Rebel BJP candidate withdraws nomination for Delhi Mayor

BJP councillor Narain Singh, who had filed nomination against the party`s official nominee for the post of the city Mayor, has withdrawn his candidature after talks with Delhi BJP leadership.

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2011, 16:36 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP councillor Narain Singh, who
had filed nomination against the party`s official nominee for
the post of the city Mayor, has withdrawn his candidature
after talks with Delhi BJP leadership.

The councillor from Bawana had filed his nomination as a
rebel candidate against Rajni Abbi.

"After cordial talks with pradesh president (Vijender
Gupta) Singh withdrew his nomination voluntarily," the party
said.

The election of Mukherjee Nagar councillor and Delhi
University law professor Abbi is nearly certain as BJP has an
overwhelming majority in the 272-member MCD House.

If elected, she will be the second woman Mayor in BJP`s
five-year term in the corporation. Arti Mehra was the Mayor of
Delhi for two years in succession from 2007.

PTI