New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has dropped its former law minister in Delhi, Jitender Singh Tomar, who was declared as the party candidate from the Tri Nagar Assembly constituency on January 14, and now has fielded his wife Preeti Tomar from the seat.
The former Minister told IANS that his wife is contesting from the seat.
“After the court verdict, I told the party that my wife will fight the election and the party agreed,” the former Minister added.
Preeti Tomar has filed her nomination on Monday.
A Delhi BJP delegation had on Monday met the Chief Election Commissioner demanding cancellation of Tomar’s nomination from the Assembly seat.
The Delhi High Court on January 17 held as “void” the election of Tomar to the Legislative Assembly in 2015 polls for furnishing false information of his educational qualification in the nomination papers.
The party’s list came on January 14 and Tomar was again fielded by the AAP from the same seat.
Tuesday is the last date of filing nominations.