Delhi Assembly polls: BJP declares list of 62 candidates, Kiran Bedi to contest from Krishna Nagar, Nupur Sharma to challenge Arvind Kejriwal

By: | Updated: January 20, 2015 12:42 PM

BJP declared a list of 62 candidates out of a total of 70 for the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections...

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BJP today declared a list of 62 candidates out of a total of 70 for the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections, with its chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi contesting from Krishna Nagar and former Union Minister Krishna Tirath from Patel Nagar seat.

Former Delhi minister and senior party leader Jagdish Mukhi will contest from Janakpuri seat while former Delhi BJP chief Vijendra Gupta has been fielded from the Rohini seat.

The party has decided to field a young face to take on AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal and has nominated former DUSU president and party’s BJYM leader Nupur Sharma from the New Delhi constituency.

The party has decided not to field its Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay, who will lead the party.

BJP has nominated all its sitting MLAs and will leave some seats for its ally SAD, which had contested in four seats in the last election.

The list of 62 party candidates was announced after a meeting of the BJP’s Central Election Committee (CEC) chaired by BJP President Amit Shah and attended among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Other Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj also attended the CEC meeting.

Former Delhi Assembly Speaker M S Dheer, who switched to BJP from AAP, will contest from Jangpura and former AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny will contest from Patpargaj seat where he faces AAP leader Manish Sisodia.

Delhi’s former mayor Rajni Abby will contest from Timarpur seat, while senior party leader R P Singh will contest from Rajindra Nagar seat.

“The party has taken care that all sections of the society were given due representation. The party has renominated all its sitting MLAs and fielded over 20 youth and five women candidates,” BJP general secretary and Union Minister J P Nadda told reporters after the CEC meeting.

Against 12 SC seats, the party has fielded 13 dalit faces, Nadda said.

When asked about not fielding Upadhyay, he said he will not contest the polls as the elections will be contested under his stewardship and he has a lot of responsibility on him.

Following is the list of the names of 62 BJP candidates who would be contesting the Delhi Assembly election to be held on February 7:
AC Name
Name of Candidate
Nerela
Neeldaman Khatri
Burari
Gopal Jha
Timarpur
Rajni Abbi (W)
Adarsh Nagar
Ram Kishan Singhal
Badli
Rajesh Yadav
Rithala
Kulwant Rana
Bawana(SC)
Gugan Singh
Mundka
Azad Singh
Kirari
Anil Jha
Sultanpur Majra(SC) Prabhu Dayal Sai
Nangloi Jat
Manoj Shokeen
Mangol Puri(SC)
Surjeet
Rohini
Vijendra Gupta
Shalimar Bagh
Rekha Gupta (W)
Shakur Basti
Dr S C Vats
Tri Nagar
Dr Nand Kishore Garg
Wazirpur
Dr Mahendra Nagpal
Model Town
Vivek Garg
Sadar Bazar
Praveen Jain
Chandni Chowk
Suman Kumar Gupta
Matia Mahal
Anjuman Dahalwi
Ballimaran
Shyam Morwal
Karol Bagh(SC)
Yogendra Chandolia
Patel Nagar(SC) Krishna Tirath (W)
Moti Nagar
Subhash Sachdeva
Madipur(SC)
Rajkumar Phulwaria
Tilak Nagar
Rajeev Babbar
Janakpuri
Jagdish Mukhi
Uttam Nagar
Pawan Sharma

Dwarka
Praduman Rajput
Matiala
Rajesh Gehlot
Najafgarh
Ajeet Kharkhari
Bijwasan
Sat Prakash Rana
Palam
Dharamdev Solanki
Delhi Cantt
Karan Singh Tanwar
Rajinder Nagar
Sardar R P Singh
New Delhi
Nupur Sharma (W)
Jangpura
M S Dheer
Kasturba Nagar
Ravindra Choudhary
R K Puram
Anil Sharma
Chhatarpur
Brahm Singh Tanwar
Deoli(SC)
Arvind Kumar
Ambedkar Nagar(SC)
Ashok Chouhan
Sangam Vihar
HCL Gupta
Tughlakabad
Vikram Vidhuri
Badarpur
Rambir Vidhuri
Okhla
Brahm Singh Vidhuri
Trilokpuri(SC) Kiran Vaidhya (W)
Kondli(SC)
Hukum Singh
Patparganj
Vinod Kumar Binni
Laxmi Nagar
B B Tyagi
Vishwas Nagar
O P Sharma
Krishna Nagar
Kiran Bedi (W)
Gandhi Nagar
Jitendra Choudhary
Seema Puri(SC)
Karam Vir Chandel
Rohtas Nagar
Jitendra Mahajan
Seelampur
Sanjay Jain
Ghonda
Sahib Singh Chouhan
Babarpur
Naresh Gaur
Gokalpur(SC)
Ranjeet Kashyap
Mustafabad
Jagdish Pradhan
Karawal Nagar
Mohan Singh Visht

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