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Haryana polls: Many BJP workers try hard to get ticket from Gurugram

Haryana polls: Many BJP workers try hard to get ticket from Gurugram

Gurugram: As the date for the announcement of Assembly Election nears, most of the party workers are trying to project themselves as the next MLA candidate from Gurugram.

Moreover with senior party functionaries approving the idea of a fresh candidate has further added fuel to the speculation. The assembly elections are slated for October this year.

Incumbent MLA Umesh Aggarwal has been in the news for the wrong reasons and therefore the party might not give him a second chance. However, it might not be an easy call for the BJP to decide on the new face as many senior leaders are pushing for their candidates and have already shared the credentials with the high command.

In April 2017, Haryana Police had booked Aggarwal's brother and his associates in a cheating case in Sonipat. At that time, Aggarwal had alleged that the case was an act of vendetta politics by CM Manohar Lal Khattar. It was a major blow to Aggarwal after his relative lost from the ward-9 in the 2017 municipal elections.

Co-incidentally, in 2014 Umesh Aggarwal who is the incumbent MLA won the Gurugram seat with the highest margin.

One of the aspirants for the seat, secretary of BJP's district unit Naveen Goyal, said he has been working for the development of Gurugram, especially for making the city cleaner and greener. "I have already shared my credentials with senior leaders and if given an opportunity, I would implement people-friendly policies of the government." Most of the supporters have also begun to paste the posters of their local leaders on autos and billboards. I am doing so an strong influence is being created not only on the local voters but also on the party high command in selecting them as the candidate from Gurugram

Sudhir Singla, the son of former minister and RSS veteran Sitaram Singla, is also among the front runners for the ticket. Senior Singla, who passed away earlier this year, had a good relationship with PM Narendra Modi and the CM and "therefore junior Singla may be considered by the party for the Gurugram seat."

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