October 16, 2020 5:17:13 am
A DAY AFTER the BJP introduced ticket to former minister Kiritsinh Rana for bypoll to Limbdi Assembly constituency in Surendranagar, Congress on Thursday nominated Chetan Khachar, a Kathi Darbar, as its candidate for the seat whilst a lot of the candidates of most important political events—BJP and Congress — filed their respective nomination papers throughout the day.
An official launch from the Congress acknowledged that social gathering president Sonia Gandhi had authorized the candidature of Khachar for Limbdi seat.
Khachar was president of Surendranagar district panchayat until mid-2018 and continues to be a sitting member of the district panchayat. The 36-year-old politician had additionally served because the president of Surendranagar district unit of Congress. “Bhagirathsinh Rana, a Kshatriya, and Jivram Meniya, a Koli, have been front-runners for Congress ticket. But in a final minute twist, Khachar, who belongs to the OBC group of Kathi Darbars pipped them,” a Congress supply informed The Indian Express.
Bhagirathsinh Rana can be a member of Surendranagar district panchayat, whereas Meniya is a member of Wadhwan taluka panchayat. “This is a giant gamble as Limbdi seat is dominated by Koli voters,” stated a Congress chief on the situation of anonymity.
The bypoll to Limdi Assembly constituency was warranted after Congress MLA Soma Ganda Patel resigned within the run as much as the Rajya Sabha election in June. Patel has not joined the BJP formally however had nonetheless demanded a BJP ticket to contest the bypoll. However, the BJP had denied him whereas preferring to offer social gathering mandate to his political rival Kiritsinh Rana.
Friday is the final day of submitting nomination papers for the eight Assembly seats in Gujarat which have fallen vacant as a result of resignations by sitting Congress MLAs forward of Rajya Sabha polls this 12 months. Polling is scheduled to be performed on November 3, wh-ile counting is on November 10.
Suresh Kotadiya, Jayntilal Patel, Mohan Solanki and Shantilal Sanghani, Congress candidates for Dhari, Morbi, Gadhada and Abdasa Assembly constituencies respectively, filed their nomination papers on Thursday. Brijesh Merja and Kiritsinh Rana, additionally filed his nomination papers on Thursday.
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