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AAP drops Jitender Singh Tomar, wife given ticket
AAP drops Jitender Singh Tomar, wife given ticket

New Delhi, Jan 21 (TIWN) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has dropped its former law minister in Delhi, Jitender Singh Tomar, who was declared as the party candidate from the Tri Nagar Assembly constituency on January 14, and now has fielded his wife Preeti Tomar from the seat.

The announcement came after the Delhi High Court set aside the election of Jitender Tomar for giving false declaration regarding his educational qualification in his nomination papers for the 2015 Delhi assembly polls.

"I told the party that my wife will fight the election and the party agreed," the former Delhi law minister said.

Preeti Tomar filed her nomination papers for the polls on Monday. Election to the 70-member Delhi assembly will be held on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11.

A Delhi BJP delegation had earlier met the Chief Election Commissioner demanding cancellation of Jitender Singh Tomar's nomination from the Trinagar Assembly seat.

The BJP delegation, including party's co in-charge for Assembly elections and Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, met the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora. Puri said the AAP has made a mockery of peoples' trust by fielding Tomar and other party leaders who were facing serious charges.

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