Swaraj India announces another 30 candidates for Delhi civic polls

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India on Monday released a second list of 30 candidates for the upcoming Delhi civic polls.

The 30 comprise 12 youth and 12 women.

“Out of these 30 candidates, 12 candidates are less than 35 years of age,” Swaraj India Chief Spokesperson Anupam told IANS, adding that the party has till now named 19 youth and 23 women candidates.

“The average age of candidates declared till now is 39 years. The youngest candidate is a 21-year-old woman,” he said, adding the party has lived up to its promise of giving special preference to youth and women.

Swaraj India National General Secretary Ajit Jha said that the party has formed a three-tier robust candidate selection process through which only the candidates with a clean track record are given tickets along with a special focus on women and youth candidates.

“As of now, out of the 55 declared candidates, 24 are from the North Municipal Corporation, 23 from the South Municipal Corporation and 8 from the East Municipal Corporation,” he said, adding the party will contest all the 272 seats.