Electoral prospects of Congress in Delhi got a boost tonight after LJP announced withdrawal of its two candidates, including former deputy speaker of Assembly Shoaib Iqbal, with a commitment to support the Sonia Gandhi-led party.
However, Iqbal who is also sitting MLA from Matia Mahal in the walled city area, made an announcement of the withdrawals at a hurriedly-called press conference at Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s residence, a day after he decided to shift from Chandni Chowk Constituency to North-East Delhi seat.
“LJP will not field candidates in Delhi. Party chief Ramvilas Paswan has authorized me to take a decision with regard to Delhi. Our decision will ensure that secular forces are strengthened,” Iqbal said.