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Gandhi and Shashtri kin likely in AAP's 2nd list

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 22, 2014
First Published: 08:12 IST(22/2/2014) | Last Updated: 10:15 IST(22/2/2014)

A number of prominent figures — including Bajaj Auto MD Rajiv Bajaj, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson and writer Rajmohan Gandhi, former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s grandson Adarsh Shastri and singer Rabbi Shergill — are likely to figure in Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) second list of Lok Sabha candidates.

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While Rajiv Bajaj, 45, may be fielded from the New Delhi constituency, Rajmohan Gandhi could contest from a constituency in Delhi or Mumbai.

Adarsh Shastri is certain to contest from Lucknow for the seat of BJP leader Lalji Tandon, while Rabi Shergill is likely to contest from Amritsar. Rakhi Birla, 26, women and child development minister in AAP’s Delhi government, is likely to contest from northwest Delhi.

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There was speculation about Bajaj’s name as a prospective AAP candidate after he said he was a fan of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal at a CII event last Monday.

While Bajaj could not be reached for comments, a source close to him confirmed that AAP had approached him but he had not made up his mind.

Having joined AAP on Friday, Rajmohan Gandhi said “I am open to contesting the election and the talks in this regard are on”.

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