Six AAP candidates file nominations for LS polls
NEW DELHI: Six candidates of the Aam Aadmi Party filed their nominations on Monday for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Delhi. The six candidates who filed their papers are Chandni Chowk candidate Pankaj Gupta, East Delhi candidate Atishi, North West Delhi candidate Gugan Singh, South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha, North East Delhi candidate Dilip Pandey and New Delhi candidate Brajesh Goel.
While Chadha carried out a roadshow on Sunday against, what he said was, the "gundaraj" of South Delhi incumbent BJP's Ramesh Biduri, the other five candidates carried out mega roadshows before filing their papers on Monday morning. Senior party leaders accompanied the candidates.
Atishi was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, while Gupta was accompanied by senior party leader Satyendar Jain. Singh was partnered by Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh and Pandey was seen with senior party leader Gopal Rai. Goyal filed his nomination in the presence of senior leader N D Gupta. The party's west Delhi candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar filed his nomination papers on Thursday.
According to the affidavits, Chadha has movable assets of around Rs 16.4 lakh and does not own any house or motor vehicles. Atishi has movable around of nearly Rs 60 lakh and Dilip Pandey has movable assets of around Rs 2 lakh.
Among the candidates, Atishi is an Oxford scholar and is a member of the Political Affairs Committee of Aam Aadmi Party and has played a major role in transforming the government schools of New Delhi. She served as the Advisor to the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, primarily on education, from July 2015 to 17 April 2018, when she was sacked by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
Raghav Chadha is a practising chartered accountant Chadha has established himself as not only Aam Aadmi Party's but one of the country's most recognisable youth leaders. From joining India Against Corruption movement in 2011 at the age of 23, he has grown with the party.
AAP's Chandni Chowk candidate Pankaj Gupta and North East Delhi candidate Dilip Pandey are from an engineering background. AAP North West Delhi candidate Guggan Singh has been a social worker and New Delhi candidate Brajesh Goel was a prominent traders' leader.
"The upcoming elections will see BJP's hooliganism pitched against the people of South Delhi. It is the public that's fighting the election for change, and it is the public that will emerge victoriously. I am nothing but a representative of the people. I am just a common man with very little political experience," Chadha said while going to file the nominations.