Chandigarh, December 3
The ruling BJP today announced its final list of nominees for the December 24 MC elections. The names of former Mayors Raj Bala Malik, Asha Jaswal and Arun Sood, and some sitting councillors are not on the list.
In the final list today, former councillor Saurabh Joshi, advocate, from ward number 12 and Usha, a social worker from ward number 16, have been named as candidates. Councillors Heera Negi (ward 22), Davesh Moudgil (ward 21) and Rajesh Kalia (ward 26) have been given the ticket. A new young face, advocate and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha general secretary Jasmanpreet, has been named from ward number 32.
Denied ticket, aspirants slam parties
Upset over not being given the ticket, Congress and BJP ticket aspirants have expressed their anger.
Kamal Kumar, aka Yankee Kalia, from Bapu Dham left the Congress and joined AAP. He will file his nomination papers from ward 3.
NR Mehra, BJP’s OBC morcha chairman, along with supporters, said they would boycott the poll as none from their community had been given the ticket.
Senior Congress leader Ram Charan Gupta also criticised the party for ignoring him. Congress organising secretary Heera Lal left the party and will contest from ward number 24 from AAP.
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