Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah, two others file nominations from Tehri
Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah has filed nomination from Tehri constituency as the BJP candidate on Friday, a day after the party’s candidate list for all the five Lok Sabha constituencies of the state was declared. Accompanied by the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Dehradun mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’, Shah went to the election office to file her nomination. Among others present on the occasion were the MLAs- Umesh Sharma Kau, Vinod Chamoli and Harbansh Kapoor.
Earlier, the BJP supporters reached the place with drums. A majority of the supporters wore headbands with the slogan “Main Bhi Chowkidar’ inscribed. After she filed her nomination papers, Shah reached the BJP office near the Parade Ground.
The presence of a large number of women BJP activists was noticeable during the nomination filing process. One of them said, “We are very happy that out of five constituencies of the state, we have a woman among them and that too from Tehri I hail from. Shah deserved re-nomination, given her long career in politics. We are sure she would register a thumping win from Tehri.”
On the same day, Gopal Mani filed nomination as an independent candidate. He has chipped into the electoral battle as an independent candidate after he had failed to get the BJP ticket for the seat. Around 50 followers of Gopal Mani were present during the nomination filing process with flags and banners with Mani’s photo.
The banners projected Mani’s stress on saving cows.
The followers then reached Parade Ground while in a procession, holding banners and shouting slogans in favour of their leader. Besides, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate Rajendra Purohit filed the nomination on the day. It is learnt that 12 nomination forms have been purchased by various other parties. The nomination filing process would continue till March 25. Thereafter the scrutiny would be done on March 26.
Saturday, 23 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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