Nine out, 108 candidates given clearance for polls

Like Agnihotri, nominations of two BSP candidates also cancelled

Indore: Nomination forms of nine candidates out of 199 were either cancelled or rejected during the scrutiny, on Saturday.

Nine out, 108 candidates given clearance for polls

The District Election Office examined the nomination forms submitted by the candidates between November 1 and 8 on Saturday to figure out whether they’re in accordance or not.

From Indore- I, 14 candidates filed their nominations including Vishal ( Golu) Agnihotri and Pradeep ( Deepu) adav – both of the Congress, of which Agnihorti’s nomination was cancelled as the Congress declared adav as the rightful candidate for its symbol.

Similar situation arise in Indore- II where Mohan Sengar and Chhotu Shukla – both of the Congress – had filed their nominations. The party gave in writing to the District Election office that Shukla is its official candidate but the officers deferred the decision in the matter till Monday. As many as 11 candidates had filed nominations from this constituency.

Besides the duo, others papers were found in accordance with the format. The RO also cancelled the nomination of Kamlesh Kandelwal as a Congress candidate but accepted his papers as Independent candidate.

Proposer of the BJP candidate, Rajesh Sharma raised objections over the Form- B, presented by Deepu adav and Golu Agnihotri, but the RO turned down his objections.

Earlier, the RO asked the Congress to make it clear over issuing of Form- B to two candidates from the same constituency. In response to it, Congress state Spokesperson Narendra Saluja presented a letter of party state president Kantilal Bhuria to the RO stating that in the changed circumstances, Deepu adav should be considered as the ‘ official’ candidate of the party.

Kamlesh next move is awaited During the scrutiny on Saturday, the RO cancelled nomination papers of Kamlesh Khandelwal in the absence of Form- B. However, his nomination as independent candidate was found OK and it was accepted by the RO. Now, people are waiting for the next move of Kamlesh on Monday, the day fixed for withdrawal of nominations. If Kamlesh doesn’t withdraw his candidature, then he will have contest the election as an independent.

From Indore- III, 19 candidates had field nomination papers. Papers of all the candidates were found in the line with the prescribed format.

From Indore- IV, 11 candidates had submitted nominations, including two candidates from BSP viz Jayraj Barelia and Omprakash Jhawar. Barelia’s nomination was cancelled as the BSP sought party symbol of Jhawar. Besides nominations of Naseer Khan of the Samajwadi Party and Parmanand Tolani ( independent candidate) were rejected as their papers were not in line with the prescribed format. From Indore- V, 21 candidates had filed nominations.

From this seat, nominations of three candidates viz Ramratan of Imperial Party of India, Jitednra Sirvaiya of Bahujan Sangarsh Dal and Vimal Bharadwaj of Arthik Samanta Party were rejected.

From Rau constituency, eight of nine candidates remained in the fray as nomination of an independent candidate Karamat Ameer was rejected.

Similarly from Sanver constituency, seven out of eight candidates were cleared for the elections. Samajwadi Party candidate Kiran Gaur’s nomination was rejected as her papers were not found in accordance with the format.

From Depalpur constituency, all 12 candidates are given go ahead by the District Election Office. From Mhow constituency, 13 candidates had applied for elections and 12 of them have been approved. Nomination of BSP candidate Sanjeep Kailash was cancelled as party backed another candidate Premchand Tank.

In total nine candidates out of 119 could not get through the scrutiny. That means 108 are left in the fray, excluding Indore- II candidates Sengar and Shukla’s whose cases are kept pending. The last date to withdraw of nomination papers is November 11. The number of candidates is likely to

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