DINESH SHARMA, BJP candidate for mayoral polls, filed his nomination on Friday. Senior BJP leader Lalji Tandon, MLA Vidyasagar Gupta, Mayor SC Rai, president of the district unit of the BJP Jaipal Singh and large number of party workers accompanied Sharma.
Several others too filed their nominations for the post of Mayor. They include Madhu Gupta (Independent), Bhavan Singh Rawat (Rashtriya Lok Dal), Saeed Ashraf Azmi (Independent), Ram Kumar (Independent), Ajit, Akhilesh Sharma (Independent), Major S N Tripathi (Independent), Rajendra (Independent), Sriram Sharma (Independent), Girish Chandra Srivastava (Independent), and Madhulika Choudhary. The total number of contestants for the post of Mayor has gone up to 20.
“Barring a couple of stray incidents nominations concluded peacefully,” ADM (Admn) N P Singh claimed.
The Lucknow district administration has asked the Sitapur administration to suspend the gun license of one Ram Kumar Shukla for displaying his rifle during the filing of nominations at the Mahanagar Kalyan Mandap.
However, there was a huge turnout at the centres with the number of nominations in just zone 3 and 4 crossing the 330 mark. Also, at the community centre in Bangla Bazar, over 160 nominations were filed.
Shailu change figures
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE for the post of mayor Shailendra Kumar Shailu has changed asset declaration statement. On Thursday he had submitted that he had Rs 2,000 in cash, 20 gm of gold and a Maruti Esteem Car.
On Friday in another set of paper he has declared having Rs 90,000 in cash and Rs 20,000 in a bank account.
BJP mayoral candidate Prof Dinesh Sharma has Rs 25,000 in cash, Rs 1.64 lakh in bank accounts, Rs 3.5 lakh in LIC, NSC, Maruti 800, a revolver, a gun costing around Rs 1 lakh and a house on Subhash Marg worth Rs 9 lakh.
Bhavan Singh Rawat of the Rashtriya Lok Dal has Rs 1.20 lakh in banks, bonds worth Rs 30,000, jewelry of Rs 1.5 lakh, LIC of Rs 5.5 lakh, agriculture land at village Hariharpur and a house in Vishal Khand worth Rs 20 lakh.
ON THE direction of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court the name of 473 voters belonging to Sikandarbagh slum colony will be deleted from the voters’ list. Hearing a petition, the court has asked the district administration as to how residents of an illegal colony were given power and water connection and their name enlisted in the voters’ list. The SEC has granted permission to the District Administration remove all the 473 voters from the list.