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Delhi Assembly Elections: AAP Drops Jitender Singh Tomar, Gives Ticket To Wife

The Announcement Came After The Delhi High Court Set Aside The Election Of Jitender Tomar For Giving False Declaration Regarding His Educational Qualification In His Nomination Papers For The 2015 Delhi Assembly Polls.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 21 Jan 2020, 11:44:02 AM
Election to the 70-member Delhi assembly will be held on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11.

Election to the 70-member Delhi assembly will be held on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11. (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi:

Former minister Jitender Singh Tomar, who was declared as the AAP candidate from the Tri Nagar assembly constituency, said the party has decided that he will not fight the Delhi elections and instead his wife, Preeti Tomar, will be its nominee from the seat. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has already announced its candidates for all 70 candidates for the upcoming elections.

The announcement came after the Delhi High Court set aside the election of Jitender Tomar for giving false declaration regarding his educational qualification in his nomination papers for the 2015 Delhi assembly polls.

“I told the party that my wife will fight the election and the party agreed,” the former Delhi law minister said.

Preeti Tomar filed her nomination papers for the polls on Monday.

Election to the 70-member Delhi assembly will be held on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11.

Arvind Kejriwal to contest from New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will again contest from the New Delhi seat, while deputy-CM Manish Sisodia will fight from Patparganj. Atishi Marlena will fight polls from Kalkaji, while Raghav Chadha will get Rajinder Nagar seat. While Marlena is set to contest instead of sitting MLA Avtar Singh, Chadha has been given the ticket in place of sitting MLA Vijender Garg.

Dilip Pandey has been nominated instead of sitting MLA Pankaj Pushkar from Timarpur. Kuldeep Kumar, head of the AAP SC/ST cell, has been fielded instead of sitting MLA Manoj Kumar from Kondli. Former MLA Shoaib Iqbal, who recently AAP from, was given the ticket from the Matia Mahal seat instead of current MLA Asim Ahmed Khan. Ram Singh Netaji has been nominated in place of sitting MLA ND Sharma in Badarpur. Hari Nagar MLA Jagdeep Singh lost his ticket to Rajkumari Dhillon.

Earlier in the day, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released the second list of candidates for the polls. The party has fielded state Yuva Morcha President Sunil Yadav from the New Delhi constituency against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. 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.

 

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First Published : 21 Jan 2020, 11:24:47 AM

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