New Delhi: Congress on Friday pitted former Delhi minister Kiran Walia against AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal from prestigious New Delhi constituency in February 7 Assembly polls.
The party released its fourth list of candidates for Delhi Assembly elections featuring six candidates.
Besides Walia, it announced the names of Raj Kumar Maggo, Dhuli Chand Lohia, Vishan Swaroop Agarwal, Zakir Khan and Satanpal Dayma who will fight from Moti Nagar, Tilak Nagar, Sangam Vihar, Babarpur and Karawal Nagar respectively.
The New Delhi seat was held by Sheila Dikshit for three terms before she suffered a shock defeat against Kejriwal in 2013 elections. Walia had been a minister in her government but faced defeat in the previous election.
Congress had yesterday released a list of 15 candidates who included President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmishtha who will make her electoral debut in the city.