Gurgaon civic polls: One candidate files nomination on Day 1
Prospective candidates could file their nominations at the Mini Secretariat, Kadipur community centre, Vikas Sadan, Haryana roadways office at the bus stand, Zila Parishad office and sub-tehsil office in Sector 56.gurgaon Updated: Sep 08, 2017 21:05 IST
One candidate, from ward 28, filed nomination for the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) elections on Friday, the first day of filing nominations.
Most of those who visited the designated electoral offices confined themselves to collecting nomination forms.
Prospective candidates could file their nominations at the Mini Secretariat, Kadipur community centre, Vikas Sadan, Haryana roadways office at the bus stand, Zila Parishad office and sub-tehsil office in Sector 56.
During a visit by the Hindustan Times correspondent to some of the offices where prospective candidates could file their nominations, the offices wore a deserted look; officials present stated that they did not receive a single nomination and said that they only distributed nomination forms to them, whose count they said were in single digits.
“I am in no rush to submit my form. I want to examine the form closely and ensure that all the details are filled correctly. I’ll submit the form in the next three days,” Dharamveer Bharti, a prospective candidate from ward 10 said. Dharamveer said he will participate in the elections as an independent candidate.
Some candidates who collected the nomination forms are waiting for a nod from the political party they are affiliated to file their nomination.
“I have been involved with my party in Gurgaon since 2004 and have also undertaken several development projects within my locality. However, the decision of selecting me as a candidate rests on my party. I would only contest the MCG elections with the party symbol,” Amit Goyal, a prospective candidate from ward 19 said. Amit is also a member of the Sector 15 part 2 RWA.
Some candidates did not file their nominations on Friday as the period from September 8-13 is coinciding with the ‘Shradh period’, which is considered to be inauspicious for new ventures as per Hindu beliefs.
Most said they plan on submitting their nomination on September 12, which is the festival of ‘Mahalakhsmi Vrat’, considered a day of good fortune.
The nominations will close on September 13 and the subsequent day, documents of prospective candidates will be scrutinized. The final list of candidates will then be released on September 15.