Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga speaking to ANI in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo/ANI
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga speaking to ANI in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo/ANI

Dubbed as troll by detractors, Tajinder Bagga is now BJP candidate from Hari Nagar

ANI | Updated: Jan 21, 2020 12:59 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 21 (ANI): Hours after candidature of BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from Hari Nagar constituency was announced, #Bagga4HariNagar began to trend on Twitter.
With more than 25,000 tweets (at 11:42 am), #Bagga4HariNagar was the top trend on the microblogging site in India which explains Bagga's ability to use social media in his favour. From retweeting party heavyweights to selling merchandise which tow the BJP's line, Bagga has emerged as the party's front-running social media warrior over the last few years.
Branded as a "troll" by some, and at times trolled by those with opposing views, Bagga seems to have toned down over time, more so after being appointed as Delhi BJP's spokesperson.
BJP has fielded Bagga against Aam Aadmi Party's Princess Dhillon and Congress' Surender Sethi.
An avid Twitter user, the 34-year-old expresses opinions on a wide range of issues and also contests those who challenge his party's line of thought with each of post garnering massive engagement. His Twitter timeline was flooded with wishes from supporters soon after he was announced as candidate.
He also released a rap song which says 'Bagga, Bagga Har Jagah' and thanked everyone.
On January 17, days before the announcement, when a Twitter user asked: "I want to campaign for you. From where did you get the ticket?"
Bagga was quick to respond and said: "I am BJP, contesting from 70 seats. You are most welcome."
Speaking to ANI on Tuesday, Bagga said he joined RSS 'shakha' at the age of four and later become part of BJP youth wing when he was 16.
He said that he also ran online campaigns for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 Lok Sabha polls and for the BJP.
Bagga claimed that BJP will win more than 50 seats and form the government in Delhi.
He also alleged that the office of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) was burnt to eliminate evidence of corruption.
"BJP will win more than 50 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections and form the government. Kejriwal ji is afraid of this. That is why documents were burnt at Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) office, 15 days before the polls. There were scams in DTC, CNG and transport. Kejriwal was in fear that if BJP comes to power then guilty will be sent to jail," the BJP leader said.
Bagga also hit out at Delhi Chief Minister and the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for its promises.
"He promised wifi, 15 lakh CCTV, bus marshals, 20 colleges and 500 schools. Has he done anything? What he did was in the last three months. Earlier, he was saying Modi ji is not letting him do anything," he said.
Voting for the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held on February 8. The counting of votes will take place on February 11. (ANI)