AAP LS candidates to start filing nominations from Thursday


NEW DELHI: The Aam Admi Party (APP) on Tuesday said its Lok Sabha candidates would file their nominations from Thursday.

“The party's west Delhi candidate Balbir Singh Jakhar would file his nomination on Thursday while Chandni Chowk candidate Pankaj Gupta, East Delhi candidate Atishi and North West Delhi candidate Gugan Singh would file their nominations on Saturday”, Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said.

“South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha, North East candidate Dilip Pandey and New Delhi candidate Brajesh Goel would file their nomination on Monday”, he added

He said before the filing of nominations, a roadshow would be taken out by all the candidates and senior party leaders would also participate in it.

Amid continuing blame game over seat-sharing in Delhi, Rahul Gandhi and AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday engaged in a public spat, with the Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

"An alliance between the Congress and AAP in Delhi would mean the rout of the BJP. The Congress is willing to give up 4 Delhi seats to the AAP to ensure this”, Rahul Gandhi had tweeted.

"But, Mr Kejriwal has done yet another U-turn. Our doors are still open, but the clock is running out," he added.

Meantime, Kejriwal had claimed, the talks are still on and he accused Gandhi of helping the BJP by dividing anti-Modi votes in Uttar Pradesh and in some other states.

“What U-turn? The conversation was still on. Your tweet shows that the alliance is not just your desire, but only a pretension. I am pained that you are giving mere statements”, Kejriwal had tweeted in Hindi.

"Today, the foremost issue is to save the country from the threat of Modi-Shah. Unfortunately, you are helping Modi by dividing anti-Modi votes in Uttar Pradesh and other states too”, he added.

The Congress has accused the Kejriwal-led AAP party is demanding seats in Goa, Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh, besides Delhi for a pre-poll understanding with the Congress.

The Congress has offered the AAP 4:3 seat-sharing formula - four Lok Sabha seats for the ruling party and three seats for itself while the AAP has proposed 5:2 ration keeping five seats for itself and two for the grand old party.

Delhi has 7 Lok Sabha seats and it will go to polls on May 12


With inputs from PTI

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