New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday fielded Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans from North-West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, hours after incumbent MP Udit Raj threatened to quit the party if not given a ticket from the seat. Also Read - Auraiya Accident: PMO Announces Ex Gratia of Rs 2 Lakh Each
“I am waiting for the ticket. If not given to me, I will do goodbye to party,” Udit Raj tweeted this morning. Also Read - Tejasvi Surya Controversy: Govt Asks Twitter to Remove Bengaluru MP's Tweet Linking Terrorism to Islam
This was one of the reasons behind the delay in announcing Hans’ candidature, party insiders told PTI. Also Read - Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Mary Kom Participate in Lights Off Challenge as Sporting Fraternity Unite in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic by Lighting Candles, Lamps
Notably, Hans will take on Guggan Singh of the AAP and Rajesh Lilothia of the Congress.
Earlier on Monday, Raj and dozens of his supporters had created a ruckus outside Delhi BJP office on Pant Marg. Hans Raj Hans was also then present at the office along with other party leaders.
Raj had also alleged that he had tried to talk to BJP chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his ticket but did not get any response. He claimed that senior party leaders, including Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath, Singh had asked him to wait.