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AAP may field Yashwant from New Delhi seat

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Published : Sep 9, 2018, 1:25 am IST
Updated : Sep 9, 2018, 1:25 am IST

The AAP had announced the names of the leaders in charge of five of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.

Yashwant Sinha
 Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi: Injecting fresh element, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged former finance minister Yashwant Sinha, a strong Narendra Modi critic, to contest the next Lok Sabha elections, though he did not name the party or the constituency from which he should take on the BJP. Sources said that it is likely that the AAP might field the former Union minister from the New Delhi Lok Sabha seat.

“A few days ago, Yashwantji had said he will not contest elections. Sir, I want to ask you if good people like you will not contest, then who will? The public wants you to contest,” Mr Kejriwal said while addressing a rally in Noida.

The ‘Jan Adhikar’ rally was organised to mark the end of a ‘padyatra’ organised under the leadership of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh. Apart from Yashwant Sinha, Mr Kejriwal and Mr Singh, BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha was also present at the event.

“Shatrughanji is contesting the election. He is not rejecting the idea,” Mr Kejriwal said. Here, too, he did not specify a party or constituency.

The AAP had announced the names of the leaders in charge of five of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.

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