Auspicious Start for BJP – Vidisha seat opens BJP Account in 2009 Parliament

published on April 7, 2009

Cakewalk for Sushma? Cong nomination rejected

Raisen (MP), April 06: Even before the first vote is
cast, senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj is expected to have a
cakewalk from Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency as the nomination
of her main opponent Rajkumar Patel of Congress was on Monday
rejected during scrutiny.

With the District Returning Officer (DRO) Sandeep Yadav
finding Patel’s poll papers not in order, the Congress will
not have any official candidate in Vidisha against the BJP’s
high-profile leader. Vidisha constituency was expected to
witness a straight fight between Sushma and Rajkumar.

Patel’s nomination was rejected on the ground he had
not filed form A in original along with the nomination papers
on April 4, the last day of filing nominations, official
sources said.

In his 25-page verdict which was given in the presence
of two observers from the Election Commission, Yadav ruled
that as per the People’s Representative Act nomination of
Patel cannot be accepted as original copies of Form A were not
filed with it which is mandatory, they said.

In an another blow to the Congress, the DRO also
rejected the nomination of Patel’s brother Devkumar Patel, who
filed the papers as a dummy candidate, on the ground that it
was incomplete.

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