Savita Bhatti in AAP's third list of LS candidates

Savita Bhatti in AAP's third list of LS candidates

The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday decided to field Savita Bhatti, wife of late comedian Jaspal Bhatti, from Chandigarh and Anand Kumar, a professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) from the north east Delhi segment.

The party, in its third list of 20 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, has contestants from different backgrounds like doctor, actor, teacher, former diplomat, educationists and social activists.

Kumar, the JNU professor will fight for north east Delhi, currently represented by former Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Jai Prakash Agarwal.

Social activist Mahender Singh will contest from north west Delhi. The seat is currently represented by Union Minister Krishna Tirath.

From Kerela, the party has fielded former IPS officer Ajit Joy from Thiruvananthapuram, a seat currently held by Union Minister and former UN Under-Secretary General Shashi Tharoor. Incidentally, Joy quit IPS to join the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. He later quit UN to join AAP.
From Thrissur, a seat held by Joint Parliamentary Committee Chairman P C Chako, the party has given ticket to Sarah Joseph, a noted Malayalam novelist.

In Madhya Pradesh, the party has nominated Rachna Dheengra from Bhopal. Dheengra has been associated with the party since its inception and has been working for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims. 

From Indore, former diplomat and IIM alumni Anil Trivedi will enter the electoral fray.
From Guna, a seat currently represented by Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, the party has fielded social activist Shailendra Singh Kushwaha while Atul Mishra, AAP's district convener, will contest from Sagar and Rajesh Sareram, a teacher by profession, from Betul.

Tata Institite of Social Science alumni Pankaj Singh will enter the electoral fray from Sidhi. From Hoshangabad, the party has nominated AAP worker Maya Vishwakarma.
From Darbhanga, a seat currently held by former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad, the party has nominated Prabhat Ranjan Das, a medic by profession who worked in the United States before returning to India.

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