ON THE first day of nominations for the Municipal Corporation elections, nine candidates filed their papers for the corporators’ posts while two nominations were filed for the mayoral seat.
The nominations started at 11 am and ended at 3 pm. Candidates and their supporters started arriving at the Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) at around 12 in the afternoon. However, only five supporters were allowed entry into the KMC complex along with a candidate.
Among the nine candidates who filed their papers, one belonged to the Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party each, four were independent candidates and three CPI (M) candidates.
Rahila Khatoon of the SP from ward number 75 Munshipurwa and Gopal Gupta of the BJP from ward number 28 Krishna Nagar filed their nominations today. The three CPI (M) candidates included Malti Yadav from ward number 69 Gujaini, Rajesh Jaiswal from ward number 26 Vijay Nagar and Mithlesh Pal from ward number 38 Fazalganj.
The four independent candidates included Mohammed Ahmad Kadri from ward number 108 Beconganj, Ghanshyam Gupta from ward number 33 Panki, Suresh Chand Shukla from ward number 80 Barra (east) and Neeta Pandey from ward number 83 Naubasta (west).
For the mayoral seat, independent candidates Randheer Singh and Arif Mohammed filed their nominations.
The process of issuing no objection certificate (NOC) also continued on Thursday. In all, 233 NOCs were issued to the aspirants for the seat of corporator, out of which 147 belonged to the reserved category and 86 to the general category. Similarly, 18 NOCs were issued to aspirants for the mayoral seat; two for reserved category and 16 for unreserved category candidates.
Adequate arrangements were made by the KMC to ensure smooth conduct of the nominations. All roads on and around the KMC campus were barricaded.
The KMC employees were issued special identity cards to facilitate their entry on the campus.