Late MLA’s son fights for Assembly seat
Congress nominee Vipin Sharma (31) and Bahujan Samaj Party’s Dr Jai Chand Sharma (50) filed their nominations for by-election to Rohtas Nagar assembly segment on Saturday.india Updated: Apr 19, 2009 00:01 IST
Congress nominee Vipin Sharma (31) and Bahujan Samaj Party’s Dr Jai Chand Sharma (50) filed their nominations for by-election to Rohtas Nagar assembly segment on Saturday.
The assembly seat fell vacant after the demise of two-time MLA and former Delhi Congress chief Ram Babu Sharma in January this year.
Vipin is Sharma’s elder son. By-election to the sole assembly seat will also take place along the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi on May 7.
Contesting his first election, Vipin said he has worked in the constituency with his father and understands the duties of an elected representative.
He added that he will carry on the legacy of his father.
After filing his nomination, Vipin took the blessings of chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who had come to the Deputy commissioner’s (north east) office to show solidarity with the party’s Lok Sabha nominee from North East Jai Prakash
The nomination of BSP’s Dr Sharma was a relatively quite affair.
In an assembly, which already has three medicine doctors elected to it, Dr Sharma feels there is always the scope for another one.
“I am running my nursing home in this area for almost 26 years. I have treated patients of this area and have even participated in their happiness and sorrows. I am confident that they will vote for me,” said Dr Sharma.
Dr Sharma had once contested a municipal election from Gorakh Park ward, falling in Rohtas nagar assembly constituency, in 1994 but lost.