On the concluding day of filing of nominations on Friday, the Collectorate office witnessed huge rush of candidates. A whopping 85 candidates including 6 from BJP and 3 from Congress filed their papers. With this, the number of candidates contesting from 9 assembly constitutions of Indore district reached 126.
Supporters of candidates of the BJP and the Congress gathered outside the Collector’s office ince morning and the nearby square witnessed heavy rush throughout the day. Since Friday was the last day of filing of papers, the BJP and the Congress released the remaining names on Thursday night.
All 6 BJP candidates– Sudarshan Gupta from Indore-1, Ramesh Mendola from Indore-2, Akash Vijayvargiya from Indore-3, Malini Gaud from Indore-4, Mahendra Hardia from Indore-5 and Mahadev (Madhu Verma) from Rau filed their nomination papers. Besides them, the Congress candidates from Indore-1 Sanjay Shukla, Indore-2 Mohan Singh Sengar and candidate from Indore-5 Satyanarayan Patel also filed their papers.
On this occasion, BJP national Vice-President and incharge of state Vinay Sahastrabuddhe and from Congress its city unit’s working president Vinay Bakliwal were present. Akash Vijayvargiya, son of BJP stalwart Kailash Vijayvargiya, was major attraction among the candidates.
It’s his maiden electoral fray and his mother Asha Vijayvargiya accompanied him. His younger brother was also present. Kaillash Vijayvargiya was in Ghattiya block of Ujjain district to present nomination papers of BJP candidate Ajit Borasi. Earlier, all BJP candidates reached the collector office in a rally, which was started from Rajwada after paying tribute to Devi Ahilyabai Holkar.
Sudarshan Gupta (BJP)
Profession: Social worker and farmer.
Wife: Shakuntala (Social worker, farmer and businesswoman) n Annual income: Rs 40,54,530. Wife: Rs 03,17,500 n Cash in hand: Rs 92,320; Wife: Rs 64985 n Loan: Rs 29.11 lakh n Wife’s liability: Rs 89.45 lakh. Vehicle: One SUV; Wife: One car
Gold: 50 gm; Wife: 150 gm. Weapon: One revolver & gun
Ramesh Mendola (BJP)
Annual income: Rs 12,61,210.
Cash in hand : Rs 1.21 lakh.
Vehicle: One SUV; car Gold: 20 gm.
Akash Vijayvargiya (BJP)
Wife: Sonam (business)
Annual income: Rs 73.30 lakh; Wife: Rs 2.66 lakh n Cash in hand: Rs 21000; Wife: Rs 95,0000
Vehicle: none; Wife: none n Gold: value Rs 10,90 lakh; Wife: Rs 10.37 lakh
Malini Gaud (BJP)
Profession: Insurance Agent and MLA
Annual income: Rs 6.65 lakh n Cash in hand Rs 1.03 lakh. n Cehicle: 3 cars n Gold: 82 tola
Mahendra Herdia (BJP)
Profession: Business and MLA Wife: Anita, Home maker and business n Annual income: Rs 6.19 lakh; Wife: Rs 5.24 lakh Cash in hand: Rs 95000; Wife: Rs 75,300 n Vehicle: 1 car n Gold: 30 tola; Wife: 15 tola.
Sanjay Shukla (Cong)
Profession own: Business.
Wife: Shakuntala (job and business).
Annual income: Rs 1,81,31,170; Wife: Rs 42,30,410 n Cash in hand Rs 18,50,758; Wife: Rs 1,70,160. n Earning from loan: Rs 10 cr; Wife: Rs 2.84 cr.
Vehicle: 46; Wife: 5 n Gold: 4000 gm. (value Rs 1.22 cr.); Wife: 6000 gm (value Rs 1.25 cr.) n Silver: 2500 gm; Wife: 3000 gm
Mohan Sengar (Cong)
Profession: Colonizer and social service; Wife: income from rent. n Annual income: Rs 3,87,156; Wife: Rs 611228 n Cash in hand: Rs 1,92,150l; Wife cash in hand Rs 1,41,500 n Vehicle: Car
Gold: 170 gm; Wife: 450 gm.
Surjit Singh Chhadda (Cong)
Profession: Business; Wife: business
Annual income: Rs 27.93 lakh; Wife: Rs 21.40 lakh n Cash in hand: Rs 24 lakh; Wife: Rs 55 lakh n Vehicle: 3 cars; Wife: none Gold: 1350 gm; Wife: 300 gm
Satyanarayan Patel (Cong)
Profession: Farmers, director in company
Wife: Anita, director in company.
Annual income: Rs 57.30 lakh; Wife: Rs 17.34 lakh n Cash in hand: Rs 6.06 lakh; Wife: Rs 7.76 lakh
Vehicle: 1 tractor n Gold: 400 gm; Wife: 712 gm.
Mahadev (Madhu) Verma (BJP)
Profession: Farmer Wife: Shashikala, farmer
Annual income: Rs 2.81 lakh; Wives: Shashikala: Rs 3.64 lakh; Taruna: Rs 3.12 lakh n Cash in hand: Rs 4.51 lakh; Shashikala: Rs 3.88 lakh; Taruna: Rs 4.01 lakh. n Cehicle: none n Gold: 3 tola; Shashikala: 45 tola; Taruna: 45 tola.