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Rebel AAP MLA Vinod Binny to contest LS polls on TMC ticket?

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 14:48

Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna

New Delhi: After being expelled from the Aam Aadmi Party, Laxmi Nagar`s former MLA Vinod Kumar Binny is likely to contest Lok Sabha elections from East Delhi on Trinamool Congress` ticket.

According to reports, Binny recently met TMC Rajya Sabha member Derek O`Brien and party`s chief campaigner Vinod Singh in Delhi.

At present, East Delhi constituency is represented by Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit who is also a son of former Delhi chief minister Shiela Dikshit. Furthermore, AAP has fielded Mahatma Gandhi`s grandson Rajmohan Gandhi from East Delhi.

Buoyed by Anna Hazare`s support, Mamata Banerjee will organise `Jantantra` rally at the Ramlila ground on March 12. Banerjee may announce the names of the candidates she will field in Delhi`s seven constituencies.

In the Delhi Assembly elections, held in December last year, Binny had defeated former Delhi health minister Ashok Kumar Walia by 8,000 votes. However, he turned into a rebel when he was reportedly not made a minister in Delhi cabinet. Later, he called Arvind Kejriwal a dictator and alleged that the AAP had deviated from core issues.

On the other hand, Kejriwal said that Binny was seeking to contest General Elections from East Delhi, but the party had already decided that no sitting MLA would get ticket. On January 26 Kejriwal expelled him from the party.

First Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 14:35

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