The upcoming Delhi Assembly election plays a major role for the BJP as the party has been out of power for the last two decades. With the influence of newly-elected party national president JP Nadda, the party is soon expected to come up with new strategies to woo voters.
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday (January 21) released the second list of 10 candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections in which the BJP has fielded Tajinder Pal Bagga to contest from Hari Nagar constituency.
According to the list, Ramesh Khanna will contest from Rajouri Garden, Manish Singh from Delhi Cantt constituency, Sunil Yadav for New Delhi and Sumanlata Shokeen will contest from Nangloi Jat.
BJP has fielded Bagga against Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Princess Dhillon from Hari Nagar and Sunil Yadav against Congress leader Romesh Sabharwal and Delhi chief minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal from New Delhi.
In its first list that was released on January 17, BJP gave the ticket to 20 new faces in Delhi Assembly polls with the list of 57 candidates declared on Friday also having sitting and several former MLAs.
Of the 57 candidates declared, four are women, and 11 belong to the Dalit community.
The voting for the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held on February 8. The counting of votes will take place on February 11.
The election would be a fierce battle for the BJP in Delhi where it has been out of power for over two decades. The party managed to win only three seats in the last Assembly polls with the ruling AAP scoring a landslide victory with 67 seats.
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Last Updated 21, Jan 2020, 8:11 AM