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MP LS poll: BJP fields Shankar Lalwani from Indore

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

The BJP Sunday announced Shankar Lalwani as its candidate for the seat, a party stronghold held since 1989 by senior leader and Lok Sabha Speaker

Mahajan, who turned 76 in April, had announced on April 5 that she would not contest the elections, apparently in keeping with the BJP's reported diktat that leaders above the age of 75 opt out of electoral

Lalwani, who has earlier been Development Authority (IDA) and Municipal Corporation (IMC) president, is from the Sindhi community and is making his poll debut.

He is pitted against the Congress'

Senior Kailash Vijayvargiya, whose name was doing the rounds in place of Mahajan, also opted out citing responsibilities as the party's in charge in

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First Published: Sun, April 21 2019. 21:30 IST