Miffed at not finding a place in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s first list of candidates for Delhi, North-west Delhi parliamentarian Udit Raj on Tuesday threatened to quit the party if not given a ticket. The BJP is yet to announce the candidate from the seat. Sources said that Udit Raj is constantly trying to get in touch with the BJP organisational general secretary Ramlal but in vain. Reports suggest that the party is considering former mayor Anita Arya for this seat.
I am waiting for ticket if not given to me I will do good bye to party— Chowkidar Dr. Udit Raj, MP (@Dr_Uditraj) April 23, 2019
"I am waiting for the ticket. If not given to me, I will do goodbye to party," he tweeted this morning. He also said that he is "hopeful" to get a chance to file his nomination and will not be "forced to leave BJP by the BJP."
I still hopeful that I will file nomination from my constituency and BJP where I have worked hard and proved my metal.— Chowkidar Dr. Udit Raj, MP (@Dr_Uditraj) April 23, 2019
I hope I will not be forced to leave BJP by BJP itself
"I am still hopeful that I will file nomination from my constituency and from BJP where I have worked hard and proved my metal. I hope I will not be forced to leave BJP by BJP itself," read the politician's second tweet.
In 2014, Raj had defeated the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Rakhi Birla by over one lakh votes in North West Delhi.
Lat week, the BJP announced its candidates for four parliamentary seats of Delhi. The party has fielded Harsh Vardhan from Chandni Chowk, Manoj Tiwari from North East Delhi, Pravesh Verma from West Delhi and Ramesh Bidhuri from South Delhi. It has fielded Meenakshi Lekhi from new Delhi and Gautam Gambhir from East Delhi.