Congress fields former Delhi mayor against Malhotra

November 9th, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Congress Sunday announced the final list of its 22 candidates for Delhi assembly elections, fielding fomer Delhi mayor Jayshree Panwar against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial candidate V.K Malhotra. Panwar has been pitted against Malhotra from Greater Kailash constituency. She served as Delhi Mayor in 2002.

Senior Congress leader Buta Singh’s son Arvinder Lovely has been given ticket from Devli, while Health Minister Yoganand Shastri has been fielded from Mehrauli.

Former director-general of police Amod Kanth will be contesting elections on a Congress ticket from Sangam Vihar.

The first list of 48 candidates was announced Nov 5.

Party sources said the candidates would start filing nomination from Nov 10. The nominations for the Nov 29 elections in Delhi close on Nov 11.

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