After Lok Sabha defeat, Atishi, Raghav Chadha and Dilip Pandey to try their luck in Delhi polls

Chadha will be contesting from the Rajinder Nagar assembly seat, while Atishi and Pandey will be fighting from the Kalkaji assembly seat and Timarpur assembly seat respectively.

Published: 15th January 2020 01:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th January 2020 01:10 AM   |  A+A-

AAP member Atishi

AAP member Atishi. | (File | EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: AAP leaders Atishi, Raghav Chadha and Dilip Pandey, who unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, will again try their luck in the Delhi Assembly elections slated to be held on February 8.

Chadha will be contesting from the Rajinder Nagar assembly seat, while Atishi and Pandey will be fighting from the Kalkaji assembly seat and Timarpur assembly seat respectively.

Close aides of Chadha have said that he has a deep connection with Rajinder Nagar.

"Raghav is not only exceptionally well versed with the area but also has strong ties across the neighbourhood.

ALSO READ | List of all 70 candidates of AAP for Delhi Assembly polls

His helpful nature, influence in the government and practice of quick grievance redressal made him a household name in the locality," a close aide of Chadha said.

Chadha exuded confidence of winning the assembly seat with a record number of votes.

"This is what the aspirational, energetic and hard-working people of Rajinder Nagar deserve.

Nothing less," he said.

Chadha had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections from the South Delhi constituency last year.

He lost to BJP's Ramesh Bidhuri.

Oxford-educated Atishi said her campaign will focus on the work done by the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi in the past five years, with an aim to replicate the same in Kalkaji.

"I will dedicate myself to the people of Kalkaji, and deliver AAP's stronghold policies of education and healthcare.

There's so much to be done," she said.

In the Lok Sabha polls, Atishi contested from the East Delhi assembly seat where she lost to BJP candidate Gautam Gambhir.

Pandey said the AAP is a unique party which fulfilled all the promises made by it in the Lok Sabha polls.

"I will try to fulfil the vision that our chief minister has set for the Timarpur assembly," he told PTI over phone.

The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday evening announced its list of 70 candidates for the Delhi Assembly polls, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to contest from the New Delhi assembly seat and his deputy Manish Sisodia from the Patparganj assembly seat.

Stay up to date on all the latest Delhi news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp