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AAP to announce Delhi Lok Sabha candidates next week

The party also ruled out an alliance with the Congress.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: January 30, 2019 9:42 IST
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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said that it will decide the final list of candidates for Delhi's seven Lok Sabha seats in the first week of February after reviewing the performance of those named in-charge of the seats.

The party also ruled out an alliance with the Congress. 

"The party will announce its candidates for all the seven seats in Delhi in the first week of next month," senior party leader Gopal Rai, a Minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government, told IANS. 

For the parliamentary constituencies of Delhi, the AAP had appointed five Lok Sabha in-charges-- Dilip Kumar Pandey (North East Delhi), Raghav Chadhha (South Delhi), Pankaj Gupta (Chandni Chowk), Atishi (East Delhi) and Guggan Singh Ranga (North-West Delhi). 

As per the rumours, the AAP had left the remaining two seats for Congress so that they contest the Lok Sabha elections 2019 as allies. 

However, in October, for the New Delhi and West Delhi seats, the AAP announced its in-charge.

In New Delhi, Brijesh Goyal was named and Rajpal Solanki in West Delhi. However, due to poor health, Solanki withdrew.

For West Delhi, Rai said the party was working on possible candidates. "There are a few people we are considering."

Rai ruled out any possibility of an alliance with the grand old party.

The AAP, after sweeping the 2015 Delhi Assembly elections, wants to win all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi. The BJP, in the 2014 general elections, won all the seven seats. Interestingly, the AAP came second everywhere.