Gupta, who wanted to contest from Shalimar Bagh or Rohini, was asked to contest from New Delhi seat minutes before the candidates’ list was announced. Dikshit is likely to contest from this seat while Aam Admi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal will also enter the fray from here.


Battle royale in New Delhi: Sheila vs Vijender Gupta vs Kejriwal

New Delhi: The stage is set for a live wire contest between Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, BJP heavyweight Vijender Gupta and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal in the New Delhi assembly constituency.

Dikshit represents the constituency in the outgoing assembly. Although the Congress is yet to announce that Dikshit will contest from New Delhi, it is highly unlikely that she would change her constituency, especially after Kejriwal’s announcement that he will fight from whichever seat Dikhsit contests from.

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Rs 5,000 cost imposed on Sheila Dikshit for non-appearance

A cost of Rs 5,000 was on Monday imposed by a court in New Delhi on Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for her non-appearance in a defamation case lodged by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta.

The court also directed her to be present before it on January 27 without “any excuse”.

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Lokayukta Gives Clean Chit to Former Delhi BJP Chief

Delhi Lokayukta Manmohan Sarin has exonerated former Delhi BJP President Vijender Gupta of charges of irregularities in purchase of uniform for MCD employees and students.

Dismissing the complaint filed by former Delhi Mayor and senior Congress leader Farhad Suri against Gupta, who was the Chairman of Standing Committee of unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the Lokayukta observed “nothing has come on the record to show that Vijender Gupta has used or misused or abused his position for personal gains.”

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Sushma opens attack: Don’t waste vote on AAP

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj began campaigning for the BJP in Delhi on Monday. Her campaign revolved around a parallel critique of the Congress government, both in Delhi and the Centre. She insisted that people shouldn’t squander their vote by choosing AAP.

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Delhi polls: Fight for top post intensifies

BJP candidate Vijender Gupta on Tuesday kick-started his election campaign in the New Delhi Assembly constituency, which is set to witness a triangular contest between him, incumbent Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and the Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal in the upcoming Assembly elections.

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BJP fields Vijender Gupta against Sheila Dikshit, promises tough fight

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s bid for a fourth consecutive stint at Delhi’s helm just got tougher. Already contending with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s Arvind Kejriwal, Dikshit now faces a much harder triangular battle for her New Delhi constituency with the BJP nominating former Delhi chief Vijender Gupta on Wednesday from here.

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