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All eyes on Harsh Vardhan as BJP edges closer to majority mark in Delhi Polls

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Harsh Vardhan after he was declared the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate for the Delhi assembly polls on 23 October. HT
1/9Harsh Vardhan after he was declared the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate for the Delhi assembly polls on 23 October. HT
The 58-year-old senior Delhi BJP leader is an ENT surgeon by profession, and has been the former president of state unit of the BJP. HT
2/9The 58-year-old senior Delhi BJP leader is an ENT surgeon by profession, and has been the former president of state unit of the BJP. HT
He entered the political scene in 1993 when Delhi voted for its first legislative assembly. He was elected from Krishna Nagar constituency in east Delhi and went on to retain that seat in the 1998, 2003 and 2008 assembly elections. HT
3/9He entered the political scene in 1993 when Delhi voted for its first legislative assembly. He was elected from Krishna Nagar constituency in east Delhi and went on to retain that seat in the 1998, 2003 and 2008 assembly elections. HT
Harsh Vardhan was the health minister of Delhi between 1993-98 when he pioneered the Pulse Polio programme.HT
4/9Harsh Vardhan was the health minister of Delhi between 1993-98 when he pioneered the Pulse Polio programme.HT
Vardhan with his mother Snehlata Goel at his residence at Krishna Nagar in East Delhi. He is seen as the party’s ‘sober face’, PTI
5/9Vardhan with his mother Snehlata Goel at his residence at Krishna Nagar in East Delhi. He is seen as the party’s ‘sober face’, PTI
Vardhan with family members after casting their votes for Delhi Assembly elections on 4 December. In January 2001, he became the first Indian to receive Rotary International’s “Polio Eradication Champion Award”. PTI
6/9Vardhan with family members after casting their votes for Delhi Assembly elections on 4 December. In January 2001, he became the first Indian to receive Rotary International’s “Polio Eradication Champion Award”. PTI
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said about Vardhan that “he joined politics with the objective of using his medical knowledge and experience for serving the common man”. PTI
7/9Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said about Vardhan that “he joined politics with the objective of using his medical knowledge and experience for serving the common man”. PTI
Vardhan with Narendra Modi (C), Arun Jaitley (2ndL) and Vijay Goel during an election rally in Delhi on 30 November. Vardhan has authored  a book titled A Tale of Two Drops which documents how he conceived and implemented the Pulse Polio programme. PTI
8/9Vardhan with Narendra Modi (C), Arun Jaitley (2ndL) and Vijay Goel during an election rally in Delhi on 30 November. Vardhan has authored a book titled A Tale of Two Drops which documents how he conceived and implemented the Pulse Polio programme. PTI
Vardhan has been a quiet performer and even while the country buzzed with the AAP’s spectacular showing, led his party’s return to power after 15 years of Congress rule. PTI
9/9Vardhan has been a quiet performer and even while the country buzzed with the AAP’s spectacular showing, led his party’s return to power after 15 years of Congress rule. PTI
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