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Disgruntled ex-AAP leader climbs tower after not getting ticket to Delhi MCD polls

Displeased with not getting a ticket to the upcoming citizen polls, a former councilor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) climbed a cell tower in Delhi on Sunday.

Former AAP councilor Haseeb-ul-Hasan was reportedly elated after being denied a ticket for the upcoming elections for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), and he climbed a cell tower at the Shashtri Park metro station.

Hasan claimed he had been promised by the party that he would get a ticket in the upcoming elections, and had submitted all his personal documents to the party bureau on Saturday. Not only did he not get a ticket, he claims his documents were not returned to him so he would not contest independently, according to reports.

Police personnel, fire brigade and ambulances are on hand to bring him down safely and ensure that no untoward incident occurs.

The electricity in the high-voltage tower has also been cut off. A team of AAP officials is also on the scene to convince him to resign and also return his documents.

On Saturday, the AAP released its second list of 117 candidates for the 250 ward Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) election, scheduled for December 4.

The poll nomination process is already underway. November 14 is the last date for nominations and form checking will take place on November 16. The last date to withdraw nominations is November 19.
The MCD polls will take place on December 4. The counting of votes will take place on December 7.

(With input from the agency)

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