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Parveen Bansal elected unopposed as district BJP president

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, November 24, 2012
First Published: 23:22 IST(24/11/2012) | Last Updated: 23:29 IST(24/11/2012)

Parveen Bansal was elected unopposed as the district president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday.

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The last date for filing nomination papers was November 22 which was extended by one day to November 23. The time for filing the nominations was two hours from 4pm to 6pm. However, no candidate turned up for filing nominations except Parveen Bansal, who was already the president of the district BJP.

Bansal was busy with election campaign in Gujarat and had come to Ludhiana specially to file his nomination papers. He will return to Gujarat on Sunday.

However, after getting elected, Bansal said he would strive hard to make the BJP a better party in the district. "I will make all efforts so that the party makes a mark in district."

Bansal said he was thankful to all party workers for "supporting him and giving him an opportunity to work for them".

Eleven delegates have been nominated by the party to conduct elections for the district president.

Rajinder Bhandari, former president of the state BJP and senior leader, said the BJP was a unique party which had reached in the hearts of all people of the country. "The BJP has become so famous that even small children know about its achievements," Bhandari added.

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