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BJP men queue up for tickets

A LARGE number of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers queued up before the party observers Dr Ramapati Ram Tripathi and Dharmpal Singh, seeking tickets for the ensuing local bodies? election, here today.

india Updated: Sep 24, 2006 00:00 IST

A LARGE number of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers queued up before the party observers Dr Ramapati Ram Tripathi and Dharmpal Singh, seeking tickets for the ensuing local bodies’ election,  here today.

What could be termed as the first move by the BJP towards the hunt for the winning candidates for the coming local bodies elections, the observers took suggestions of the core committee members and divisional presidents of the party.

Though the observers had come to seek suggestion from the divisional presidents for local bodies elections, the presence of largte number of ticket-seekers and their supporters changed the scenario completely.

However, 24 observers were appointed to search for probable candidates for the local bodies’ elections at the divisional level.

Interestingly, what surprised many was the presence Shyam Bihari Misra, a contender for the mayoral post. But till now did not open his cards. Besides Mishra’s closed-door meeting with the party observers, the presence of his supporters was indicative of the fact that he was a strong contender for the post of mayor.

Several other ticket-seekers and their supporters also tried to put up their plea before the observers so that they could get tickets.

Industrialist PC Kureile, former MLA Neeraj Chaturvedi, former mayor Sarla Singh and Rabindra Patni also made efforts to put their claims strongly.

A known Kalyan Singh supporter Swatantra Agrawal also met the observers. All this resulted in hue and cry at the meeting.

The observers took suggestions from the members of the core committee that was formed earlier. The Tripathi and Singh, after listening to everyone, appointed 24 observes at the divisional level. These observers were given the responsibility of searching for the probable candidates for the post of corporators who could ensure a win for the party.

Both Tripathi and Singh also spoke to the the party workers about the programmes to be organised in view of the Deen Dayal Upadhayay fortnight programme starting from September 25.