Overtly enthusiastic about contesting the elections, over a dozen first-time candidates in the fray for the upcoming civic polls turned up at the returning officer's office having filled up both the nomination and withdrawal forms.
A lot of them have to fill their papers twice or thrice to get it right. Apart from the majority of independents many party candidates were also found getting it hard to get their papers in order. "The nomination kit consists of nomination papers, affidavit forms and withdrawal form. In the past two days there have been several instances where the candidates have also filled their withdrawal form without bothering to read it," said a returning officer.
A candidate has to submit the nomination form along with the affidavit declaring his/her assets and background and a letter from his party or 10 proposals from the residents of his ward in case he/she is contesting as an independent.
A withdrawal form is also given in case the candidate doesn't want to contest election and wants his security money back.
"We have a provision to give a duplicate form in case they don't fill their first form correctly. These over excited candidates are no better than the college freshers,” he said.