Delhi Assembly Polls: BJP releases first list of 57 candidates

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New Delhi: Delhi BJP State President Manoj Tiwari (C) with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar (L) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president Shyam Jaju (R) during the release of BJP's first list of 57 candidates for Delhi Assembly polls, at BJP headquarter in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Delhi BJP State President Manoj Tiwari (C) with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar (L) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president Shyam Jaju (R) during the release of BJP’s first list of 57 candidates for Delhi Assembly polls, at BJP headquarter in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (PTI Photo)

The BJP on Friday released its first list of 57 candidates for the February 8 polls to the 70-member Delhi Assembly, fielding sitting MLA Vijender Gupta and former mayors Ravinder Gupta and Yogender Chandolia.

The list, which was released by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, also included former AAP MLA Kapil Mishra and has 11 SC and four woman candidates.

The party, however, did not name its candidate against AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday with Tiwari saying the candidate from New Delhi seat will be announced soon.

Gupta will again fight from his Rohini seat, while Mishra will contest from Model Town.

Tiwari was joined by senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar at the press conference where he announced the party candidates whose names were finalised at its central election committee meeting on Thursday night.

The ruling AAP has announced all its 70 candidates.

(PTI)