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Gujarat polls 2012: BJP observers to spot candidates

Ahmedabad: Gujarat BJP will send Observers to each district of the state in coming days to select candidates for upcoming Assembly polls.

“A panel of three members will travel between October 18 to 28 to each district of the state and eight municipal corporations. Prospective candidates can represent their aspiration to contest before the Observers,” BJP spokesperson Jagdish Bhavsar said.

The three-member panels will comprise a woman member in each team and they will cover all the 182 constituencies in ten days, he said.

As per the party process after receiving inputs from constituencies, the state leadership will set up a panel of three names per constituency and finalise candidates.

This was decided in a state-level meeting of BJP held at Koba in Gandhinagar where chief minister Narendra Modi, BJP in-charge Balbir Punj and state BJP president RC Faldu were present.

Source: http://zeenews.india.com/news/gujarat/gujarat-polls-2012-bjp-observers-to-spot-candidates_805861.html

MCD polls: 2,590 candidates file nomination papers

New Delhi: As filing of nominations came to a close on Monday, a total of 2,590 candidates have filed papers to contest the elections to 272 wards of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi.

A total of 1,758 candidates filed their nomination papers today, while 805 had filed their papers earlier, the State Election Commission said.

All the BJP candidates filed their nominations today as the final list of candidates of the party was out this morning.

Though Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta, presently a councillor, opted out of contest after his ward was reserved for women, he managed to get a seat for his wife Shobha Vijender, who was embroiled in a controversy over alleged irregularities in her NGO Sampoorna.

Delhi Mayor Rajni Abbi has been fielded from a general seat Mukherjee Nagar. A total of 139 women were fielded by BJP as against Congress’ over 140.

Three municipal bodies — East, North and South — will go to polls on April 15 and the counting of votes will take place on April 17. The last date for withdrawal of nomination is March 28.

The municipal polls are seen as a semi-final between BJP and Congress ahead of the Assembly polls. Both the main political parties have kick-started their campaign to woo the voters.

Source: http://zeenews.india.com/news/delhi/mcd-polls-2-590-candidates-file-nomination-papers_766369.html