Lok Sabha Elections 2014 - First List of Candidates declared
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Aam Aadmi Party announced the first set of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, 2014. The following tables lists the candidates and the incumbent MP from that constituency. Scroll down for a brief description of these candidates.
|S.No.||Incumbent MP||Party||State||LS Constituency||AAP Candidate|
|1||Kapil Sibal||INC||Delhi||Chandni Chowk||Ashutosh|
|2||Salman Khurshid||INC||UP||Farukkhabad||Mukul Tripathi|
|3||Mulayam Singh Yadav||SP||UP||Mainpuri||Baba Hardev|
|4||Suresh Kalmadi||INC||Maharashtra||Pune||Subash Ware|
|5||Nitin Gadkari||BJP||Maharashtra||Nagpur||Anjali Damania|
|6||Ajit Singh||RLD||UP||Baghpath||Soumendra Dhaka|
|7||Mahabal Mishra||INC||Delhi||West Delhi||Jarnail Singh|
|8||Dr. Baliram||INC||UP||LALGANJ (SC)||Dr. Jiyalal Ra|
|9||Rahul Gandhi||INC||UP||Amethi||Kumar Vishwas|
|10||INDERJIT SINGH||INC||Haryana||Gurgaon||Yogendra Yadav|
|11||Ad.Kamat Gurudas Vasant||INC||Maharashtra||Mumbai North West||Mayank Gandhi|
|12||Sanjay Dina Patil||NCP||Maharashtra||Mumbai North East||Medha Patkhar|
|13||Milind Murli Deora||INC||Maharashtra||Mumbai South||Meera Sanyal|
|14||Takam Sanjoy||INC||Arunachal||Arunachal West||Habung Payeng|
|15||Sameer Bhujbal||NCP||Maharashtra||Nashik||Vijay Baliram Pandhare|
|16||ARUN SUBHASHCHANDRA YADAV||INC||MP||Khandwa||Alok Aggarwal|
|18||MANISH TEWARI||INC||Punjab||Ludhiana||Harvinder Singh Phoolka|
|19||Jagdish Singh Rana||BSP||UP||Saharanpur||Yogesh Dahiya|
|20||MOHAMMED AZHARUDDIN||INC||UP||Moradabad||Khalid Parvaiz|
Ashutosh – AAP Candidate, Chandni Chowk
One of the best known faces of the Hindi News Television Ashutosh was deeply influenced by agitation for Janlokpal under Anna Hazare’s leadership. While extensively covering the agitation Ashutosh wrote a book “Anna: 13 days that awakened India”. He’s the only non English TV journalist to get prestigious UN scholarship. Ashutosh will take on Union Minister Kapil Sibal, who represents Chandni Chowk in Lok Sabha.
Mukul Tripathi – AAP Candidate, Farrukhabad
Mukul Tripathi is a specially-abled activist and journalist from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He’s been fighting for the cause of physically impaired people. He’s been awarded with “Shreshth Viklang Karmi Award” in 2009. Mukul will take on Union Minister Salman Khurshid.
Baba Hardev Singh – AAP Candidate, Mainpuri
Baba Hardev Singh retired from Indian Administrative Service IAS. He was one of the most popular and upright civil servants of Uttar Pradesh. He was also President of UP PCS Officers Association. Baba Hardev Singh will take on Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh.
Subhash Ware - AAP Candidate Pune
Subhash Ware, a member of the AAP National Executive is one of the most respected names amongst activists and intellectuals in the State. Former Maharshtra president of the Chatrrs Bharati movement, he has been an active participant in numerous agitations both as a student leader and as a member of the Rashtriya Seva Dal. A staunch supporter of the India Against Corruption movement, Subhash believes that public representatives must focus attention on transforming the manner in which public policies are frames and delivered in this nation. Subhash Ware will take on CWG scam accused Suresh Kalmadi in Pune.
Dr. Kumar Vishwas, AAP Candidate, Amethi
He is a well-known poet. He has recited his poetry both in India and abroad. Through his poetry he is known as one of the most popular poets of the country. Kumar Vishwas is very popular amongst the youth. He makes some bold and scathing remarks on the social issue through the medium of his poetry. He is associated with the Janlokpal movement right from the very beginning. Dr. Vishwas will take on Gandhi family scion Rahul Gandhi.
Anjali Damania - AAP Candidate, Nagpur
Convenor of AAP Maharashtra, Anjali blew the lid off the 70000 crore perpetrated by the NCP led Irrigation Ministry. She then exposed the complicity Nitin Gadkari, RSS strongman and BJP party president with other parties and their business interests. 45 year old Patholgist, Anjali born and brought up in Mumbai, married and has two children. She is confident that the poster boys of corruption will see their downfall in Maharashtra. This Maharshtrian 'mulgi ' has toured the state extensively in the past year, drawing huge crowds at rallies in every district and it is her efforts that AAP has become a household name in the state. Anjali will take on former BJP President Nitin Gadkari
Soumendra Dhaka – AAP Candidate, Baghpat
A masters in law, will contest from Bagpat, Uttar Pradesh.. His livelihood comes from Law practice and agriculture. He is working for AAP from December 2012. He is involved in resolving the social issues and believes he can be the voice of the people from his constituency. He is inspired by the idea of Swaraj and wishes to make it a reality. Soumendra will take on RLD supremo Ajit Singh.
Jarnail Singh- AAP Candidate, West Delhi
Jarnail Singh is a tireless crusader for the rights of the 1984 anti-sikh riot victims. He was a journalist before joining the movement to get justice for the riot victims. Jarnail will take on Congress MP Mahabal Mishra.
