Sehwag, Gambhir and a Congress MP in fray to contest Lok Sabha election from Delhi on BJP ticket

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), prepares to announce the list of candidates for all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, a former Congress MP,  former cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag may emerge as surprise contenders for the seats.

A Delhi BJP leader told reporters on Tuesday,

“The names of the former cricketers Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag along with a former Delhi Congress MP, a senior central party leader, are being considered and may emerge as surprise contenders for the seats.

Apart from all seven sitting MPs, more than 24 state leaders, including former MLAs, councillors and student leaders belonging to Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) are proposing names for the general elections.”

Although there have been rumours about  Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag contesting from New Delhi seat for some time, neither have shown interest to put their hats into the ring.

However, Gambhir has criticised AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind on many occasions.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi is the sitting MP from New Delhi.

Author: ElectionAdda