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AAP names two more LS candidates from Gujarat

Agency | March 13, 2014, 12:35 PM IST
aap names two more ls candidates from gujarat

Ahmedabad : Aam Aadmi Party's Gujarat unit declared the names of two more candidates on Wednesday for Lok Sabha elections from Sabarkantha and Banaskantha seats.

"In the history of Gujarat politics, AAP has fielded a Dalit candidate - Natavar Solanki - from Sabarkantha which has Brahmin majority population. From Banaskantha Lok Sabha seat, we have decided to field a Brahmin candidate Sanjay Raval," an AAP press release.

"At a time when no political party dares to give tickets without considering the caste factor, AAP has taken a revolutionary step by fielding two candidates who do not belong to castes having a major vote bank," it said. "Solanki is a former sarpanch of Isarwada village of Idar taluka of Sabarkantha district, who was awarded the Nirmal Gram Award in 2010-11 by then President Pratibha Patil," the release said.

Solanki, who joined AAP four months ago had unsuccessfully contested the 2012 assembly election from Idar. "Raval has been associated with books and garments business and had introduced a housing scheme in Palanpur town of Banskantha district," the release said. Raval had also fought elections as an Independent from the Palanpur assembly constituency in 2007 but had lost. He joined AAP a month ago after being earlier associated with Anna Hazare's 'India Against Corruption' movement.

The AAP Wednesday released its fifth list of 56 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, which include eight from Bihar and nine from Uttar Pradesh.

The fourth list of 61 candidates, including journalist Ashish Khetan and satirist Bhagwant Mann, was released Monday.

After the fifth list, the AAP has so far announced 187 candidates for the general polls.


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