AAP releases second list of probables for 10 seats
A daily wage worker, two doctors and a former doctor who now runs a dairy are among the 44 candidates shortlisted by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for 10 seats. HT reports.Updated: Jun 09, 2013, 00:59 IST
A daily wage worker, two doctors and a former doctor who now runs a dairy are among the 44 candidates shortlisted by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for 10 seats.
This is the newly-formed party's second list of shortlisted candidates for assembly elections in Delhi to be held in November this year.
According to AAP officials, a total of 84 candidates had expressed their willingness to contest from these 10 constituencies — Babarpur, Bawana, Chhatarpur, Gokulpur, Krishna Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Mustafabad, Rajouri Garden, Shalimar Bagh and Vishwas Nagar.
The screening committee, comprising seven party leaders, went through each and every application and finalised the list after interacting with the applicants personally.
"The shortlisted candidates represent people from all walks of life. Musharraf Khan, a daily wage earner, has been shortlisted for Rajouri Garden seat. Two doctors — Atul Gupta and Inder Singh — have been shortlisted for Vishwas Nagar seat. Another doctor, Jai Prakash Lohia, who is now into dairy business, has also been shortlisted for the Rajouri Garden seat," a party spokesperson said.
While there is an array of professionally qualified individuals who have been shortlisted by the party, the list also includes several names who have not completed their school education and come from very humble backgrounds.
Arvind Kejriwal's trusted aide and AAP founder member Gopal Rai, a sitting municipal councillor, and AAP member Vinod Kumar Binny and an old party worker who has now shifted to Austrailia, Jyoti Bansal, have also been shortlisted to contest from Babarpur, Laxmi Nagar and Krishna Nagar assembly constituencies respectively.
"We have uploaded the profiles of these 44 shortlisted candidates on our website to invite comments from the public in the next 15 days," a party spokesperson said.
The party had earlier released a list of 116 shortlisted candidates for 12 constituencies. It had later announced the name of the party's national convenor, Arvind Kejriwal, to contest against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit from New Delhi seat.