Big Battle in East Delhi As BJP Pits Gambhir Against AAP’s Atishi
The BJP on Monday, 22 April, named cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir as its candidate from the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.
The BJP also named Meenakshi Lekhi as its candidate from the New Delhi seat. Lekhi is pitted against AAP's Brajesh Goel and Ajay Maken of the Congress.
Gambhir is pitted against one of Aam Aadmi Party’s most prominent candidates, Atishi. The Congress too, has a strong contender in Arvinder Singh Lovely, representing the party on the seat.
Singer Hans Raj Hans will also be contesting the Lok Sabha polls from North West Delhi constituency on a BJP ticket, ANI reported on Tuesday. The singer will be contesting against the Congress’ Rajesh Lilothia and AAP’s Gugan Singh.
The World Cup-winning cricketer, who had recently joined the saffron party, has replaced Maheish Girri, as the BJP’s candidate from the seat.
Atishi had filed her nomination for the East Delhi seat on Monday, accompanied by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
In the 2014 general elections, the BJP had won all seven seats in Delhi.