Singer Hans Raj Hans was today named one of the seven BJP candidates for Delhi, which votes on May 12. Hans Raj Hans has been picked for North West Delhi instead of Udit Raj, who had threatened to resign if he was dropped. Hans Raj Hans, a popular Punjabi folk and Sufi singer, joined the BJP in 2016 after quitting the Congress. He was also a member of the Akali Dal.
Udit Raj had merged his Indian Justice Party with the BJP in February 2014 and later won the election from North West Delhi. The BJP won all seven seats in Delhi in the 2014 election.
Hans Raj will contest against Congress’s Rajesh Lilothia and Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Gugan Singh.
Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir will contest from East Delhi. He replaces Maheish Girri and will take on Arvinder Singh Lovely of the Congress and Atishi of AAP.
Meenakshi Lekhi will contest from South Delhi. She faces Congress’s Ajay Maken and AAP’s Brajesh Goel.