Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Politics
1-min read

SS Ahluwalia 'Opts Out' as BJP's Darjeeling Face, Ready to Contest from Any Other Seat

Ahluwalia was elected to the seat with the active support of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in May 2014 after the general elections. In 2009, Jaswant Singh had won the seat.

News18.com

Updated:March 24, 2019, 6:30 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
SS Ahluwalia 'Opts Out' as BJP's Darjeeling Face, Ready to Contest from Any Other Seat
File photo of Union minister SS Ahluwalia. (Getty Image)

New Delhi: Union minister SS Ahluwalia, the sitting MP from Darjeeling, has reportedly informed the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership that he will not contest from the seat in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Unidentified sources said that Ahluwalia is reportedly ready to contest from any other seat allocated by the party.

Ahluwalia is the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology. His name was missing in the first list of candidates released by the BJP on March 21. The Darjeeling seat goes to polls during the second phase of the elections on April 18.

Ahluwalia was elected to the seat with the active support of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in May 2014 after the general elections. In 2009, Jaswant Singh had won the seat.

The ruling Trinamool Congress has fielded Amr Singh Rai of the GJM faction loyal to Binay Tamang, chairman of the Gorkhaland Territorial Council.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results