BJP drops Udit Raj, fields Hans Raj

Udit Raj, Hans Raj Hans
Udit Raj, Hans Raj Hans

New Delhi, April 23: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday fielded singer Hans Raj Hans for the North West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, replacing the sitting MP Udit Raj.

Hans Raj will fight against Congress’ Rajesh Lilothia and AAP’s Gugan Singh.

Earlier in the day, Udit Raj threathened to quit the BJP if he was not given the ticket.

The saffron party on Sunday re-nominated four of its seven MPs from Delhi and on Monday named candidates in two other seats.

A former Indian Revenue Service officer, Udit Raj resigned from his post and formed the Indian Justice Party in 2003.

In 2014, he announced a coalition with the BJP. He contested the 2014 election on BJP ticket and won.

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