AAP pits academic against 2-G accused A Raja

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New Delhi, April 4: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded academician M T Rani from Nilgiris seat of Tamil Nadu from where former Union minister A Raja is in the fray. The party announced a list of 14 candidates today from five states -- Andhra Pradesh (7), Gujarat (4), Tamil Nadu (2) and one each in West Bengal and Uttarkhand.

The 2G scam-tainted former telecom minister declared assets to the tune of Rs 3.61 crore on Wednesday. Raja, in his affidavit presented while filing nominations, declared movable assets of Rs 1.45 crore in his name, Rs 93.93 lakh held by his wife M A Parameswari, Rs 18.15 lakh held by his minor daughter and Rs 41.03 lakh property in the Hindu Undivided Family (HUF).

The AAP has fielded MT Rani against the tainted Raja from Nilgiris

The party had said that it will field candidates against leaders involved in corruption, which also included Raja's name. Raja, known to be a Dalit face of DMK, is seeking re-election from Nilgiris. Although, the party has announced candidates for more seats in Gujarat, it is yet to declare any candidate from Vadodara, second seat from where Narendra Modi is expected to contest the Lok Sabha polls.

Arvind Kejriwal, convenor of the AAP, is contesting against Modi from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

PTI

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