Delhi Assembly polls: Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi to campaign for BJP
New Delhi (Jan. 14, 2015): Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi took to Twitter on Wednesday to dispel speculations about her contesting upcoming Delhi Assembly polls against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal.
Ilmi took to Twitter today to clear the air about her contesting Assembly polls and said that she is “not contesting from New Delhi or elsewhere.”
Was invited to speak at the National Defence College .Cdnt take media calls. Im not contesting from New Delhi or elsewhere Calm down folks— shazia ilmi (@shaziailmi) January 14, 2015
According to reports earlier, Ilmi is expected to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday and is likely to contest Delhi Assembly Elections against Kejriwal from New Delhi constituency.
Ilmi had resigned from AAP last year, saying there was lack of democracy within the party.
"There is lack of inner party democracy within the Aam Aadmi Party. The party which talks about `Swaraj` has failed to apply it within the party," Ilmi had said.
Ilmi had unsuccessfully contested the 2013 Delhi polls. The ex-AAP leader had lost the RK Puram seat to Anil Sharma of the BJP by a slender margin of 326 votes.