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  India   All India  23 Jan 2019  No sitting lawmaker, minister to get party ticket for elections: AAP

No sitting lawmaker, minister to get party ticket for elections: AAP

PTI
Published : Jan 23, 2019, 11:01 am IST
Updated : Jan 23, 2019, 11:01 am IST

The AAP has already announced in-charges on six of the seven Parliamentary seats in Delhi.

Rai, who heads Aam Aadmi Party's Delhi unit, said that party candidates for the general elections in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana will be announced 'well before' the notification of the polls. (Photo: File)
 Rai, who heads Aam Aadmi Party's Delhi unit, said that party candidates for the general elections in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana will be announced 'well before' the notification of the polls. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: The AAP will not give party tickets to its sitting MLAs and ministers for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, senior party leader Gopal Rai said Tuesday.

Rai, who heads Aam Aadmi Party's Delhi unit, said that party candidates for the general elections in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana will be announced "well before" the notification of the polls.

"We are not going to give tickets to sitting MLAs. Everyone is interested, but we will not give tickets to them," he told reporters when asked if AAP MLAs and ministers will be fielded in the polls.

The AAP has already announced in-charges on six of the seven Parliamentary seats in Delhi. The in-charge on west Delhi seat is yet to be announced by the party.

"We will declare the names of our candidates in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab much before the announcement of elections," he said.

The AAP has decided to independently contest the Lok Sabha polls in the three states, rejecting the possibility of an alliance with the Congress.

Tags: aap, 2019 lok sabha elections, congress
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