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Savita Bhatti in AAP’s third list of Lok Sabha candidates

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today declared candidates for seven more Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh.

AapBhopal: Savita Bhatti, wife of late comedian Jaspal Bhatti, will be the Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Chandigarh while Anand Kumar, a professor from JNU will contest from Delhi.

The party today declared their third list of 20 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The party declared candidates for lone seat of Union Territory of Chandigarh, two from Delhi and Kerela, seven from Madhya Pradesh, seven from Odisha and one from Bihar. The third list has a doctor, actor, teacher, former diplomat, educationists and social activists.

In Delhi, the party has given ticket to Kumar, a JNU professor from North-east Delhi, a seat currently represented by former Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Jai Prakash Agarwal.

From North West Delhi, the party has given candidature to social activist Mahender Singh. The seat is currently represented by Union Minister Krishna Tirath. The party is yet to declare candidates for two seats- South Delhi and New Delhi.

From Kerela, the party has fielded former IPS officer Ajit Joy from Thiruvannanthapuram, a seat currently held by Union Minister and former UN Under-Secretary General Shashi Tharoor. Incidentally, Joy quit IPS to join the United Nations’s Office on Drugs and Crime. He later quit UN to join AAP.

From Thrissur, a seat held by Joint Parliamentary Committee Chairman P C Chako, the party has given ticket to Sarah Joseph, a noted Malayalam novelist.

In Madhya Pradesh, the party has nominated Rachna Dheengra from Bhopal. Dheengra has been associated with the party since its inception and has been working for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims. From Indore, former diplomat and IIM alumni Anil Trivedi will enter the electoral fray.

From Guna, a seat currently represented by Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, the party has fielded social activist Shailendra Singh Kushwaha; Atul Mishra, AAP’s district convener, will contest from Sagar and Rajesh Sareram, a teacher by profession, from Betul.

Tata Institite of Social Science alumni Pankaj Singh will enter the electoral fray from Sidhi. From Hoshangabad, the party has nominated AAP worker Maya Vishwakarma

From Darbhanga, a seat currently held by former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad, the party has nominated Prabhat Ranjan Das, a medic by profession who worked in the US before returning to India.

AAP declares third list of candidates for 20 Lok Sabha seats

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today declared candidates for seven more Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh.

With this, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party has till now declared nominees for 13 Lok Sabha seats in the State, which sends 29 MPs to the Lower House of Parliament.

The latest list (second one) contains names of Anil Trivedi (Indore), Rachna Dhingra (Bhopal), Rajesh Sareyam (Betul), Pankaj Singh (Sidhi), Shailendra Khushwaha (Guna), Mayha Vishwakarma (Hoshangabad) and Atul Mishra (Sagar), Madhya Pradesh unit of AAP said in a release here.

The fledgling outfit, which has announced plans to contest all the Lok Sabha seats in the BJP-ruled State, had earlier come out with the names of six candidates.

PTI

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