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Former Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President and three-time Kalkaji MLA Subhash Chopra is likely to return as a majority of voters in urban centres and villages express their faith in him. However, the slum clusters could be his Achilles’ heel.
BJP’s Jai Gopal Abrol who lost to Chopra in 2008, is hoping for better luck this time. But Rajpal Singh, a local Gurjar leader, is trying to pip him to the post for the saffron party’s nomination.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Kalkaji MLA Subhash Chopra began their innings in Delhi politics around the same time. While Sheila became Chief Minister in December 1998, Chopra took over as Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief around the same time. Like Dikshit, Chopra will hope to enter the Delhi Assembly for the fourth consecutive term later this year. But this is where the similarities between them end. The two have always been at loggerheads. Chopra has, in fact, openly led recent protests against increase in power and water tariffs in his constituency. He counts himself among the few senior Delhi Congress leaders who hopes to replace the unpopular Delhi Chief Minister.Read More