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AAP to field Meera Sanyal, Mayank Gandhi from Mumbai

Activist Medha Patkar, who recently declared her support for the AAP, is expected to contest from Mumbai North East constituency.

Mumbai |
February 15, 2014 12:18:13 am

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to field Meera Sanyal, banker and former chairperson of Royal Bank of Scotland, from the Mumbai South constituency opposite sitting Congress MP Milind Deora during the 2014 general elections.

The party has also finalised the candidature of AAP’s national executive member Mayank Gandhi, who will contest against Gurudas Kamat in Mumbai North West, and Vijay Pandhare, former bureaucrat and whistleblower in the irrigation scam who will be the party’s candidate from Nashik and take on Public Works Department minister and NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal.

“We have finalised the names of these three candidates from Maharashtra on Thursday in addition several other across the country. A list of 30 more candidates from the state will be released soon,” said Preeti Sharma Menon, secretary of Maharashtra unit of AAP.

Meanwhile, National Alliance for People’s Movement activist Medha Patkar, who recently declared her support for the AAP, is expected to contest from Mumbai North East constituency. The seat, currently held by Nationalist Congress Party MP Sanjay Dina Patil, includes the predominantly slum belt of Mankhurd where Patkar has been actively working for several years. However, she is yet to specify whether she will be standing as an Independent candidate or as a representative of the AAP.

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