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Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP releases list of four candidates for Delhi

The BJP Sunday released list of five candidates, renominating four of its sitting MPs, including Union minister Harsh Vardhan.

The BJP Sunday released list of five candidates, renominating four of its sitting MPs, including Union minister Harsh Vardhan.Names for the three remaining seats are expected to be announced by Monday.

The party has again nominated Vardhan and BJP state unit president Manoj Tiwari from Chandni Chowk and North East Delhi seats respectively.

Vardhan (64), an MBBS from GSVM medical college, Kanpur, had defeated AAP’s Ashutosh in the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Chandni Chowk by a margin of 1,36,320 votes. He has won the Krishna Nagar Assembly constituency five times consecutively since 1993.

In 2014, Bhojpuri singer and actor Tiwari had won from North East Delhi, which has sizeable Purvanchali and Muslim voters, by defeating AAP’s Anand Kumar by 1,44,084 votes.

Tiwari had unsuccessfully contested against current UP Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath from Gorakhpur as a Samajwadi Party candidate in the 2009 Lok Sabha election.

Former Delhi chief minister Saheb Singh Verma’s son Parvesh Verma has been fielded from West Delhi and Ramesh Bidhuri from South Delhi