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BJP may drop 3 sitting MPs in Lok Sabha elections

Published : Mar 10, 2019, 3:35 am IST
Updated : Mar 10, 2019, 3:35 am IST

Meet to pick nominees Monday.

Amit Shah (Photo: AP)
 Amit Shah (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: The BJP is likely to axe its three sitting MPs and reshuffle two others in the coming Lok Sabha polls in the national capital.

A meeting of senior leaders of Delhi BJP will be held on Monday, which will give its report to the central leadership on all the seven sitting MPs in the run to selection of candidates for Lok Sabha polls.

According to a party insider, the sitting Lok Sabha members from New Delhi, North West Delhi and West Delhi are likely to be replaced with fresh faces, whereas there is a buzz that East Delhi MP Maheish Girri may be shifted.

Union minister Harsh Vardhan who represents Chandni Chowk seat may be shifted to East Delhi seat.

The changes party will consider in its meeting are based on the feedback of workers and leaders in the Lok Sabha constituencies.

“Outcome of the meeting will be communicated to the central leadership for further action,” he added.

The central leadership of Bharatiya Janata Party has appointed defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and former Madhya Pradesh minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya as incharge and co-incharge of Lok Sabha polls in Delhi unit.

The North East Delhi seat, held currently by Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari, and South Delhi represented by Ramesh Bidhuri are likely to see no change of candidate.

“Senior BJP leaders Sudhanshu Mittal or Union minister Vijay Goel are likely to be Dr Harsh Vardhan’s replacement on Chandni Chowk seat considering the “winnability” factor,” said a party leader.

Mr Goel, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir and Delhi BJP general secretary Ravinder Gupta are being considered for New Delhi seat, currently held by Meenakshi Lekhi.

The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, after their Monday meeting, will submit the feedback report on all the sitting MPs and probables to party chief Amit Shah, said a top party leader.

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