Gautam Gambhir and Hans Raj Hans, two new celebrity faces of Bharatiya Janata Party fielded in Delhi of Lok Sabha eletcions, do not hold a college degree.
While the former cricketer Gambhir, in his nomination affidavit, has said that his “degree (was) not completed”, Hans Raj is a matric pass.
The 37-year-old Gambhir is contesting in East Delhi against the AAP’s Atishi, 37, who holds a Master of Science (2006) degree from Oxford University. The Congress has named 50-year-old Arvinder Singh Lovely, a BA Political Science graduate from Delhi University.
On the other hand, Hans Raj Hans is contesting from the North West Delhi seat. He will face the AAP’s Class 8 pass 70-year-old Gugan Singh. The Congress has named 53-year-old MSc holder Rajesh Lilothia from the seat.
The Congress and the AAP have one candidate each without a college degree.
The May 12 Lok Sabha polls in the national capital will involve a contest between Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party which won all the seven seats in 2014. Five of them are re-contesting this year.