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AAP announces candidate for Rajouri Garden assembly bypoll

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Transport trader Harjeet Singh, who was a part of the 2012 Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption movement, was today named as the Aam Aadmi Party's Rajouri Garden candidate for the April 9 bypoll.

The west seat had fallen vacant after Jarnail Singh had resigned as to contest in the Assembly polls.

The decision was taken by the the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), which is the AAP's top decision making body headed by Chief Minister Kejriwal.

A University graduate, Singh runs a transport business and had worked in the corporate sector for several years.

Singh's Hanuman Road property was initially used by the party as its office. Kejriwal, a resident of Ghaziabad, had also shown this as his residential address while contesting the Assembly polls.

"In 2012, he joined the Anna movement and went on to become a member of the

"He went on to become a committed party leader and one of the pillars of in west Delhi. He has held various positions including party observer of Rajouri Garden Assembly seat. Until recently, he was Chairman of Rajdhani College," said an statement.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 22:57 IST