Kejriwal leaves to file his nomination, appeals people to pray for AAP victory
Kejriwal leaves to file his nomination, appeals people to pray for AAP victory

The Aam Aadmi Party on the last day of filing of nominations replaced its Mehrauli and Mundka candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls in Delhi.

The two candidates have been replaced by the party, following the complaints received against them by the party chief.

According to NDTV, the replacement of the two candidates resulted in protests outside the party chief Arvind Kejriwal's Kaushambi residence.

During the protests outside Kejriwal's residence, agitated supporters of Govardhan Singh contesting from the Mehrauli constituency and Rajinder Dabas contesting from the Mundka constituency, shouted out slogans against the party chief.

As per sources, AAP leader Prashant Bhushan had objections against their candidature.

Govardhan Singh has been replaced on the charges of campaigning for the BJP and taking 10 buses to Modi's rally at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi last week, while Rajinder Dabas was replaced on charges of buying a ticket for contesting in the upcoming polls.

The decision of replacement of the two candidates was taken after an internal inquiry by the party's Lokpal.

Reacting to this, Govardhan Singh said he was taken completely aback at the party's decision of not allowing him to contest the polls in the last minute and offering him a party post instead. He also added that he had been campaigning since the last 15 days and had gathered good support from the public and that his replacement is an insult for the entire Jat community of Delhi.