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22 file nominations on day one

A total of 22 candidates filed their nomination papers on Friday, including three from Jaipur district, for the coming Assembly elections.

india Updated: Nov 08, 2003 16:41 IST

A total of 22 candidates filed their nomination papers on Friday, including three from Jaipur district, for the coming Assembly elections.

A majority of the nomination papers received today by the Election Department were from independent candidates. Of the 12 candidates who have filed nominations as independent candidates, two have filed separate papers as party nominees also—one as of Congress and another of BJP. Five candidates have filed their papers as Congress nominees, three as BJP nominees and one each as of Samajwadi Party, Janta Dal (United), CPI(M) and Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM).

In Jaipur district, election officer Sudhansh Pant said that CPI(M) candidate Waquar-ul-Ahad has filed his nomination from the Jaipur rural constituency. Subhash Chand Sharma from Kotputli seat and Sanwarmal from Phulera have filed their nomination papers as independent candidates, Pant added.

Other nominations received on Friday include Narayan Das Sindhi (independent) from Ajmer West, Vishnu Gupta (INC) from Bharatpur, Mool Chand Koli (independent) from Bayana, Kailash Chandra Agarwal (INC) from Sarada in Bhilwara, Ashok (SP) from Dausa, Chiranji Lal Chaudhary, JD (U), from Suratgarh, Sahabram (INC & independent) from Pilibanga, Lal Singh (independent) and Bhagraj Chaudhary (INC) from Ahore in Jalore, Dhanna Ram Suthar (independent) from Bhopalgarh in Jodhpur, Vinod Kumar (independent) from Ladnun, Harish Chand (BJP) from Nawan in Nagaur, Surendra Goyal (BJP) and Kalu Ram (ABHM) from Jaitaran in Pali, Vikram Singh (BJP & independent) from Bali in Pali and Mahadev Singh (INC) from Khandela in Sikar among other contestants.

Next round of nominations would start only on November 10 as November 9 and 10 are holidays. The last date for filing nominations is November 14.

First Published: Nov 08, 2003 16:41 IST