Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit is the Congress candidate from Nort East Lok Sabha constituency and the former Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken will contest from New Delhi, according to the list of six candidates announced by the party today.
This announcement caps months of speculation over the party’s possible alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party. The two were in talks for weeks but at the last minute the talks failed over AAP’s demand for alliance outside Delhi.
Expressing her confidence to win the trust of the peole from NorthEast Delhi, Sheila Dikshit recalled that she had earlier contested from here. “I know the people and they know me. We had started Metro from here, our reputation is of working for the people,” she added.
Other Congress candidates in Delhi are JP Aggarwal from Chandni Chowk, Arvinder Singh Lovely from East Delhi, Mahabal Mishra from West Delhi and Rajesh Lilothia from North West Delhi, a reserved seat.