AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (centre) with party leaders Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav during a press conference in New Delhi on Saturday. (Press Trust of India photo)
Congress has decided to field former Delhi minister Kiran Walia against Arvind Kejriwal in the prestigious New Delhi constituency where the Aam Aadmi Party leader had handed a crushing defeat to Sheila Dikshit in the Assembly Polls in 2013.
Sources said that Ms Walia was initially reluctant to contest from New Delhi but agreed later following the party's direction.
Mr Kejriwal had defeated Ms Dikshit by a huge margin of over 25,000 votes in the New Delhi seat.
BJP is yet to announce its candidate for the seat.
Ms Walia was Minister for Health and Education in Shiela Dikshit's Cabinet.
She was defeated by AAP's Somnath Bharti in Malviya Nagar constituency in the 2013 Assembly polls. She had won the seat in 1999, 2003 and 2008.