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Guj LS poll: 7 candidates file their nominations on Saturday


Press Trust of India Ahmedabad
Seven candidates Saturday filed their nominations for the April-May Lok Sabha polls, taking the total to fourteen since the notification was issued on March 28, a release by state Chief Electoral Officer, S Murli Krishna stated.
Saturday was the third day of filing nominations.
Prominent among them was BJP chief Amit Shah who is contesting from Gandhinagar, a seat held multiple times by BJP patriarch LK Advani.
An Independent candidate, Keshav Kachhadia, also filed his nomination for the Gandhinagar seat on Saturday.
According to the release, Ayeshabanu Pathan of the Ambedkar National Congress has filed her candidature for Kheda constituency.
Others who submitted nomination papers were Ramkrishna Rajyaguru, an Independent candidate for Jamnagar seat, and Tapan Dasgupta of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) party for Vadodara seat, said the release.
Uttam Vasava, who is being fielded by the Chhotu Vasava-led Bharatiya Tribal Party for Bardoli (ST) seat, also filed his papers on Saturday.
His dummy candidate Subhash Vasava also presented his candidature for the seat, the release informed.
The state will see five Assembly bypolls along side the Lok Sabha elections on 26 seats on April 23.
Independent candidate Haresh Patel filed his nomination for the Unjha Assembly bypoll, the release said.
Seven candidates had filed their nominations on Friday for the Lok Sabha polls.
The last date to file nominations is April 4.

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First Published: Mar 30 2019 | 9:40 PM IST

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