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AAP candidates to file nominations today: 'Congress wasted time,' says Gopal Rai

AAP candidate Gopal Rai also announced the names of three candidates who will be contesting from Haryana.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 23, 2019 16:32 IST
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Gopal Rai

The six remaining candidates of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will file their nominations on Monday, said senior party leader Gopal Rai. He also announced the names of three candidates who will be contesting from Haryana.

Rai accused the Congress of "wasting" its time over an alliance in Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh.

"Naveen Jaihind, Haryana state party in-charge, would be contesting from Faridabad. Krishna Kumar Agarwal, an advocate, would contest from Karnal while Prithviraj, a former IPS officer and ex-DGP of Haryana would contest on AAP ticket from Ambala," news agency PTI quoted him as saying. 

In Haryana, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal would also participate in two mega roadshows.

In 7:3 seat sharing formula, the AAP has formed an alliance with the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) in Haryana. Seven seats are for the JJP and three for the AAP.

Rai said the Congress was giving an impression that the AAP refused to form an alliance.

"But the fact is whichever seat sharing formula the Congress proposed we agreed to it in Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh and even then they backtracked," the news agency further quoted him as saying.

AAP candidates:

The AAP has seven candidates in the national capital. Its west Delhi candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar filed his nomination papers on Thursday.

On Monday, the other six candidates who will file their nominations are Chandni Chowk candidate Pankaj Gupta, East Delhi candidate Atishi, North West Delhi candidate Gugan Singh, South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha, North East candidate Dilip Pandey and New Delhi candidate Brajesh Goel.

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