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NCP working on alliance with Congress

A sitting councillor and a former legislator are among the three probable candidates the NCP is expected to field in the upcoming state assembly elections in Delhi, reports Atul Mathur.

delhi Updated: Nov 01, 2008 00:40 IST
Atul Mathur

A sitting councillor and a former legislator are among the three probable candidates the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is expected to field in the upcoming state assembly elections in Delhi.

Delhi state NCP leaders said that their national leadership is still in talks with Congress leaders about a possible alliance for the assembly elections scheduled for November 29. NCP sources said they had asked the Congress for three seats in Delhi - Uttam Nagar, Mundka and Badli.

NCP sources said they have three 'strong' candidates who can easily win if the party is offered seats of its choice.

"Rajendra Bhardwaj, the party's national secretary, has emerged as a very strong candidate in Uttam Nagar assembly segment. Dr Chandi Ram Rangi, sitting municipal councillor from Nilothi ward, is our choice for Mundka assembly constituency. For the Badli seat, our candidate will be Jitender Kumar, who had won the seat in 1993 as an independent candidate," a senior Delhi state NCP leader told HT.

"The party's screening committee is expected to clear their candidature in a couple of days," he added.