New Delhi: Following the rejection of nomination papers of five of its candidates for the April 23 civic pols in Delhi, the BJP on Tuesday said it will support Independent candidates in the affected five wards.
The Independent candidates extended support by the BJP are Twinkle Kalia in Kishanganj ward, Amrita Rashmi (Bapraula), Rahul Singh (Vinod Nagar), Gulfam (Abul Fazal Enclave) and Lata Soni (Lado Sarai).
"The BJP will support these Independent candidates who have expressed desire to join the party and those whose political approach is in line with ours," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President Shyam Jaju told media here.
Earlier, the Delhi State Election Commission rejected the nominations of BJP's Monika Chhabra, Ravinder Negi, Sanju Bala, Jamal Haidar and Rinki Kumari from these wards.
Jaju said the BJP will repeat its good performance recorded in assembly and municipal elections across the country post-November 8 demonetisation in Delhi also.
Jaju welcomed 38 workers of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) into the BJP on the occasion. A Youth Congress leader Manoj Aggarwal from Krishna Nagar also joined the BJP along with 10 supporters.