Published On: Sat, Mar 15th, 2014

AAP fields Shazia Ilmi from Ghaziabad

New Delhi: In a move that to an extent may quell brewing dissent with the Aam Admi Party, the party think-tank decided to field one of its founder members, Shazia Ilmi from Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat.

Shazia Ilmi was named the party nominee from Ghaziabad

Shazia Ilmi was named the party nominee from Ghaziabad

Ilmi had openly expressed her displeasure for being denied a ticket from one of the seven Delhi Lok Sabha seats and was asked to contest from Rae Bareli against the Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

While flatly refusing to enter the poll fray against the Congress chief, stating that she hardly knew anyone in that constituency and would have agreed to contest from any of the Delhi seats as it had been an area where she had in the past had worked. Ilmi had a few supporters in the party who stood by her and had justified her stand by raising questions over the ticket distributions for the national capital.

On Saturday when the AAP declared its sixth list of 55 candidates for Lok Sabha polls, Shazia Ilmi was named the party nominee from Ghaziabad. The list also included alleged Maoist conduit Soni Sori and ex-IPS officer officer Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya.

while Sori has been fielded from Bastar in Chhattisgarh, Bhattacaharya will enter the fray from Haridwar.

Bhattacharya, the second woman Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and the first woman to become director general of police, will contest from Haridwar in Uttarakhand.

The AAP, which plans to contest between 350 to 400 Lok Sabha seats, has so far declared 242 candidates.

The latest list also includes 10 candidates each from Uttar Pradesh and Odisha, seven from Madhya Pradesh, and six from Maharashtra state.


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  1. Rekha Prashar says:

    The fake candidates in AAP can not take the party to a great hight..Aam Admi Party is trying hard to win. However they should have done something worth while to speak about their actions.

  2. Ranjeeta Singh says:

    These inexperienced candidates in AAP can not take the party to a great height.

  3. Ranjeeta Singh says:

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will not gain much by blaming others either a party or the media. He must learn to use politically correct statements

  4. Geetanjali Iyyar says:

    Congress party is has always done the best and has all the chances of winning this general elections. All other parties are just passing their time here.

  5. Monika Verma says:

    AAP may try all tactics that they know but will not win this time. They have a very bad track record and the people of India have noticed their bad record.They have been involved in so much of violent activities lately that their bad name has gone to worse.

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