AAP declares nine more candidates

Former NSG commando to contest for Delhi Cantonment seat

The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday declared its third list of nine candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections due in November.

 With the latest list, AAP has now finalised 29 candidates for 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly. The process of selecting candidates for the remaining seats is on.

Former National Security Guard commando Surender Singh, who fought against terrorists in the 26/11 Operation Thunder at Taj Hotel in Mumbai, has been chosen by the party to contest from Delhi Cantonment seat. Singh was injured in the operation.

Hardeep Singh, who lost his father in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, will contest from Hari Nagar Assembly constituency, while two-time independent councillor Vinod Kumar ‘Binny’ will contest on an AAP ticket from Laxmi Nagar constituency.

A party spokesperson said two women — an RTI activist and an environment activist — have been included in the latest list finalised by the political affairs committee of AAP on Monday evening.

The party has adopted a unique methodology to select candidates. One can apply for fighting elections on an AAP ticket along with 100 signatures from that particular constituency.

The candidate with the most positive reviews is finally chosen to contest the polls. AAP said the aim is to deny tickets to corrupt people and applicants with criminal background.

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