Lok Sabha elections: BJP keeps workers guessing on Noida, Ghaziabad candidates

  • | Wednesday | 20th March, 2019

However, other names like BJP spokesperson Gopal Agarwal, former MLA Nawab Singh Nagar and Jewar MLA Thakur Dhirendra Singh are also doing the rounds as potential candidates. But this time, the situation is not that conducive and so, a candidate from Ghaziabad itself should be fielded,” he added. NOIDA/GHAZIABAD: There’s palpable tension in the BJP camp as the party dilly-dallies over the names of candidates for Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad seats for the Lok Sabha election.While sources say the name of Gen (retd) VK Singh is final, there are at least four other names in the fray for the Ghaziabad seat. The other names doing the rounds this time are Ramesh Chandra Tomar, Sunil Sharma, Ashu Verma, Ved Pal Tewatia and Anil Kheda.In Noida, BJP functionaries say Mahesh Sharma is likely to get the party ticket.“I am hopeful of getting the ticket,” said the Gautam Budh Nagar MP. Yet, according to sources, the BJP’s local strongmen have put up stiff opposition to Singh’s candidature this time.“As was in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, aspersion has been cast on Singh’s ability to win the Ghaziabad seat on his own because of his lack of experience in politics and the local partymen have again brought up the ‘outsider’ issue to scuttle his chances,” a local BJP functionary told TOI.“Now, they say that Singh winning 2014 elections was due to the Modi wave.

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