AAP dares BJP to field Jagdish Mukhi against Arvind Kejriwal

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New Delhi, Dec 11: Reiterating its previous stand ahead of Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday declared that its convener Arvind Kejriwal will be pitted against BJP's veteran leader Jagdish Mukhi.

The party has dared the BJP to field the senior BJP leader against Kejriwal for the party's posterboy Narendra Modi won't contest against Kejriwal in state polls.

Field Mukhi against Kejriwal: AAP to BJP
The party which announced its third list of candidates on Thursday said that Kejriwal will be pitted against BJP's Jungpura MLA, Jagdish Mukhi, for he was the front runner in the race for chief minister's post, had BJP tried to form a government in the capital state. Harsh Vardhan who was projected as the party's chief ministerial candidate during last year's polls became a Lok Sabha member.

The party went on saying that the BJP should declare Jagdish Mukhi's name for the upcoming assembly polls.

Earlier last month, no sooner than it became clear that Delhi is headed for fresh polls, AAP declared that it will be a battle of supremacy between BJP and AAP. The party had even claimed Congress as an insignificant party this time.

But, the BJP has downplayed AAP's claim by saying the party is not going to declare its CM candidate this time as it will contest in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership. Just like Maharashtra and Haryana, the party will unanimously elect its CM after results are declared and the party has numbers.

However, the BJP has not yet declared its list for Delhi Assembly polls hence it is still not known that whether Mukhi will be fielded against Kejriwal or not.

As per BJP's spokesperson Harish Khurana, the party has decided to contest polls under the leadership of its poster boy i.e. Narendra Modi and that the party has not yet decided on this issue. Besides the party suggested AAP to put its own house in order.

The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday released its third list of candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections, prominent among them being former Apple executive Adarsh Shastri.

As per a media report, the party has circulated around 3000 posters, which has Kejriwal's photo on one side and Mukhi's on the other. The posters asks in Hindi who Delhi's CM should be, Kejriwal or Mukhi.

Among the ten candidates announced on Friday, former BSP corporator and former deputy mayor of South Delhi Sahi Ram and BJP councillor Kartar Singh Tanwar, both of whom had recently joined AAP, have been named.

Shastri, who joined the AAP after its spectacular debut performance in Assembly elections last year, has been fielded from Dwarka.

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