New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday sought to quell speculation that the party has chosen Harsh Vardhan as its chief ministerial candidate for Delhi assembly polls and said any decision on the issue will be taken by the party's parliamentary board.
Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari, who is in charge of the party's preparations for the Delhi assembly polls, said that the party has not chosen any leader as its chief ministerial candidate in Delhi polls.
"The BJP has not chosen a leader as chief ministerial candidate for the Delhi assembly polls. Whatever decision is taken on the issue, it will be taken by the party's parliamentary board," Gadkari said in the statement.
The BJP's shying from projecting a chief ministerial candidate in Delhi is being seen as a disadvantage by a section of the party. Sheila Dikshit is the face of the Congress campaign in Delhi while Arvind Kejriwal is the face of Aam Aadmi Party.
There have been suggestions from party workers that a leader with clean image should be chosen as the chief ministerial candidate and Harsh Vardhan's name has been doing the rounds in this context.
Harsh Vardhan is a former health minister of Delhi.