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Updated: September 20, 2013 02:22 IST

‘Bheem’ is AAP candidate for Wazirpur seat in Delhi polls

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Actor Praveen Kumar, who acted as Bheem in B.R. Chopra's serial Mahabharat, in New Delhi. File photo: R.V. Moorthy
The Hindu Actor Praveen Kumar, who acted as Bheem in B.R. Chopra's serial Mahabharat, in New Delhi. File photo: R.V. Moorthy

Actor Praveen Kumar who played the role of Bheem in BR Chopra’s legendary television series ’Mahabharat’ will contest the Delhi Assembly elections from Wazirpur on Aam Aadmi Party ticket.

Mr. Kumar, an Arjuna awardee and star of Indian athletics in the 1960s and the 1970s, had joined the party recently.

Mr. Kumar had participated in hammer and discus throws events and, won gold in discus throwing in the 1966 and 1970 Asian Games.

The Arvind-Kejriwal-led AAP on Thursday announced the names of six candidates, including Mr. Kumar for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

Apart from ‘Bheem’, the party has also fielded Rakhi Birla, a journalist with a television news channel, to contest the elections from Mangolpuri assembly constituency.

Sunil Pokhariyal, a social activist, is AAP candidate from Palam, while Vikram Badhwar, who is leading a number of traders’ associations like New Delhi Trader’s Association and others, will contest from Chandni Chowk assembly constituency, the party said.

The party has announced Lakshmi Narayan Sharma, earlier associated with Secretary of Labour Party of India, as its candidate from Gonda and Mohan Krishna Sharma from Badli.

AAP has announced a total of 53 candidates for 70 Delhi Assembly seats.

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All the best AAP. As mentioned in the previous comment BJP giving AAP a
chance, it's a good idea. Hope it materializes and soon we see a change
that starts from our Grand Old Capital in the foul Indian Politics.

from:  Vivek Mamidi
Posted on: Sep 20, 2013 at 12:50 IST

While Aam Admi party is the best choice, we have to see the preferences
of highly conservative, corrupt, mind-polluted delhi aam janata!
Congress party's motto is always clear: To keep public illiterate and
poor forever so that their thinking is eclipsed.

from:  Vyas K Susarla
Posted on: Sep 20, 2013 at 01:34 IST

Awesome

from:  Sanskar
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 22:33 IST

If BJP really wants to free this country from corruption and family
politics of the fake Gandhi family,then it should not field candidates
in certain constituencies.............BJP should prove that its better
than AAP if it wants to fight...else it should show its honesty to the
people....else division of votes will again help Congress....the thing
that regularly happens everywhere...............

from:  PRANJAL K SARMA
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 21:05 IST

one thing is clear, this time Congress will not get clear majority.

from:  rahul
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 20:31 IST

Way to go, Arvind! I wish BJP don't contest Delhi elections to allow Aam Aadmi Party free reins to take on Congress and wrest Delhi. If Arvind's party wins absolute majority at least in Delhi, it could be a good game-changer for the rest of the country. Voters should not let down Arvind but turn in large numbers to endorse his party.

from:  D. Chandramouli
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 18:35 IST

All the best AAP..finally all gems are coming together

from:  Ajay Kr Shukla
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 17:50 IST

That Mr. Kajrewal could find enthusiastic and committed individuals to contest an
election is in itself commendable and shows a tinge of optimisim for the Social and
political scene. let this be but a beginning for better times ahead for the body politic.

from:  P.R.Koduri
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 17:48 IST

i am happy to know aam admi party choose mr sunil pokhriyal candidate
for palam vidhanshabha i am sure pokhriyal win the election my best
wises to mr sunil pokhriyal and thank to mr arvind kejariwal who judge
the best candidate from our area

from:  jagdish uniyal
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 17:17 IST

Good.Hoping to see AAP fly high

from:  Akanksha
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 17:15 IST

My best wishes and efforts are with the AAP. I hope the party emerges victorious in Delhi elections to begin with, and forms its government there. I have never seen the candidates selection to be as transparent as in this party. AAP offers a ray of hope in the several decades old, divisive, corrupt and murky politics played by the so-called national parties.

from:  Murtuza
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 16:42 IST

delhiites you have chance to experiment and try this new party with concrete proposal and sound thinking. give them a chance.

from:  vijay
Posted on: Sep 19, 2013 at 15:46 IST
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