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MCG civic polls: INLD announces 11 candidates for election

Filing of nominations started on Friday for the MCG elections that are scheduled for September 24.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 08, 2017 21:08 IST
Ipsita Pati
Indian National Lok Dal leaders at a press conference n Friday.
Indian National Lok Dal leaders at a press conference n Friday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Friday announced 11 candidates for the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) elections, including four women.

Filing of nominations started on Friday for the MCG elections that are scheduled for September 24.

Pending clearance from the election commission, the party members said that they have decided on the women candidates — Neelam Kumari will contest the elections in ward number 1, Usha Rani will contest the elections in ward number 2, Pooja Tanwar will contest the elections in ward number 26 and Babita Devi is likely to represent the party in ward number 35.

Besides these four women candidates, other candidates were also announced — Jaswant Singh in ward number 3, Ravinder Kataria in ward number 12, Deepak Kumar in ward number 12, Mahesh Kumar in ward number 20, Charan Singh in ward number 21, Kiran Pal Gujjar in ward number 24 and Manoj Kumar Bandhwadi in ward 30.

“We are planning to file nominations for the 11 candidates and hope they will be cleared to contest the polls. Soon, we will also declare the list of candidates for other wards,” said Rajesh Soota, chairman, INLD, in a press conference in the city.

The women candidates stressed that they will work on improving security in the city if they are elected in the upcoming polls.

“I will work to curb crime against women. Also, steps will be taken to ensure that residents get access to water and electricity in the area,” said Rani, who is expected to contest the elections in ward number 2.

The MCG had formed 35 wards on the basis of a local survey in 2011, which recorded the population at 11.53 lakh. MCG wards were reduced from 35 to 32 in March on the basis of a population census, which recorded the city’s population at 9.9 lakh.