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Ticket seekers busy trying to get their equations right

After the announcement of elections, the pressure has started mounting on political parties and police department.

india Updated: Oct 21, 2003 16:06 IST

After the announcement of elections, the pressure has started mounting on political parties and police department.

While leaders are busy getting their equations right to get the ticket, Superintendent of Police Chunnilal has creases on his forehead over the issue of maintaining law and order situation during polls.

The administration has decided to seal the border with Punjab to prevent anti-social elements from crossing over and creating nuisance at the time of elections.

In a spate of incidents which led to death of accused in the police custody and the death of main accused Munsha Singh in the murder of Lalgarh Jatan SI Ramdhan, police are apprehensive as these issues snowball into major ones.

The priority of the police is now to prevent crime as well as death of criminals so that fingers could not be raised at the working of police.

Congress national treasurer and Bikaner division in-charge Motilal Vora visited Hanumangarh and Ganganagar on October 17 to find out the antecedent of ticket seekers.

But he was disappointed to see the in-fight in the party in Hanumangarh, which would plague the victory chances in the Assembly elections.

While in Ganganagar, the Congressmen were more disciplined as they handed over their bio data and claims silently without accusing each other.

Ganganagar municipal council chairman Jagdish Jadon is having a hard time with his beacon atop car. Soon after the implementation of code of conduct, Jadon has been instructed to remove the beacon or his car would be seized.

Till now in spite of protest from BJP and other opposition leaders, Jadon was having the beacon light. The Zila pramukh Sarita Bishnoi, who was authorised to use beacon too had to do away with it after the implementation of code of conduct.

Local BJP leaders are working overtime to diminish the chances of Surendra Rathore from Ganganagar and for this they have floated the name of Gurmeet Ahuja as a strong contestant for the seat.

Ahuja has the sole credit of according a warm welcome to Vasundhara Raje on her much hyped Parivartan Yatra at Chak 32BB.

Bharatiya Janata Party district president Surendra Pal Titi, MP Nihalchand and district general secretary OP Mahendra recently went along with Ahuja to the former chief minister of Delhi Madan Lal Khurna and canvassed for the State BJP president.

First Published: Oct 21, 2003 16:06 IST