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Posted at: Apr 23, 2019, 7:22 AM; last updated: Apr 23, 2019, 7:22 AM (IST)

No truck with AAP, Congress fields Dikshit, Maken in Delhi

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 22

The curtains are finally down on the now on, now off Congress and Aam Aadmi Party alliance in Delhi with the Congress naming all seven Lok Sabha candidates today. Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, 81, will contest from North-East Delhi and former Delhi Congress chief Ajay Makan from New Delhi, a seat he has earlier represented in the Lok Sabha.

Another ex-Delhi Congress chief, Arvinder Singh Lovely, will fight from East Delhi and former MP Mahabal Mishra from West Delhi. Former MP JP Agarwal will fight from Chandni Chowk. The Congress and AAP alliance, under works for over two months, is finally off, ending speculation on whether the rival parties will come together to challenge the BJP in Delhi.

The BJP holds all seven Lok Sabha segments as of now. The Congress-AAP pact talks broke down despite NCP, TDP and TMC chiefs Sharad Pawar, N Chandrababu Naidu and Mamata Banerjee vociferously batting for the same.

BJP picks Gauti for East Delhi

New Delhi: Cricketer Gambhir Gautam has been fielded by the BJP from the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. The party announced his name ahead of the last day of filing nominations on Tuesday. He replaces sitting MP Mahesh Girri. The party has renominated sitting MP Meenakshi Lekhi from the New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, while the suspense continues over the North-West Delhi seat where Udit Raj is the sitting MP. The party had yesterday repeated four of its seven sitting MPs in Delhi. TNS


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