Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Rajmohan Gandhi will be the Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate from the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, which is now held by Sandeep Dikshit, son of the former Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit.
In a novel move, the party has invited “factual” objections from the public in the next five days to its list of candidates, truly representative of aam aadmi.
Releasing the party’s second list of 30 candidates, political affairs committee member Manish Sisodia said the names would be put on the party’s website for five days for the public to raise objections. “If there is any objection based on facts, the party may re-consider the names, otherwise this is our official list,” he told journalists here.
Of the 30 candidates, one each is from Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Uttarakhand, 10 from Maharashtra, six from Madhya Pradesh, five from Haryana and three from Rajasthan.
Raja Muzaffar Bhat, a medical doctor, is the candidate in Srinagar. Shekhada Atulbhai Govindbhai will contest from Junagarh in Gujarat.
Naveen Jaihind, who organised a successful launch rally for AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal in Haryana last Sunday, will contest from Rohtak. The other candidates in the State are Bhartiya Kisan Union member Balwinder Kaur (Kurukshetra); former fireman Poonam Chand Ratti (Sirsa); retired IAS officer Yudhbir Singh Khyalia (Hissar); and advocate Jaisingh Thekedar (Sonipat).
In Kangra, the party has nominated the expelled BJP MLA, Rajan Sushant, who crossed over to the AAP last week.
This report has been corrected for a factual error
>>It is Naveen Jaihind. It is not Naveen Jindal, as stated in "AAP fields Rajmohan Gandhi in Delhi East" (Feb. 28, 2014), who will contest from Rohtak.