“I’m very happy to contest elections from the locality where I have done my pre-medical schooling. My childhood friends and relatives also reside here. I’m confident of winning from Chandni Chowk,” Vardhan said after filing his papers.
The Delhi BJP chief said if elected he would develop the area which is a “holy place” as Delhi Assembly, historical Red Fort, Jama Masjid are located here, ensuring that he would treat all the problems plaguing the people of Chandni Chowk “like a doctor”.
Before his nomination, Harsh Vardhan along with his supporters visited different areas in Chandni Chowk.
Vardhan, 59, had entered the political fray in 1993 when he successfully contested the Delhi Assembly polls from Krishna Nagar constituency in East Delhi in 1993. He went on to retain the seat in the 1998, 2003 and 2008 Assembly elections. He was also the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate for 2013 Assembly elections.
Fondly called “Doctor Saab” by supporters and opponents alike, Vardhan is known for his efforts in eradicating polio in Delhi when he was the Health Minister.