BJP candidate from Model Town of Delhi, Kapil Mishra, today expressed happiness over making Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga a candidate as well, in the process pinching lawyer-cum-rabble rouser Prashant Bhushan. Bagga has been in the limelight in Delhi politics and on Twitter for some years now. The BJP has made him a candidate from Hari Nagar assembly seat.
Bagga got under the limelight by attacking Bhushan in his chamber due to the latter’s support to separatists and advocacy of a plebiscite in Kashmir and India’s disintegration.
Kapil Mishra wrote in his tweet, “I wish brother Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, famous for riding on the chest of all the ‘Ashant Dushans’ who move the court at midnight for the sake of terrorists and talk of separating Kashmir from India and beating them, victory from Hari Nagar.”
Kapil Mishra, who joined the BJP after leaving the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), got the ticket of Model Town.
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga has asserted that the BJP will win more than 50 seats in the election for the 70-seat Delhi assembly. He says Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is scared of this. For this reason, all the documents were burnt 15 days before voting in the DTC office, Bagga says.
Mishra is a former MLA who represented the Karawal Nagar constituency in the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi. He had won the last election as an AAP candidate by a margin of 44,431 votes defeating his rival BJP candidate Mohan Singh Bisht.
Mishra had taken his oath in Sanskrit. He was inducted as a Water Resource Minister in the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government of NCT Delhi. Kejriwal subsequently removed Mishra from his ministry after the latter accused the chief minister, along with Satyendar Jain, of corruption. Mishra has been alleging more instances of corruption in AAP government under Arvind Kejriwal.
In the list released by BJP, Sumanlata Shaukeen from Nangloi Jat seat, Ramesh Khanna from Rajouri Garden, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from Hari Nagar, Sunil Yadav from New Delhi, Ravindra Chaudhary from Kasturba Nagar, Kusum Khatri from Mehrauli, Dharamvir Singh from Kalkaji, Krishna Anil Goyal from Nagar and Sanjay Goyal from Shahdara seat have been declared as candidates.
The BJP had released a list of 57 candidates for the Delhi assembly election on 17 January. The party nominated Surendra Singh Bittu for Timarpur, Vijay Chaudhary for Rithala, Ravindra Kumar for Bawana and Vijender Gupta for Rohini among others. President of the Delhi unit of BJP Manoj Tiwari had announced the names in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.
The Election Commission (EC) had announced the date of assembly election for the next government of the country’s capital Delhi on 6 January. The AAP has issued its list already.