Gautam Gambhir. (ANI)
Gautam Gambhir. (ANI)

Two fresh faces to contest in East Delhi

  • 37 year old Gautam Gambhir had joined the BJP last month in the presence of union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad
  • The contest in East Delhi will see fresh faces contest elections

NEW DELHI : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday evening released their second list of names for Delhi Lok Sabha elections. The party has announced the name of cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir as their candidate from East Delhi constituency and sitting MP Meenakshi Lekhi from New Delhi constituency.

The contest in East Delhi will see fresh faces contest elections. Gambhir will take on Atishi from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), who is also contesting elections for the first time and Arvinder Singh Lovely from Congress. The BJP has decided not to give the seat to sitting MP Mahesh Giri.

37 year old Gambhir had joined the BJP last month in the presence of union ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

With the last date to file nominations on Tuesday, both BJP and Congress are yet to announce candidates for one seat each. On Monday, the AAP candidates finished filing nominations from all the seven seats.

From New Delhi, Lekhi will face a challenge from Congress Ajay Maken and AAP's Brajesh Goyal.

Seven seats in Delhi go to poll on 12 May. The contest in Delhi this time is seeing a three way contest between the BJP, Congress and AAP.

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