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AAP Candidate Pulls Out from Rae Bareli

The AAP suffered a jolt Tuesday with its candidate Justice (retd) Fakhruddin withdrawing from the electoral fray in Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituency where Congress president Sonia Gandhi is a candidate.

Published: 08th April 2014 10:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2014 11:40 AM   |  A+A-

By IANS

The Aam Aadmi Party suffered a jolt on Tuesday with its candidate Justice (retd) Fakhruddin withdrawing from the electoral fray in Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituency where Congress president Sonia Gandhi is a candidate.

AAP leaders confirmed that the former Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh high court judge has recused himself from the polls.

AAP state spokesman Vaibhav Maheshwari told IANS that he informed the party that he would not be available for the Lok Sabha election.

The party has now decided to field Archana Srivastava, a social worker against Sonia Gandhi. 

The AAP has fielded poet-turned-politician Kumar Vishwas against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.

BJP's candidate from Amethi, activist and lawyer Ajay Agarwal filed his nomination papers Monday.



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