MP: 38 in the running for mayor’s post in urban body elections
A total of 38 candidates have filed nominations for the post of mayor in Ujjain and Morena where elections are to be held on August 12.
Wednesday was the last day for filing nominations for elections that are to be held in 11 urban bodies across the state.
Secretary, state election commission, GP Shrivastava said that besides the post of Mayor, 102 nominations have been filed for the post of chairperson of municipality and Nagar Palika Parishad and 1,593 nominations have been filed for the post of Corporator.
Elections are slated to be held in 11 urban bodies, including Morena and Ujjain municipal corporations, Vidisha and Sarangpur municipalities and Lanji, Ghuwara, Chaakghat and Kotar Nagar Palika Parishad, along with by-elections for the post of chairperson in Harda municipality and Bhainsdehi Nagar Palika Parishad.
A total of 24 nominations were filed for the post of Mayor in Ujjain and 14 nominations were filed in Morena. A total of 12 nominations were filed for post of chairperson of municipality in Vidisha, 8 in Harda and 24 in Sarangpur.
A total of 12 nominations for post of chairperson were filed in Ghuwara nagar palika parishad, 10 in Lanji, 10 in Bhainsdehi, 6 in Suvasara, 7 in Chaakghat and 13 in Kotar. Last date for withdrawal of nominations is July 31, voting will be held on August 12 and counting on August 16.
Nominations in Ujjain
BJP candidate for the post of mayor, Meena Jonwal, filed her nomination on Wednesday. A total of 54 other candidates for the post of corporators in various city wards also filed their nominations. The election at the Ujjain municipal corporation is slated to be held on August 12.
The BJP has appointed election in-charges in the 11 urban bodies where polls are to be held. BJP MP Krishnamurari Moghe, Vijendra Singh Sisodia, Tapan Bhaumik and Shailendra Barua have been given charge of Ujjain municipal election.
Congress announces mayoral candidates
Congress announced names of mayoral candidates for the upcoming municipal corporation by-polls. Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi said Kavita Gome would be the official candidate of the party for the mayor’s post in Ujjain and Rajendra Solanki would be the party candidate for Morena.
A tussle was going on among the Congress leaders belonging to different factions for the mayor’s ticket to date. Generally, names of official candidates are announced before the last date of filing of nomination forms. The last date for the same was July 28, while names of the official candidates were announced a day after on July 29.
A senior leader not wishing to be named said that technically ‘B’ form (form allotted to the official candidate of the party) could be submitted till the date of withdrawal; therefore, there is no hassle in declaring the names of official candidates even today (July 29).
The last date for withdrawing nominations is July 31. Voting will be held on August 12, while counting will be held on August 14.