PM Modi to Campaign In Maharashtra, Rajasthan; Sheila Dikshit To Contest From Delhi; Rahul Gandhi In UP
Sheila Dikshit, three-time chief minister of Delhi and chief of the state Congress, will contest the national election from Delhi. Ms Diskhit, 81, will contest from the parliamentary constituency of North East Delhi while her predecessor in the state unit, Ajay Maken, is the candidate from the New Delhi parliamentary constituency. Days ago, there was speculation that the veteran politician might contest the election from East Delhi. Instead, the Congress is fielding Arvinder Singh Lovely from there.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Maharashtra and Rajasthan to campaign for his party, the BJP, in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, while his party president Amit Shah will address three rallies in West Bengal today.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is campaigning in four districts of Uttar Pradesh, including his constituency Amethi, while his sister, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit Rae Bareli along with their mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi today.
In Delhi, the candidates fielded by the Aam Aadmi Party will file their nominations for the May 12 elections. They are expected to file their papers in the presence of senior AAP leaders.
In neighbouring Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will accompany Congress's LS Candidate from Jallandhar Santokh Singh Chaudhary for filing of his nomination papers.