Delhi Assembly Elections: BJP to change candidate against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal from New Delhi, says sources (Photo Credit: PTI File)
Delhi Assembly Elections: The BJP has brushed off reports saying the party will field a fresh candidate against Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from New Delhi assembly seat. Earlier, reports had emerged that Sunil Yadav, announced as the BJP candidate against Kejriwal in the list, may be replaced. The name of former Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay was doing the rounds as the most likely replacement. However, Yadav played down the reports saying he was going to be the candidate against Kejriwal. Shyam Jaju, the Delhi BJP in-charge, also said the party has decided that Sunil Yadav will remain its candidate against Kejriwal. "We are assured of his victory in the upcoming Assembly elections," he said.
Tuesday is the last day for filing of nomination for the February 8 poll in Delhi. Kejriwal will on file his nomination on Tuesday, a day after the process was postponed as he failed to reach the EC office on time. Arvind Kejriwal had failed to reach the Election Commission office on time on Monday due to a massive roadshow by the AAP.
"I had to file my nomination today [Monday] but I could not because the nomination office closes at 3 pm and was late. I was repeatedly told to come off (vehicle) and travel to the nomination office, but how could I go? I could not leave behind the outpouring love and support from my people. We are ending the roadshow here. I will go along with my family and file my nomination on Tuesday," Arvind Kejriwal said.