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Sunday, 20 December 2020

101 from 20 wards in fray for Ambala City Municipal Corporation poll

Tribune News Service

Ambala, December 19

With the allotment of symbols, as many as 101 candidates from 20 wards are left in the fray of the Ambala Municipal Corporation election. Besides, there are seven mayoral candidates Dr Vandana Sharma (BJP), Meena Aggarwal (Congress), Amisha Chawla (HDF), Shaktirani Sharma (HJP), Jolly (BSP), Gurmeet Kaur (Independent) and Veena Dhal (Independent).

As many as six candidates are in the fray from ward-1, seven from ward-2, eight from ward-3, four from ward-4, three from ward-5, five from ward-6, seven from ward-7, six from ward-8, five from ward-9, seven from ward-10, four from ward-11, four from ward-12, five in ward-13, three from ward-14, five each in ward-15 and 16, seven in ward-17, five in ward-18, three in ward-19 and two in ward-20.

During scrutiny, nominations of 12 candidates, including one mayoral candidate, were rejected.

Meanwhile, unhappy with the rejection of their nominations, three Congress candidates from ward 14, 19 and 20 have made appeals before the State Election Commission and requested the commission to allow them to contest in the election.

Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee treasurer Rohit Jain said, "Our candidates have filed their appeals and we are hopeful that their requests will be considered. The forms were checked and then accepted by the AROs. If officials can tell the BJP mayoral candidate thrice to get her form rectified, then why was the same opportunity not given to our candidates?"

Meanwhile, the candidates have intensified their campaign with door-to-door canvassing, meeting different associations and organisations for their support and visiting religious places.

Ambala MP Rattan Lal Kataria again had to face the farmers' opposition at grain market in Ambala City when he was campaigning for the BJP candidates. The farmers said that they had already made it clear that they would oppose the entry of BJP and JJP leaders.

54 officials absent from rehearsal

Returning Officer-cum-SDM Ambala City Sachin Gupta has recommended disciplinary action against 54 officials who were found absent during the pilot rehearsal organised in connection with the Ambala MC election at Police DAV School in Ambala City on Saturday

from The Tribune

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