The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today released a second of list of 30 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha election with prominent names being Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and former BJP MP Rajan Sushant.
The list has one candidate each from Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarkhand and Jammu and Kashmir, three from Rajasthan, five from Haryana, ten from Maharashtra and six from Madhya Pradesh.
Gandhi, a noted academician and son of Devdas Gandhi, will contest elections from East Delhi, a seat currently held by Sandeep Dikshit, Congress MP and son of former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. He had joined the party last week.
The party has also given ticket to former BJP MP Rajan Sushant from Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. He had quit the party early this year after accusing former state Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son Anurag Singh Thakur of corruption. Sushant had joined the party last week.
To take on Deepender Singh Hooda, son of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the party has given ticket to Naveen Jaihind, a senior leader from Haryana.
Apart from Jaihind, the party has fielded farmer activist Balwinder Kaur, from Kurukshetra, a seat currently represented by Congress leader Naveen Jindal. The party has also given ticket to social activist Poonam Chand Ratti from Sirsa.
Former IAS officer Yudhbir Singh Khyalia will contest from Hisar, seat currently represented by Kuldeep Bishnoi, son of former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal, while social activist and advocate Jaisingh Thekedar will contest from Sonepat.
The party had declared the first list of 20 candidates on February 16, two days after Arvind Kejriwal resigned as the Chief Minister.