final voters’ list.

AAP had made a clean sweep of the 2015 assembly elections, bagging 67 seats to leave the BJP with just three. The Congress, which had ruled the national capital from 1998 to 2013, drew a blank.

Here is the full list of candidates released by AAP:

  1. Narela – Sharad Chauhan
  2. Burari – Sanjeev Jha
  3. Timarpur – Dilip Pandey
  4. Adarsh Nagar – Pawan Sharma
  5. Badli – Ajesh Yadav
  6. Rithala – Mahinder Goyal
  7. Bawana – Jai Bhagwan Upkar
  8. Mundka – Dharampal Lakra
  9. Kirari – Rituraj Jha

10.Sultan Pur Majra – Mukesh Kumar Ahlawat

  1. Nangloi Jat – Raghuvinder Shokeen
  2. Mangol Puri – Rakhi Bidlan
  3. Rohini – Rajesh Nama Bansiwala
  4. Shalimar Bagh – Bandana Kumari
  5. Shakur Basti – Satyendra Jain
  6. Tri Nagar – Jitender Tomar
  7. Wazirpur – Rajesh Gupta
  8. Model Town _ Akhilesh Pati Tripathi
  9. Sadar Bazar – Som Dutt
  10. Chandni Chowk – Parlad Singh Sawhney
  11. Matia Mahal – Shoaib Iqbal
  12. Ballimaran – Imran Hussain
  13. Karol Bagh – Vishesh Ravi
  14. Patel Nagar – Raaj Kumar Anand
  15. Moti Nagar – Shiv Charan Goel
  16. Madipur – Girish Soni
  17. Rajouri Garden – Dhanwati Chandela
  18. Hari Nagar – Rajkumari Dhillon
  19. Tilak Nagar – Jarnail Singh
  20. Janakpur – Rajesh Rishi
  21. Vikaspuri – Mahinder Yadav
  22. Uttam Nagar – Naresh Balyan
  23. Dwarka – Vinay Kumar Mishra
  24. Matiala – Gulab Singh Yadav
  25. Najafgarh – Kailash Gahlot
  26. Bijwasan – BS Joon
  27. Palam – Bhavna Gaur
  28. Delhi Cantonment – Virender Singh Kadian
  29. Rajinder Nagar – Raghav Chadha
  30. New Delhi – Arvind Kejriwal
  31. Jangpura – Praveen Kumar
  32. Kasturba Nagar – Madan Lal
  33. Malviya Nagar – Somnath Bharti
  34. RK Puram – Parmila Tokas
  35. Mehrauli – Naresh Yadav
  36. Chhatarpur – Kartar Singh Tanwar
  37. Deoli – Prakash Jarwal
  38. Ambedkar Nagar – Ajay Dutt
  39. Sangam Nagar – Dinesh Mohaniya
  40. Greater Kailash – Saurabh Bharadwaj
  41. Kalkaji – Atishi
  42. Tugalakabad – Shri Ram Pehelwan
  43. Badarpur – Ram Singh Netaji
  44. Okhla – Amanatullah Khan
  45. Trilokpuri – Rohit Kumar Mehraulia
  46. Kondli – Kuldeep Kumar (Monu)
  47. Patparganj – Manish Sisodia
  48. Laxmi Nagar – Nitin Tyagi
  49. Vishwas Nagar – Deepak Singla
  50. Krishna Nagar – SK Bagga
  51. Gandhi Nagar – Naveen Choudhary (Deepu)
  52. Shahdara – Ram Niwas Goyal
  53. Seemapuri – Rajendra Pal Gautam
  54. Rohtas Nagar – Sarita Singh
  55. Seelampur – Abdul Rehman
  56. Ghonda – SD Sharma
  57. Babarpur – Gopal Rai
  58. Gokalpur – Ch. Surendra Kumar
  59. Mustafabad – Haji Yunus
  60. Karawal Nagar – Durgesh Pathak

 

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