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Dr Gambheer Singh of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and three independent candidates on Thursday filed their nomination for the Marwahi (ST) Assembly by-election in Chhattisgarh, the Election Commission said.
The District Election Office of Gaurella-Pendra-Marwahi said in a press release that till Thursday, 16 people have taken nomination papers to contest the election.
Of these, seven candidates including Dr Gambheer Singh from BJP, three independent candidates Sonmati Salaam, Pratap Singh and Arpan Singh while Dr KK Dhruw from Congress and Ritu Pandram from Gondwana Ganatantra Party and Pushpa Korche of the Ambedkarite Party of India have filed their nomination papers so far, the release said.
Addressing the nomination rally of BJP candidate, BJP National Vice President and former Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said the parameter of development in Congress party, which came to power in 2018 assembly poll in the name of development is decided from Delhi which has nothing to do with the development of Chhattisgarh.
In the BJP regime, we have been successful in reaching the development plan to everyone according to the spirit of all, Dr Singh added.
BJP state president Vishnu Deo Sai said that Congress and Jogi Congress have never been sensitive for development of the region, both the parties have played with the sentiments of the public only for the pleasure of power. He said that BJP’s candidate should be made victorious for the development of the last person of the society.
BJP candidate Dr Gambheer Singh said that I am with all of you with blessings and affection for your service. He appealed to give a chance for the overall development of the region.
Meanwhile Leader of Opposition Dharamlal Kaushik, former cabinet minister Brijmohan Agrawal and other senior leaders also addressed the rally.
At the same time, two BJP leaders Archana Porte and Dhyan Singh on Thursday joined Congress amid Marwahi assembly by-poll. Both Archana and Singh had contested the 2018 and 2008 assembly poll from BJP tickets.
Marwahi will see a by-election on November 3 and the votes will be counted on November 10.