New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has rejected reports which claimed that the party might field a fresh candidate against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from New Delhi assembly seat. “We have decided that Sunil Yadav will remain our candidate against Kejriwal. We are assured of his victory in the upcoming Assembly elections”, said Shyam Jaju, Delhi BJP In-charge. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: BJP Fields Youth Wing Leader Sunil Yadav Against CM Kejriwal; AAP Says They Surrendered Before Polls
His comments come soon after news agency ANI reported that Sunil Yadav, the BJP candidate announced in the list will be replaced and a new list will be out in sometime. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: BJP Releases Second List of 10 Candidates; Sunil Yadav Fielded Against CM Kejriwal, Bagga to Contest From Hari Nagar
Earlier in the day, the BJP released its final list and named Sunil Yadav as its New Delhi candidate. The list was reportedly announced after midnight following the announcement of Siromani Akali Dal (SAD) to not contest the Delhi polls over differences with ally BJP regarding the implementation of contentious Citizenship law and the nationwide NRC (National Register of Citizens).
The Aam Aadmi Party had also mocked the BJP over its decision to field its youth wing leader against the Chief Minister. “Going by this list and BJP candidate against CM Kejriwal , it seems, BJP has surrendered,” AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj tweeted today.
The national capital will witness a triangular contest between ruling AAP, BJP and Congress on on February 8. The results for the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be announced on February 11.