AAP Announces Candidates in 6 out of 7 Seats in Delhi for LS Polls

Ending speculation of an alliance with Congress, AAP announced names of party candidates in 6 of 7 seats in Delhi.

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Ending speculation of an alliance with the Congress, on Saturday, 2 March, the Aam Admi Party announced names of party candidates in six of seven seats in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Addressing a press conference, Delhi AAP convener Gopal Rai said Atishi will contest from East Delhi, Guggan Singh from North-West Delhi, Raghav Chadha from South, Dilip Pandey from North-East, Pankaj Gupta from Chandni Chowk and Brijesh Goyal will contest from New Delhi seats.

Rai said the candidate for West Delhi will be announced soon. The six candidates were earlier appointed as in-charge of the respective Lok Sabha seats.

During a meeting of the 'Mahagathbandhan' leaders at NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence last month, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had refused a proposal for alliance between his party and the AAP, citing opposition from its Delhi unit leaders, Rai added, as reported by News Nation.

“Sheila Dikshit has said a straight no to the alliance. Rahul Gandhi also said not possible... Aam Aadmi Party wanted the alliance, but the Congress is not ready. We won 66 out of 77 seats in Assembly elections. We will try to make a similar presence felt during the Lok Sabha elections.”
Gopal Rai, AAP Delhi Convenor and Delhi Employment Minister to News Nation

(With inputs from PTI and News Nation)

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