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Congress' Avasar Nakiya files nomination for Jasdan by-poll

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

candidate Avasar Nakiya filed his nomination on Monday for Gujarat's Assembly seat bypoll to be held on December 20.

The by-election was necessitated after sitting MLA Kunvarji Bavaliya switched sides from the to join the ruling and resigned as member of the state Assembly on July 2.

Nakiya's name for the by-election was announced by on Sunday.

Before submitting his nomination form to the election officer on Monday, Nakiya led a rally of his supporters in along with state Congress and of Opposition Paresh Dhanani.

"We have the support of people from both rural and urban areas, and will continue to retain its stronghold in the constituency and fight for people," Nakiya said after filing his nomination.

Chavda said the way people turned up to support Avasar showed that they were with

"The party has taken up the issues affecting people due to the BJP's misrule," he said.

Nakiya is the former vice of the district panchayat.

The election will be held on December 20 and counting of votes will take place on December 23.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 15:25 IST