AAP announces third list of Lok Sabha candidates

   Mar 1, 6:17 pm

New Delhi, Mar.1 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) declared their third list of candidates for 20 Lok Sabha seats on Saturday.

Among the prominent names were Savita Bhatti, the widow of late comedian Jaspal Bhatti, who will contest the polls from Chandigarh.

Professor Anand Kumar of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will contest from a seat in North East Delhi.

AAP also announced candidates for Kerala (two), seven from Madhya Pradesh, seven from Odisha and one from Bihar.

The third list has a doctor, actor, teacher, former diplomat, educationists and social activists.

Social activist Mahender Singh will contest on an AAP ticket from North West Delhi.

Former IPS officer Ajit Joy will contest from Thiruvannanthapuram. From Thrissur, AAP has given the ticket to Sarah Joseph, a noted Malayali novelist.

In Madhya Pradesh, the party has nominated Rachna Dheengra from Bhopal.

Former diplomat and IIM alumni Anil Trivedi will enter the electoral fray from Indore.

In Guna, AAP has fielded social activist Shailendra Singh Kushwaha. Atul Mishra, AAP's district convener, will contest from Sagar and Rajesh Sareram, a teacher, will contest from Betul.

Tata Institite of Social Science alumni Pankaj Singh will contest from Sidhi.

In Hoshangabad, AAP worker Maya Vishwakarma will contest, while Prabhat Ranjan Das, a medic, will contest from Darbhanga.(ANI)

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