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Ex-Army chief VK Singh will contest from Ghaziabad

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Marqueur, Mar 18, 2014.

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  1. Marqueur

    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

    Nov 29, 2011
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    GHAZIABAD: The BJP will field former Army chief VK Singh from the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency, party sources said on Tuesday.

    BJP had two days ago offered the former Army chief, who has recently joined the saffron outfit, to contest the upcoming elections from Ghaziabad, after the sitting MP and party president Rajnath Singh was nominated from Lucknow.

    "On this offer, Singh had asked for two days to reach any conclusion. Today, Singh accepted the party's offer and he would now contest from the Ghaziabad seat," a senior BJP leader said.

    The sources said Muzaffarnagar riots-accused BJP leader Sangeet Som's name was also considered for the seat, but it was later dropped.

    General Singh will now have a face-off with Aam Aadmi Party nominee Shazia Ilmi and Raj Babbar of Congress.

    On Monday, the former Army chief had to face the heat from a section of BJP workers when he visited Ghaziabad.

    Around half-an-hour after he reached the party's office in Ghaziabad on Monday evening, some workers started raising slogans against him. There was also heated arguments between supporters of the former Army chief and his "rivals".

    Asked about his candidature, General Singh had said, "I will contest elections from wherever the party would ask me to."

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  2. Zeus_@21

    Zeus_@21 Major SENIOR MEMBER

    Apr 29, 2013
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    That's Good!, liberal people should join politics.
  3. batool100

    batool100 IDF NewBie

    Jan 6, 2014
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    Very good. He will get success in that area.
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