AAP's Prof Shweta Sharma to contest from GB Nagar
GB Nagar: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday announced their candidate for Gautam Buddh Nagar Lok Sabha elections to be held on April 11. Prof Shweta Sharma will be contesting on the GB Nagar LS seat from AAP.
AAP's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh announced the name on Twitter. Party's Uttar Pradesh unit in a tweet said that Sharma is working to remove corruption in education and other irregularities.
With the announcement, Sharma will be pitted against sitting MP and BJP leader Mahesh Sharma, among others.
As per a senior AAP leader, Sharma is a professor with an MBA degree in Human Resources, an M.Phil, UGC-NET and pursuing PhD.
Almost all the parties have announced their candidates on the Lok Sabha seat. Union minister Mahesh Sharma has been nominated from Bhartiya Janta Party, Congress has named Arvind Kumar Singh as their candidate while Satveer Nagar is the joint nominee of the SP and the BSP. All these three candidates filed their nominations on March 22. Sources said that Prof. Sharma may file nominations on Monday.
As per reports, the AAP had fielded Kishan Pal Singh as its candidate from this seat in 2014. Singh stood fourth after Mahesh Sharma (5, 99, 702) who won while SP's Narendra Bhati got 3,19,490 votes and BSP's Satish Kumar 1,98,237 among 25 candidates including Independents.