2019 Lok Sabha polls: BJP fields singer Hans Raj Hans from North-West Delhi Lok Sabha seat
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday announced singer Hans Raj Hans' candidature from North-West Delhi, hours before the deadline for filing of nomination.
Udit Raj, the incumbent MP from North-West, had threatened to resign and contest as an independent if his candidature was not announced from the seat.
This was one of the reasons behind the delay in announcing Hans' candidature, party insiders said.Hans will take on Guggan Singh of the AAP and Rajesh Lilothia of the Congress.
Dr Udit Raj had earlier today threatened to resign from the BJP if denied a ticket. He had said that he would file the nomination as an Independent candidate in that scenario.
Earlier in the day, BJP MP Udit Raj said he will resign from the party if denied ticket in the Lok Sabha elections and may contest independently from the North West Delhi parliamentary seat.
Raj, who is sitting MP from North West Delhi, said he will wait for some time for a reply from the party and then file his nomination as an Independent candidate from the seat at 10 am.
"I am waiting for ticket if not given to me, I will do goodbye to party," he said in a tweet. Last midnight, Raj, accompanied by dozens of his supporters, reached the Delhi BJP office on Pant Marg, where they created a ruckus.
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