Delhi polls: Congress may field Jagdish Mukhi's son-in-law against him from Janakpuri

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New Delhi, Jan 14: As the poll dates for the Delhi assembly election has now been announced by the Election Commission, all political parties are gearing themselves up for the big day(Feb 7).

Stakeholders including BJP, Congress and AAP are trying all permutations and combinations to put themselves in the driver's seat in the State election.

Mukhi to compete against his son-in-law?

At a time when experts have already written off for the Congress in the capital poll, the oldest party is trying its best to give tough competition to the opponents.

Reportedly, the party is contemplating to field BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi's son-in-law against him. Congress wants Suresh Kumar to fight against his father in law from the Janakpuri Assembly seat.

With this new development, it is being believed that critics may get ample ammunitions to attack BJP stalwart Jagdish Mukhi saying, if a leader can't set his own house in order, how he can manage the whole constituency. Sources says top BJP leadership is also not happy with Kumar contesting against his own family member.

On asking about the news report, miffed Mukhi said as quoted by the Indian Express, "He is independent to take decisions. Party should not take this into consideration and not make an issue of it. Take, for example, the Scindia and Gandhi families, where brothers and sisters contested from different political parties".

Former real estate man Suresh Kumar also responded diplomatically on the issue. He said, "I cannot win without blessings from my father-in-law. Elections are fought by parties and not by individuals. We are still together."

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