43 candidates file nomination forms on last day

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Nov 2018 15:32:22


Staff Reporter,


43 candidates from different political parties and independents filed their nominations in the District Collectorate on the last day of filing of nominations i.e. on Friday. Congress candidates from all the six assembly constituencies of the district also reached the district collectorate to file their nominations. Meanwhile nomination forms were purchased by 10 candidates on the last day. Election officers informed that the scrutiny of the nomination forms will be held today at the District Collectorate in returning Officer’s room. 

Sources informed that five candidates including Manoj Kumar Baghel (Independent), Ramprasad Kosle (Rashtriya Samajwadi Party), Dev Prasad Markandey (Chhattisgarh Swabhiman Party), Dinesh Kumar Kurre (Ambedkar Party) and Radhika Prasad Verma (Independent) filed their nominations from Patan assembly constituency. Meanwhile from Durg Urban constituency three candidates Sunil Kumar Markandey (Ambedkar Party), Subhash Kumar Pal (India Prajabandhu Party) and Surya Narayan Sonwani from Pichda Varg Party filed their nominations.

Most of the nominations i.e. 13 were filed from Bhilai Nagar assembly constituency. Those who filed their nominations from Bhilai Nagar constituency included Ramadhar Kori (Independent), Devendra Dewangan (Independent), Janisar Akhtar (Rashtriya Samajwadi Party), Deenanath Jaiswar (BSP),Vinod Kumar Vasnik (BSP), Arpan Tarun (India Prajabandhu Party), Geetanjali Singh (BSP), Parasram Dhurve (Ambedkarite Party), Asgar Sheikh (Independent), Anrul Haq (Independent), Kishore Kumar (Independent), Shatrughan Prasad (Independent) and Javed Khan (Independent). Meanwhile, from Vaishalinagar assembly constituency 11 candidates including Hemant Chauhan (Independent), BD Qureshi (Congress), Chandrashekhar Sahu (AAP), Lata Lunhare (Chhattisgarh Swabhiman Manch), Pankaj Sirsar (Ambedkar Party), Charulata Pandey (Independent), Janisar Akhtar (Independent), Nazrul Islam (Independent), Ashwani Kumar Shukla (Swabhiman Manch Party), Sanjay Kumar Gendre (Independent) and E Milton Lal (India Prajabandhu Party) filed their nominations. Meanwhile from Ahiwara constituency Padma Patil (SUCI), Shailendra Banjare (Shakti Sena) and Paras Ram Rakesh (BJP) filed the nominations.

Similarly from Durg Rural constituency eight candidates including Durg MP Tamradhwaj Sahu (Congress), Balmukund Dewangan (Independent), Saurabh Sharma (Shiv Sena), Pratima Bai Dahariya (CJC-J), Radheshyam Sori (Ambedkarite Party), Santosh Nishad (Independent), Rohit Kumar Dewangan (Independent) and Jageshwar Kumar Sahu (Independent) filed their nominations.

Meanwhile, 10 candidates including independents on Friday purchased the nomination forms from election officers. Those who purchased the nomination forms included two independents from Patan constituency, Manoj Kumar Baghel and Om Prakash Tandon; RK Dewangan and Pratima Bai both independents from Durg Rural; from Durg City Manharan Singh (Gondwana Gantantra Party), Raunak Sachdev (Shiv Sena) and Javed Ali (Independent). From Bhilai Nagar assembly constituency, Geetanjali Singh (BSP) purchased the nomination form while from Vaishalinagar and Ahiwara constituencies, Inder Lal Lehre (Independent) and Shailendra Kumar Banjare (Shakti Sena Bharat Desh) purchased the nomination forms.

Interacting with mediapersons, Vaishalinagar Congress candidate BD Qureshi stated that ensuring basic amenities to poor and renewal of Pattas will be his first priority in Vaishalinagar.

When queried about the large number of candidates seeking congress ticket from Vaishalinagar constituency, Qureshi replied that asking for ticket is everyone’s right but it’s also true that the party high command can give ticket to only one person from one constituency. ‘The party has reposed faith in me and I am sure of my victory. I don’t consider anyone as challenge for me and confident of winning the elections,’ stated the congress candidate, who has earlier represented the Bhilai Nagar constituency.  Meanwhile Durg MP Tamradhwaj Sahu, who has been given ticket from Durg Rural constituency, while talking to media persons said that he is confident of his victory and will win with thumping majority.

When queried that whether the party has replaced Pratima Chandrakar from Durg Rural constituency and has given ticket to him in order to manage caste factor of Sahu votes in the constituency, the MP stated that he neither demanded the ticket nor he knew under which circumstance the tickets were distributed.

“I have always followed the instructions of the party high command and those unhappy in Durg rural constituency will be convinced to work for party”, said the MP. When asked about him being projected as the possible Chief Ministerial candidate from the Congress, the MP replied  that he don’t aspire for any post and will follow the party’s