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AAP announces names of 30 probable candidates for nine more constituencies

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday released a list of 30 probable candidates for nine assembly constituencies of the national capital. Among these are former Congress and NCP leaders, Delhi police personnel and relatives of freedom fighters. The party released the fifth list for constituencies that include  Burari, Dwarka, Gandhinagar, Karol Bagh, Janakpuri, Mundka, Shahdra, Tilaknagar and Vikaspuri.

'A total of 138 applications were received by the party but screening committee, after a discussion with the applicants, selected the 30 candidates,' AAP said in a statement. Four each probable candidates were selected for Burari, Dwarka, Janakpuri and Vikaspuri assembly constituencies, three each for Karol Bagh (reserved), Gandhinagar, Shahdra and Tilak Nagar, while two were selected for Mundka assembly constituencies. Among the probables Anil Kumar Bajpai and Mohammed Zahid from Gandhinagar assembly constituencies were earlier associated with Congress, while Mohit Singh, for Janakpuri, was the general secretary of the NCP Youth Wing and secretary in the party's national executive.

Bajpai was also the secretary in Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee but left the party in protest against hike in power tariff by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, AAP said, adding Zahid was vice president of Congress' minority cell.

Bajpai comes from a family of freedom fighter so also Nirupama Singh, who is one the probables from Gandhinagar, the statement said.
Krishna Kumar, who is one of the two probables from Mundka, was a constable with Delhi police.
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