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Cong candidate files nomination for Dholpur Assembly bypoll

Press Trust of India  |  Dholpur (Raj) 

candidate Banwari Lal Sharma today filed nominations papers for the bypoll to Dholpur Assembly constituency in slated for April 9.

Sharma filed his nomination papers today, official sources said.

president Sachin Pilot, former union ministers Bhanwar Jintendra Singh, Girija Vyas, the party's former state chief Chandrabhan, Pradhyumn Singh and other leaders were present on the occasion.

The bypoll was necessitated as BSP's B L Kushwah's membership to the Assembly was terminated after he was sentenced to life imprisonment on December 8 last year.

Kushwaha was found guilty of executing the of Naresh Kushwaha which took place in 2012. He was elected from Dholpur seat on ticket in 2013.

Last month, Kushwah's wife, Shobha Rani, had joined the She has been declared the party's candidate for the bypoll.

Dholpur is the hometown of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 18:07 IST