Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan while filing his nominations papers from Chandni Chowk constituency in Delhi on Monday. Photo/ ANI
Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan while filing his nominations papers from Chandni Chowk constituency in Delhi on Monday. Photo/ ANI

BJP will win all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, says Dr Harsh Vardhan

ANI | Updated: Apr 22, 2019 18:05 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 22 (ANI): The BJP will win all seven Lok Sabah seats in the national capital, said Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who on Monday filed his nomination papers from Chandani Chowk seat.
“I cannot make any comment on the candidates of other parties, but I can say confidently that the BJP will mark a historic win on all Lok Sabha seven seats of Delhi,” Dr Harsh Vardhan told ANI.
The BJP had won all seven seats in 2014 Lok Sabha poll.  
Dr Vardhan will seek re-election from Chandani Chowk against JP Aggarwal of the Congress party and the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Pankaj Gupta.
Former Union Minister Kapil Sibal won from this seat in 2004 and 2009 before losing to Dr Harsh Vardhan in 2014.
AAP’s Pankaj Gupta also filed his nomination papers. He was accompanied by his party’s spokesperson Sanjay Singh.
Talking to ANI, Gupta said: “AAP has only one agenda – to get full statehood for Delhi. Despite being having our government in Delhi, we are not able to provide security to our people. We feel helpless when public demand for development in Delhi, which is not a full-fledged state.”
Talking about what led to the collapse of the alliance in the city-state, Singh said: “The Congress party is responsible for not forming an alliance as they don’t want to stop the BJP’s Shah-Modi duo.”
“BJP has become a threat to the country, but the Congress is doing nothing to stop them. It shows that there is some sort of understanding between the Congress and the BJP,” said Singh. 
“We also discussed if the Congress wants three seats. Then they can contest on two seats from Delhi and one seat from Chandigarh,” he said.
All seven parliamentary seats in Delhi will go to polls in a single phase on May 12. The counting of votes will take place on May 23. (ANI)

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