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MP polls: Man brings Rs 10,000 in coins to file nomination

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

A candidate from Assembly seat in poll-bound Thursday brought Rs 10,000 in one-rupee coins as security to accompany his nomination papers.

The state goes to polls on November 28 and counting of votes will take place on December 11.

Returning had to deploy five office staff to count the coins brought by candidate Dipak Pawar.

While it took them almost 90 minutes to count the coins, Pawar did not file his nomination papers Thursday, Sharma said, adding that Friday was the last day to do so.

Pawar was given a receipt for the which he will he will have attach along with his nomination papers, officials said explaining the process.

Pawar, who claimed to be an of Swarnim Bharat Inquilab Party, said he was making his poll debut and Rs 10,000 in one-rupee coins comprised donations given by people who were keen to see him contest.

"As I could not get notes by way of donations, I was left with no option but to coins as security," Pawar told reporters.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 21:25 IST
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