Dr. Jiyalal – AAP Candidate, Lalganj
Sr Prinicipal Scientist, 1984 Bhopal men remaining gas men controlling, was rewarded, Maharashtra Sarkar. Mharashtra Sarkar diya tha. 1989 men South Pole par gaye the. Antartic award was there for six month. World Confence for Global warming 71. Unicellular plants
Yogendra Yadav – AAP Candidate, Gurgaon.
He is a well-known social scientist and Political analyst of the country. He is the Senior Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. Yogendra Yadav is also associated with many National and International forums. For rolling out law for Right to Education, Yogendra Yadav was made a member of National Advisory Council in the year 2010. Yogendra Yadav will take on Congress MP Rao Inderjeet Singh, who’s contesting on a BJP ticket this time.
Mayank Gandhi – Aap Candidate Mumbai North West
Mayank has been the founder of the India Against Corruption movement and the leader of AAP in Maharashtra. An activist for over 10 years he has regularly confronted local administration on civic issues, an expert on infrastructure issues, he was a member the team that drafted the Nagar Raj Bill and has also contributed in large measure to the formation of the RTI Act. A member of the National Executive of the Aam Aadmi Party, Mayank is spearheading the Lok Sabha campaign in the State and is proving to be a veritable crowd puller, with his gentle demeanour and profound insights on life and on the lack of conviction in public representation. Mayank Gandhi will take on Congress MP Gurudas Kamat.
Medha Patkar – AAP Candidate, Mumbai North East
Medha Patkar is a name that needs no introduction, a social activist who has led the struggle for the people affected by the controversial Sardar Sarovar Project on the Narmada River in Gujarat, India. She founded the Narmada Bachoao Andolan and National Alliance of People's Movements and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Goldman Environmental Prize, Amnesty International's Human Rights Defender's Award and the BBC's Green Ribbon Award.An advocate of human rights, Patkar founded her campaigns on two basic tenets in the Indian constitution: the rights to life and to livelihood
Meera Sanyal – AAP Candidate Mumbai South
With a distinguished career that ranges from investment banking and micro finance, Meera recently quit her assignment as CEO and Chairperson with the Royal Bank of Scotland to join politics and work towards the best practices and policies that India should adopt to alleviate many of it's problems and challenges. She has formerly worked with ABN Amro, Lazards and Grindlays and in each of her stints, she found herself engaging actively with community programmes. Her work with children and disadvantaged communities she says, has given her valuable insights into lapses in policy and she is hopeful her experience in banking and finance will find expression as a solution provider for the nation. Meera will take on Union Minister Milind Deora.
Habung Payeng – AAP candidate, West Arunachal
He is an information commissioner in Arunachal Pradesh and a member of the National Executive of AAP will contest from Arunachal West constituency. He is counted as one of the most strict and adept information officers in the country. Before becoming the Information Commissioner Habung Pyang was actively contributing to social work.
Vijay Pandhare – AAP Candidate, Nashik
An engineer, former bureaucrat and member of the state level technical advisory committee on irrigation, who has raised several pertinent questions about irregularities in the use of public funds in this sector, Vijay Pandhare has repeatedly locked horns with the establishment over the lack of transparency in modalities, in a career spanning 32 years defined by the highest standards of integrity in public service.
In 2013, Vijay blew the lid off an irrigation scam in Maharashtra that is estimated to be about 70,000 crore rupees if not more, leading to the resignation of Deputy CM Ajit Pawar who had held the irrigation portfolio for a decade. His revelations focussed attention on the norms flouted in the grant and administrative approvals of thousands of crores for irrigation projects, the poor quality of delivery by contractors, inflated budgets and irregularities in purchase of materials. Spiritual, his early influences include Sant Tukaram and Dyaneshwar and he hopes to rekindle commitment and integrity in public systems.
Alok Agarwal – AAP Candidate, Khandwa
A veteran activist of the “Narmada Bachao Andolan” (1990-2014) will contest from Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh. He completed B.Tech from IIT Kanpur. His dream is to provide empower the common man so that no political party may be able to exploit them anymore. He is inspired by the idea of Swaraj. His active involvement in the Narmada Bachao Andolan has helped him realize the struggles of the aam aadmi and encouraged him to dedicate himself to serve the nation through active involvement in politics. He believes that the Andolan must go beyond their present definitions and we must work together with other similar forces to bring about a change in the system.
Lingraj – AAP Candidate, Bargarh
Former National President of the Samajwadi Jan Parishad will contest from Bargarh, Odisha. He has been a socio-political activist since 1996 and worked for alternate politics. He was part of various farmer related activities and people’s movements in the state. In his words, “I am seeing the anti-corruption aggressiveness and the idea of decentralization as a situation full of possibilities for agitation based parties like ours”.
H S Phulka – AAP Candidate, Ludhiana
An eminent lawyer who has been handling cases pertaining to the 1984 riots and has been fighting for justice for the victims for the last 30 years will contest from Ludhiana, Punjab. He is strongly committed to free, fair and transparent elections and governance. Union Minister and Congress leader Manish Tewari is the sitting MP from the constituency. Mr. Phulka will take on Manish Tewari in Ludhiana.
Khalid Parvez – AAP Candidate, Moradabad
Khalid Parvez is a social entrepreneur. He’s been active in the field of education. He will take on Congress MP Mohammed Azharuddin.
Yogesh Dahiya- AAP Candidate, Saharanpur
Yogesh Dahiya is a member of the National Executive of the party. He’s been actively involved in farmers’ movement.