The Congress party is expected to announce the names of its candidates for Lok Sabha seats in Delhi by February 20, a senior party leader said. Speculations however, loom over names of former Union minister Ajay Maken, Delhi Mahila Congress chief Sharmistha Mukherjee, AICC Grievance Cell chief Archana Dalmia and party secretary Manish Chatrath for the New Delhi seat.
The Rahul Gandhi-led party is likely to again field former MP Mahabal Mishra and former MLA Devender Yadav, while in North East Delhi, former MP JP Agarwal could be put up again.
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Names for the East Delhi seat include former Delhi minister Arvinder Singh Lovely and former MP Sandeep Dikshit.
For Chandani Chowk, the name doing the rounds are those of former Delhi minister Haroon Yusuf and former Union minister Kapil Sibal. However, Sibal is a Rajya Sabha MP and may not contest.
In North West Delhi, which is a reserved seat, the names doing the rounds are those of fomer Delhi Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan and Rajesh Lilothia.
In South Delhi, the names doing the rounds are of former MP Sajjan Kumar's brother Ramesh Kumar, his son Jag Pravesh Kumar besides Sharmishta Mukherjee.
Rajesh Lilothia, Devender Yadav and Haroon Yusuf were appointed Delhi unit's Working Presidents earlier this month along with former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit who was appointed the Delhi unit chief.
(With agency inputs)