JAVED JAFFERI(AAP) WILL CONTEST AGAINST RAJNATH SINGH FROM LUCKNOW
Boogi Woogi fame and Film actor Jaaved Jaaferi will be the Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate in Lucknow against BJP chief Rajnath Singh as the party on Monday announced its 13th list of candidates for 22 Lok Sabha constituencies.
The party named seven candidates for Bihar, three each for Jharkhand and Gujarat, five in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and one each in Chattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Riturajbhai Maheta will be the party’s candidate against BJP’s senior leader LK Advani from Gandhinagar seat in Gujarat.
In Bihar, Anwar Alam will contest from Madhepura constituency, a seat represented by Janata Dal (United) Chief Sharad Yadav. The Congress-RJD combine has fielded local warhorse Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav from the constituency.
With this list, the total number of candidates declared by AAP so has gone up to 407.
Accusing BJP-Congress collusion for his resignation as Delhi chief minister, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said he did not “flee” from his responsibilities and it required a “lot of guts” to give up the post.
Kejriwal, who is contesting against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, during a meeting with his volunteers said his party’s decision to contest against “shahenshahs” (emperors) of BJP and Congress was to finish off these political outfits.
AAP candidate Kumar Vishwas is fighting against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi. “These two are ‘shahenshahs’ of the two parties. If they are defeated, their respective parties would be split into pieces. That is why it is imperative to defeat them in the election.”