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Social activist Rachna Dhingra who works for the survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy will contest the Lok Sabha election from Bhopal as an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate. The party has announced seven names from Madhya Pradesh.
The other candidates include social activist Anil Trivedi, who will contest from Indore. Anil Trivedi fought numerous cases for adivasi rights and dam oustees.
AAP has fielded social activist Shailendra Kushwaha from Guna, advocate Atul Mishra from Sagar, social activist and AAP worker Maya Vishwakarma from Hoshangabad, school teacher Rajesh Sareram from Betul and social activist Pankaj Singh from Sidhi.
AAP's MP chief spokesperson Akshay Hunka said in MP, AAP would give tough fight to the BJP, as the Congress has already lost the trust of common man.
"We will expose the fake claims of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. In MP, corruption will be the major issue. The collection of money for the general election will start within two/three days", he said.
Rachna Dhingra said, "Gas victims can hope AAP to take up their cause because their concern for common masses is genuine. We have seen all other parties in power and they all betrayed the gas victims. Common people, who are fed up with massive corruption in the state will definitely support AAP."
When questioned on the capability of candidates as they do not have political background, Hunka said, "As a member of the Bhopal Group for Information and Action Rachna Dhingra fought several times for the gas victims. She is a ground-level social activist and connected with common man. Like Rachna, our other candidates have direct connections with the masses."