AAP's Rajasthan Lok Sabha trio: A former general, award-winning athlete and executive member
Former deputy chief of army staff Lt General (retired) Raj Kadyan was on Thursday named as the Aam Aadmi Party's Lok Sabha candidate from Jhunjhunu constituency in Rajasthan.india Updated: Feb 27, 2014 20:28 IST
Former deputy chief of army staff Lt General (retired) Raj Kadyan was on Thursday named as the Aam Aadmi Party's Lok Sabha candidate from Jhunjhunu constituency in Rajasthan.
Another former army officer, Major (retired) Dr Surendra Punia, would be contesting on the AAP ticket from Sikar seat. The third candidate from Rajasthan, whose name figured in the party's second list released today, is AAP's Rajasthan convener Ashok Jain, who will contest from Kota constituency.
Kadyan has been vocal against former chief of the army staff Gen (retd) VK Singh on the issue of creation of a controversial special intelligence unit. If the BJP fields Singh from the constituency, as rumoured, it would be a contest between two former generals.
Jain hogged media limelight by becoming the first ever person to win the right to recall poll in Rajasthan, which was held to decided whether he should be retained or recalled as chairperson of a municipality.
Punia has served as security guard to President of India. He has won 21 medals, including eight gold medals in four world championships in power-lifting.