BJP chief Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that the party will announce the names of all its candidates for the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi before March 15.
“The party is still working on the names of candidates for all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi. We will declare the list of candidates before March 15,” Vardhan told reporters.
In a meeting on Thursday on poll preparations, several BJP leaders discussed plans for election campaigns and other matters.
Meanwhile, referring to attack at BJP headquarters by AAP supporters in Delhi, Vardhan said,”the attack on the BJP office was totally pre-planned. Police didn’t act swiftly to control AAP supporters, who also insulted thenational flag by holding it in their hands”.
Vardhan said that AAP supporters had thrown stones at the BJP headquarters, leaving about a dozen of his party workers injured.
Further, talking about the episode in which AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was briefly detained by police in Gujarat, Vardhan said, “It is very unfortunate that after the announcement of the schedule for the general election, Kejriwal… tried to spread anarchy in Gujarat despite the Model Code of Conduct having come into force.”
He said that BJP leaders had met Election Commission officials on Thursday and complained about Wednesday’s AAP protest outside its headquarters on Ashoka Road.
(With inputs from agencies)