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Ex-Delhi minister Raaj Kumar Anand joins BSP to contest LS polls from New Delhi seat | Delhi News

Former Delhi Minister Raaj Kumar Anand joined the BSP here on Sunday and announced that he will contest the Lok Sabha polls from New Delhi constituency.

Anand had resigned from the Delhi Cabinet and quit the ruling AAP last month, claiming that Dalits were not adequately represented in the party.

“I pay tribute to Baba Saheb Ambedkar. I feel I am back with my party,” Anand said at a press conference after joining the BSP.

He said he will file his nomination from New Delhi’s parliamentary seat on Monday.

Monday is the last day for filing nominations for the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on May 25.

Festive offer

BJP’s Bansuri Swaraj and AAP’s Somnath Bharti have already filed their nominations from the constituency.

Anand held several portfolios, including social security, in the AAP government.

He had resigned from the cabinet and the AAP alleging that there was no Dalit among the party’s top leaders.

He had also alleged that Dalit MLAs, ministers and councilors of the AAP were not given any respect

First uploaded on: 2024-05-05 22:44 IST