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Nomination filing ends, 300 in fray for 10 Lok Sabha seats in state

HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, March 23, 2014
First Published: 13:30 IST(23/3/2014) | Last Updated: 13:34 IST(23/3/2014)

A total of 300 candidates have filed their nomination papers for Lok Sabha elections as the filfing of papers ended on Saturday.

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The scrutiny of nominations would be held on March 24 while the last date of withdrawal was March 26. While the polling would be held on April 10, the counting of votes would be done on May 16.

Chief electoral officer Srikant Walgad said that a maximum of 47 candidates had filed their nomination papers from Hisar parliamentary constituency, followed by 36 candidates from Kurukshetra constituency and 33 candidates from Karnal.

He said that 32 candidates each have filed their nomination papers from Bhiwani-Mahendergarh parliamentary constituency and Faridabad, 29 candidates from Sonepat, 27 from Gurgaon, 25 candidates from Sirsa, 20 candidates from Ambala and 19 candidates from Rohtak parliamentary seat.

Walgad said that during Lok Sabha elections 2009 , a total of 285 candidates had filed their nomination papers in Haryana.

Deepender files from Rohtak
Rohtak: A day after holding a rally here, Rohtak parliamentarian Deepender Singh Hooda filed his nomination papers on Saturday. The two-time MP, Deepender, was accompanied by his father and chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, mother Asha and wife Shweta at the mini-secretariat, during the paper filing. He said that development would remain the key issue in his election campaign.

Addressing mediapersons after filing the nomination, Deepender said that his party workers would take care of his election campaign. He expressed confidence that the electorate of Rohtak Lok Sabha constituency would extend him full support keeping in view his untiring efforts and hard work for overall development of the constituency.

Speaking on the occasion, chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that the Congress party would come out with flying colours in the Lok Sabha polls. Notably, Deepender was scheduled to file nomination on Friday, but to avoid the inclusion of rally expense in his election account, he chose to postpone it by a day.

With Hooda in tow, Sampat files from Hisar
Hisar: Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has claimed that Congress will win all the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana. He was talking to newspersons here on Saturday after accompanying party nominee Sampat Singh for filing of nomination papers. Among the Congress leaders present were Birendar Singh, Ashok Tanwar, Savitri Jindal, Jai Prakash and Chhatarpal.

Hooda said, “The state has made a record progress in all the fields and the people are happy with our achievements. There is Congress wave in Haryana because we have taken care of all the sections of society.” Later, the Congress leaders addressed a rally in favour of party nominee from Hisar Sampat Singh.

Dhankar submits nomination papers
ROHTAK: Om Prakash Dhankar, who is the national president of kisan morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party and saffron party’s candidate from Rohtak, filed his nomination papers here on Saturday.

On the tag of an outsider, dhankar said that he was from Dhakla village of Jhajjar district and his wife belonged to Bhalot village in the district. He said that he was in the fray to strengthen the prospects of Narendra Modi to become the next Prime Minister of the country and put an end to the ‘misrule’ of the Congress party. He said that pro-NaMo wave was sweeping the country and the BJP-HJC alliance would win all the 10 seats in the state.

BJP candidate Minna files from Karnal
KARNAL: Proprietor of a Hindi daily published from New Delhi, Ashwini Chopra ‘Minna’, filed his nomination papers as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Karnal parliamentary segment here on Saturday.

In his election papers, Chopra, who enjoys heavy police security cover in plain clothes, declared his worth at Rs. 70.64 crore.

However, growing rift between the BJP and its ally the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) was visible also as none of the HJC leader accompanied Chopra for filing the election papers.

A section of the BJP has also opposed the party’s decision to field Chopra, who belongs to New Delhi.

INLD nominee Anand files from Faridabad
FARIDABAD: Supreme Court lawyer and Indian National Lok Dal nominee RK Anand filed his nomination from Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency on Saturday, the last day for filing nominations.

Anand, who has studied in Palwal in the sixtees, is worth over Rs. 14 crore as per affidavit filed with the electoral officer on Saturday.

INLD candidate files from Sirsa
Sirsa: INLD candidate from Sirsa parliamentary constituency Charanjeet Singh filed his nomination papers in the presence of Ellenabad MLA Abhay Singh Chautala on Saturday.

Later, addressing the newspersons, Abhay said that INLD would file a deformation suit against assembly speaker Kuldeep Sharma for his comments on the Chautala clan during a rally on Saturday.

Addressing a rally, Kuldeep Sharma allegedly said “ghosts of Chautalas are still wandering in Sirsa and I, as a Brahmin, am here to perform there pind dan.”

Abhay said that Congress leaders were stooping too low while countering the opposition.

He said that Congress was emotionally blackmailing the people. “Deepender Hooda, Rao Dharampal, Shruti Choudhry and Avtar Bhadana have wept in public. But people will not trust their crocodile tears,” he said.
He alleged that the funds meant for Sirsa were being spent in Rohtak.

BJP faces rebel in Sonepat
ROHTAK: The Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pradeep Sangwan, who was denied ticket from Sonepat Lok Sabha by the party, has rebelled against the party and filed his nomination papers as an independent candidate. BJP’s official candidate from Sonepat is Ramesh Kaushik. Pradeep, son of Kishan Singh Sangwan, a Jat stalwart and three-time MP.

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