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Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Singer Hans Raj Hans is BJP’s Northwest Delhi candidate, Udit Raj dropped

As speculation grew of Hans being picked for the Northwest Delhi seat, Udit Raj, accompanied by dozens of his supporters, reached the Delhi BJP office on Pant Marg, where they created a ruckus.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: Apr 23, 2019 15:24 IST
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Punjabi Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans is BJP’s candidate from Northwest Delhi.
Punjabi Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans is BJP’s candidate from Northwest Delhi. (ANI)
         

Punjabi Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans has been nominated for the BJP ticket from Northwest Delhi Lok Sabha constituency prompting loud protests from the sitting lawmaker Udit Raj.

BJP MP Udit Raj Tuesday morning said he will resign from the party if denied ticket. “I am waiting for ticket if not given to me, I will do goodbye to party,” he said in a tweet.

As speculation grew of Hans being picked for the Northwest Delhi seat, Udit Raj, accompanied by dozens of his supporters, reached the Delhi BJP office on Pant Marg, where they created a ruckus. Hans Raj Hans was present at the office along with other party leaders at that time.

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Hans, who started his political career with the Shiromani Akali Dal also had a brief stint with the Congress before joining the BJP has often spoken about being impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

“After listening to the PM I realised, What am I doing here, if the fakir or saint is in Delhi then I should join him as I follow fakirs, terming PM a yogi since childhood.” Hans had said after joining the BJP in 2016.

First Published: Apr 23, 2019 13:06 IST