Prominent hair stylist Jawed Habib on Monday joined the BJP in New Delhi. The move has come right in the middle of the Lok Sabha elections.
Habib is considered among the best hairdressers in the world and currently has over 500 unisex hair salons across the country with three international ones.
Delhi will go to polls on may 12 and the last date of filing nominations in April 23. The counting of votes will begin on May 23.
The BJP has so far announced names of four candidates in Delhi while names for the remaining three seats are expected on Monday.
The party has again nominated Vardhan and BJP state unit president Manoj Tiwari from Chandni Chowk and North East Delhi seats respectively. Tiwari will face stiff challenge from Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit on the crucial Lok Sabha seat.
Former Delhi chief minister Saheb Singh Verma's son Parvesh Verma has been fielded from West Delhi and Ramesh Bidhuri from South Delhi. The BJP is yet to declare candidates for North West Delhi, New Delhi and East Delhi seats.
Vardhan, Tiwari, and Verma will submit nomination papers on Monday. Bidhuri will file his nomination papers on Tuesday, the party said.
BJP sources said the party was watching development on an alliance between the AAP and the Congress before announcing its candidates. However, chances of a tie-up between the AAP and the Congress diminishing further and less time for nomination has caused the party to declare candidates on four seats, they said.