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BJP leaves Adampur for SAD

NEW DELHI, Oct 2 (UNI) — The Bharatiya Janata Party today released its first list of 12 candidates,including 2 women, for the Mizoram Assembly elections.

The party also finalised candidates for byelections from Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

The Central Election Committee of the party is yet to finalise nominees for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly and byelections in Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal.

The party has decided to leave the Sheohar seat in Bihar for the Samata Party and Adampur (Punjab) for Akali Dal. It was yet to decide about Adapur (Bihar), party general secretary M. Venkaiah Naidu told newspersons after the morning session.

126 file nominations
A total of 126 nominations were filed today for the November 25 assembly election in the four states of Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Mizoram.

In Madhya Pradesh, a maximum of 94 aspirants filed their nominations in 65 assembly constituencies followed by Delhi where 18 candidates filed their papers. Thirteen persons filed their nomination papers in Rajasthan while only one nomination was filed in Mizoram.

A report from Bhopal said that three ministers, five Congress legislators and a former BJP minister are among the 171 candidates who have filed their nomination papers so far the elections to the 320-member state assembly. Public Works Minister Vijaya Laxmi Sadho filed her nomination papers from the Maheshwar constituency, Revenue Minister Ashok Rao would contest from Bilha while Labour Minister Ram Niwas Rawat filed his paper for the Vijaypur seat.

Congress legislators who had filed their nominations are Mr Surindra Singh Sisodiya (Badnagar), Mr Kailash Kundal (Kathegaon), Mr Gyarsilal Rawat (Sendhwa), Mrs Sangeeta Deshmukh (Shahpur) and Mr Sobran Singh Mavai (Morena). Former BJP minister Rajendra Prakash Singh also filed his nomination papers for the Raun constituency in Gwalior division.

In Delhi, with the ruling BJP and the Congress yet to finalise their candidates’ lists, just 18 nominations were filed today, taking the total number of nominations filed so far to 25 since the elections were notified on October 30. Most of those who have entered the poll fray so far are Independents. The city has 70 assembly constituencies.

In Rajasthan, 13 candidates, including a former minister and a municipal corporation member, filed their papers today taking the total number of nominations to 56 for the 200 member assembly.

According to a report from Jaipur former minister Kamla (Congress) filed candidature from Airath Assembly segment in Jaipur district while Jaipur corporator Gyan Chand Bomb filed his papers from Hawa Mahal assembly segment of the district. Among the candidates who filed their nominations today are two each from the Congress and the BJP, and one each from the BSP, CPM, Lok Shakti and six Independents.

In Mizoram, Mr K. Rokima, an Independent, filed his nomination from Hnahthial reserved assembly constituency in Lunglei district taking the total number of nominations filed in the state so far to two.

Meanwhile, in Punjab Congress candidate Kamaljit Singh Lalli filed his nominations for the Adampur byelection. back

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