Rajesh Bhatia in line for Rajendra Nagar bypolls

The BJP on Saturday declared former councillor Rajesh Bhatia as its candidate for the June 23 Rajinder Nagar Assembly bypoll in the national capital.

Published: 05th June 2022 09:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2022 09:41 AM   |  A+A-

Rajesh Bhatia . (File Photo)

Rajesh Bhatia . (File Photo)

NEW DELHI:  The BJP on Saturday declared former councillor Rajesh Bhatia as its candidate for the June 23 Rajinder Nagar Assembly bypoll in the national capital. Bhatia, who belongs to the Punjabi community that forms a large chunk of votes in Rajinder Nagar, is also a former general secretary of the BJP’s Delhi unit. Later, he was elevated to the post of general secretary in 2017. He was elected as a councillor in 2012 from the Rajinder Nagar municipal ward of the erstwhile North Delhi Municipal Corporation.

The bypoll has been necessitated after the Rajinder Nagar Assembly seat became vacant as sitting AAP MLA Raghav Chadha was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Punjab. Chadha had defeated the BJP’s R P Singh in the 2020 Delhi Assembly polls with a margin of over 20,000 votes.

Bhatia, 57,  started his political career as a Yuva Morcha office-bearer of the Rajinder Nagar unit and later held the post of Karol Bagh district president of the BJP. Delhi BJP leaders said Bhatia had impressed the leadership through his dedicated work during the Uttarakhand Assembly polls.



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