Varun to file nomination tomorrow
BJP candidate Varun Gandhi will file his nomination papers from Pilibhit tomorrow afternoon amid elaborate security arrangements.india Updated: Apr 21, 2009 21:08 IST
BJP candidate Varun Gandhi will file his nomination papers from Pilibhit tomorrow afternoon amid elaborate security arrangements.
Gandhi, who is on a two week parole after being jailed under National Securities Act for his alleged hate speech, will be accompanied by his mother Menaka Gandhi during the filing of his nomination.
After the district administration denied permission for a procession of his supporters to accompany him, Gandhi has kept the event low profile, a party source said.
"He will file his nomination between 1 and 2 in the afternoon," a family source told PTI. Gandhi, grandson of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and son of Sanjay Gandhi, is making his electoral debut with the Lok Sabha polls.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission today rejected Varun Gandhi's request for transfer of Pilibhit District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police as also appointment of neutral observers.
"The Commission did not find any reason to transfer District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police," Deputy Election Commissioner R Balakrishnan told reporters when asked about BJP's candidate's plea in this regard.
Rejecting Varun's request for appointment of neutral observers, he said that the poll panel's observers were always neutral and critical events were video-tracked.